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Earth’s hidden past unearthed

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

Dr Claire Cousins, Dr Chandrike Kaul and Professor Anne Magurran

£600k research funding award

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

Hidden stone circle in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Stone circles secret

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

Garlung Co lake in Central Himalaya

Lakes affect glacial melt

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

Volcanic recycling secret

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

Ammonium fed early life

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

deep sea coral

Ice age CO2 mystery solved

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.