News

Volcanic safety valve for Earth’s long-term climate

Published
Tuesday 24th August, 2021
Categories
Environment
Global

Extensive chains of volcanoes have been responsible for both emitting and then removing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), stabilising temperatures at Earth’s surface.

Continental arc volcano in the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far East.

Predicting prognosis in rare bone cancer

Published
Thursday 19th August, 2021
Categories
Health
Science

New research has revealed a way to help identify which patients with an aggressive type of bone cancer are least likely to be cured by current standard treatment.

A scientist looking at slides through a microscope

How empty stadiums affected football during pandemic

Published
Friday 13th August, 2021
Categories
Science
Coronavirus

Playing professional football games in empty stadiums had a hugely negative effect on the success of home teams, with home advantage almost halved, new research shows. 

Rows of empty seats in a sports stadium

An app to help African farmers defeat crop pests

Published
Wednesday 11th August, 2021
Categories
Environment
Global

A mobile phone app – launched today by an international team of scientists – will support farmers across Africa to adopt environmentally friendly ways of protecting their crops from pests.

Two men look at a smartphone stood in a field with maize crops behind them on a sunny day

Climate change 'widespread, rapid and intensifying'

Published
Monday 9th August, 2021
Categories
Environment
Global

Changes in the Earth's climate caused by human activity are being observed in every region and across the whole climate system, according to a major international report released today. 

Floodwarer gushing down a residential street in Steyr, Austria

Nexus helps young people tackle global challenges

Published
Monday 9th August, 2021
Categories
Working with business
University

The University has welcomed a group of talented young people with dreams of changing the world onto a prestigious skills and entrepreneurial programme.

Professor Nick Plant, Martin Stow, Tracy Brabin and Richelle Schuster

Shift away from earthen homes ‘environmentally damaging’

Published
Monday 9th August, 2021
Categories
Environment
Technology
Global

Attitudes to earthen homes need to change to prevent millions of them being replaced by buildings made from more environmentally-damaging materials, scientists warn. 

A modern home built with earthen materials

Teaching excellence awards for Leeds 

Published
Thursday 5th August, 2021
Categories
University

Academics at the University have been recognised with a National Teaching Fellowship and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence. 

Dr Alison Voice