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  1. Dr Jim O'Neill

    World-renowned economist among University's honorary degree recipients

    One of the world’s most respected and influential economists, Dr Jim O'Neill, will receive an honorary degree from the University of Sheffield next week (Monday 21 July 2014 to Friday 25 July 2014).

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements, Arts and humanities, Events, Engineering, Medicine, dentistry and health, Students and alumni, Science and Social science
  2. Rat navigating a box.

    Rats purposefully use their whiskers in different ways to help navigate in the dark

    The way rats use their whiskers is more similar to how humans use their hands and fingers than previously thought, new research from the University of Sheffield has found.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  3. Galaxy.

    Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of a galaxy at 1 million kilometres per hour

    New research by academics at the University of Sheffield has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future of the Milky Way.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  4. Sociable weavers sat on a tree branch

    Sociable weavers show everybody needs good neighbours

    A new insight into one of the biggest questions in science – why some animals, including humans, work together to maintain a common good – has been achieved by scientists at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  5. Comment: Will workplace robots cost more jobs than they create?

    Comment: Will workplace robots cost more jobs than they create?

    Categorised under: Comment and Science
  6. An illustration of cosmic rays arriving to Earth

    Muon detector could help UK reduce carbon emissions

    A specialist detector which is set to play a fundamental part in helping the UK reduce its carbon emissions is being developed as part of a collaborative project involving physicists at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research, Events and Science
  7. Time-lapse study reveals bottlenecks in stem cell expansion

    A time-lapse study of human pluripotent stems cells has identified bottlenecks restricting the formation of colonies, a discovery which could improve their use in regenerative medicine.

    Categorised under: Research, Engineering and Science
  8. Tom Stafford

    The psychology of Tetris revealed on game’s 30th birthday

    On World Tetris Day (6 June 2014), the University of Sheffield’s Dr Tom Stafford discusses why such a simple game is so compelling and reveals the psychology behind its enduring appeal.

    Categorised under: Science
  9. Timema cristinae

    Research finds evolution of stick insects and species formation can be repeatable and predictable

    The formation of new species and genome evolution in stick insects can be repeatable and predictable, researchers from the University of Sheffield have found.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  10. In Praise of Air

    Writing is on the wall for air pollution thanks to air-cleansing poem

    The writing is on the wall for smog as the University of Sheffield unveils the world’s first air-cleansing poem, a new work by award-winning writer Simon Armitage.

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities, Events and Science
  11. Professor David Beerling, Professor Steven Armes and Professor Tom Bridgeland

    Trio of University professors ranked among science greats

    Three professors from the University of Sheffield have achieved one of the greatest accolades in science by being elected Fellows of the Royal Society.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements and Science
  12. DNA

    The DNA sat nav: find your ancestor's home from 1,000 years ago

    Tracing where your DNA was formed over 1,000 years ago is now possible due to a revolutionary technique developed by a team of international scientists led by experts from the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research, Medicine, dentistry and health, International and Science
  13. A field of crops

    Research finds a new way to protect crops from pests and disease

    A team of international researchers has uncovered a mechanism by which plants are able to better defend themselves against disease-causing pathogens.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  14. A woman working on an urban allotment

    Allotments could be key to sustainable farming, study finds

    An increase in urban allotments could help us meet the rising demand for food throughout the world, without damaging the Earth’s soils, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  15. Technician

    £400k scheme to address skills shortage will show being a technician is a ‘career for life’

    The University of Sheffield is leading a £400,000 scheme to tackle a blackhole in universities’ technical expertise and train the workforce needed to ensure the country is at the forefront of international research and development.

    Categorised under: Teaching and Science