Have you ever fallen for fake news, and how would you even know?

More people engaged with fake news on Facebook than actual news over the course of last year's US election. What does this worrying statistic mean for the future of how we consume information and what we believe to be true and untrue?

Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America Editor, University Pro-Chancellor and alumnus presents his...
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The world's first celebrity submersible took the news by storm last year after a public vote to name the research ship that carries it (now affectionately dubbed the RRS David Attenborough) returned an unexpected result.

Boaty McBoatface will venture to the Antarctic on an expedition to study some of the deepest and coldest abyssal ocean waters on Earth – known as Antarctic Bottom Water...
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Boaty McBoatface submersible prepares to dive into the abyss on first Antarctic mission | University of Southampton

Hillary Clinton was at the centre of a paedophile ring, the Pope backed Trump, the Feds were investigating Clinton for conspiracy to murder. She was also supplying arms to ISIS. These were just some of the totally fictitious stories that gained traction during the US election of 2016. But how much of a role did they play in propelling a disillusioned and angry American public to vote for...
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University of Southampton Distinguished Lecture Series

Albert Einstein once said: "The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library." We couldn't agree more. Happy #WorldBookDay everyone!
We're leading the charge on AI technology that could contribute an estimated £654 billion to the UK economy by 2035.

Dame Wendy Hall to lead major review of Artificial Intelligence in the UK | University of Southampton

In this touching moment, the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service welcomes its first ever couple to receive cochlear implants at the same time.

Deaf from birth and married for 12 years, Neil and Helen Robinson had lived in a world virtually without sound, communicating with each other via sign language, lip reading and frustrating attempts to use hearing aids. The couple...
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Watch this married couple hear each other for the first time ever, thanks to cochlear implants provided by our team in the Auditory Implant Service.

Married for 12 years but the Robinsons have never heard each other - BBC...

Our research with Age UK has found that taking part in social activities has a powerful influence on improving people’s wellbeing as they grow older.

Being active and engaged boosts wellbeing in later life | University of...

We'd like to express our sincere thanks to alumnus James Vernon and his wife Mindy for their generous £1.35m donation to the Centre for Cancer Immunology, the very first of its kind in the UK.

Using the body's own immune system to battle cancer is a major leap forward in the fight against the disease - this generous gift brings us one step closer to saving more lives than ever before.

New cancer research centre receives major boost | University of Southampton

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Researchers believe they've found tangible proof that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram.

Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe | University...

50% of people born in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and everyone, in some way or another, will be affected by the disease. In support of World Cancer Day on 4th February, we’re #WearingWhite to honour our loved ones and raise funds for the Centre for Cancer Immunology, the first of its kind in the UK.

White blood cells are our body’s first line of defence against...
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Your dream of one day zoning out with a good book in your driverless car might be less realistic than you think.

Takeover time in driverless cars crucial to safety | University of...

Professors Dame Wendy Hall and Sir David Payne head a list of luminaries from the University, named amongst the 500 most influential people in the UK.

Southampton well-represented in Debrett’s Most Influential 500 |...

Take a breather from exams and revision with our little exercise.

Inhale and hold as the circle expands, exhale as it contracts.
A staggering 7,500 pupils from 800 schools across the UK have taken part in our National Cipher Challenge this year. Congratulations to all the winners!

National Cipher Challenge celebrates record entries | University of...