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Weather forecasts that predict meningitis outbreaks

Published
Monday 12th April, 2021
Categories
Technology
Science
Health
Global

Scientists are using weather forecasts to predict the location and scale of impending meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa.

The picture shows a giant dust cloud approaching the camera as it moves across a sandy and dust terrain

Strengthening the knowledge-based economy

Published
Wednesday 31st March, 2021
Categories
Business & Economy
Science
Working with Business

The University of Leeds is among the top performing higher education institutions in England for generating impact around its research, according to an analysis by Research England.

The image shows the front of the Nexus building on the campus of the University of Leeds

Extra 100 million years before Earth saw permanent oxygen rise

Published
Wednesday 31st March, 2021
Categories
Environment
Global

The permanent rise of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere, which fundamentally changed the subsequent nature of Earth’s habitability, occurred much later than thought, according to new research.

Space picture of Earth showing thin line of the atmosphere and Sun on the horizon.

‘Creating possibilities and giving hope’: on the GCRF frontline

Published
Thursday 25th March, 2021
Categories
Global
Health
Arts & Culture
Science
Society & Politics
University
Be Curious

UK Research and Innovation has announced a large cut to the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) as a result of the Government’s decision to reduce spending on international aid.

The image shows a farmer tending to bison. The picture was taken in a rural setting in Ethiopia

New basalt type discovered beneath the ocean

Published
Tuesday 23rd March, 2021
Categories
Environment
Science

A new type of rock created during large and exceptionally hot volcanic eruptions has been discovered beneath the Pacific Ocean.

Cross section of the newly discovered type of basalt.

Seafloor nutrient vital in global food chain

Published
Monday 22nd March, 2021
Categories
Environment
Science

Eroded seabed rocks are providing an essential source of nutrition for drifting marine organisms at the base of the food chain, according to new research.

Two fish feeding near the ocean floor.