Southampton in the news

Some of the stories featuring University of Southampton staff and students that are making the news in October 2014. If you see coverage of the University that you think should be included here, please contact the media relations team in Communications and Marketing 023 8059 3212, email press@soton.ac.uk


Threats to Great Barrier Reef


Dr Jörg Wiedenmann, Professor of Biological Oceanography and head of the Coral Reef Laboratory, gave a live interview to BBC World News commenting on the threats that coal mining and global warming impose on the Great Barrier Reef.
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How to get to 100

An exhibition by the ESRC Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton, held in the city's West Quay centre, has gained media coverage in the Southern Daily Echo and on BBC Radio Solent.

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Oldest Art


Southampton archaeologist Alistair Pike has commented in New Scientist, USA Today, The Scotsman and Nature on the discovery of what is thought to be the world's oldest art in Indonesia.
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Place Hacking

Geographer Bradley Garrett has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed talking about 'place hacking' and his new book 'Explore Everything: Place-hacking the City'.
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Trust Me I’m a Doctor

Professor Martin Feelisch appeared on BBC Two’s Trust Me I’m a Doctor programme speaking about nitric oxide levels in the skin and its reaction to sunlight. This follows a study Professor Feelisch recently had published. Click here for more details.
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Ebola testing kit

News that University spin-out company Primerdesign had developed an Ebola diagnostic kit was reported by BBC national news (one o'clock), BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Solent, The Daily Mail, The Mirror, Daily Echo (front page) and Wave 105.

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Crabzilla

Marine biologist Dr Verity Nye disproved the existence of 'Crabzilla' off the Kent coast, with comments in The Daily Mail, The Daily Express and The Huffington Post.
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Is there life after death?

The results of the AWARE study into near-death experiences by former Research Fellow Dr Sam Parnia generated worldwide media coverage. The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Daily Mail, Metro, Daily Mirror, BBC World News (TV), BBC World Service (radio), The Huffington Post, Sydney Morning Herald, Times of India, Delhi Daily News, over 15 local BBC radio stations, over 20 TV stations across America, New York magazine, CTV News (Canada), New Zealand Herald, ABC (Australia), RIA Novosti (Russia), China Post, Malaysian Digest, Yahoo News and Gulf Times were just some of the global media outlets that covered the story.

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Giving it away

A study by economists which shows self-made billionaires are more likely to give away a large proportion of their wealth has featured widely in national and international media. The research by Dr Mirco Tonin and his team featured in The Metro, i Newspaper (Independent), Times of India, Business Standard, BBC Radio Solent and numerous UK local newspapers.

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Tracking marine mammals

Swipe, SKY TV's science programme, which is broadcast on TV, online and on Virgin Atlantic flights, featured an interview with Dr Verity Nye about the use of unmanned technology to track marine mammals.
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Satellite collision risk

A warning from space debris expert Dr Hugh Lewis about the risk posed by small satellites was reported in New Scientist, Discovery Channel, Space News, Yahoo News, Engineering and Technology magazine, International Business Times and Science World Report and a wide range of global news outlets.

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Moon as a cosmic ray detector

A new project, involving Dr Justin Bray and Professor Anna Scaife, to turn the moon into a giant cosmic ray detector was featured in a number of international media, including The Economist, Gizmag, Electronics Weekly, Scientific Computing, Yahoo News, Deccan Chronicle (India), News Tonight Africa and Business Standard.

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Science fiction becoming reality

There was further coverage for research by Dr Themis Prodromakis, who developed a Star Trek-style tricorder, on The Morning News on News Channel 9 and WSYR News on WWTI in the United States.

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Global AgeWatch Index

Professor Asghar Zaidi's development of an index that ranks the wellbeing of older people across 96 countries received international coverage including Time Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Examiner, National Public Radio (USA), ABC Radio (Australia), Globo TV (Brazil), and The Huffington Post (Italy).

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Eye stem cell discovery

Professor Andrew Lotery’s research has discovered that an area of the eye called the corneal limbus that harbours special stem cells that could treat blinding eye conditions. The research was covered by the Daily Telegraph, the Express, Daily Mail, Forbes and the Times of India among others.

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The Conversation

A number of Southampton academics have contributed articles and opinion pieces on some of today's topical issues to the news and opinion website, The Conversation.

How to get to 100 exhibits

How to get to 100 exhibits

The ESRC Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton is touring the exhibition round the UK

Self-made billionaires

Self-made billionaires

Economists investigated motivations behind billionaire giving.

Dr Hugh Lewis

Dr Hugh Lewis

Artists rendition of the SKA

Artists rendition of the SKA

Courtesy of SKA Organisation.

Global AgeWatch Index

Global AgeWatch Index

Eye Stem Cells

Eye Stem Cells