Broadcaster James Naughtie returns to Aberdeen to give free public lecture
Distinguished broadcaster and journalist James Naughtie will return to the north-east to give a lecture in celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens.
Professor Neil Price begins prestigious Messenger Lectures Series at Cornell University
The author of the critically acclaimed book The Viking Way has been invited by Cornell University to hold a series of Messenger Lectures, open to the public and faculty at their Ithaca campus in upstate New York.
University signs Memorandum of Understanding with Ecuadorian university
The University of Aberdeen’s College of Physical Sciences welcomed the Rector of an Ecuadorian University specialising in scientific and technological education on Wednesday (September 26).
Aberdeen graduate invited to event showcasing employability at the Scottish parliament
A University of Aberdeen graduate will attend an event at the Scottish Parliament showcasing graduate employability today (September 26).
HM The Queen opens Sir Duncan Rice Library in University
The University of Aberdeen’s Sir Duncan Rice Library was formally opened on Monday 24 September by HM The Queen, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
Library name will honour former Principal
The new University of Aberdeen library will be named the Sir Duncan Rice Library in recognition of the vision, ambition and leadership of the University’s former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Sir Duncan Rice.
University of Aberdeen Composer nominated for two Classic Brit Awards
The University of Aberdeen’s Professor Paul Mealor has been nominated for two Classic Brit Awards for Composer of The Year and Single of the Year.
Aberdeen scientists benefit from £84,000 charity funding boost
Dementia scientists at the University of Aberdeen are set to gain from a funding boost after Alzheimer’s Research UK commits a record amount of money to new research projects.
OilScapes exhibition to open
This weekend sees the opening of OilScapes, an exhibition and programme of films and talks at Peacock Visual Arts, the University of Aberdeen and the Belmont Picturehouse curated by Zeigam Azizov (Royal College of Art) and Janet Stewart (University of Aberdeen) for Peacock Visual Arts.
International student event a huge success
Hundreds of students newly arrived in Aberdeen from all over the world received an extra-warm welcome from the City this week.
Would-be students invited to education convention
Potential students and their parents will be able to hear all sorts of advice this week about undergraduate university and college life.
Women scientists urged to get ABZWISE
A special professional development opportunity is on offer this October for women researchers working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics either in academia or industry.
Aberdeen universities give warm welcome to international students
Students arriving in Aberdeen this September from across the world have received an extra-warm welcome from the City next week.
Aberdeen universities prepare warm welcome for international students
Students arriving in Aberdeen this September from across the world will receive an extra-warm welcome from the City next week.
Wizard of the Nile inspires first Aberdeen common reading programme
The story of the hunt for one of the world’s most wanted fugitives will be used by the University of Aberdeen when it launches its first common reading programme, The Big Read.
New exhibition explores the art of making drugs
A new exhibition which includes some of the earliest recorded interpretations of the natural sciences has opened at the University of Aberdeen.
Futuristic technology – including “talking” robots -could transform industry
A new generation of software that will allow computers and robots to ‘converse’ with a person is being developed by University of Aberdeen scientists.
University says goodbye to one of its longest serving academics
The University community said goodbye to one of its longest serving academics on Monday with a small reception to mark the retirement of Professor Dominic Houlihan.
British Science Festival hailed a roaring success
Tens of thousands of visitors descended on Aberdeen city and shire this week to take part in one of Europe’s largest and most high-profile public science events. Organised by the British Science Association, the University of Aberdeen and Techfest-Setpoint, the British Science Festival featured more than 250 events, including famous...
British team set to embark on ambitious Antarctic mission to penetrate & sample ancient buried l
The British Science Festival today heard from the British Antarctic Survey that after 16 years of planning, the countdown is on for one of the most ambitious scientific missions to Antarctica.
Skill set key to sticking to a healthy diet
The ability to stick to a diet is linked to how efficient you are in a group of mental processes – according to research by University of Aberdeen scientists, presented today at the British Science Festival.
Great Barrier Reef sea squirt could create a smaller, faster, greener computer of the future
Scientists from the University of Aberdeen’s Marine Biodiscovery Centre and the University of St Andrews today presented their work on the components of a new type of computer chip created using molecules from a sea squirt sourced from the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef, at the British Science Festival...
Forget Crimewatch – the Vikings were there first
We think of Vikings as highly aggressive raiders who ravished Europe in the Early Middle Ages but how could these men be controlled when they returned to their homeland after plundering other countries?
