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The University of Birmingham and Huazhong University of Science and Technology agree teaching and research collaboration

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The University of Birmingham and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) have signed a new agreement to work together on research and teaching.
Date:
21/03/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Teaching

Palaeontologists discover 250 million year old new species of reptile in Brazil

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An international team of scientists, from the University of Birmingham and three Brazilian universities, have discovered a new fossil reptile that lived 250 million years ago in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southernmost Brazil. The species has been identified from a mostly complete and well preserved fossil skull that the team has named Teyujagua paradoxa.
Date:
11/03/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Flooding alleviated by targeted tree planting and river restoration, scientists discover

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A study, led by the Universities of Birmingham and Southampton, has shown that strategic planting of trees on floodplains could reduce the height of flooding in towns downstream by up to 20 per cent, according to research published in the journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
Date:
11/03/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Human children and wild great apes share their tool use cognition

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Young children will spontaneously invent tool behaviours to solve novel problems, without the help of adults, much as non-human great apes have been observed to do. The findings, from the University of Birmingham, are contrary to the popular belief that basic tool use in humans requires social learning.
Date:
24/02/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Pioneering study finds dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars

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Revellers in shisha bars experience pollution levels higher than those in smog-hit Beijing, according to a report – the first UK study of its kind.
Date:
05/02/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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