Durham University - Central News https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/ RSS feed for Central News en-gb Durham University https://www.dur.ac.uk/images/template/logounidurham-new.png https://www.dur.ac.uk Fri, 28 Aug 2020 07:59:48 +0100 Understanding past warming can limit climate change effects Evidence from Earth’s past warming events should be built into forecasts showing how today’s climate change could affect different species and ecosystems. https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42447&itemno=42447 https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42447&itemno=42447 Fri, 28 Aug 2020 07:59:48 +0100 How effective are primate conservation measures? With about 60 per cent of the world’s primate species threatened with extinction, conservation efforts are now more important than ever. https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42441&itemno=42441 https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42441&itemno=42441 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:56:11 +0100 Migrating bird populations affected by climate and land changes Changes in climate and habitat on the breeding and non-breeding grounds of migratory birds are both playing an important part in driving their long-term population changes. https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42414&itemno=42414 https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42414&itemno=42414 Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:08:55 +0100 Reporting the atomic bombs and VJ Day In an era before the internet and smartphones the dropping of the atomic bombs and eventual surrender of Japan on VJ Day was reported in more traditional ways. https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42408&itemno=42408 https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42408&itemno=42408 Sat, 15 Aug 2020 10:35:23 +0100 Coffee stains inspire new printing technique Have you ever spilled your coffee on your desk? You may then have observed one of the most puzzling phenomena of fluid mechanics – the coffee-ring effect. https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42393&itemno=42393 https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42393&itemno=42393 Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:02:23 +0100 World leading scholars honoured Two of our leading academics have been honoured in recognition of their outstanding contributions to subjects within humanities and social sciences. https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42395&itemno=42395 https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42395&itemno=42395 Thu, 13 Aug 2020 15:29:24 +0100 Responding to the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis Our researchers are leading a national project to better understand the impact of Covid-19 on domestic abuse and help reduce harm. https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42387&itemno=42387 https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42387&itemno=42387 Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:51:57 +0100 Britain’s first Viking helmet discovered A team from our Archaeology Department have been helping to uncover the past of a rare Viking artefact. https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42379&itemno=42379 https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42379&itemno=42379 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:46:17 +0100 Enabling researchers to innovate in business We’re working to create an enabling environment where the inspiring research of our academics can become innovative solutions to economic challenges and needs, both global and local. So we’re excited to announce a new £1.7m (US $2.23m) seed investment fund to support spin-out businesses. https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42348&itemno=42348 https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42348&itemno=42348 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:14:10 +0100 National fellowship for creative chemistry At Durham University, innovation is at the heart of what we do. So we’re very proud that one of our academics has won a national award for promoting creativity in teaching and learning.   https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42345&itemno=42345 https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?id=42345&itemno=42345 Thu, 06 Aug 2020 08:47:06 +0100