Habitable planets could be much more widespread in the universe than previously understood
A new scientific model to understand the amount of our universe which is habitable developed by University of Aberdeen scientists is being announced today at the British Science Festival.
Ancient Alaskan hair could reveal insight into climate change
In a scientific first, chemical analysis of ancient Eskimo hair found in Western Alaska could reveal how people in the region lived through times of climate change over the last 1000 years.
Does a high fat diet damage your brain?
A high fat diet may damage the part of the brain that controls appetite and energy expenditure which in turn dictates our weight.
Can souped-up soup tackle childhood asthma?
Mums-to-be are being recruited onto a study to see whether soup specially boosted with natural vitamin E containing food ingredients can help fend off childhood asthma. University of Aberdeen researchers have collaborated with Scotland based producer Baxters Food Group on three soups that have had their ingredients carefully selected to...
Rehabilitation favoured over methadone according to study findings
The public does not value drug treatment generally but believes detoxification and rehabilitation is a better approach to drug treatment than methadone maintenance, according to a University of Aberdeen study, the findings of which were presented today at the British Science Festival.
Should food addiction be classified in similar terms as drug or alcohol addiction?
Scientists investigate whether food addiction should be classed as a mental disorder.
Air quality device helps reduce children’s exposure to smoke in the home
Providing parents who smoke with measurements of their homes indoor air quality (IAQ), in addition to usual smoking advice, leads to better IAQ and reduces children’s exposure to second hand smoke.
Could fish oil be key in protecting the elderly against muscle deterioration?
Presented today at the British Science Festival, a new study by University of Aberdeen scientists will examine if the consumption of fish oil combined with weight training exercises could help protect the elderly against muscle deterioration.
From space to subsea - could tiny, super cold atoms hold the key to finding the Earth’s remaining oi
Ground-breaking space exploration technology is being used to develop an innovative new sensor for the subsea industry. Dr Charles Wang, an astrophysicist at the University of Aberdeen who is leading the development of the technology discussed his work at the British Science Festival today (Wednesday September 5).
Sex and sewage
Environmental endocrine disruptors are man-made chemicals that have been shown to have adverse effects on animal and human health and fertility. Aberdeen scientists told the British Science Festival today (Wednesday September 5) their effects on ecosystems and human health could be as significant as climate change.
‘Lonely heart’ water voles crucial to population survival
‘Teenage’ water voles from small families leave home and travel huge distances in order to find their perfect partner researchers revealed today at the British Science Festival.
2 minutes 30 seconds of exercise could be better for our health than longer intervals
Spending 2 minutes 30 seconds exercising at a high level of intensity, could be better at protecting the body against risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) than longer sessions of less intense exercise, claimed experts at the British Science Festival today (Wednesday September 5).
Balanced diet needed to help protect against cancer
A diet with foods rich in fibre and vitamin C could help protect against bowel cancer
Study into “feel full” foods to tackle obesity epidemic
University of Aberdeen nutritionists are developing and testing new foods with satiating qualities to help control appetite, manage weight and combat obesity. Their work – which is part of a major collaborative £6milllion EU-funded project – was discussed at the British Science Festival today (Wednesday September 5).
Frozen embryos less of a risk to mum and baby in IVF
The risks to mother and baby in IVF fertility treatment may be less if the pregnancy is a result of the transfer of a frozen rather than a fresh embryo.
Exploding stars could help predict future climate change
One of the universe’s greatest unexplained mysteries – why stars explode – could be explained by a particle similar to the Higgs boson.
Cutting-edge technology to empower people with speech impairments and limited mobility
Technology to empower people who have impaired speech and mobility as a consequence of illness or a stroke to live independently has been developed by University of Aberdeen scientists, and was presented today at the British Science Festival 2012.
Research gives insights into abortion
Women whose first pregnancy ends in abortion are more at risk of having a premature baby in a second pregnancy than women in their first pregnancy. However, the risk is not as high as that of women who have an initial miscarriage.
Could stereotypes come from word of mouth?
Accountants are boring, students are lazy and blondes have more fun – that is if stereotypes are to be believed anyway. The British Science Festival heard today (Tuesday September 4) about Aberdeen research being conducted into how stereotypes form.
‘Supergiants’ launch giant festival of science
Thousands of visitors will descend on Aberdeen to see leading scientists, hear about the latest in research and take part in workshops and activities as the city welcomes the British Science Festival.
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