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Grant awarded to evaluate veteran support

The University of Portsmouth has been awarded a £130K grant to evaluate the impact of a support group for thousands of local veterans in the city. The research will assess the Veterans Outreach…

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Female scientists face blatant sexism

Women researchers in science and technology in UK universities face an entrenched bias when being hired or promoted, according to new research. A small-scale study has found clear evidence that some universities appear…

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First results from biggest galaxy survey presented

The first results from one of the biggest galaxy surveys to date, which show galaxy structures in extraordinary detail, were presented today by a team of researchers from the University of Portsmouth. The…

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Astronomers discover exotic supernova

A rare superluminous supernova that erupted in a galaxy 7.8 billion light years away and easily outshines most galaxies in the Universe, has been revealed in images taken by the Dark Energy Survey…

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Time stands still for eight billion years

New research reveals that the most massive galaxies in the Universe are exactly the same now as they were eight billion years ago, challenging a well-known cosmological theory that they have evolved over…

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Breasts are barrier to exercise

Nearly one in five women say their breasts stop them from participating in physical activity, new research reveals. The research also found that physical activity levels weren’t influenced by breast size, which suggests…

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Virtual world study wins top award

A University of Portsmouth lecturer has been awarded first prize by a New Zealand academic group for writing the best thesis in his subject. His PhD thesis examining social movements in virtual worlds…

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Deep sea findings overturn previous research

The discovery of fossils of starfish, sea urchins and snails more than 180 million years old in the Austrian Alps suggest deep oceans played a much bigger role in protecting marine biodiversity than…

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MP visits University Centre of Excellence

Penny Mordaunt, MP for Portsmouth North, was given a guided tour of the world-class brain tumour research laboratories at the University of Portsmouth last week. Ms Mordaunt was inspired to make the visit…

Mystery solved: Dr Farrell on Eastney beach earlier this year examining the remains of what is now known to be a sperm whale

Mystery ‘blob’ a young male sperm whale

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have identified the remains of the decomposed carcass, washed up on Eastney Beach in February, as a young male sperm whale. When the mystery blob of flesh…

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