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World’s smallest bears’ facial expressions throw doubt on human superiority

The world’s smallest bears can exactly mimic another bear’s facial expressions, casting doubt on humans and other primates’ supremacy at this subtle form of communication. It is the first time such exact facial…

Elite footballers leaner, taller, faster than decades ago

New research has found the body shape of footballers has changed with players getting taller, lighter and faster compared to players from the past five decades. Muscles and power – epitomised by the…

Faces of Tudor England revealed by scientists

Experts in ancient DNA at the University of Portsmouth have helped shed new light on the surprisingly diverse ethnic make-up of Britain hundreds of years ago. Dr Sam Robson and Dr Garry Scarlett…

Staff and students examine hundreds of sharks

Hundreds of sharks accidentally caught in a trawler’s nets have been examined by a team of scientists at the University of Portsmouth. Scientists from the University’s Institute of Marine Sciences and many student…

Simple step will add millions to charities’ purse

A slight technological shift looks likely to herald the start of a new era for charity fundraising in which good causes get more money, at no extra cost to donors. Streeva, the company…

Astronomers secure major funding for their work

The University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) has been awarded over £2 million in funding to continue its world-leading astrophysics research. This funding from the UK Science and Technology Facilities…

Portsmouth announces sixth Pride LGBTQ+ Film Festival

University of Portsmouth’s Equality and Diversity Champion, Professor Sherria Hoskins, will be opening the Pride LGBTQ+ Film Festival on Wednesday 6 February, 7 pm, in Eldon Building screening room 1.10. A selection of…

Trailblazer shortlisted for contribution to education

A talented leader in her field and a passionate advocate for women in education, Dr Sarah Turnbull, from the University of Portsmouth, has been shortlisted for an international award. Dr Turnbull has been…

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…

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…

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