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Exeter Uni in Scottish Shark Project

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and scientists at the University of Exeter are running a satellite tracking project of basking sharks off the west coast of Scotland. The research in […]

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Diesel on Demand? I Wish….

  It sounds like science fiction but a team from the University of Exeter, with support from Shell, has developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand. While […]

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Stress – A Modern Phenomenon?

Today, many people consider stress to be part of life, yet most of us have little understanding of what the concept means or where it comes from. In his new […]

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Exeter Uni Legal Helpdesk Wins Award

University of Exeter law students have been awarded the prize for Best New Student Pro Bono Activity by the Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP for its legal helpdesk that […]

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Christians and Pagans Unite for Easter?

Millions of people will be tucking into chocolate eggs this Easter, but very few may be aware of the Pagan influence on the Christian festival.  University of Exeter literary scholar […]

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Devon Student’s Excellent Physics Research Prize

Claire Woollacott, 24, a PhD Postgraduate Research Student from the School of Physics at the University of Exeter, struck gold at a competition in the House of Commons yesterday for […]

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Inclusive Drama Helps Young Care Leavers

We all worry when our youngsters leave home for the first time, but in most cases, they know they have a safe home environment to return to, and supportive parents. […]

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Exeter Wainwright Walk

By taking to the streets on Tuesday 12 March Law students and academics from the University of Exeter are aiming to raise funds for the Community Legal Helpdesk at Exeter […]

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Exeter Uni’s Pigeon Project

Many people view pigeons as pests, or even ‘rats with wings’ – but according to one student, they are ‘super doves’.  Zoology student Adam Rogers is inviting members of the […]

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Tremough May Help Target Badgers With TB

Sleeping away from the family home is linked to health risks for badgers, new research by scientists at the University of Exeter’s Tremough campus has revealed.    Researchers working with […]

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Show Off Males Can’t Fool Their Partners!

Just love bits of research like this which show how human foibles are shared by animals and birds! Exeter University has discovered that male birds use their song to dupe […]

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Kids Go Crazy for Science at New Lab

  Broadcaster and naturalist Nick Baker has opened a new state-of-the-art teaching laboratory in Cornwall, which will help encourage children to engage with science.   The Really Wild Show presenter, […]

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Exeter Uni Wins Prestigious awards

Two prestigious awards have been presented to projects in which University of Exeter scientists are helping to develop groundbreaking methods to monitor the success of restoration of the South West’s […]

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Why Do We Make New Year’s Resolutions?

The custom of making resolutions for the New Year goes back to the Medieval period.  As the year end approaches, a University of Exeter historian has shed light on how […]

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‘Movember’? Fancy Some Auto-Pogonotomy?

Moustaches from the classic handlebar to the dramatic Dali are soon to be cut short as the month of Movember draws to a close, and clean shaven faces return from […]

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