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Global warming: Man-made pollutants increase the cooling effect of Saharan dust
International Business Times
A recent study by the University of Edinburgh attributed a fall by 10% in rainfall over the last 50 years to anthropogenic aerosol emissions. High levels of anthropogenic aerosols in the atmosphere caused heat from the sun to be reflected back into space ...

Obituary: Dr Margaret Fleming, surgeon and GP
The Scotsman
She graduated with an MA from the University of Edinburgh in 1938 and then, following a crash course in science, embarked on her medical studies there, graduating MBChB in 1941. From there she went to Gogarburn where part of the facilities, which normally ...

Is this the world’s scariest 'swimming pool'? Ocean simulator can push crushing waves towards you
Daily Mail
The pool, however, isn’t designed to test your swimming strength, but for University of Edinburgh engineers to trial marine technologies. The system is 82ft (25 metres) across and 6.6ft (two metres) deep and can recreate powerful waves and currents from ...

Edinburgh University unlocks the key to hunger
Deadline News
A joint research project at Edinburgh and Harvard Universities may have identified the science behind hunger pangs. Scientists at both research centres have identified brain cells which create the feeling of hunger, in what they call “a promising new ...

Helping women return to the workforce
The She’s Back team presented findings of a joint research project with the University of Edinburgh Business School, which found that 84% of the 1,100 women surveyed said they did want to go back to fulfilling careers, but that 75 per cent don’t ...

Burke blood letter going on display
The letter, usually held in Edinburgh University's archives, will go on display for the first time in living memory at the institution as part of the city's One Last Fright weekend from May 15 to 17. It reads: "This is written in the blood of William Burke ...

A feast of fun at Loughborough University’s Freefest
Loughborough Echo
On Thursday, May 7 sees The University String Orchestra perform a set including an original commission. And don’t miss student-written play Time at the Bar from Stage Society at the Cope Auditorium from 7.30pm before it’s premiere at the Edinburgh ...

Friends of Craighouse confirm court bid to overturn planning 'travesty'
The group opposes plans by developers, Isle of Man-registered Craighouse Ltd, to build 145 homes on the site of the former Napier University campus at the ... "We were delighted by the decision taken by Edinburgh Councillors in September 2014 to grant ...

Almost half of sector to back Labour, THE election poll suggests
The Times Higher Education
Among the small number of respondents to the THE survey working at the University of Edinburgh, the SNP (48 per cent) was ahead of Labour (20 per cent). At the University of Glasgow, the tally was SNP 70 per cent, Labour 15 per cent.

MS Society To Invest £2 million in Edinburgh Centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research
The MS Society recently announced it will invest £2 million into the Edinburgh Centre for MS Research. This funding will support the research work of a team of about fifteen world-leading research experts from the University of Edinburgh. The team co ...

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