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Evolution acceptance in children linked to aptitude, not belief

In contrast to adults, acceptance of evolution in schoolchildren in the UK is linked to their scientific aptitude rather than conflicts with belief systems, say scientists at our Milner Centre for Evolution.

Wildlife conservation needs effective governance more than GDP or space

Protecting an area for wildlife can work—but only if there is robust political governance. That’s the research conclusion of twenty-three years of bird counting by an international team of researchers, including a scientist from the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath and published in the journal Nature.

University nominated for animal research openness award

The University of Bath was nominated for the ‘Media Engagement’ award at the recent Understanding Animal Research (UAR) Openness Awards.

Dogs get the Hollywood treatment to make animal animations more realistic

Researchers are working with Bath Cats and Dogs Home to create a library of movement data from different dog breeds, to make animal animations in films and video games more realistic.

More realistic animal animations

Staff are working with Bath Cats & Dogs Home to create movement data from different dog breeds

Cooking fats could be affecting cloud formation

Fats released into the atmosphere from cookers such as deep fat fryers may be enhancing the formation of clouds, which have a major cooling effect on the planet.

Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and Water Innovation & Research Centre have developed a simple colour-changing test for fluoride levels in water that tell you if the water is safe to drink. They are working with charity The Nasio Trust to develop a test that can be used in remote areas of Africa where high levels of fluoride in the drinking water causes the crippling bone disease fluorosis.

Bath chemist wins prestigious award for life-saving idea

University of Bath chemist Dr Asel Sartbaeva has won a prestigious award for her outstanding contribution to science at the WISE Awards for women in science, technology and engineering.

Asel Sartbaeva wins IChemE award

Dr Asel Sartbaeva from the Department of Chemistry has won the Biotechnology Award at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2017 for her work on a new way to keep vaccines safe without refrigeration.

Why making AIs fair, accountable and transparent is crucial

Dr Joanna Bryson, Dept of Computer Science, talks to The Guardian about regulation of AI

New antidepressant drug potential

A potential new antidepressant and antianxiety drug has been developed by our scientists

Dr Asel Sartbaeva wins IChemE award

Dr Asel Sartbaeva from the Department of Chemistry has won the Biotechnology Award at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2017 for her work on a new way to keep vaccines safe without refrigeration.

New drug shows potential as a different kind of antidepressant in mouse trials

A potential new antidepressant and antianxiety treatment with a unique mechanism of action has been developed by scientists at the University of Bath.

Light captured alongside a gravitational wave for the first time ever

University of Bath astrophysicists have been closely involved in the first ever combined detection of both light and gravitational waves from the merging of two neutron stars, a cataclysmic cosmic event.

Testing wastewater could give early warning system for preventing epidemics

New ‘water fingerprinting’ technology developed by researchers at the University of Bath to test a city’s water could soon be mitigating infectious disease, limiting the spread of antibiotic resistant “superbugs” such as E. coli, and enabling authorities to monitor the overall health of the public.

Humanoid robot tests to explore AI ethics

Artificial intelligence researchers at the University have been awarded €250,000 to conduct a series of unique experiments on how people interact with humanoid robots.

Watch: Roland Jones speaking at New Scientist Live

Humanoid robot tests to explore AI ethics

Artificial intelligence researchers at the University of Bath have been awarded €250,000 to conduct a series of unique experiments on how people interact with humanoid robots.

Latest virtual reality technology makes opera even more magical

Our researchers at CAMERA have used the latest motion capture technology to create an immersive virtual reality (VR) opera experience that is touring venues across England and Wales.