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DNA is shown hardy enough to survive space travel

26 November 2014

DNA carries the blueprint of all life, and its survival during space travel is essential if life is to be regarded a cosmic phenomenon. DNA (plasmid DNA) mounted on the exterior of a TEXUS-49 rocket was launched from Kiruna in…

Publication of the week: Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe

24 November 2014

Wickramasinghe, C., The Search for Our Cosmic Ancestry (Singapore: World Scientific, 2014). ISBN: 978-981-4616-97-3 (softcover). The idea that life is a cosmic, rather than a purely terrestrial phenomenon, has progressed from scientific heresy to mainstream science within the short timespan…

Santander opens on campus

19 November 2014

A branch of Santander is set to open its doors – the first campus bank at the University of Buckingham. The bank will have special long opening hours – 10:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Friday, (Wednesdays 10:00 to 17:00),…

In the news – 18 November 2014

18 November 2014

MI5 fears Islamic State Ebola ‘bomb’ Daily Star, 16 November SPOOKS fear Britain faces a deadly attack from Islamist terrorists infected with Ebola. Read the full article. Professor Glees was also quoted in the Daily Mirror on 13 November about…

Grants and awards

17 November 2014

Dr Ihsan Lami has been awarded an STSM (Short Term Scientific Mission) Award from the European COST IC1301 Action for two of his DPhil students (Mr AlbuRghaif and Mr AlAbodi) to visit the University of Gent’s Department of Information Systems…

Publication of the week: Natalie Pratt

17 November 2014

Pratt, N., “Analysing conservation covenants”, Journal of Planning and Environment Law (2014): [2014] 12 JPL 1310-1319 This article considers the recommendation of the Law Commission report of 24 June 2014 “Conservation Covenants” that the “conservation covenant” should be introduced in…

Rosetta may reveal our cosmic ancestry

12 November 2014

Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe has been appointed Editor in Chief of the Journal of Astrobiology and Outreach.  He has published an open letter asking for contributions to the journal about the Rosetta mission: Today’s landing on a comet has been hailed…

The country’s first Continuous Improvement in Public Services MSc

11 November 2014

The country’s first Continuous Improvement in Public Services MSc is launching at the University of Buckingham following a request by the Institute of Continuous Improvement in Public Service (ICiPS) to set up the course. The aim of the part-time Masters…

In the news – 11 November 2014

11 November 2014

An article by Professor Glees was published in the Daily Mail on 5 November 2014. Read article: They help our mortal enemies — but couldn’t care less says Professor Anthony Glees

International Space Station crew return to Earth with marine plankton

11 November 2014

A Russian-US-German team of astronauts landed in Kazakhstan after 165 days in space, with their discovery of new forms of life labelled “one of the most important discoveries” in recent history.  Professor Wickramasinghe is quoted extensively in an article by…