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Research led by Dr Matt Telfer, Lecturer in Physical Geography, demonstrates the presence of dunes on Pluto and suggests they are formed from grains of frozen methane and nitrogen which make up the dwarf planet's surface.
- Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by Nasa spacecraft (BBC)
- Solid methane dunes discovered at bottom of major mountain range on Pluto (Independent)
- 'Riot of processes': dunes of frozen methane detected on Pluto's surface (Guardian)
- Dunes made of tiny frozen methane grains discovered on Pluto (ITV News)
- Pluto Has Dunes, But They're Not Made of Sand (Yahoo UK)
- Pluto is more like Earth than we realised with sand dunes made of methane, Nasa pictures reveal (Metro)
- Wondrous dunes on Pluto are made of grains of frozen methane (Reuters)
- Pluto has 'Earth-like characteristics,' study says (CNN)
- Pluto's dunes snapped by NASA's New Horizons are made from frozen methane (ABC News, Australia)
- Pluto has windswept dunes even though it shouldn’t have enough wind to sweep (Washington Post)
- Frozen Pluto has wind-blown dunes made of methane sand (ArsTechnica)
- Pluto Has Dunes, But They're Not Made of Sand (Space.com)
Research by Dr Andrew Turner, Reader in Environmental Science, shows hazardous chemicals such as bromine, antimony and lead are finding their way into food-contact items and other everyday products because manufacturers are using recycled electrical equipment as a source of black plastic.
- Recycling danger: Black plastics may be toxic (Express)
- Recycled black plastic could be hiding a serious health hazard (Siliconrepublic.com)
- Black plastic poison warning over microwave meals (Plymouth Herald)
- You could be eating a side of e-waste with your takeout (Popular Science)
- Recycled products causing harmful chemicals to appear in everyday items (Times of India)
- Toxic Chemicals From Recycled E-Waste Leech Into Our Food Packaging (Tech Times)
Professor Liz Kay MBE, Associate Dean for Equality and Inclusion and Foundation Dean of the Peninsula Dental School, has been named the sixth most influential person in the dental profession by the magazine Dentistry.
Research co-authored by Professor Yaniv Hanoch from the School of Psychology has highlighted that people who ‘see the glass as half full’ are more likely to fall prey to marketing scams.
A fungal pathogen which has led to the extinction of entire species in South America has been recorded for the first time in critically endangered amphibians in India.
- Researchers find deadly amphibian infection strain spreading in Sahyadris (Times of India)
- Killer fungal infection detected in 2 endangered amphibians in Western Ghats (Hindustan Times)
- Deadly fungus found in critically endangered amphibian species (Laboratory Equipment)
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Dr Camille Carroll has featured in national magazine, Progress – the official research publication of the charity Parkinson’s UK. She discusses her work on patient involvement in research, and explains how regularly talking to people with the condition has helped to shape the way she and other researchers conduct their research.
Members of the public are more likely to blame the global marine litter crisis on retailers, industry and government, according to new research led by Dr Sabine Pahl and Professor Richard Thompson OBE.