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A peatland the size of England has been mapped in the Congo Basin for the first time. Researchers used core samples to confirm the presence of peat soil and determine its depth.

Using the samples, field measurements and satellite data the researchers were able to calculate that this peatland holds 30 billion tonnes of carbon - that’s about 20 years of the fossil fuel emissions of the United...
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‘Creative Communities: Wordsworth in Leeds’ is a new exhibition resulting from a partnership between our School of English and the Wordsworth Trust, with some of the city’s older residents and primary school children.

The exhibition features photographs and original artwork from the participants and from the Wordsworth Trust.

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Season's Greetings from the University of Leeds.
At the #LeedsPGOpenDay we’ll have the Information Fair in Parkinson Court where you’ll be able to speak to our academics, admissions staff and current postgraduate students. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available at the Postgraduate Café. #LeedsInspiringMinds

Explaining the new findings of research by Dr Phil Livermore and Professor Rainer Hollerbach, who discovered a jet stream within the Earth’s molten iron core - [ Goo.gl Link ]

New ‘jet stream’ discovered below Earth's crust

Our research discovered a 'jet stream' in the Earth's outer core, see coverage on Wired -

Pictures credited to ESA - European Space Agency
Emma Kinnear, an undergraduate in the School of Design - University of Leeds, has designed a mindfulness colouring book in memory of her late grandfather.

Emma says: "My grandfather was a keen photographer, and it is from him that I learnt to love nature and look at things in a different way."

"For me, mindfulness is about getting rid of the clutter in our lives and minds and learning to...
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You can book your place now for our #LeedsPGOpenDay on Friday 10th February and learn more about studying at the University of the Year #LeedsInspiringMinds

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Our research has pushed scientific boundaries, resulting in a baby being born from preserved ovarian tissue. The New York Times covers this groundbreaking moment

‘It’s Like a Miracle’: Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Frozen Since Childhood

Thanks to pioneering research at Leeds in ovarian tissue freezing technology, there is a “great feeling of hope for patients who will now potentially have a fertile future”, according to Professor Helen Picton from our School of Medicine. Read more about this ground-breaking moment [ Bbc.co.uk Link ]

Woman has baby using ovary frozen as a child - BBC News

Congratulations to Adnan Intekhab, who graduated from Leeds University Business School this week 80 years after his pioneering great-grandfather was awarded a degree at Leeds.

84 years of family history for new graduate

Congratulations to everyone graduating from the University of Leeds this week. Join our Leeds Alumni community to stay connected.
How do Disney films affect our perceptions of working women? Dr Martyn Griffin writes about Moana and female empowerment in animated films over the last century

Moana fulfils Disney's long journey from timid princess to empowered working woman

We love our campus at this time of year! Tag your Instagram photos with #12daysofcampus for a chance to get featured in our feed. Here's some of last year's to get you inspired...
Marking the release of Disney's Moana - our experts at Leeds University Business School analyse how working women have grown through Disney's animated film history

Whistle while you work - women in Disney animations

It's #AngerAwarenessWeek, and our experts are considering what anger means and how mindfulness can help.
On #CyberMonday, Professor David Wall explains how ransomware fraudsters target thousands of victims.

The Cybercrime Research Unit at the University of Leeds is helping to fight against internet fraud.

The dangers of 'ransomware'

How can you do fieldwork if you can’t go outside? We’ve teamed up with Leeds College of Art to create an interactive world to simulate fieldwork.

The explorable Virtual Landscapes project has just won the top prize for Outstanding Digital Innovation at the Times Higher Education Awards.

Congratulations to the School of Earth and Environment - University of Leeds and Leeds College of Art!
Behind the scenes: Professor Mark Kearney talks about a new scanner that will help doctors rule out heart attacks quicker and prevent misdiagnosis.

The technology - developed by University of Leeds spin-off company Creavo Medical Technologies – uses magnetic imaging to help doctors make an accurate and rapid assessment of patients with a suspected heart attack.

This means those who need it...
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Congratulations to Henry Nathan who has won the Calumet Student Photographer of the Year 2016 competition with this stunning photo taken in Oregon, America.