An English beaver and her young steal the spotlight in the latest captivating episode of NatureWatch, released today.
A study of the longest-living animal on Earth, the quahog clam, has demonstrated the vital role oceans play in the planet’s changing climate.
Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages, new research suggests.
The University of Exeter has been awarded a first-class score for environmental and ethical performance in the People & Planet 2016 university league table.
Mothers who have repetitive and self-focused negative thoughts about their own problems can have poorer-quality relationships with their babies, new research from the University of Exeter shows.
Researchers from the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory have studied the findings from beach litter surveys carried out over a ten year period.
Two aspiring filmmakers are raising money for an ambitious wildlife documentary project in Nigeria.
A ground-breaking technique which allows green spaces to be mapped in 3D from an aircraft could boost biodiversity, aid human wellbeing and even help protect rainforests.
The first licensed vaccine for the potentially life-threatening dengue virus should only be used in moderate-to high impacted regions, new research has predicted.
The University of Exeter’s a cappella group Semi-Toned is in the final of Gareth Malone’s TV search for the nation’s most talented and entertaining amateur choir.
Almost 10,000 UK stroke patients a year could benefit from a new procedure, according to research presented today at the UK Stroke Forum Conference in Liverpool.
The pioneering and world-leading research conducted at the University of Exeter’s state-of-the-art Living Systems Institute (LSI) will form the basis of the latest high-profile Global Conversation event.
One of the world’s leading Renewable Energy experts has received a prestigious international award, in recognition to his ground-breaking research into ocean energy and technology.
Top scientists will put their minds to Christmas conundrums at a family friendly science event in Falmouth on Wednesday 14 December.
Shops are bursting with toys, mince pies are on the menu and radios are blasting out Christmas tunes – so it’s time for another festive favourite: lying to children.
The University of Exeter has agreed to sign an agreement with the Chinese government that will see hundreds of China's best students study in Devon and Cornwall over the next decade and beyond.
Bird feeders visited more often in suburban gardens than terraced streets.
Students from the University of Exeter were part of the Chiefs team who achieved a knock-out victory in a prestigious rugby union match.
New project aims to strengthen creative and cultural economy in South West England and South East Wales
A new project to broker partnerships between the arts and humanities sector and universities in South West England and South East Wales to generate economic growth has received funding.
Runners who wear trainers with no cushioning and land on the ball of their foot rather than the heel put significantly less demand on their bodies, new research suggests.
Outstanding students and staff based in Exeter and Truro have been recognised for their commitment and academic excellence at the University of Exeter Medical School’s annual Prizes and Awards ceremony.
Pioneering new insights into why high concentrations of some of the most rare and desirable natural elements - vital for the production of vital environmental, digital and security technologies – have been revealed.
An Exeter research facility which puts people at its heart has received nearly £6 million in funding over the next five years.
Today they are a male fashion accessory, adored by hipsters and spurned by clean-shaven creatives. But in the 19th century, men associated beards and whiskers with manliness, strength and even male beauty.
The University of Exeter is part of a newly awarded £19 million doctorial training partnership programme with industry leaders.
Powerful art and artefacts from Syria and the chance to hear from a doctor detained by the Assad regime are part of a series of events at the University of Exeter.
The inventors of the term “glass cliff” – which appears on the shortlist for the Oxford Dictionaries word of the year 2016 – say it has found fame because it resonates for so many women.
Clothing and objects from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum’s collections rarely seen by the public will be on show at an event to inspire creative writing in Exeter.
A world-leading social scientist from the University of Exeter has been appointed to an influential global research group, designed to pioneer new ways to tackle some of today’s greatest challenges.
The University of Exeter’s a cappella group Semi-Toned were chosen to represent the South West in Gareth Malone’s TV search for the nation’s most talented and entertaining amateur choir.
The gypsies of Romania, the magical shapeshifting underground inhabitants of Russia and the crying dolls of Poland will be conjured in Exeter through the power of storytelling and performance.
Enabling people with dementia to maintain control of the decisions surrounding their care is key to avoiding isolation, according to a new report by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
One of the world’s foremost marine pollution experts has welcomed today’s (Monday) announcement that there will be a Government review into the impact of microplastics on human health.
Experts at the University of Exeter will join forces with 15 other organisations worldwide to drive action on climate change given potential “catastrophic risk to human health”.
Physicists avoid highly mathematical work despite being trained in advanced mathematics, new research suggests.
Students from the Camborne School of Mines are celebrating becoming global champions at an internationally-celebrated mining competition.
