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History / Archeology - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.04.2013
Huge find throws new light on ancient Iraq
05 Apr 2013 University of Manchester archaeologists have started the excavation of an enormous building complex in Iraq, thought to be around 4,000 years old. The team, directed by Professor Stuart Campbell and Dr Jane Moon, both from Manchester, and independent archaeologist Robert Killick, first spotted the amazing structure – thought to be an administrative complex serving one of the world's earliest cities– on satellite.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 04.04.2013
Cutting airborne pollutants could have a large effect on climate
Cutting airborne pollutants could have a large effect on climate
Science journalist Tatiana Moreno talks to Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis about the impact of airborne pollutants on our planet's changing climate. Some airborne pollutants change the make-up of our planet's atmosphere where, according to a wealth of recent research, they can strongly influence regional and global climate.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 03.04.2013
Travel: Professor Tejinder Virdee
Travel: Professor Tejinder Virdee
Born in Kenya, now commuting between the Alps and London, Professor Tejinder Virdee is a particle physicist working at the CMS experiment at CERN.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 03.04.2013
Map of the Universe at 380,000 years old
Map of the Universe at 380,000 years old
Latest pictures from Planck satellite have mapped the whole Universe as it was just after the Big Bang Pictures taken by Europe's Planck satellite are giving scientists a view of the Universe that's more than 50 million years older than anything they have previously seen.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 03.04.2013
Kibble at 80
Kibble at 80
Imperial marks pioneering physicist Tom Kibble's 80th birthday with a guest lecture from Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 25.03.2013
Giant clockwork Solar System arrives at Jodrell Bank
Giant clockwork Solar System arrives at Jodrell Bank
The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre has announced the arrival of its newest exhibit – a beautiful and unique mechanical orrery.

Astronomy / Space Science - 12.03.2013
Jon Culshaw gives Oxford's rogue planet a voice
Jon Culshaw gives Oxford's rogue planet a voice
Impressionist Jon Culshaw is helping Oxford University scientists to take viewers on a tour of the ancient solar system and discover strange new worlds.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 05.03.2013
Are we ready to meet ET?
Once only science fiction, astronomers are now finding hundreds of planetary systems beyond our own. Given recent discoveries through space exploration, it is entirely feasible that we may soon discover the existence of extra-terrestrial life forms on other planets.

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 04.03.2013
Durham University plays leading role in equipping the world’s largest telescope
Durham is leading two pivotal projects to provide instruments for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), one of the biggest science collaborations in history.

Event - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.02.2013

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 22.02.2013
Team to study Jupiter's moons in first outer-planetary European mission
Team to study Jupiter’s moons in first outer-planetary European mission
A sophisticated instrument designed and built by scientists and engineers from Imperial College London will fly to Jupiter in 2022, when Europe launches its first mission to the giant planet.

Astronomy / Space Science - 11.02.2013
Science from scratch: just how big is a supermassive black hole?
Science from scratch: just how big is a supermassive black hole?
Black holes are deeply mysterious objects that exist throughout the universe: giant plugholes in space that drag in and consume anything that strays too close.

Mathematics - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.02.2013

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 01.02.2013

Astronomy / Space Science - 31.01.2013
First ever Welsh-led EU space programme launched by Cardiff University
First ever Welsh-led EU space programme launched by Cardiff University
Cardiff University has launched the first ever Welsh-led European Union (EU) space research programme, funded by a 2M award from the EU through its FP7 (Framework Programme 7) SPACE programme.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 30.01.2013

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 28.01.2013
Durham University academic lands funding for solar research
A lecturer from Durham University has been awarded a grant for his part in a project that seeks to further our understanding of how the sun works.

