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Devastation after Hurricane Katrine: Experts predict such disasters to become more frequent and more severe

Lives could be saved by planning

Protecting people and property in natural disasters could be done much more effectively if more than one method of assessing risk was used, according to new research. In a study of the Hurricane…

Dr Diana Fleischman

Disgust dampens women’s sexual arousal more than fear

Being disgusted is a bigger passion killer for women than fear, according to new research. The University of Portsmouth study is the first to compare how sexually aroused women are after being exposed…

Alex Tymon, left, and Margaret MacKay, whose research shared the Best paper award

Researchers win hearts and minds

Three researchers shared the Neil Rackham Best Paper award at this year’s Portsmouth Business School annual research conference. Alessio Ishizaka’s paper outlining a new sorting method able to consider an unlimited number of…


National coastal project wins £1.7m

The largest citizen marine science project ever undertaken to help monitor and protect marine life around the UK’s coastline.

Chimpanzees have the same types of smiles as humans when laughing

Chimps can vary their smiles like humans

The video clip shows laughter and social play in male chimps. A new study has revealed that chimpanzees have the same types of smiles as humans when laughing, which suggests these smile types…

Welsh dinosaur

New dinosaur discovered in Wales

The fossilised skeleton of a theropod dinosaur, including razor sharp teeth, and claws, has been discovered on a beach near Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Extroverts ‘too busy’ to be green

Extroverts are the least likely to adopt green lifestyles because they’re distracted by their social life, activities and other people, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Portsmouth Business School conducted…

Dr Wendy Powell

Creative Technology experts to support young people in care

Researchers will work with local authorities and young people in care to gain an understanding of the everyday challenges faced by them and how they currently use technology and digital services.

Lessons learned: A Finnish 19th century Court of Appeal and prison

The secret of Scandinavian prisons

Why and how the prisons in Scandinavia are better at rehabilitating prisoners than those in the UK will be discussed by Professor Francis Pakes at a public lecture tomorrow. Professor Pakes’ research and…

British amphibians safer than expected

Killer fungus finding surprises scientists

Scientists have been surprised to find that the major decrease in the number of the UK’s native amphibians has not, as thought, been caused by exposure to diseased colonies of feral African clawed frogs…

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