Gareth Malone’s televised hunt for the UK’s most entertaining amateur singing group will see two popular a cappella groups at the University of Exeter battle it out for tonal triumph.
The opportunity to produce bountiful levels of vital food crops such as apples, tomatoes and watermelons could be boosted by reducing a crop’s demand for pollinators, new research has shown.
The first assessment of underwater noise in the UK marine environment has been carried out by a research partnership including the University of Exeter.
The Prince of Wales has praised the work of University of Exeter experts to help support small family farms.
The Vice Chancellor met with Professor Darren Croft and Dr Deborah Giles at the Center for Whale Research on San Juan Islands USA to talk about the work they have been doing.
Experts in dementia and those affected by the emotional experience of having a loved one with the condition will join an award-winning cartoonist to discuss the care and support available for those with memory loss at an event today.
Olympic gold medal winner Sally Gunnell OBE has officially opened a £4 million new sports facility at the Penryn Campus.
The final section of a sophisticated wave energy device has been successfully installed by a collaborative research team in the Bay of Biscay, on the northern coast of Spain.
Hundreds of bat deaths at on-shore windfarms in the UK could be prevented by better risk assessments and simple changes to the operation of turbines.
Bees use a variety of senses and memory of previous experiences when deciding where to forage for pollen, research by the University of Exeter suggests.
Globally-renowned dementia and ageing expert Professor Clive Ballard is now in post as the new Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter Medical School.
Astronaut Dr Michael Barratt has signed up to support the Extreme Medicine teaching team, which will help train doctors on how to practice high-quality Medicine, even in space.
A large-scale study of Caribbean coral has yielded discoveries on the pairing process between an endangered coral and the microscopic symbiotic algae they rely on for survival.
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, has delivered the latest in the University of Exeter’s ‘Exeter Lecture’ series.
If people continue using and changing land over the next century in the same way they currently do, soils will have limited potential to counter the effect of climate change.
Many aspects of match day life at Exeter City Football Club are brought to life in a new exhibition at St James Park.
South West England and South East Wales can lead the UK and compete with the world in the areas of advanced engineering and digital innovation, and has called for targeted government investment in these areas.
Moving poetry in now forgotten Lancashire regional dialects written generations ago is being uncovered by a University of Exeter academic.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Exeter sealed new strategic collaborations during meetings in Vancouver in October.
Mastery – an approach to teaching maths commonly used in East Asian countries – can significantly benefit children in UK schools, a University of Exeter academic has found.
Professor David Butler, Director of the internationally-leading Centre for Water Systems, has been appointed as a trustee of a vital South West environmental charity.
Exeter residents will gather to celebrate the city’s historic buildings which still stand despite the recent devastating fire at an event this weekend.
Shedding a few pounds might be a good strategy in the human dating game, but for crickets the opposite is true.
Two Medical students at the University of Exeter Medical School will bring National Pathology Week 2016 to Exeter through a series of events to engage everyone from clinicians to children.
Vampires, immortalised in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, were born out of real-life accounts of vampires gathered by doctors and surgeons, academic research has revealed.
The disconnect between voters and politicians has been cited as the cause of many current challenges in modern politics, from Brexit to the growth in support for extremist views around Europe.
The ash dieback fungus could spread more quickly and affect more trees than previously expected, according to research at the University of Exeter.
Students, staff, alumni and local residents have been working together to grow and harvest a pumpkin patch, just in time for Halloween.
Scientists could harness the power of evolution to stop mosquitoes spreading malaria, according to new research by the University of Exeter and the University of California, Berkeley.
The University of Exeter’s new dedicated unit to facilitate and conduct clinical trials in health research will officially launch next month.
Fireworks, henna tattoos and delicious food are among the fun activities on offer at the University of Exeter’s annual Diwali celebrations this month.
Fears that climate change is promoting a fungal disease which can devastate coffee crops may be unfounded, research by the University of Exeter suggests.
The public have been urged to help solve the mystery of why one of Britain’s best-loved animals, the hedgehog, is in decline.
A University of Exeter academic has won a prestigious prize which will allow her to write a major cultural history of the emergence of English Romanticism.
A new group which brings together Cornwall’s mining expertise has been launched in an event at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.
Universities will be the "powerhouses" of economic growth in the South West, predicted Lord Myners, Chancellor of Exeter University at a business summit on Friday.
Fish farms may hold key to studying the impact of rising CO2 on marine life, and if fish could adapt to climate change.
The University of Exeter has been awarded £1.5 million by Wellcome to enable translation of findings from its world-leading research programmes into improvements in human health on a global scale.
