2013 news announcements

Science Minister announces projects to monitor ocean currents

Science Minister David Willetts announces two major NERC-funded projects to monitor ocean currents.

9 Oct 2013


Royal Research Ship Discovery to be named by HRH The Princess Royal

HRH The Princess Royal will name the new RRS Discovery at NERC's National Oceanography Centre this week.

8 Oct 2013


Stress a key factor in causing bee colonies to fail

Extended periods of stress can cause bee colony failures, according to new research part-funded by NERC.

7 Oct 2013


Giant channels discovered beneath Antarctic ice shelf

NERC's BAS scientists help uncover ice channels that may help predict future of Antarctic ice sheet.

7 Oct 2013


Female flies keep mating within the family

NERC supported scientists show male fruit flies sleep around, but females stick with the same mate.

25 Sep 2013


New project may give insights into the evolution of human teeth

NERC has agreed to fund a project worth nearly £680,000 to investigate how teeth evolved in our earliest ancestors.

20 Sep 2013


Report highlights radical change needed to tackle avoidable food waste

A new report commissioned by the UK Global Food Security programme says radical change is needed to tackle avoidable food waste.

19 Sep 2013


British public split on nuclear power

Research councils show opposition to nuclear power in Britain has fallen since 2005.

19 Sep 2013


Undersea mountains provide crucial piece in climate prediction puzzle

NERC supported research shows undersea mountains are crucial in climate prediction.

19 Sep 2013


Achilles' heel of ice shelves is beneath the water, scientists reveal

NERC supported research reveals melting undersides of submerged ice shelves account for up to 90 per cent of ice loss in Antarctica.

16 Sep 2013