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Volcanic 'plumerang' could impact human health

Volcanic 'plumerang' could impact human health
Description
A new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume.
Date:
13/06/2017

Lapworth Museum shows judges for Art Fund Museum of the Year that 'geology rocks'

Lapworth Museum shows judges for Art Fund Museum of the Year that 'geology rocks'
Description
Judges for the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 award, the world's largest prize for museums, visited Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology today (Monday 12 June) for an exclusive, interactive tour.
Date:
13/06/2017

Forest Research facility shortlisted for major design awards

Forest Research facility shortlisted for major design awards
Description
The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) has been shortlisted for an award for its innovative FACE facility by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Date:
16/05/2017

Professor Roy Harrison OBE elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Roy Harrison OBE elected as Fellow of the Royal Society
Description
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Roy Harrison OBE has today been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his outstanding contribution to science.
Date:
05/05/2017

Lapworth Museum Of Geology Shortlisted For £100,000 Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2017

Lapworth Museum Of Geology Shortlisted For £100,000 Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2017
Description
Art Fund this evening (Thursday 27 April 2017) announced Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology among the five museums which have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, the world's largest and most prestigious prize for museums.
Date:
27/04/2017

Ambulances respond more slowly in summer and winter - study

Description
Ambulance response times in London worsen when air temperatures rise or fall beyond certain limits in summer and winter, according to a new study.
Date:
24/04/2017

Dragon-like fossil discovery could change our view of dinosaur origins

Dragon-like fossil discovery could change our view of dinosaur origins
Description
Professor Richard Butler has written a piece for The Conversation, in which he discusses a new species of Triassic reptile, Teleocrater rhadinus, which fundamentally challenges the status quo of dinosaur origins.
Date:
12/04/2017

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs
Description
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.
Date:
12/04/2017
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