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Scientists discover three new species of pterosaurs in the Sahara

Reptiles inhabited prehistoric Morocco 100m years agoScientists have discovered three new species of flying reptiles that lived in the Sahara 100m years ago.Prof David Martill, a palaeontologist at the University of Portsmouth, made the discovery with a team of researchers from Morocco and the US. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Morocco, Sahara, University of Portsmouth, David Martill


International team discovers new species of flying reptiles

A community of flying reptiles that inhabited the Sahara 100 million years ago has been discovered by a University of Portsmouth paleontologist and an international team of scientists.
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International team discover new species of flying reptiles

A community of flying reptiles that inhabited the Sahara 100 million years ago has been discovered by a University of Portsmouth palaeontologist and an international team of scientists.
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Desire for excitement fuels young offenders to commit crime, then skill takes over

Young burglars are driven by a desire for excitement when they initially commit crime, new research from the University of Portsmouth has found.
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By gum! Scientists find new 110-million-year-old treasure

A remarkable new treasure has been found by scientists from the University of Portsmouth -- the first fossil plant gum on record. The beautiful, amber-like material has been discovered in 110-million-year-old fossilized leaves.University of Portsmouth Ph.D. student Emily Roberts, made the discovery while examining fossilized leaves of the Welwitschiophyllum plant, found in the Crato Formation, Brazil. Emily noticed thin amber-colored bands locked inside some of the fossilized leaves she was stu...
Tags: Science, Brazil, University of Portsmouth, Emily Roberts, University of Portsmouth Ph D


There is no dark matter. Instead, information has mass, physicist says

Researchers have been trying for over 60 years to detect dark matter. There are many theories about it, but none are supported by evidence. The mass-energy-information equivalence principle combines several theories to offer an alternative to dark matter. None The  “discovery” of dark matter We can tell how much matter is in the universe by the motions of the stars. In the1920s, physicists attempting to do so discovered a discrepancy and concluded that there must be more matter in the univ...
Tags: Astronomy, UK, Science, Information, Earth, Physics, Arizona, Innovation, Sun, Wheeler, Universe, Mathematics, Bell Labs, Einstein, Manhattan Project, Dark Matter


Donkeys are natural heat lovers and prefer Bethlehem to Britain

We might associate donkeys with Christmas, but new research from the University of Portsmouth shows the animals are keener on hotter periods of the year. Donkeys, it seems, love sun and warmth. That's the finding of the first study to examine the conditions under which healthy (non-working) donkeys and mules seek shelter in hot, dry climates.
Tags: Science, Britain, Bethlehem, University of Portsmouth


'Brand Me' presentations increase students' confidence and enhance their employability

The University of Portsmouth is helping its students build a strong personal brand to increase their confidence and enhance their employability.
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Power to the people: How everyday acts of defiance can shape and change markets

Subtle, hidden and everyday acts of resistance and defiance by people with limited resources could have an impact on markets in societies where state and religion is all-powerful.These are the key findings of a new study, led by the University of Portsmouth, which shows consumers and individuals can help markets to evolve in societies where they cannot freely and openly participate in them.
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New ranking method could help hotels to maximize their revenue

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have devised a new method to rank hotels more accurately.
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Why losing the will to live can be deadly within three weeks

Losing the will to live is deadly, scientists believe, after finding people can die within three weeks simply because they have given up on life. A new review by Dr John Leach at the University of Portsmouth, is the first to widely study the condition known as ‘psychogenic death’ and define its five stages. Sometimes termed ‘give-up-itis’ it usually follows an emotional shock from which a person thinks there is no mental escape, which makes them dangerously apathetic about their own existence. I...
Tags: Science, Harvard, Jamestown, Cannon, Leach, University of Portsmouth, Walter Cannon, John Leach, RON CARDY Rex Features Psychogenic


Can Pollution Alter Wildlife Behaviour?

A team of scientists from the University of Portsmouth have developed new scientific tests to better understand the effects of pollution on wildlife behaviour.
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Can pollution alter wildlife behavior?