Astronomy / Space Science - 21.01.2013
Intel wishes Stephen Hawking a microscopic “Happy Birthday”
Intel wishes Stephen Hawking a microscopic “Happy Birthday”
This is a very special gift for a very extraordinary scientist and an extraordinary man" —Professor Martin Curley At a ceremony at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology where Hawking is Director

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 18.01.2013
Lunar library could unlock origins of life
Lunar library could unlock origins of life
Understanding how life evolved in our Solar system by studying the chemistry of meteorites that have smashed into the Moon's surface will be the focus of research, which begins this week. Scientists from the Imperial College London, along with academics from Birkbeck College and University College London, aim to understand in more detail the organic chemistry inside rock fragments on the Moon, which are like a "lunar library" - an unspoilt source of geological information spanning billions of years.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.01.2013
Astronomical award for Manchester scientist
Astronomical award for Manchester scientist
Michael Kramer, whose research uses the telescopes at Jodrell Bank Observatory, received the 2013 Herschel Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society.

Astronomy / Space Science - 09.01.2013
Party with the stars: part deux
Party with the stars: part deux
Are you watching BBC Stargazing Live - You should be, especially as it features OxSciBlog regular Chris Lintott giving you the chance to (virtually) explore Mars in the citizen science project Planet Four.

Astronomy / Space Science - Continuing Education - 08.01.2013
Reaching for the stars with Realise Stargazing Evenings
Reaching for the stars with Realise Stargazing Evenings
The Institute of Astronomy welcomed the aspiring astronomers to join in their winter programme of observing and talks on 28 th November and 19 th December.

Event - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.01.2013

Astronomy / Space Science - 07.01.2013
Starry nights at Jodrell Bank
Starry nights at Jodrell Bank
The popular astronomy show presented by Brian Cox and comedian Dara O'Briain will run on BBC Two from January 8 to January 10.

Event - Astronomy / Space Science - 07.01.2013

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 04.01.2013
Physics hits the West End
Physics hits the West End
Science is no stranger to cinema, being a regular staple of Hollywood blockbusters ever since Star Wars in the 1970s through to Prometheus last year.

Linguistics / Literature - Astronomy / Space Science - 03.01.2013
University archive inspires play about 'America's most notorious liar'
University archive inspires play about ’America’s most notorious liar’
A play based on the confessions of a notorious Cold War supergrass - whose personal papers are now housed in an archive at the University of Sussex - is heading for a run in London in 2013.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 02.01.2013
The year ahead
The year ahead
Attempting to make predictions about science, technology and economics is a famously fraught task. Former IBM Chairman Thomas Watson apparently once remarked: "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers".

Astronomy / Space Science - Continuing Education - 28.12.2012
The world inside a Spanish globe
The world inside a Spanish globe
The planetarium is sized to fit a child's hand, with instructions designed to be read aloud." —Seb Falk Object Wh.5892 in the University's Whipple Museum of the History of Science is something of an enigma.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.12.2012
Safari, so good
Have you been on virtual safari yet? If you haven't then you should visit Snapshot Serengeti , a new citizen science project asking online volunteers to identify animals in millions of photos taken by camera traps across Serengeti National Park.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 17.12.2012
Obama's science advisor calls for climate science investment in Imperial address
Obama’s science advisor calls for climate science investment in Imperial address
Good weather forecasting saved America tens of billions of dollars' worth of damage to homes and belongings during super-storm Sandy, The White House's most senior science advisor told an audience at Imperial College London last week.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 11.12.2012
Imperial physicists share world's biggest science prize
Imperial physicists share world’s biggest science prize
Three Imperial physicists will receive a share of a new $3 million prize, awarded for their part in identifying a Higgs-like boson at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator at CERN.

Astronomy / Space Science - 03.12.2012
University of Warwick plays major role in new ESA space mission to study ‘super-Earths’
The University of Warwick is playing a key role in a new space mission which will study planets around stars outside our own solar system.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 30.11.2012
Your chance to meet the stars
Your chance to meet the stars
We are incredibly excited to be working with BBC Learning to put on a fantastic event for all the family in celebration of Stargazing Live 2013.

