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Last updated: 8 April 2024

Scientists support calls for stricter controls on coastal developments

Coastal research at Porthleven

Professor Gerd Masselink and Professor Tom Spencer respond to the Committee on Climate Change’s Managing the coast in a changing climate report

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Last updated: 20 March 2024

Are New Year’s resolutions a waste of time?

New Year resolutions

Students and academics from Plymouth and the Queensland University of Technology ask if our annual commitments are worthwhile

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Last updated: 12 March 2024

Social work and its role in tackling loneliness

Social Work

Exploring research which demonstrates the potential for social workers to make a difference to people experiencing social isolation and loneliness

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Last updated: 12 March 2024

The view from Plymouth: our expert take on what's making the news

Plymouth Sound and The Hoe

Discover our long reads. In-depth features, opinion pieces and profiles by our experts on the topics changing the world

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Published: 12 March 2024

The Princess and THAT photograph

Judith Rowbotham, Visiting Research Fellow

A view from Royal historian, Dr Judith Rowbotham

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Published: 11 March 2024

What should we do with ageing marine structures?

Brightly lit oil rig operating over calm sea

Dr Anaëlle Lemasson co-authored a comment article in Nature saying current legislation needs to be revised

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Last updated: 23 February 2024

Dangerous liaisons – why contracting an STI could be deadly this Valentine’s Day

Biofilm of antibiotic resistant rod-shaped bacteria

Dr Tina Joshi explains how antimicrobial resistance is making STIs harder to treat – and is expected to kill more people than cancer by 2050

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Last updated: 22 February 2024

Held to cyber ransom

Virus Alert Maritime Cyber

During 2017, ransomware has re-emerged as a major threat to cyber security

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Last updated: 20 February 2024

eHealth for long-term conditions: time for a health revolution

Dr Craig Newman delivers his TEDxTruro lecture. Picture courtesy of Vicky Slater Photography

Highlighting the role of apps and eHealth for long-term conditions

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Last updated: 15 February 2024

Time to get our teeth into improving children’s oral health

NHS Digital

With yet another report condemning the state of children's oral health, one of the UK's leading dentistry academics has her say

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