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Study reveals high levels of toxic element in UK shale
Scientists from the University of Aberdeen have discovered high levels of a toxic element in rock samples taken from an area of the UK targeted for shale gas extraction.
University Professor praised for postgraduate study report
A University of Aberdeen Professor has won praise from Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Education for his contribution towards the future of postgraduate education in Scotland.
N-Circle: A major new UK-China Joint Centre on Nitrogen
A major new Centre is being established between UK and Chinese scientists to tackle the issues of nitrogen use and pollution from agriculture.
Making health information easier to understand
How best to present research information about treatments to patients the public is being explored by researchers at the University of Aberdeen.
Leading fungal research selected for UK's most prestigious annual science exhibition
Research at the University of Aberdeen into potentially deadly fungi has been selected to exhibit at the UK's leading showcase of world-class research.
New Christmas tune inspired by medieval rune
An acclaimed Swedish composer has created the first ever 'Rune Carol' set to words adapted and translated by Dr Hannah Burrows of the University of Aberdeen.
Work of Aberdeen academic up in festive lights
Christmas decorations on Windsor Castle, part of the town council's festivities, have literally brought to light the publications and lectures of Aberdeen University academic Professor Jane Geddes.
Deep diving research expedition reveals unknown communities and alien species
Scientists from the University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab recently explored the relatively unknown seabed communities off the Island of Rhodes and discovered the presence of potentially harmful alien species.
Artist heads for residency in Anthropology Department
Poet and artist Alec Finlay will be joining the Department of Anthropology from July 2016 to April 2017 as Artist in Residence.
How the fiddle landed in Canada from Orkney over 300 years ago
Dr Frances Wilkins, lecturer in Ethnomusicology, was interviewed by the Scotsman about her research on the Scottish influence in Cree fiddle traditions in Canada.
True North Conference: Re-writing history Call for Submissions
Timespan's annual True North Conference invites submissions on the subject of re-writing history that reflects the cultural values we inscribe on the past, the processes and methodologies of writing history and the question of context and selection. International contributions are welcome. Closing date 3 January 2016.
Major grant to fund the study of Europe's 'forgotten union'
An Aberdeen academic has secured a major grant for research to fill in a 'black hole' in the history books.
Aberdeen's 'pirate past' revealed by study of Scotland's oldest civic records
Aberdeen was a European economic hub centuries before the discovery of oil but frequently upset its continental neighbours by turning a blind eye to piracy, a study of Scotland's oldest civic records has revealed.
Immediate and aggressive action is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions says new study
Greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced aggressively and immediately because there are significant constraints to large-scale deployment of negative emissions technologies in the future, says a new study led by Professor Pete Smith from the University of Aberdeen.
Flash Fiction winners announced
A Mearns school pupil and a teacher from the Borders are the winners of a writing competition inspired by the University of Aberdeen's special collections.
New centre to bring together experts on aquaculture
A virtual centre bringing together a vast amount of expertise on aquaculture related research has been launched at the University of Aberdeen.
The valley at the end of the world - and the magical mysteries found there
Rene Van der Wal's article in The Conversation looks at why 'the landscape is literally cracking up' with permafrost causing rocks to move and land to slide.
Reading of the banns: how the church tried to perfect the institution of marriage
Frederik Pedersen's recent article in The Conversation looks at how this tradition came about and how the Church of England synod proposes to replace this legal requirement.
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