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University and Chester Zoo join to fight global extinction
The University has teamed up with the UK’s number one zoo to help prevent the extinction of threatened species.
Ancient meteorites shed light on early Solar System
Organic matter found in meteorites may provide clues to understanding early Earth life.
Heatwave and climate change having negative impact on soil
Scientists say that the recent heatwave and drought could be having a negative effect on soil.
Funding secured for new SEES social responsibility initiatives
Staff in the School have secured funding for four exciting social responsibility projects.
British Isles buried under ice 2.5 million years ago
The British Isles were submerged under an ice sheet over a million years earlier than previously thought.
4D scanning predicts behaviour of volcanoes
Scientists are using 4D technology to predict the behaviour of lava flows and its implications for volcanic eruptions.
Manchester PhD student sets off on Arctic voyage
A PhD student will join a full-month long expedition to measure the impact of climate change on marine life.
Scientists train spider to jump on demand
Scientists have unlocked the secrets of how some predatory spiders catch their prey while hunting.
UK Giant ichthyosaur is one of the largest animals ever
The 205 million-year-old jaw bone of a prehistoric reptile belongs to ‘one of the largest animals ever’.
Prehistoric reptile pregnant with octuplets
Palaeontologists have discovered part of the skeleton of a 180 million-year-old pregnant ichthyosaur.
Are palaeontologists naming too many species?
Researchers have urged caution in naming new fossil species based on just a few fragmentary remains.