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Construction industry not just hard hats and mud

A female Technical Director from a global engineering consultancy, said how important it is to dispel the myth that the construction industry is just hard hats and mud at an event last week…

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Tiny crocodile skull reveals new ancient species

Two fragments of a tiny crocodile skull found three months apart by different private collectors not only fit together perfectly to make a complete skull they also reveal a remarkable new species of…

The known and unknown stories of Portsmouth's war: Sculpture by Charles Sargeant Jagger of a WW1 machine gunner at the city's Cenotaph in Guildhall Square

Residents help research Portsmouth’s WW1

Children, students and senior citizens across the city are taking part in a major research project to find out the human stories behind Portsmouth’s First World War effort. The city’s official and unofficial…

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First in-depth study into effects of female genital mutilation

The first study in the UK to collect in-depth data on the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) and its effects on young girls and women, is being conducted by the University of…

Lightbulb moment: Part of the 'Changing Faces' exhibition

Stunning new platform for arts

Video of ‘Changing Faces’ installation courtesy of Jack Daly www.jackdaly.me   A major new studio space in the city has won £30,000 funding to help put art into a starring role in Portsmouth….


Britons could learn a foreign language by watching TV

Millions of Britons could improve their foreign language skills from a new system that helps people learn a language while watching TV and using their mobile phone. The application, based on research by…

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Musical theatre expert gives talk

A veteran of the Rodgers & Hammerstein organisation, which owns the rights to musicals such as Oklahoma! Carousel, South Pacific and The Sound of Music, is giving a public lecture at the University…

A Hubble Space Telescope image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300, located 61 million light years away. Credit: HST / NASA / ESA

Citizen science uses Hubble data to make new discoveries

The first ever results from the Hubble telescope to be examined by the citizen science project, Galaxy Zoo, has revealed new information about galaxies including our own. Scientists from the University of Portsmouth studied…

Participants sought for eczema trial

Eczema sufferers needed for silk clothing trial

Eczema sufferers needed for silk clothing trial. Young eczema suffers are being asked to take part in a new scientific study which will test the effect of wearing silk clothing on their condition….

Puppy dog eyes pull at our heartstrings

Puppy dog eyes win human hearts

Puppy-dog eyes really do tug at our heart strings, according to new research by the University of Portsmouth and partners the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition. Researchers have found that dogs which raise…

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