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Environment - Jun 26
We've won major funding for three new research projects to decarbonise heat which will significantly reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers in Durham Energy Institute (DEI) will develop technology and processes to decarbonise heating and cooling across homes, businesses and industry.
Earth Sciences - Jun 24

We're investigating if water cycles deep in the Earth play a role in the triggering and strength of earthquakes and volcanos. Our researchers studied the movements of tectonic plates in the Caribbean Sea to understand the effect of the water cycle in subduction zones - where tectonic plates meet and one sinks beneath another.

Earth Sciences - Jun 17

Our geographers have revealed just how large earthquakes can change the physical features of the landscape surrounding them. The researchers studied soil matter sediments from Lake Paringa, in New Zealand, applying a combination of geochemical techniques to help understand erosion patterns at different levels of the landscape surrounding the lake.

Sport - Jun 16

New research by Dr Stacey Pope has found that Covid-19 is impacting men's and women's football differently.

Astronomy - Jun 10

The first confirmed heartbeat of a supermassive black hole is still going strong more than ten years after first being observed.

Health - Jun 17

Infectious diseases have been with us since our beginnings as a species. Professor Charlotte Roberts explains what the archaeological record reveals about epidemics throughout history - and the human response to them.

Social Sciences - Jun 17

The majority of teachers do not think that schools can effectively put in place social distancing measures, according to a survey. Our education experts, in collaboration with Schoolzone, conducted a survey in the middle of May which asked teachers what they thought of the reopening of schools.

Physics - Jun 11

Our researchers have helped to find a way of measuring neutron lifetime from space for the first time.

Research Management - Jun 10

Durham University has again been ranked as a World Top 100 university. The QS World University Rankings 2021 place Durham 86 th globally out of more than 1,000 higher education institutions. We are proud to be ranked in the Top 100 of this prestigious international league table.

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