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Health - Oct 16
Our psychologists say e-cigarettes might not be a safer alternative to smoking during pregnancy and have called for more awareness of the risks. E-cigarettes are often considered a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes as they don't produce toxins, like carbon monoxide, but they do contain nicotine.
Environment - Oct 14

Future generations need to be educated about the crucial role that healthy soil plays in tackling climate change, according to new research. Soil can be a valuable store of carbon but is increasingly coming under threat from wildfires, droughts, hurricanes and floods as the planet warms.

Pedagogy - Oct 7

One of our leading theologians has spoken alongside Pope Francis at the global launch of his new Papal Encyclical - one of the Pope's highest forms of communication. Dr Anna Rowlands joined the Pope at Vatican City in Rome as he unveiled ‘Fratelli Tutti'.

Campus - Oct 6

Some of the world's leading academics are discussing their work in a series of webinars organised by Durham University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The series, Knowledge Across Borders, will bring together researchers who are outstanding in their fields of expertise to stimulate new, creative and critical thinking, open up new perspectives across cultures, deepen collaboration and share fresh insights.

Astronomy - Sep 30

Our astronomers ran hundreds of simulations to see the effect of different impacts on rocky planets with thin atmospheres.

Campus - Sep 21

Did you know that just 13 per cent of students studying computing, gaming and related degrees in the UK are female? And women only account for 17 per cent of the tech workforce? We've been working hard to change this and create more diversity in both education and the tech industry.

Environment - Oct 7

Our research into how crops could be ‘future-proofed' against climate change to avoid food shortages has been boosted by a major funding award. Durham is leading further research into how plants adapt to their environment along with Nottingham, Cambridge and Liverpool universities.

Law - Oct 6

Professor Thom Brooks, Dean of Durham Law School, has been appointed President of the Society of Legal Scholars Did you know that students who join Durham Law School are joining a world top 50 department where they'll be taught by some of the world's leading experts?

Earth Sciences - Oct 1

One of our leading academics has been honoured for her outstanding achievements and contributions in geosciences. Professor Gillian Foulger, has been awarded the Leopold von Buch Plaque 2020, which is the highest award given by the German Geological Society (DGGV).

Astronomy - Sep 23

A world-leading Durham cosmologist has been recognised as being “of Nobel class? for his work on the evolution of the universe.

Health - Sep 18

Our ground breaking research has never been so critical during the Covid-19 pandemic. Amongst other things, we're helping to detect the virus, support people suffering from the effects of lockdown and understand how we could be better prepared if there was another pandemic.

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