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Mapping rivers and preserving livelihoods

Mapping rivers and preserving livelihoods
Description
River scientists and marine geophysicists from the US and UK - and led by the University of Birmingham - have teamed up for a unique collaboration that could help protect the lives of thousands of people who live close to the banks of some of South Asia's biggest rivers.
Date:
06/05/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered
Description
Although closely related to the notorious carnivore Tyrannosaurus rex, a new lineage of dinosaur discovered in Chile is proving to be an evolutionary jigsaw puzzle, as it preferred to graze upon plants. Palaeontologists are referring to Chilesaurus diegosuarezi as a 'platypus' dinosaur because of its extremely bizarre combination of characters that include a proportionally small skull and feet more akin to primitive long-neck dinosaurs.
Date:
27/04/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Birmingham's innovative new Biohub officially opens

Birmingham's innovative new Biohub officially opens
Description
The doors to The BioHub Birmingham officially opened on Tuesday 24th March to unveil the first purpose-built facility of its kind in the UK.
Date:
01/04/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai
Description
Despite being thousands of kilometres apart, a team of international scientists are collecting samples from the bottom of the Arabian Sea to find out how the growth of the Himalayan mountain range has affected the Asian Monsoon over the last 50 million years. The drilling, taking place off the coast of Mumbai, India, will also help scientists predict monsoon intensity in the future.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest

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A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that lived during the rise of dinosaurs was among Earth's top predators more than 200 million years ago, a study shows.
Date:
25/03/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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