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Research on global surface ozone levels shows populations most affected by air pollution

(University of Leicester) Research led by the Universities of Leicester and Edinburgh and 12 other research institutions into surface ozone levels that are important for human health.

Rare 450-million-year-old 'cone-shaped' fossil discovery

(University of Leicester) An international team including University of Leicester researchers discover unique fossil of mysterious creature from the Ordovician period.

Rare 450-million-year-old 'cone-shaped' fossil discovery

Researchers from the University of Leicester, working with an international team of geologists, have discovered an enigmatic fossil of a 450 million year-old creature resembling a tiny ice-cream cone.

Lifting and conserving a Roman mosaic floor

Last winter, University of Leicester archaeologists unearthed a mosaic floor from the Roman era that is one of the largest found in Leicester in three decades. In the winter of 2016/2017, a site the corner of Highcross Street and Vaughan Way was slated for development, so the ULAS team was engaged by to survey it […]

Scientists home in on a potential Anthropocene 'Golden Spike'

(University of Leicester) Anthropocene Working Group led by University of Leicester scientists and invited specialists review the potential settings where a global reference section for the Anthropocene might be searched.

Scientists home in on a potential Anthropocene 'golden spike'

The international working group, which includes geologists Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams and Colin Waters, from the University of Leicester's School of Geography, Geology and the Environment and archaeologist Matt Edgeworth has, since...Show More Summary

Giant storms cause palpitations in Saturn's atmospheric heartbeat

Immense northern storms on Saturn can disturb atmospheric patterns at the planet's equator, finds the international Cassini mission in a study led by Dr Leigh Fletcher from the University of Leicester.

Giant storms cause palpitations in Saturn's atmospheric heartbeat

(University of Leicester) A University of Leicester scientist leads a Cassini mission study into immense northern storms on Saturn.

MappAir — New UK-Wide, Online, High-Resolution Air Pollution Map

A new UK-wide, online, high-resolution air pollution map known as "MappAir" has been developed and launched by EarthSense Systems, a joint-venture between the aerial mapping firm BlueSky and the University of Leicester

New insights into life and death of Jumbo the elephant revealed in BBC One documentary

(University of Leicester) University of Leicester archaeologist Dr. Richard Thomas provides expertise to upcoming BBC One documentary with Sir David Attenborough on Sunday, Dec. 10.

New nationwide map of air pollution provides insights into nitrogen dioxide levels

EarthSense Systems, a joint venture between the University of Leicester and aerial mapping company BlueSky, has published MappAir, the first ever high resolution nationwide map of air pollution.

Possible evidence of Julius Caesar's United Kingdom invasion site unearthed

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Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the first evidence of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain, the University of Leicester announced Tuesday. Its team have unearthed new evidence suggesting that Caesar's fleet landed at a bay on the Isle of Thanet in the English county of Kent, around 70 miles southeast of London. Show More Summary

Found: The Site Where Julius Caesar May Have Landed in Britain

When archaeologist Andrew Fitzpatrick and his team from the University of Leicester started to unearth a defensive ditch—uncovered during roadwork on the Isle of Thanet (not actually an island any more), in northeast Kent, England—they were puzzled."The ditch was not like any other dating from the same period. Show More Summary

First evidence for Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain discovered

The first evidence for Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain has been discovered by archaeologists from the University of Leicester. The post First evidence for Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain discovered appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

First evidence for Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain discovered

The first evidence for Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain has been discovered by archaeologists from the University of Leicester. The findings will be explored as part of the BBC Four's Digging For Britain on Wednesday 29 November. Based...Show More Summary

Iron Age cauldrons discovered at feasting site

A team from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) has unearthed an unprecedented collection of Iron Age metal artifacts at Glenfield Park in Leicestershire. The excavation took place in the winter of 2013/2014 in advance of construction of a large-scale warehouse and distribution center on the site which was known to have had Iron […]

First evidence for Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain discovered

(University of Leicester) University of Leicester archaeologists suggest Caesar's fleet first landed in Pegwell Bay, Isle of Thanet, Kent in 54BC and constructed fort nearby

Deaths during childbirth reduce by half

(University of Leicester) In their latest report a team of academics, clinicians and charity representatives, called MBRRACE-UK, has looked at the quality of care for stillbirths and neonatal deaths of babies born at term who were alive at the onset of labor, singletons (sole births) and who were not affected by a major congenital anomaly. Show More Summary

Unique metal artefacts from Iron Age settlement shed new light on prehistoric feasting

(University of Leicester) Prehistoric cauldrons, ancient sword and assorted metalwork among nationally significant findings discovered by University of Leicester archaeologists at Glenfield Park, Leicestershire.

Unique collection of metal artefacts from Iron Age settlement sheds new light on prehistoric feasting rituals

A unique collection of Iron Age metal artefacts which sheds new light on feasting rituals among prehistoric communities has been discovered by archaeologists from the University of Leicester during an excavation at Glenfield Park, Leicestershire. The...Show More Summary

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