Volunteers needed to sniff out untold stories of those who kept Britain running

Long ago, steam trains ruled Britain’s railways. Railways, many of them small, were the driving force behind Britain’s industrial revolution, keeping docks, factories, mines and quarries humming with activity, and serving villages and…

Scientists orchestrate a symphony of the stars

A new stellar library has been created by UK and US scientists to, for the first time, give us a window of understanding on to our and other galaxies. Astronomers from the Sloan…

Dark Energy Survey completes six-year mission

After scanning in depth about a quarter of the southern skies for six years and cataloguing hundreds of millions of distant galaxies, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) will finish taking data tomorrow, on…

Lottery funding won to fight loneliness

Thousands of lonely older people in Portsmouth and surrounding areas are about to receive a helping hand. Age UK Portsmouth and Gosport Voluntary Action have been awarded funding from the National Lottery’s Partnerships…

Asian mussel confirmed on British beaches

An Asian mussel named after a British naval officer has found its way to Britain and is making itself at home on southern beaches, according to new research. Peter Barfield, a marine scientist…

Fitness clothing reduces bump bounce in pregnancy

Specialist fitness clothing for pregnant women can reduce bounce of the ‘bump’ by half, even when running, according to new research. The study was carried out by leading experts in the biomechanics of…

Heart patients need kindness as much as medical intervention

Heart attack patients can suffer substantial emotional trauma once the medics have finished making their bodies better, according to new research. The emotional whiplash can range from phobia about moving in case their…

Philippines’ brutal president must be condemned, but West guilty of double standards

Tom Sykes, University of Portsmouth Not since the grim Marcos era have Western commentators been so interested in the Philippines. Their focus is the country’s brutal and boorish president, Rodrigo Duterte, whose gruesome…

Spectacular flying reptiles soared over Britain’s tropical Jurassic past

Spectacular flying reptiles armed with long teeth and claws which once dominated the skies have been rediscovered, thanks a palaeontology student’s PhD research. Dr Michael O’Sullivan, at the University of Portsmouth, has uncovered…

Portsmouth sports scholar in America’s Cup squad

A University of Portsmouth sports scholar, sailor Oli Greber, has been selected out of more than 100 triallists for a place with the British team for the next UK America’s Cup. Oli, 23,…

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