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The University’s annual prize for engaging the public with science has been awarded to palaeontologist Dr Steve Brusatte.

This prize, awarded during the Edinburgh Science Festival, recognises and rewards the University’s outstanding science communicators.  Its winner is invited to deliver a prize lecture at which the award is presented.

The University’s annual prize for engaging the public with science has been awarded to palaeontologist Dr Steve Brusatte
Conservationists broadly agree on goals for protecting the natural world – but not how to move towards them, a survey shows.
Conservation aims set out ahead of UN summit
Congratulations to Drs' Clare Barnes, Tom Slater, Jan Penrose, and ProfessorJulie Cupples who have been shortlisted for the 2019 Teaching Awards. 

Clare Barnes is shortlisted for the Van Heyningen award for Teaching in Science and Engineering; and Tom Slater, Jan Penrose, Julie Cupples for the Best Course Award.  

Congratulations to Drs' Clare Barnes, Tom Slater, Jan Penrose, and Professor Julie Cupples who have been shortlisted for the 2019 Teaching Awards.
Young people in Scotland’s poorest neighbourhoods are increasingly likely to encounter tobacco products in their area, a study suggests.
Young people in Scotland’s poorest neighbourhoods are increasingly likely to encounter tobacco products in their area, a study suggests.
A newly identified species of 150 million-year-old marine crocodile has given insights into how a group of ancient animals evolved.
Cricosaurus bambergensis.  Image credit: Joschua Knüppe/ Sven Sachs
Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could accelerate as a result of the US-China trade war, researchers have warned.
Amazon rainforest could become trade war casualty.  Image credit: Luoman/Getty Images
Scientists are rethinking a major milestone in animal evolution, after gaining fresh insights into how life on Earth diversified millions of years ago.
Scientists are rethinking a major milestone in animal evolution, after gaining fresh insights into how life on Earth diversified millions of years ago.
Scientists shed light on make-up of Earth’s core
Scientists suggest Earth's core contains silicon - the same material which formed the sun.  Credit: Rost/Getty Images
Marine pollution, including fragments of fishing equipment and tiny pieces of plastic, have been found inside animals living on Scotland’s only inshore deep-water coral reef.
Deep water coral reef faces growing threat from plastic pollution.  Credit J M Roberts
Professor Pete Nienow is Elected to Become Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Nienow joins the prestigious current RSE Fellowship whose varied expertise supports the advancement of learning and useful knowledge in Scottish public life. 

Professor Pete Nienow, Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

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