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Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2018 11:00 BST

Climate change may have played a more important role in the extinction of Neanderthals than previously believed, according to a new study published in the journal, Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.

Northumbria supports the study of STEM subjects in former war-torn Cambodia

Northumbria supports the study of STEM subjects in former war-torn Cambodia

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 11:21 BST

Astrophysicists from Northumbria University, Newcastle are working with the Cambodian government to help students in the former war-torn country to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

Will NASA’s solar images reveal the secrets of the Sun?

Will NASA’s solar images reveal the secrets of the Sun?

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2018 12:27 BST

Solar physicists at Northumbria University, Newcastle are poring over brand new images of the atmosphere of the Sun taken by NASA on a recent missile launch.

Solar scientists visit North East to discuss international telescope project

Solar scientists visit North East to discuss international telescope project

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2018 09:46 BST

Top physicists from around the world will meet in Newcastle next week to discuss the development of the world’s largest solar telescope.

Research predicts how patients are likely to respond to DNA drugs

Research predicts how patients are likely to respond to DNA drugs

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2017 14:17 BST

Research carried out by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle could lead to improvements in treating patients with diseases caused by mutations in genes, such as cancer, cystic fibrosis and potentially up to 6,000 other inherited conditions.

Young Physics students celebrated at Northumbria

Young Physics students celebrated at Northumbria

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2017 15:41 BST

The North East’s physicists of the future have been recognised at an inaugural award ceremony celebrating young people’s achievements.

Northumbria scientists win national photography prize

Northumbria scientists win national photography prize

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 15:12 BST

Researchers from Northumbria University, Newcastle have won a prize in a prestigious national science photography competition with a stunning image depicting their work into smart surfaces.

Northumbria academic to address United Nations conference

Northumbria academic to address United Nations conference

Press Releases   •   Mar 31, 2017 11:25 BST

A biostatistics expert from Northumbria University, Newcastle has been invited to talk at a prestigious United Nations conference about eliminating the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Northumbria research could power life on Mars

Northumbria research could power life on Mars

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2017 09:00 GMT

​A prototype engine based on a solid-to-vapour transformation, which could be used for harvesting energy on the surface of Mars and other extreme environments, is being developed by scientists at Northumbria University.

What makes an expert

What makes an expert

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2017 14:45 GMT

A leading psychologist at Northumbria University, Newcastle believes that the human brain is adaptable enough to enable anyone to become an expert if they practice correctly.