World needs broader appreciation of nature’s contributions to people

Plentiful food, clean water and healthy air are among the most valuable and visible benefits of nature to people. This has reinforced the widespread, and increasingly controversial, belief that nature is mainly a…

Philippines’ dictator Duterte turns on the media that helped elect him

Tom Smith, University of Portsmouth Journalism in the Philippines has long been a dangerous trade, one that carries a very real risk of murder with little likelihood of accountability. Yet it is vitally…

Scientists have accidentally found the oldest ever butterfly or moth fossils

This article was originally published on The Conversation  by David Martill, University of Portsmouth Butterflies and moths, the Lepidoptera, are among the most beautiful of insects, familiar to almost everyone through thousands of…

Portsmouth students exhibit city plans

A floating city off Langstone Harbour and plans for the city’s Northern Quarter are two of the areas chosen by students for an architectural makeover, to be exhibited in Portsmouth Guildhall.

Portsmouth astronomer receives prestigious award

Professor Claudia Maraston has won the Eddington Medal for Astronomy from the Royal Astronomical Society for her work on the evolution of stars and galaxies.

Why do we need to know about prime numbers with millions of digits?

Ittay Weiss, University of Portsmouth Prime numbers are more than just numbers that can only be divided by themselves and one. They are a mathematical mystery, the secrets of which mathematicians have been…

Dark Energy Survey publicly releases first three years of data

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey (DES), including astronomers from the University of Portsmouth, have today (10 January) released their first three years of data. This first major release of data from the…

Black hole research could aid understanding of how small galaxies evolve

Scientists have solved a cosmic mystery by finding evidence that supermassive black holes prevent stars forming in some smaller galaxies. These giant black holes are over a million times more massive than the…

Sports scientist on mission to use exercise to help the unwell live better 

A Portsmouth exercise scientist is leading the way in the UK to help people access healthcare that helps them avoid illness and, if they’re already ill, to live better with their condition. Dr…

Lecturer delves into past to mark ferry port’s future

Historian and University of Portsmouth politics lecturer Dr Graham Heaney has researched the history of Portsmouth’s Isle of Wight Ferry port for the opening of Wightlink’s new customer building.

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