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Making every decision smarter: Dr Alessio Ishizaka

New business tool reveals star products

Expert decision analysts have turned one of the ABC’s of business on its head and devised a brilliant new tool to help improve the bottom line. The tool takes a novel approach to…

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Cosmologists a step closer to understanding quantum gravity

Cosmologists trying to understand how to unite the two pillars of modern science – quantum physics and gravity – have found a new way to make robust predictions about the effect of quantum fluctuations on primordial density waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time.

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Visually impaired people helped to ‘see’ Universe

Visually impaired people were able to ‘see’ the Universe this weekend at a galaxy workshop run by University of Portsmouth astrophysicists. The Tactile Universe pilot event was organised by the University’s Institute of…

An 'ecoduct' over a motorway in Stockholm connecting the district of Hammarby Sjöstad to one of the city's green wedges.

Green is best colour for cities

Cities that are designed, planned and built in conjunction with nature will be better equipped to handle climate change and can improve our health and wellbeing.

Home advantage a thing of the past: Faroese football supporters at the Faroe Islands vs Greece match in 2015

New study blows whistle on home advantage

Higher standards in football refereeing have brought about an unexpected change – the end of the home advantage. According to new research, football in the UK has changed beyond recognition in the last…


Hungry like a wolf: Mapping the risk of attacks on livestock in central Italy

The Apennine’s areas in the Umbria region of central Italy, in particular Gubbio and Norcia, are at the greatest risk of wolf attacks on livestock farms, according to new research from the University…

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Cosmetics adverts tell women they’re inadequate

Advertisements for make-up encourage women to see themselves as flawed and needing to be fixed, according to a linguist at the University of Portsmouth.

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Orgasms used as sexual currency, research shows

Humans have evolved to use intense sexual pleasure, especially orgasm, to control our partners, according to new research.

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Tourism no panacea for undemocratic countries

Tourism doesn’t help poor, undemocratic countries thrive, according to new research.


Scientists get closer look at Earth’s mysteries

Portsmouth geologists may eventually be able to shed light on two of the planet’s great mysteries after winning privileged access to a highly specialist laboratory. Dr Craig Storey and Dr James Darling, both…

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