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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

23 articles found

We now know what we don’t know about one of Earth’s most rampant destroyers The finding helps narrow down future research to solve the mystery of how precisely the creature digests wood.

16 July 2021 5 min read

Scientists trying to unravel one of nature’s most basic processes – how the humble shipworm, feared for millennia by seafarers, ‘eats’ wood – have found no known mechanism in their gut.

Image of Shipworms

Fossil secret may shed light on the diversity of Earth’s first animals

04 June 2021 6 min read

A large group of iconic fossils widely believed to shed light on the origins of many of Earth’s animals and the communities they lived in may be hiding a secret

Image of mountain landscape of Burgess Shale

UK scientists given key to unlock Earth's history

25 February 2021 2 min read

UK scientists given key to unlock Earth’s history | News | University of Portsmouth

Mass spectrometer

New dinosaur showed descendants how to dress to impress

14 December 2020 4 min read

New dinosaur showed descendants how to dress to impress | News | University of Portsmouth

Artist's impression of new dinosaur

Discovery shows giant predatory dinosaur was an aquatic 'river-monster'

29 April 2020 3 min read

An historic discovery of fossils by an international team including Professor David Martill at the University of Portsmouth and Dr David Unwin at the University of Leicester and has revealed the remains of the first aquatic dinosaur.

Aquatic dinosaur

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