News

Leeds academic wins Ivor Novello Award  

Published
Thursday 9th December, 2021
Categories
Arts & Culture

Professor Martin Iddon, Head of the School of Music at the University of Leeds, has won the Ivors Composers Award for Solo Composition. 

Professor Martin Iddon pictured smiling and holding an Ivor Novello Award

Inequalities blighting children's lives in the North

Published
Tuesday 7th December, 2021
Categories
Health
Coronavirus
Working in the region
Society & Politics

Children growing up in the North of England face greater poverty and are more likely to die before reaching their first birthday than children in other parts of England, according to a new report.

Street sign which says 'Playground'

Volcanic fertilisation of the oceans drove severe mass extinction

Published
Thursday 2nd December, 2021
Categories
Environment
News

Scientists discover two intense periods of volcanism triggered a period of global cooling and falling oxygen levels in the oceans, causing one of the most severe mass extinctions in Earth history.

Abrupt climate change ~450-440 million years ago caused the second largest mass extinction in Earth history, including the demise of the trilobite, Selenopeltis (pictured, in Oxford University Museum of Natural History).