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Crime fighting just got easier as burglars reveal all

The expertise of experienced burglars puts them streets ahead of householders, and even well ahead of other criminals, according to a new study. The results could lead to a step-change in how we…

‘Brand Me’ presentations increase students’ confidence and enhance their employability

The University of Portsmouth is helping its students build a strong personal brand to increase their confidence and enhance their employability. Today’s graduates may no longer have one job for life and instead could have a…

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UK-first report features Portsmouth’s Sport and Exercise Science contribution to society

The University of Portsmouth features in the first report measuring the contribution Sport and Exercise Science (SES) makes to the UK. The ‘Sport and Exercise Education: Impact on the UK Economy’ report, produced…

Coffee addicts really do wake up and smell the coffee

Regular coffee drinkers can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee and are faster at recognising the aroma, compared to non-coffee drinkers, new research has found. Habitual coffee drinkers are not just more…

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The bird that came back from the dead

New research has shown that the last surviving flightless species of bird, a type of rail, in the Indian Ocean had previously gone extinct but rose from the dead thanks to a rare…

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Negative economic messaging impacting on suicide rates, says new research

Relentless negative reporting on economic downturns is impacting on people’s emotions and contributing to the suicide rate, according to new research. Carried out by Dr Adam Cox from the University of Portsmouth and…

Research theme director chairs UN meeting on biodiversity

Professor Steve Fletcher, the new Research Theme Director for Environment and Sustainability, chaired an event at the UN headquarters earlier this month, focused on building the awareness of connectivity issues between national waters…

Donkeys prefer sun, while horses don’t mind the rain

Donkeys are most at home on bright, warm days and tend to run for cover in Britain’s cold, wet weather, according to new research. The first study to examine donkey’s ability to endure…

Pint of Science Portsmouth brings scientists down their local to answer the biggest question “What Next?”

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth will take to the stage in pubs across the city for the world’s largest festival of public science talks, which takes place from 20 to 22 May….

The real cost of a bad hire: Recruitment fraud costs UK £24 billion

Recruitment fraud is costing UK organisations £23.9 billion a year according to new research from national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm, Crowe UK, in conjunction with the University of Portsmouth’s Centre for…

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