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Portsmouth research is world-leading

Research at the University of Portsmouth is rated world-leading in the latest survey of research quality in UK universities. The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), announced today, determine how much public money…

A map of the route experienced burglars took around the ground floor of both a real and a virtual house 
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Burglars experts at navigating homes

Experienced burglars are expert at taking systematic, predictable routes around homes they are stealing from, according to new research. Dr Claire Nee, of the University of Portsmouth, ran a study piloting two new…

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‘Managerial merry-go-round’ leads to poor performance

Big managerial changes at premier league football and county cricket clubs threaten the productivity and effectiveness of staff for up to six months afterwards, a new study has found. The research, published by…

Stress distribution on asymmetric abdominal aortic aneurysm under physiological pressure condition

Engineers to research heart mechanics

An engineer has won a grant of £100,000 to study the cause of one of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease which kills 8000 people a year in the UK. Dr Andrea…

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Looking at decisions from all angles

Researchers have devised the first 3D mapping tool to weigh up the relative value of opposing views when important decisions are being made by industry. The decision tool has been created by experts…

Classic example: The Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal, a UNESCO World heritage Site housing archaeology and maritime museums in its wings

Wine and culture better than sun, sea

Cyprus, Greece and Portugal need to introduce alternatives to complement sun, sea and sand if they want to remain top tourist destinations and help their countries’ economies. According to new research, all three…

Exploring the role that homosexual behaviour may have played in evolution: Dr Diana Fleischman

Homosexuality may help us bond

Homosexual behaviour may have evolved to promote social bonding in humans, according to new research. The results of a preliminary study provide the first evidence that our need to bond with others increases…

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Fraud costs food sector £11bn a year

UK listed food and drinks companies could be losing more than £11.2bn a year to fraud and error, equivalent to more than 85 per cent of their total profits, according to a new…

This image of the NGC 1398 galaxy was taken with the Dark Energy Camera. This galaxy lives in the Fornax cluster, roughly 65 million light-years from Earth. It is 135,000 light-years in diameter, just slightly larger than our own Milky Way galaxy, and contains more than a billion stars. Credit: Dark Energy Survey.

Rosetta spacecraft mission explained

Wondering why everyone is excited about a comet landing? Dr Jen Gupta, outreach officer at University of Portsmouth Institute of Cosmology, explains the significance of today’s Rosetta mission. She says: “The European Space…

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Mary Rose dog was a he, not a she

A team of international scientists have discovered that the smallest member of the Mary Rose crew – the ship’s dog – was a he, and not a she as was previously believed. The…

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