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Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows

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Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say. A fresh study using up-to-date fossil records and improved analytical tools has helped palaeontologists to build a new narrative of the prehistoric creatures' demise, some 66 million years ago.
Date:
28/07/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

A word in your ear, but make it snappy

A word in your ear, but make it snappy
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To most, crocodiles conjure images of sharp teeth, powerful jaws and ferocious, predatory displays – but they are certainly not famous for their hearing abilities. However, this could all change, as new research is shedding light on the reptiles' ears, showcasing their evolution from the reign of the dinosaurs to the era of Crocodile Dundee.
Date:
25/07/2014
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Rock and roll – Lapworth staff celebrate historic multimillion pound redevelopment grant

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The University of Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology is celebrating the receipt of a major Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant towards a £2.5 million redevelopment project.
Date:
21/07/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services, Life and Environmental Sciences, Teaching

Celebrating honorary graduates 2014

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The University of Birmingham's new Chancellor and the founder of Cobra Beer, Lord Bilimoria; Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Professor David Haslam; and the former Brazilian foreign minister, Professor Celso Lafer, are among the leading figures receiving honorary degrees from the University of Birmingham this month.
Date:
09/07/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students, Vice Chancellor

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham
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BGI, the world's largest genome research institute, has signed a ground-breaking agreement with the University of Birmingham that will create the Joint Centre for Environmental Omics (JCEO) between the two institutions. The JCEO will seek to protect environment, health and global biodiversity by analysing the toxicity of compounds more efficiently than has been achieved before.
Date:
07/07/2014
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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