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Have flowers devised the perfect honeytrap?

Nectar, the high-energy ‘honey’ produced by flowers, might be a brilliant distraction technique to help protect a flower’s reproductive parts, according to new research.

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University kicks off partnership with Portsmouth Football Club

The University of Portsmouth is delighted to announce that it has signed a two-year deal to become Portsmouth Football Club’s Official Education Partner.

Portsmouth graduates the most successful in the South East

Portsmouth excellence recognised

Over the past 12 months, the University of Portsmouth has been recognised for its outstanding teaching and world-class research and innovation by a number of national and international rankings and awards. According to…

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American Horror Story: how the cult TV show hints at real-world nightmares

Rebecca Janicker, University of Portsmouth Following months of media hype, American Horror Story (AHS) returns this September with an election theme that seems set to maintain the TV show’s tradition of inspiring controversy…


Depression overshadows the past

Depressed people have a peculiar view of the past – rather than glorifying the ‘good old days’, they project their generally bleak outlook on to past events, according to new research. It is…


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…


Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Lisa Jack, University of Portsmouth Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil. Fipronil is banned in human food…

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Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ is already a disaster – but it could get worse

Harvepino / shutterstock Ian Hendy, University of Portsmouth Each summer, a large part of the Gulf of Mexico “dies”. This year, the Gulf’s “dead zone” is the largest on record, stretching from the…

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Breast cancer study in India shows how the country can avoid crisis

A new study examining breast cancer awareness in India has found that a lack of early diagnosis is leading the country towards an epidemic.

Portsmouth does more to boosts its graduates’ earnings that any other UK university.

Portsmouth ranked number one in the UK for boosting graduate salaries

Five years after graduation, the average University of Portsmouth graduate earns £3,100 (or 13 per cent) above expectations.

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