News at Stirling

Researchers open doors for science event

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A Stirling science event will lift the lid on the world of research and give a glimpse into some of the ground-breaking studies taking place at the University of Stirling.
18 Jan 2016

Study aims to shape global anti-doping programmes

Athletes' attitudes on the fairness of current anti-doping programmes and how they believe they affect their success will be explored by academics from the University of Stirling in a new study.
14 Jan 2016

Neonicotinoid pesticides linked to butterfly declines in the UK

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The use of neonicotinoid pesticides may be contributing to the decline of butterflies in the UK, a new study by the Universities of Stirling and Sussex in partnership with Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology has revealed.
24 Nov 2015

Myth that Andy Murray’s nationality is linked to success smashed

The notion that success plays a part in media descriptions of tennis ace Andy Murray’s nationality has finally been dispelled by a postgraduate student at the University of Stirling. The commonly held view that Murray is British when he wins and Scottish when he loses has been dismissed by Ben Dickson in a recent research project.
24 Nov 2015

Research finds men who eat garlic smell more attractive

The beneficial health properties of garlic are well known, but researchers at the University of Stirling and Charles University in Prague have uncovered another less well known and surprising property – that the body odour of men who eat garlic is attractive to women.
12 Nov 2015

New £2.9m Stirling-led study on freshwater ecosystem dynamics

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Major £2.9m funding for a University of Stirling-led study into the impact of people and the natural environment on freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem resilience, is announced today by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
26 Oct 2015

Threat posed by ‘pollen thief’ bees uncovered

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A new University of Stirling study has uncovered the secrets of 'pollen thief' bees - which take pollen from flowers but fail to act as effective pollinators - and the threat they pose to certain plant species.
9 Oct 2015

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