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New circle discovered near Stonehenge

A team of archaeologists are celebrating the discovery of a major new prehistoric monument only a short distance away from Stonehenge. 

22 June 2020Research

Snowball’s chance in Earth and early signs of life

New research helps answer one of the most asked questions in geoscience: when did Earth start to become habitable to complex life?

1 June 2020Research

Schools Earth Science outreach project receives half a million pounds funding boost

A University project to inspire young Earth and environmental scientists across the country will continue, thanks to NEO Energy funding.

24 February 2020Public interest stories

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