A change in the patterns of tropical storms is threatening the future of the Mekong River delta in Vietnam, indicating a similar risk to other deltas around the world, new research shows.
Solutions to the challenges facing the global mining sector will be shared by a leading expert from the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines at a special event in Vancouver, Canada.
The tumultuous region between two stars has been revealed for the first time, thanks to state of the art infrared imaging techniques.
Stunning public spaces at the University of Exeter and the city have been given a Silver Gilt Medal at the RHS Britain in Bloom national awards.
Michael Morpurgo, Meg Rosoff and David Almond are among the top authors taking part in Exeter’s festival of writing for and by young people during October half term.
A University of Exeter academic is helping to rehabilitate prisoners in high security Kenyan jails by teaching them to practice mindfulness.
Generosity increases dramatically if people are asked to donate tomorrow’s bonus or inheritance cheque
People will donate between a half and a third more to charity if they are expecting a bonus or windfall but don’t yet have the cash in their hand, according to research by the University of Exeter’s Business school.
The latest research on cybersecurity, an issue high on the agenda for both sides in the current US Presidential election campaign, will be shared by a leading expert from the University of Exeter at a special event in Washington DC, USA.
Students at the University of Exeter Medical School have joined forces with their peers from the universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Plymouth to launch a new journal that showcases original research.
Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School were part of genetics research which could help explain the legend of giants in Irish folklore.
The University of Exeter has more than doubled the amount of research funding it receives from Research Councils UK (RCUK), bucking the trend for falling government investment in research in the university sector.
On Tuesday 11 October, the University of Exeter Tennis Centre hosted the latest Schools Tennis Festival, for over 170 children from four local primary schools.
Intrepid staff from the University of Exeter have pedal-powered their way to victory in a national competition designed to encourage people to cycle, whether that be for fun, exercise or to work.
A new analysis shows that social norms can cross tipping points faster if new behaviour is difficult for others to ignore.
A two-year research project to understand the impact of libraries on local communities in Devon has been awarded a £200,000 grant from Arts Council England (ACE).
Fish may have regional accents and use slightly different “chatter” in different parts of the world.
The University of Exeter’s Mathematics and Computer Science departments’ commitment to gender equality have been recognised through a prestigious national award scheme.
A photographic display of magnificent examples of 19th-century facial hair and a special version of the pantomime Bluebeard are part of a new exhibition.
Experts are hoping to stop the UK’s favourite fruit, the banana, from disappearing from our shops.
Some of the most iconic giants of the animal kingdom, such as the imperious African elephant and the majestic lion, are most vulnerable to the detrimental impact of human expansion.
Some of the world’s leading experts will gather at the University of Exeter to take part in a prestigious event, designed to examine the future of pioneering space weather research.
The elusive basking shark takes centre stage in the latest fascinating instalment of NatureWatch, released today.
Doubling of the carbon dioxide concentration will cause global plant photosynthesis to increase by about one third, according to a paper published in the journal Nature
New methods of genome editing which could increase food production rates in farmed animals require urgent ethical scrutiny, according to a University of Exeter expert.
Three outstanding early-career scientists from the University of Exeter have been bestowed with prestigious fellowships from the Royal Society.
New research finds genetic differences that help to explain why some babies are born bigger or smaller than others.
Coastal dwelling marine wildlife, including crabs, lobsters and shellfish, which play a crucial role in the food chain, are more vulnerable to harmful plastic pollution than previously expected.
Medical historians and social scientists helping to tackle the world’s most pressing public health problems
Researchers at the University of Exeter will work with the World Health Organization to tackle the world’s most pressing public health problems.
New research finds that fish with consistent and predictable personalities are more successful in social groups and help to build tighter and more coordinated shoals.
The University of Exeter is set to play a pivotal role when a thrilling new era of student rugby competition kicks off this season.
Exeter has been named the top university in the South West in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
The University of Exeter has cemented its position as being amongst the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide, in a respected global league table (released today).
Calling someone a nippy or ninnycock today might not cause much offence – but hundreds of years ago if you wanted to be rude these were among a rich choice of crude words available.
Foraging seabirds use oceanic fronts as an efficient means to forage for food, according to an international study that could help safeguard the future of protected species.
Physical activity in natural environments, or ‘green exercise’, is estimated to provide health benefits of £2.2 billion a year to the English adult population.
Former professional footballer turned campaigner Clarke Carlisle met experts at an event held today to discuss how they can tackle male suicide and mental health problems.
Professor Janice Kay, Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, has been appointed to the high-level Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel.
