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The RV Polarstern in front of a huge iceberg in Pine Island Bay (Credit: J Klages, AWI)

The dawn of the Antarctic ice sheets: new study reveals it took millions of years for ice to cover Antarctica

Major differences in the way that Antarctica’s ice sheets formed millions of years ago could be the reason why ice is melting faster today than predicted, especially in West Antarctica, an international research team has discovered. The surprising findings, detailed in unique geological sediment samples from drill cores, provide insights into when and where today’s Antarctic ice sheets formed.

The research project aims to improve routes to the right support and interventions for patients who are frequent callers to the ambulance service.

Research with ambulance service aims to support callers experiencing loneliness

Experts from Northumbria University have joined forces with professionals from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) for a research project that aims to inform new guidance for ambulance trusts supporting people who call frequently. Frequent callers can have a combination of complex mental and physical health issues, and may also be experiencing social issues such as loneliness and isolation.

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