News

Harnessing plant power for renewable energy

Published
Wednesday 30th September, 2020
Categories
Global
Environment
Science

Tapping into the myriad uses of plants and fungi could save people and the planet, says new report

Kew Gardens

Thousands of excess deaths during pandemic peak

Published
Monday 28th September, 2020
Categories
Health
Science
Coronavirus

A major new study has identified 2,085 excess deaths in England and Wales due to heart disease and stroke during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heartbeat spikes measured on an electrocardiogram

Universities team up against antisocial behaviour

Published
Friday 25th September, 2020
Categories
University

The University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University have joined forces to help further tackle antisocial student behaviour, funding additional patrols as part of a trial initiative.

A street in Hyde Park, Leeds

Astronomers explain dying stars' beautiful dust clouds

Published
Friday 18th September, 2020
Categories
Science

Astronomers have discovered why dust clouds around fading stars form unique and beautiful shapes – and their findings have revealed how our sun could look in its dying days.

The Dumbbell Nebula.

Working together to stay safe

Published
Thursday 17th September, 2020
Categories
University

A message from Leeds’ higher education leaders, students’ union leaders and the city council:

The pond next to the Roger Stevens Building at the University of Leeds

Ice sheets could add 39 centimetres to sea level by 2100

Published
Thursday 17th September, 2020
Categories
Global
Science
Environment

Scientists warn that if greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets could together contribute more than 39cm to global sea level rise this century.

Icebergs in Disko Bay, Greenland

Making maths targets add up

Published
Wednesday 16th September, 2020
Categories
Society & Politics
Business & Economy
Coronavirus

A little-known post-16 qualification could boost A-level and BTEC students’ numeracy skills and help meet ambitious government targets, according to new research.

Calculator on paper with business calculations