A team of scientists from the University of Portsmouth have developed new scientific tests to better understand the effects of pollution on wildlife behavior.
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Link About It: This "Inadvertently Engineered" Enzyme Could Help the Environment

"Inadvertently engineered" by scientists at the University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy, a new enzyme has been discovered (well, created in actuality) that might help the recycling process—therefore benefitting the environment. This...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Science, Design, Environment, Nature, Culture, Oceans, Recycling, Linkaboutit, US Department of Energy, Environmentalawareness, University of Portsmouth, Parley, Parleyfortheoceans


Study calls for industry legislation to build a better future in developing countries

New research from the University of Portsmouth has called for stronger industry legislation in developing countries to help fight business monopolies reducing competition.
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Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution

(Refiles this April 16 story to fix affiliation in 10th paragraph.) (Reuters) - Scientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution. The enzyme is able to digest polyethylene terephthalate, or PET - a form of plastic patented in the 1940s and now used in millions of tonnes of plastic bottles. Researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewabl...
Tags: Science, Britain, United States, Reuters Scientists, University of Portsmouth


Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution - scientists

(Reuters) - Scientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution. The enzyme is able to digest polyethylene terephthalate, or PET - a form of plastic patented in the 1940s and now used in millions of tonnes of plastic bottles. Researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory made the discovery while examining the structure ...
Tags: Science, Britain, United States, Reuters Scientists, University of Portsmouth


Chernobyl in Pictures: Signs of Life After Nuclear Devastation

More than 30 years after the world’s worst nuclear accident, the area around Chernobyl has evolved from a disaster zone into a nature reserve, teeming with bison, moose and wolves. The remarkable turnaround in the area, which was declared a permanent no-go zone for people after the accident in 1986, suggests radiation contamination is not hindering wildlife from breeding and thriving, but underscores the negative impact humans have on populations of wild mammals. “When humans are removed, natu...
Tags: Science, Britain, Chernobyl, Jim Smith, University of Portsmouth


Biodiversity and Nature's Contributions Continue Dangerous Decline in the Americas, Scientists Warn

A University of Portsmouth academic has contributed to landmark reports that highlight the options to protect and restore nature and its vital contributions to people. Biodiversity - the essential variety of life forms on Earth - continues to decline in every region of the world, significantly reducing nature's capacity to contribute to people's well-being.
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Using Food and Fisheries Waste to Provide Sustainable Soil and Cultivation

The University of Portsmouth is playing a major role in a European project using agricultural and fisheries waste to develop sustainable methods and products to improve soil quality and reduce CO2 emissions.
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Can strongly lensed type 1a supernovae resolve cosmology's biggest controversy?

Astrophysicists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and University of Portsmouth discovered how to control the 'micolensing' effects of strongly lensed Type 1a Supernovae with supercomputers at NERSC. Armed with this knowledge they believe they will be able to find 1,000 strongly lensed Type Ia supernovae in realtime from LSST data -- that's 20 times more than previous expectations.
Tags: Science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab, University of Portsmouth, LSST


Researchers in Drive to Develop Greener Parts for Transport Industry

University of Portsmouth researchers are at the forefront of a drive to develop environmentally-friendly materials from agricultural waste for use in the automotive, marine and aerospace industries.
Tags: Science, University of Portsmouth, Develop Greener Parts for Transport Industry


Marine scientists discover kleptopredation -- a new way of catching prey

When it comes to feeding time sea slugs are the pirates of the underwater world -- attacking prey that have just eaten in order to plunder their target's meal, new research has found. University of Portsmouth scientists are the first to have observed this cunning and brutal feeding strategy in the natural world and have named the behavior kleptopredation.
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Astronomers Reveal Evidence of Dynamical Dark Energy

An international research team, including astronomers from the University of Portsmouth, has revealed evidence of dynamical dark energy.
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Tackling Air Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa

The University of Portsmouth is helping to tackle air pollution and its harmful effects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Tags: Science, Sub Saharan Africa, University of Portsmouth


What does it take to thrive in elite sports?

Those at the top of their sporting game put their heart and soul into doing their best, but new research has shed light on why thriving at elite sports is far more complex than it appears.In the first study to examine thriving in elite sports performers, Dr. Daniel Brown, a sports scientist at the University of Portsmouth, and colleagues at the University of Bath, have identified internal and external factors which contribute to a sportsman or woman being -- and feeling -- outstanding.
Tags: Science, University Of Bath, Daniel Brown, University of Portsmouth


New guidelines aim treat brain tumors more effectively

A University of Portsmouth academic has helped to develop European guidelines to treat brain tumors more effectively.
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Study identifies molecules that could help to prevent the development of brain tumors

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth's Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence have identified molecules which are responsible for metastatic lung cancer cells binding to blood vessels in the brain.
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Physics of Bubbles Could Explain Language Patterns

Language patterns could be predicted by simple laws of physics, a new study has found. Dr James Burridge from the University of Portsmouth has published a theory using ideas from physics to predict where and how dialects occur.
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Robots to Help Children with Autism

New research involving the University of Portsmouth is aiming to develop robots to help children with autism in ways humans can't.
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