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Does fossil study prove iconic sabretooth was really a 'pussycat'?

Does fossil study prove iconic sabretooth was really a 'pussycat'?
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Not all sabretooth cats were fearsome predators – some may have been scavengers using their teeth to rip open carcasses before extracting their prey's innards with a big tongue, according to a new study.
Date:
26/06/2020

University of Birmingham scientists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Awards

University of Birmingham scientists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Awards
Description
Two scientists from the University of Birmingham have been recognised with prestigious awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Date:
24/06/2020

Ethical approaches to using behavioural insights in government

Ethical approaches to using behavioural insights in government
Description
There has never been a more important time to ask the question of how governments can change behaviour for the public good.
Date:
04/06/2020

Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees – new study

Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees – new study
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Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say.
Date:
29/05/2020

Award Success for Professor Peter Kraftl

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Professor Peter Kraftl has been named as recipient of the Royal Geographical Society's 2020 Murchison Award
Date:
26/05/2020

How can handwashing protect from COVID-19 when you're short of water?

How can handwashing protect from COVID-19 when you're short of water?
Description
Regular and thorough handwashing is promoted as one of the most important contributions individuals and households can make to reducing transmission of diseases, including COVID-19.
Date:
07/05/2020

Ocean biodiversity has not increased substantially for hundreds of millions of years – new study

Ocean biodiversity has not increased substantially for hundreds of millions of years – new study
Description
A new way of looking at marine evolution over the past 540 million years shows that levels of biodiversity in our oceans have remained fairly constant, rather than increasing continuously over the last 200 million years.
Date:
23/04/2020

Birmingham academics appointed Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Description
Three academics from the University of Birmingham – two from the Business School and one from the School of Geography – have been appointed Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Date:
30/03/2020
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