The effectiveness of ‘peer review’ — the system whereby scientists critique each other’s research to determine whether or not it should be published — is investigated in new findings published in Nature.
Professor Dave Cliff from the University’s Department of Computer Science will present a programme on BBC Four about the world of logic. The programme airs tonight, Tuesday 3 December on BBC Four at 9 pm.
Brunel’s original train station, once Bristol’s gateway to the world, has opened its doors once again – as the city’s new enterprise hub to drive inward investment, create jobs and encourage a new generation of high growth businesses. The Engine Shed, a Grade I listed building built by the famous engineer in 1841, has had a £1.7 million transformation thanks to a partnership between Bristol City Council, the University of Bristol and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
Chrissie Wellington, MBE, four-time Ironman triathlon World Champion and world record holder, spoke to a rapt audience in the Wills Memorial Building last week about her involvement in sport, her ‘life without limits’, and achieving things we never thought possible.
Why beaks evolved in some theropod dinosaurs and what their function might have been is the subject of new research by an international team of palaeontologists published this week in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).
A striking image of the sun over a glacier in South-west Greenland by Jon Hawkings, a PhD Student in the School of Geographical Sciences, was shortlisted for the inaugural Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Student Photography and Short Article Writing Competition.
Eight international engineering students who have undertaken internships of outstanding significance to their academic study and career development have been awarded scholarships by the University’s Faculty of Engineering.
BRISTOL North MP Charlotte Leslie has claimed victory in her campaign calling for tax breaks for pubs.
Earlier this year the Conservative MP launched a campaign calling for help for pubs struggling with rising costs and competition from low-cost supermarkets.
Now she has claimed victory after the Chancellor George Osborne announced a raft of measures that will help pubs and shops yesterday.
They include plans to give pubs, restaurants and shops with a rateable value under £50,000 a...
SMALL businesses welcomed the Government's steps to give them a helping hand in today's Autumn Statement – with good news on the taxes business pay on their premises and on employing young people.
But while many said all help was welcome, others said more needed to be done to help the economy to heal, and to ease the burden on hard-pressed people.
Among the welcome measures are a £1,000 business rates reduction for shops, pubs and restaurants with smaller premises, capping business...
Airbus has opened it new UK engineering headquarters in Filton, Bristol.
Barnwell House – named after Captain Frank Barnwell who was a driving force behind aircraft such as the Bristol Fighter, Bulldog and Blenheim – is part of the planemaker's aerospace park.
It will house 2,400 of Airbus' 4,000 Filton-based employees.
Airbus chief executive and president Fabrice Bregier did the honours watched by Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Business, Innovation and...
POLICE investigating heroin and crack cocaine dealing have made eight arrests following raids in Staple Hill, Fishponds and Kingswood.
The raids, which took place on Wednesday evening, saw officers seize class A drugs believed to be worth around £5,000.
Police are still questioning three men aged 62, 51 and 24, and two women aged 26 and 27 on suspicion of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.
Two men, both 34, and a 31-year-old woman have been released on police bail.
Former Bristol Rovers defender Michael Boateng has been charged with conspiracy to defraud as part of an investigation into match-fixing in the UK.
Boateng, who currently plays for Conference South side Whitehawk FC, has been bailed to appear alongside team-mate Hakeem Adelakun at Birmingham Magistrates Court on December 11.
Two other men, Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, were charged last month as part of an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) into an alleged...
An interactive bridal masterclass giving brides to be a hands on experience proved a great success.
Bristol based Host Event Management organised the evening at Old Down Manor, Tockington.
Classes included a floral demo from Stephanie Saunders Floral Design, Make up demo from Jessica Mills Makeup, Styling advice from LA Wedding and Event Styling, Papercraft activities from Celebration Crafts and planning tips from The Wedding Secret and Host Event Management.
Cocktails and cupcakes were...
A 41-YEAR-old man has pleaded not guilty to murdering another resident at a home for people with mental health issues in Bishopston.
Derek Hancock is charged with the murder of 24-year-old Robert Cox in Egerton Road on August 9.
A trial date was set for January 20. Hancock was remanded in custody.
This week the Bristol Post reported that police had attended the property where the killing took place, half an hour before Mr Cox was fatally injured.
The incident has been referred to the...
One of Bristol's top judges has visited Orchard School in Horfield in an attempt to explain to students how the law works and why it is so important they understand the judicial system. Judge Mark Horton guided students through a mock trial with the children acting as the jury. They watched a reconstruction of the crime and heard speeches from the prosecution and the defence.
New Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill would lobve nothing more than to land a money-spinning tie against a Premier League giant in the third round of the FA Cup.
But the former Nottingham Forest boss, who takes charge of his first game at Tamworth in Sunday's televised second round clash, is taking nothing for granted.
Although keen to begin his reign with a win, Cotterill acknowledges the very real threat posed by Tamworth players who will be buoyed by the conviction that they have what it...
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