Climate change, urban expansion and agricultural intensification blamed for risk to some of Britain’s best loved species
New research presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich, Germany (12-16 September) shows that environmental and lifestyle factors have greatest effects on obesity in those who also carry the most obesity genes.
Magma build-up at active Japanese volcano poses threat to "Naples of the Eastern World", research shows
Pioneering new study could help provide early-warning system for volcanic eruptions worldwide.
Honeybees are hardwired to efficiently search the landscape enabling them to continue working for the greater good of their hives even when they are sick, according to new research.
A medical student’s dedication and life-saving first aid skills have won him the St John’s Ambulance Volunteer of the Year award.
Experts hope to uncover the hidden secrets of ancient Amazon tribes and their effect on modern vegetation using revolutionary new drone technology.
A team of scientists has discovered an unexpected disruption in one of the most repeatable atmospheric patterns.
The effects of man-made climate change can hamper scientific projections of how key global weather patterns will act in the future, a new study has revealed.
Suspected drunks trying to get into pubs and clubs in Weymouth could be breathalysed and refused entry from Friday 16 September.
Ground breaking research shows teens burn up to 500 less calories in puberty
The University of Exeter has maintained its strong position inside the top 200 universities worldwide, in the latest influential international league table.
Fishers in Central Africa often cover hundreds of miles in very basic boats without engines searching for food to feed their families and make a living, a new study shows.
A world-leading diabetes expert at the University of Exeter Medical School has won a top international Diabetes prize in recognition of his research and its worldwide impact on patient care.
A University of Exeter expert has welcomed the announcement by the Government today that plastic microbeads in cosmetics will be banned.
Fascinating new light could be shed on the complex atmospheres of planets which orbit stars outside our own solar system, thanks to pioneering new research.
A gas that was formerly known for its noxious qualities could help people with diabetes recover from heart and blood vessel complications.
Revellers at Green Man Festival explored the importance of water and land use management by using a range of games and information boards.
Academics and other University of Exeter staff helped to celebrate the Penryn 800 Town Fair at the August bank holiday weekend
An international study has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia.
A student with close ties to Bangladesh has just returned from a research mission to raise awareness of the damaging culture of child marriage.
University of Exeter rural policy expert Professor Michael Winter OBE has been appointed as a Government advisor to help protect England’s natural environment.
Dementia researchers have been awarded £91,500 to purchase a new laser to create a state-of-the-art microscope, transforming their ability to image the brain.
A University of Exeter academic has welcomed calls from MPs for a ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetics because of the marine pollution they are causing.
Invasions from alien species threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents of some of the world’s poorest nations.
Scientists develop interactive game demonstrating impact of climate change on the Antarctic Ice Sheet
Scientists and games developers have joined forces to help communicate the impact of climate change on the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
One of England’s first mathematics free schools is sending record rates of students to the world’s best universities, just two years after opening.
The impact of climate change on global seawater conditions could change the rules of sperm competition for many important marine species.
The University of Exeter has reinforced its position as one of the best universities in the world, according to the latest influential rankings.
Scientists have tracked the behaviour of seabirds migrating across the Atlantic to better understand how these animals use the marine environment.
The evolution of the first land plants including mosses may explain a long-standing mystery of how Earth’s atmosphere became enriched with oxygen.
The longer our parents lived, the longer we are likely to live ourselves, and the more likely we are to stay healthy in our sixties and seventies.
The University of Exeter is highest ranked amongst the 24 members of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive institutions in the National Student Survey based on Overall Satisfaction.
A University of Exeter marine biologist has won a prestigious award for his world-class work in the field of fish ecology.
Drones will be used to discover more about the social lives of killer whales and help conserve these amazing mammals, which are at risk of extinction.
The social lives of crickets are similar generation to generation, even though the insects can’t learn directly from their mum and dad.
A special performance by a dancer at the University of Exeter’s picturesque campus is one of the events on offer as part of a project examining the links between the human body and the geological world.
Children will ponder global scientific questions alongside some of the best researchers in the country at a free, interactive event in Cornwall.
People feeling low or depressed are being offered the opportunity to take part in a study exploring the effectiveness of a simple new therapy online.
Retired holidaymakers are needed to take part in new research which aims to discover how giving up work has affected their tourism choices.
Research investigating the reasons behind a rise in ambulance call-outs in the South West is already being used by a local ambulance service trust.
The President of the New Zealand Institute of Physics returned to his academic roots in Exeter to forge a new collaboration with his UK counterpart - a University of Exeter physics professor.
New online courts for civil cases designed to help make the justice system more user-friendly could be introduced, thanks in part to the work of a University of Exeter academic.