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'Astro-archaeological' discovery of replica solar system with Earth-sized planets from the dawn of Time

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Scientists led by University of Birmingham asteroseismologists have discovered a solar system with 5 Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the Galaxy.
Date:
27/01/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks

The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks
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Changing climate conditions and increasing occurrences of wildfires may leave globally important carbon stocks defenceless, new research shows.A study led by the University of Birmingham (UK), shows vast carbon-rich layers of peat (dead plant debris) found across the world are under threat from a drop in general water table levels and warmer temperatures, as a result of climate change. With drier peatlands becoming more prevalent and wildfire activity on the increase, the peat's carbon content is at a higher risk of being released into our atmosphere.
Date:
27/01/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Happy hospitals better for patients, research shows

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Hospital patients experience better outcomes when NHS staff are happier in their jobs, according to new research.
Date:
15/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

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Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
Date:
22/12/2014
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Sex marks the spot – treasure trove of images reveal life in 1960s red light district

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Previously unseen images have laid bare the lives of sex workers in the city in a University of Birmingham research project. The study will continue investigations into a photographic archive thanks to funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Date:
19/12/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research
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