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.11.2012
Camera captures out of this world images
Camera captures out of this world images
Advances in our knowledge of planets in the outer reaches of our Solar system are being made thanks to an instrument created by experts at the University of Sheffield which observes high speed phenomena in outer space. The instrument, known as the ULTRACAM, is an ultrafast, triple-beam three-colour camera for high-speed astrophysics.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 28.11.2012
Autumn sets in rapidly on Saturn's giant moon
Autumn sets in rapidly on Saturn’s giant moon
As leaves fall and winter approaches in Earth's Northern Hemisphere, a change of seasons is also rapidly becoming noticeable in the southern hemisphere of Saturn's giant moon, Titan.

Astronomy / Space Science - 27.11.2012
Low-mass planets make good neighbours for debris discs
Low-mass planets make good neighbours for debris discs
Material in the debris disc is a fossil from the epoch of planet formation so it may carry information about the processes that contributed to build up the planetary system." —Mark Wyatt Astronomers have detected massive debris discs around 61 Virginis and Gilese 581, two nearby stars that are known to host "super-Earth" planets – so-called because their mass is between that of Earth and Neptune.

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.11.2012
University of Glasgow set to put brakes on space junk problem
Scientists at the University of Glasgow have developed a practical solution to the increasing problem of space debris.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.11.2012
University of Glasgow plays key role in construction of gravitational wave detector
A $200 million upgrade to the United States-based gravitational wave detector network, which could help unravel some of the enduring mysteries of the universe, has had crucial components designed and installed by the University of Glasgow. The LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) project is jointly led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology, and involves partner organisations across the world.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.11.2012
Dark matter detector installed and submerged in South Dakota
Dark matter detector installed and submerged in South Dakota
An experiment to look for one of nature's most elusive subatomic particles is finally under water, in a stainless steel tank nearly a mile underground beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.11.2012
Scientists design new lens with dual function set to revolutionise optical devices
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have designed a lens using metamaterials that can function as a convex or a concave lens, according to research published today (13 November 2012) .

Astronomy / Space Science - 12.11.2012

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 08.11.2012
Dark Energy Camera Dedication at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
Dark Energy Camera Dedication at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
On November 9, 2012, ceremonies on the summit of Cerro Tololo, Chile will mark the dedication of the Dark Energy Camera and the beginning of the 50th anniversary celebration of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO).

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 31.10.2012
World-renowned astrophysicist to join Cavendish Laboratory
World-renowned astrophysicist to join Cavendish Laboratory
I am delighted to be moving to Cambridge.

Astronomy / Space Science - 31.10.2012
Dark matter is focus of global contest
University astronomers are inviting people around the world to help solve one of science's enduring mysteries.

Health - Astronomy / Space Science - 25.10.2012
World’s first citizen science project to speed up cancer research
University of Leeds and University of Cambridge researchers have launched an interactive website with Cancer Research UK, allowing the public to help speed up lifesaving research by accessing data. At the moment, cancer samples are given special stains that highlight certain molecules as part of research.

Astronomy / Space Science - 25.10.2012
Your chance to ‘scream in space’ using smartphone technology
Your chance to ‘scream in space’ using smartphone technology
—Edward Cunningham It was Ridley Scott's film Alien that gave us the now legendary tagline: In space no one can hear you scream .

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 23.10.2012
Science buskers take to the streets for Science Spectacular
Science buskers take to the streets for Science Spectacular
23 Oct 2012 Some of the daring displays will include balancing a cork and two forks on their nose, creating ghostly fish, diving in a bottle, tricking taste buds and even making musical notes out of baking trays.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.10.2012
Opening new windows on the Universe
Opening new windows on the Universe
We'll be able to look for evidence of unintentional radio emissions, the equivalent of airport radar, from our nearby stars and planetary systems that may indicate intelligent life." How do planetary systems form? What do the surfaces of stars look like? Does life exist elsewhere in the Universe? Astronomers have developed many theoretical models, but until now the ability to validate these with observations has been severely constrained by the telescope capabilities available.

Astronomy / Space Science - 19.10.2012
Construction starts on Centre for Astrophysics
Construction starts on Centre for Astrophysics
Sited next to the Kavli Institute for Cosmology and the Institute of Astronomy, the Centre will establish a global reputation as a world class centre of research excellence in all aspects of astrophy
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