Life and Environmental Sciences News and Events

Sami Ullah Appointed to the Nutrient Management Expert Group at DEFRA

Sami Ullah Appointed to the Nutrient Management Expert Group at DEFRA
Description
The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) appointed Sami Ullah, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences as an advisor to join the Nutrient Management Expert Group (NMEG) at DEFRA.
Date:
27/10/2020

Lapworth Museum – Free Resources for Schools and Educational Groups

Lapworth Museum – Free Resources for Schools and Educational Groups
Description
Virtual education resources available at the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
Date:
26/10/2020

matchFit app uses football to provide resources and support to vulnerable groups

matchFit app uses football to provide resources and support to vulnerable groups
Description
An new app which uses football as a theme to provide positive resources and support for vulnerable groups including the young and the homeless has been launched by the Street Soccer Foundation.
Date:
19/10/2020

Professor Alice Roberts Receives Public Anthropology Award

Professor Alice Roberts Receives Public Anthropology Award
Description
Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science has received the Royal Anthropological Institute Public Anthropology Award 2020.
Date:
19/10/2020

Automatic decision-making prevents us harming others – new study

Automatic decision-making prevents us harming others – new study
Description
The processes our brains use to avoid harming other people are automatic and reflexive – and quite different from those used when avoiding harm to ourselves, according to new research.
Date:
15/10/2020

All of England's rivers are polluted - revealing the 'invisible water crisis'

All of England's rivers are polluted - revealing the 'invisible water crisis'
Description
A report revealed that none of England's 4600 rivers, lakes and other waterways met "good" ecological and chemical standards in 2019-2020 as designated by the EU Water Framework Directive.
Date:
15/10/2020

Athletes using sport supplements are more open to doping - study

Athletes using sport supplements are more open to doping - study
Description
Athletes using legal performance enhancing and medical sport supplements are more likely to dope than those using sport foods and superfoods, a new study reveals.
Date:
08/10/2020

Cardiac rehabilitation programme wins BMJ award

Cardiac rehabilitation programme wins BMJ award
Description
A home-based rehabilitation programme that could help thousands of heart failure patients to achieve a better quality of life has won a prestigious BMJ award.
Date:
08/10/2020

Rethinking Psychosis Treatment in Young People

Description
New treatments which identify existing treatments could be repurposed for effective use in psychosis which can move towards better and more personalised medicine.
Date:
08/10/2020

Intensive monoculture is putting water systems in peril

Intensive monoculture is putting water systems in peril
Description
The global spread of vast forest plantations and agricultural monocultures are turning once diverse landscapes into areas of land supporting single plant species, with huge implications for our terrestrial water cycle.
Date:
22/09/2020
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