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Astronomy - Sep 20
Two pioneering researchers - one who is improving telescope images of space and the other studying the environmentally damaging practice of sand mining - have received national recognition for their work.
Environment - Sep 19

Rapid melting of glaciers in Greenland is causing major concern but we know from many years of research that the problem is much more widespread. On the opposite side of the world, Antarctica stores enough frozen water to raise global sea levels by 58 metres.

Life Sciences - Sep 18

Why do our children take so long to grow up, compared to other animals? We all know that humans have big brains. In common with apes, we grow relatively slowly and generally have long lives. What is not yet entirely clear is why we have this slow steady development and live longer than species with smaller brains.

Environment - Sep 5

From decarbonising heat to food security and water sustainability, we're working to bring about improvements that will benefit nature and the well-being of the planet. Durham's research is having an impact on the environment and potentially all of our lives.

Politics - Sep 2

A political firebrand, a radical reformist and a leading society figure - the life and times of John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham, were truly captivating. Durham University is now the new home to the archives of Lord Durham, as he was also known, whose energetic support for political reform earned him the nickname ‘Radical Jack'.

Environment - Sep 18

Climate change has been described as the most serious challenge facing the world today. As a world-leading research University and a major contributor to the local and national economy, we're working together across our whole community to tackle it.

Health - Sep 11

People who hear voices, their families and mental health professionals will benefit from a new information and support website based on research by Durham University.

Career - Sep 5

Millions of people worldwide work in low-waged, insecure jobs that don't provide a decent living with many also working in unsafe conditions that deny fundamental rights. Our researchers, working with the United Nations and other agencies, are working hard to try and change this and they recently presented their findings and recommendations at the UN in Geneva.

Materials Science - Aug 22

Professor Jas Pal Badyal, a Fellow of the Royal Society, is widely considered a leader in the field of surface science. Here he talks about the students in his team, their inventions and tackling global challenges.

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