2013 news announcements
Chemists have discovered that an 'impossible' reaction at cold temperatures actually occurs with vigour, which could change our understanding of how alcohols are formed and destroyed in space.
Research Councils UK welcomes the further commitment that the government has given to science and research through the announcement of the government's capital and infrastructure investments from 2015.
NERC's British Geological Survey in association with Department of Energy & Climate Change has completed an estimate for the resource (gas-in-place) of shale gas in part of central Britain.
NERC's British Antarctic Survey and National Oceanography Centre both feature among the world's top 100 Earth and environmental science institutions, according to a study by Nature Publishing Group.
The history of a new type of crab, nicknamed 'The Hoff' because of its hairy chest, which lives around hydrothermal vents deep beneath the Southern Ocean and Indian Ocean, has been revealed for the first time.