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Life on terra firma began with an invasion

Scientists are now confident animal life on solid ground started with a few short bursts of marine creatures making the leap from the oceans. New research at the University of Portsmouth also paints…

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Atomic-scale imaging improves dating of planetary events

Research led by the University of Portsmouth has identified a new way to improve how we measure the age of planetary evolution in our solar system. The study, published in Nature Communications, uses…

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Portsmouth scientist says ‘fight your instincts, not the water’ to help stay alive

Professor Mike Tipton is leading a campaign with the RNLI calling on the public to fight a potentially life-threatening instinct if they fell unexpectedly into water and remember one simple skill – floating – which could save lives from drowning.

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Breakthrough means fewer frogs needed for research

The number of clawed frogs used worldwide in research could soon be a fraction of the current number, following new research at the University of Portsmouth.

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Mapping super massive black holes in the distant Universe

Astronomers have constructed the first map of the Universe based on the positions of supermassive black holes, which reveals the large-scale structure of the Universe. The map precisely measures the expansion history of…

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Re-constructing the crew of the Mary Rose

For the first time in 500 years, scientists examining human remains from Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose will be able to determine if any bones come from the same person. Research by Dr…

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Scholarship scheme provides support for threatened students at risk

The University of Portsmouth is helping students and academics from emerging economies or states in crisis to continue their studies free from persecution and threats to their lives.

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Students who network are more employable

University students who use networking to expand their contacts, obtain advice and access information will be more employable and better placed to secure jobs, according to new research.

Researchers are aiming to improve mental health in young people.

How can we improve mental health in young people?

Increasing numbers of young people experience high levels of anxiety, stress and depression. This can have a massive impact on their health, relationships and future options. To provide a greater understanding of this…

Political donations can have immediate and measurable gains on issue day

Study finds political contributions can play an important role in a successful IPO

A firm’s political donations can have a significant effect on initial public offering (IPO) underpricing, leading to immediate and measurable gains on issue day, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.

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