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Exploring life at the limits

Explore how our physiology allows us to visit other worlds, climb the highest mountains and swim in Arctic waters at the University of Portsmouth next month. The ‘Extreme Environmental Physiology: Life at the…

Will sport help young offenders turn their lives around?

Young offenders locked in a secure unit are to be offered sports including orienteering and bushcraft as part of a research project to see if challenging, fun activity can help turn lives around….

Professor wins academic excellence prize

Lorraine Hope, Professor of Applied Cognitive Psychology and member of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology and the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), has won an international…

Environment, more than evolution, might underlie human-ape differences in social cognition

Environment, more than evolution, might underlie human-ape differences in social cognition Apes’ abilities have been unfairly measured, throwing into doubt the assumed belief that human infants are superior to adult chimpanzees, according to…

Staff and local businesses attend opening of Future Technology Centre

Celebrations were held all round last week at the opening of the University of Portsmouth’s Future Technology Centre (FTC). The facility was officially opened last week on July 2. The building began construction…

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The Victorians believed that women aged faster than men – a myth that persists today

The global anti-ageing market is worth at least $250 billion – an astonishing amount, and it’s growing. Anti-ageing treatments are supposedly used to correct “premature ageing”. But what does this really mean? Surely, ageing is…

£9m awarded to health research in the south

Health researchers, medics and patients across the region have been awarded £9m to help find solutions to common health problems. The University of Portsmouth is among the 15 institutions tasked by the National…

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Music festivals: how to get more women on stage (and it’s not just 50/50 quotas)

By all accounts, Kylie Minogue was fabulous at Glastonbury this year. What she wasn’t though – contrary to promotional material – was a headline act. Unlike Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure, who all topped the bill…

Achievement takes centre stage at graduation ceremonies

More than 6,000 students from over 120 countries will receive their degrees and professional qualifications during the University of Portsmouth’s 2019 graduation ceremonies this week (11-19 July).

Holes in the Universe sharpen cosmic measurements

Regions of the Universe containing very few or no galaxies – known as voids – can help measure cosmic expansion with much greater precision than before, according to new research. The study looked…

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