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.
Trade in albino body parts is big business in certain countries with the 'going rate' around £75,000.
Researchers are looking at advanced materials for roads and pavements that could generate electricity from passing traffic.
Physicists at Lancaster University are developing methods of creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology.
Crops such as wheat could be up to 21% more efficient at turning the sun's energy into food, according to new research by Lancaster University.
Major changes in agricultural practices will be required to offset increases in nutrient losses due to climate change, according to research published by a Lancaster University-led team.
Urban food demand in the Amazon could be hitting wildlife up to 1,000 km away from the city, according to new research.
Amazonians living in remote cities are more vulnerable to flooding and droughts than more accessible centres, researchers at Lancaster University have discovered.
Counterfeit products are a huge problem - from medicines to car parts, fake technology costs lives.
Recent increases in an unregulated ozone-depleting substance, could delay recovery of Antarctic ozone levels by 5-30 years, depending on emissions scenarios.
What if fictional places in books, such as Middlemarch, Treasure Island, Barsetshire and Gormenghast, could be generated as maps and even 3D visualisations out of the text itself?