New research finds the 'optimal age' at which preserved senses can compensate for blindness

A new study from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Bath has found the optimal age at which sense of touch and hearing best work together to compensate for blindness.

What lies beneath a volcano? New images reveal all...

The complex plumbing system beneath volcanoes has been revealed in the clearest detail ever, marking a 'major step forward' in our understanding of how they are formed and behave.

Competition linked to Aberdeen 2040 strategic plan yields promising ideas

The winners of a student competition to develop an initiative that supports the University of Aberdeen's Aberdeen 2040 strategic plan have been announced.

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Questioning the evidence for rapid growth of 'orthodox' Anglican churches in sub Saharan Africa

Aberdeen academic Andrew McKinnon, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen, questions the evidence for rapid growth of ‘orthodox’ Anglican churches in sub Saharan Africa I have been studying Anglicans fighting about sex for over a decade. In that time, many things have changed, but some have not. The...

Lessons from history for the Current Covid-19 Pandemic:

Third year history student Tomás Pizarro-Escuti explores the lessons of The Spanish Flu through the lenses of applied history.   History, in its purest form, can be defined as the knowledge of humanity’s past based upon reliable sources. Nevertheless, the historian’s role in its reconstruction of the past should not only be inspired...

Standing on the Shoulders of Medical Giants

Neil McLennan reflects on the lessons that can be learned from Aberdeen graduate and 'giant' of public health Sir Wilson Jameson during the Covid-19 pandemic. In just a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has changed our lives beyond recognition. ‘Self isolation’ and ‘social distancing’ have become the words of the moment. Lying behind this...


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