Lancaster University, officially The University of Lancaster, is a research-intensive British university in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The university was established by Royal Charter in 1964 and initially based in St Leonard's Gate until moving to a purpose-built 300 acre campus at Bailrigg in 1968. Lancaster expanded rapidly and now has the 11th highest research quality in the UK and is the 16th highest ranking research institution according to the latest Research Assessment Exercise.
Pesticides linger longer in greenhouse crops
Researchers writing in the journal Chemosphere this week found that crops typically grown under glasshouses and poly-tunnels had higher levels and numbers of different pesticides in them than those typica ...
New laws threaten Brazil's unique ecosystems
Brazil's globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals currently being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead, according to researchers publishing in the journal Science this w ...
'T-rays' to shed light on nuclear fusion
In the race to secure clean energy in the future, Lancaster University Engineers are reinventing a piece of technology which so far has only been used in labs to diagnose cancer, detect explosives, and even analyse grand ...
The costs and benefits for plants of transgenerational immune priming
In 2012 plant scientists at Lancaster were among the first in the world to publish data explaining how plants exposed to pests or disease can pass on their immunity to their seedlings, giving them an inherited advantage which ...
Sustainable green alternatives to fertilisers could boost food and energy security
Lancaster University scientists are leading research looking at formulating sustainable fertilisers from renewable energy waste.
How arbitrary is language?
Words in the English language are structured to help children learn according to research led by Lancaster University.
Lucky heather earns its name in carbon study
Researchers have found that heather has an important role to play in keeping carbon locked in the earth.
A new use for touchless technology in the operating theatre
Pioneering work using touchless technology for vascular surgery is now being extended to neurosurgery.
Equations reveal the rebellious rhythms at the heart of nature
Physicists are using equations to reveal the hidden complexities of the human body.
Devastating human impact on the Amazon rainforest revealed
The human impact on the Amazon rainforest has been grossly underestimated according to an international team of researchers from Brazil and the UK, led by Lancaster University.
'Unbreakable' security codes inspired by nature
A revolutionary new method of encrypting confidential information has been patented by scientists at Lancaster University.
Researchers to bring digital music scores into 21 century
Lancaster University is leading a project which will 'unlock' many thousands of musical scores which are stored online as frozen images, opening them up to a new generation of digital-savvy musicians and researchers.
Changing responses to death in the digital age
Researchers Dr Paul Coulton and Selina Ellis Gray are analysing the ways in which western mourning practices are changing in the modern world thanks to the increasing amounts of personal data we leave online.
Unique sighting of lava solves mystery
(Phys.org) —Scientists have made the first ever observations of how a rare type of lava continues moving almost a year after a volcanic eruption.
World Cup football is a risk factor for domestic violence
Domestic abuse increases during England World Cup football matches – especially if the team lose.