Media coverage – April 2018

Three siblings will support each other in the 'fishbowl' of royal life (Mail Online)

Visiting Research Fellow Dr Judith Rowbotham was interviewed by a number of national media around the birth of Prince Louis.

A project by the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences receives national praise after winning the sustainability category of the Guardian University Awards.

A study by the Coastal Processes Research Group shows average winter wave heights have risen gradually over the past 70 years.

Beach Guardian, an initiative launched by marine biology student Emily Stevenson and her dad Rob, achieves national attention for some of the litter it has found on Cornwall's beaches.

Photography graduate Sian Davey, who has won national and international awards for her work, talks to the Guardian about her latest book.

Lecturer in Robotics Dr Martin Stoelen, who is developing robots that could help fruit and vegetable growers, features in an article about some of the challenges of modern farming.

Arctic sea ice contains huge quantity of microplastics, reveals new analysis (Independent)

Professor Richard Thompson features in an article about the spread of microplastics to marine environments all over the planet.

Polar sea ice leads to more productive oceans (Science)

Visiting Research Fellow Dr Katrin Schmidt features in the publication, following a study revealing how seasonal sea ice may play an important role in supporting carbon-consuming algae and the Arctic food chain.

Cyprus on the frontline against lionfish invasion (Various)

A research project involving Professor Jason Hall-Spencer, which seeks to eradicate an invasive species from Mediterranean waters, has received widespread international coverage.

Melting ice gave Etna its cone, researcher says (Cosmos)

A study by Professor Iain Stewart argues the current theory about Etna – that its shape was formed by tectonic shifts – is wrong.

AI Astronomer: Scientists Build Neural Network to Search for Habitable Planets (Sputnik International)

Researchers have developed an artificially intelligent neural network trained to classify planets into five different categories, which could be used in the future for interstellar space exploration

Farmer’s son shares year in farming mini-documentary (Farmers Weekly)

Marketing graduate Rufus Denne produces a series of films to showcase what life is really like on small family farms in the UK.

NHS and WannaCry report (Professional Security)

Professor Steve Furnell comments on a parliamentary report looking at the issues caused by the WannaCry malware attached and how it might be prevented in the future.

What does queer mean? (PinkNews)

Research Fellow Dr Alan Butler features in a piece exploring how the use of the term has changed over recent decades.

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