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Hidden past of Earth’s oldest continents unearthed

New international research led by St Andrews presents a novel way to understand the structure and formation of our oldest continents.

27 January 2020Research

University awarded over £600k in prestigious research funding

Three researchers from the University of St Andrews have been awarded research funding totalling over £620,000 from the Leverhulme Trust.

31 December 2019Awards

Ancient secret of stone circles revealed

The Calanais Virtual Reconstruction Project has uncovered a potential link between ancient stone circles and the forces of nature.

23 December 2019Research

Himalayan lakes are exacerbating glacial melt

The rate glaciers are melting in the Himalaya is being accelerated by lakes formed by glacial retreat new research has found.

3 December 2019Research

Ancient volcanoes reveal Earth’s recycled crust

Ancient volcanoes could provide new insights into how the Earth’s surface is recycled, according to St Andrews scientists.

16 September 2019Research

Ammonium fertilised early life on Earth

A team of international scientists, led by St Andrews, has demonstrated a new source of food for early life on the planet.

20 May 2019Research

Antarctic Ocean CO2 helped end the ice age

A team of scientists, led by St Andrews, has shown that rapid CO2 release from the ocean around Antarctica helped end the last ice age.

24 October 2018Research

New evidence for early life on Earth

Chemical analyses of the oldest pieces of Earth suggest our planet was habitable 700m years before the date of the earliest fossil.

25 September 2018Research

Watery Earth mystery solved by dust

St Andrews scientists may have helped solve the mystery of why there is so much water on planet Earth.

14 September 2018Research

Two-billion-year-old salt rock reveals rise of oxygen in ancient atmosphere

New information revealed about the transformation of Earth's atmosphere into an oxygenated environment.

23 March 2018Research