Major Antarctic glacier passed a tipping point in the last 80 years, research reveals
Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica has gone through an irreversible retreat, passing a tipping point within the last 80 years, researchers have found. The findings, which are published in the influential journal Nature Climate Change, have emerged when world leaders gather in Dubai to debate the impacts of climate change at the COP28 conference.
First university hosting of international volunteering conference highlights value of collaboration
Northumbria University has been confirmed as the first academic institution to host the prestigious International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) conference organised annually by the International Forum for Volunteering in Development, known as Forum, in 2024.
Northumbria Professor leads development of ‘wonder material’ for real applications
It’s the strongest material on Earth and has the potential to transform the performance and sustainability of everything from the cars we drive to the way we clean our drinking water.
Social media research threatened by new data limitations
A new study outlining the implications of changes to how data is extracted and shared within and across social media platforms has been published in Nature Human Behaviour.
Northumbria University announces £50m space skills, research and development centre set to transform the UK space industry
Investments from Lockheed Martin, the UK Space Agency and Northumbria University forge pathway for NESST’s global prominence.
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EXPERT COMMENT: Our new map reveals the effects of 20th century land-use and climate change on Britain’s wild species
In an article written for The Conversation*, Andrew Suggitt, Assistant Professor in Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria University, and Alistair Auffret, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, discuss how making a new map of land-use change for Great Britain helped their research into the extinction crisis.
Uranus aurora discovery promises new riches from James Webb Space Telescope
After more than 30 years scientists have finally been able to confirm that the icy planet Uranus has an infrared aurora.
The discovery will provide insight into how magnetic fields on ice giants such as Uranus and Neptune behave and could even help astronomers use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to identify similar aurorae from planets outside our solar system.
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New map of 20th century land use in Britain helps researchers demystify biodiversity change
A collaboration led by Northumbria University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has for the first time mapped how land use changed across Britain throughout the last century. The new map reveals how and where some 50 per cent of semi-natural grassland was lost, including 90 per cent of the country’s lowland meadows and pasture, as the country intensified its agriculture.
EXPERT COMMENT: Doing laundry by hand sheds just as many microfibres as machine washing – new research
In an article written for The Conversation*, Deirdre McKay, Professor of Sustainable Development at Keele University, Kelly Sheridan, Associate Professor in Forensic Science at Northumbria University, and Axa Research Fund Fellow Thomas Stanton from Loughborough University discuss new research on the shedding of microfibres.
EXPERT COMMENT: Increasing melting of West Antarctic ice shelves may be unavoidable – new research
In an article written for the Conversation, Jan De Rydt, Associate Professor of Polar Glaciology and Oceanography at Northumbria University, along with Ocean-Ice Modeller Kaitlin Naughten and Ocean and Ice Scientist Paul Holland, both from the British Antarctic Survey, discuss their recent research findings on the warming of the West Antarctic ice sheet.
Researcher’s knowledge called upon for new Netflix series, Life on Our Planet
Insights from an expert in past climates at Northumbria University have been used to help inform the science and technology behind a much-anticipated new Netflix series which promises to bring the Earth’s oldest creatures back to life.
Increased West Antarctic ice sheet melting is ‘unavoidable’, say scientists
The West Antarctic ice sheet will continue to increase its rate of melting over the rest of the century, no matter how much we reduce fossil fuel use, according to British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research, supported by Northumbria University, and published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Satellite swarm to provide ‘missing link’ between space weather and space debris
Satellite technology developed by Northumbria University scientists has been adapted for a new, European Space Agency (ESA) funded mission, which will see a “swarm” of satellites sent into space to address the growing threat of space debris.
First AI safety summit for the North East to be hosted at Northumbria University
Northumbria will host a conference with Dynamo North East, exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the impact it is having on our lives, during a time of profound technological transformation.
Video Shop Horrors exhibition to open in time for Halloween
A terrifying new exhibition featuring a series of rare movie posters for horror films of the 1980s will be installed at Northumbria University’s Gallery North in time for Halloween.
Student wins prestigious award to help improve mental health among farmers and their families
A Northumbria University PhD student has won an esteemed studentship award to support her research into the mental well-being of people from farming communities.
Top award for physicist’s research breakthrough
A Northumbria University academic is part of a team of scientists to be awarded a prestigious physics gold medal and prize for their work developing the world’s first room-temperature MASER.
New research centre driving economic growth and sustainability
Northumbria University is one of six northern institutions driving a new £5m research initiative to help boost UK economic growth and address regional needs.