News

Conserving overlooked and threatened regions

Published
Thursday 7th April, 2022
Categories
Global
Environment

New research shows that private protected areas help conserve underrepresented biomes and highly threatened regions.

Villarica (also known as Rucapillán) volcano, located in southern Chile.

“Tree of life” could help slow climate change

Published
Monday 4th April, 2022
Categories
Environment
Global

Changing the way fruit is gathered from a “tree of life” could have hugely positive environmental and financial impacts in Amazonia, according to a new study.

Drone viewpoint taking looking directly down on a palm tree canopy

Halving emissions by 2030 can keep 1.5°C within reach

Published
Monday 4th April, 2022
Categories
Environment
Science

Without significant increases in the speed and ambition of climate action, limiting global warming to 1.5°C will be beyond reach, according to a major international report published today.

Men installing solar panels

Higher blood fats make cells share stress 

Published
Friday 1st April, 2022
Categories
Health
Science

Increased levels of blood fats in people with type 2 diabetes and obesity are more harmful than previously thought, a new study has found. 

Microscopy image showing human muscle cells with nuclei in blue, and stress caused by the ceramide stress signals shown in red

Screen use soars among UK adults post-lockdown

Published
Friday 1st April, 2022
Categories
Coronavirus
Arts & Culture
Health

New research warns that screen use significantly increased among adults during the COVID-19 lockdowns and has continued at a high rate since, highlighting the need for Government guidance.

Man using a phone and sat at laptop

Explore, learn and create at Be Curious 2022

Published
Wednesday 30th March, 2022
Categories
University
Working with our region

Be Curious, the University of Leeds’s annual research event, is back on campus for the first time since going virtual in 2020.

Mother and child crafting at the craft table

Research to investigate the origins of Earth

Published
Monday 28th March, 2022
Categories
Science
Technology

An astrophysicist at the University of Leeds has been awarded a five-year fellowship to answer one of the most fundamental questions in science – how do planets form? 

Headshot of John Ilee

Leeds University Rocketry Association takes launch

Published
Monday 28th March, 2022
Categories
Alumni

Theo Youds has always dreamt of going to space. Since forming the first ever rocketry association at Leeds and leading two successful rocket flights, he's set his sights on the Spaceport America Cup.

The Leeds University Rocketry Association stand in a field beside their first rocket