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An artist’s rendition of the galaxies: Akira (right) and Tetsuo (left) in action. Akira’s gravity pulls Tetsuo’s gas into its central supermassive black hole, fueling winds that have the power to heat Akira’s gas. The action of the black hole winds prevents a new cycle of star formation in Akira. Image Credit: Kavli IPMU

Star formation puzzle solved

A new study published in the journal Nature has found out why a mysterious kind of ‘galactic warming’ has prevented stars from forming in thousands of galaxies. A team of international astronomers announced…

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Fraud costing UK economy £193bn a year

The annual cost of fraud in the UK could be as high as £193bn per year according to a new report issued today. This dwarfs previous estimates produced by the UK Government which…

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Study sheds new light on human fire history

Human populations in North America might have used fire as a tool thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to new research. The study from the University of Portsmouth has cast new…

The Royal Marines Museum will relocate to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

University plays key role in museum move

Economic experts at the University of Portsmouth have helped pave the way for the Royal Marines Museum’s move to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, announced today. The museum – currently based in Eastney, and home…

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Faecal bank offers unusual cure

A new frozen faecal bank that could save hundreds of lives and dramatically improve the quality of life of many more has been established at a Portsmouth hospital. The bank, at Queen Alexandra…

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Irish peace process ‘at risk’ if Britain leaves EU

Northern Ireland’s delicate peace process could be put at risk if Britain votes to leave the EU, according to a University of Portsmouth expert. In an article published today in the Journal of…

A starry night sky provides a background for the LSST facilities building on Cerro Pachón. The LSST will carry out a deep, ten-year imaging survey in six broad optical bands over the main survey area of 18,000 square degrees.

Portsmouth joins survey to create ‘movie of the sky’

The University of Portsmouth has become one of the latest supporters of a new telescope which is being built to produce movies of the sky. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will produce…

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Veterans’ views on city service sought

Veterans and their families are being asked to give their opinions on Portsmouth’s Veteran Outreach Support service, one of only a handful of similar services in the UK. The service offers a free,…

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University backs Responsible Business Week

The University of Portsmouth Business School is showing its support for Responsible Business Week, the high-profile annual awareness week that is dedicated to profiling the contribution of business to society. Responsible Business Week…

Sales guru and MBA lecturer Beth Rogers.

Education a marker of sales success

Competition among employers for qualified sales people has risen significantly since the end of the recession, according to a pioneer of sales education at the University of Portsmouth Business School. Beth Rogers, head…

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