A new study suggests the controversial drilling technique 'fracking' is not a significant cause of large earthquakes.
A Durham university professor will help to analyse extracts from an ancient Antarctic lake
Olympic rower and gold medallist, Sophie Hosking, has returned to Durham University to open a new indoor rowing tank named after her.
More than £1m has been spent on artwork at Durham University.
Pieces by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Alexander Calder hang on the walls of buildings like the Palatine centre.
The University say developing collections is essential. Students say the money could be put to better use.
A spokesman for Durham University said developing its collections of art was "essential".
Students have called it a disgrace that the university spent £1.4m on art while increasing tuition fees to £9,000 a year.
But the statement, released by the university, said:
– Spokesman, Durham University
“Durham University is a custodian of many fine treasures and developing our collections of graphic art and sculpture for public display was an essential part of the original concept for the Palatine Centre.
“Some of the artwork was commissioned and reflects the University’s academic strengths and the heritage of our region.
“The works that can now be viewed represent a rich and varied presentation of 20th and 21st century art.
“The University organises free guided tours and staff, students and the public are encouraged to come and enjoy it.”
Durham University has spent £1.4m on art, including works by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, while raising tuition fees for students. The costs have been uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act request by student journalists at Palatinate, the student newspaper.
Researchers at Durham University have found that fracking - a controversial drilling process to release underground gas reserves - is not a significant cause of earthquakes.
Many people have blamed fracking for causing tremors in the past, but after looking at operations in America where fracking is common the university team found that any tremors were barely noticable.
You can watch the full report from Richard Wilson below.
A talented young scientist has won the chance to have an experiment she designed tested in space.
19-year-old Ioana Ciuca wants to learn more about how metals react in low gravity environments, and so her project will be strapped onto a rocket and launched from Sweden next March.
The young scientist now has a busy year ahead of her at Durham University preparing for the launch.
Watch the full report from Helen Pearson below.
Space shuttle pictures courtesy of NASA.
We all know that they demand love, attention and a lifetime of companionship - but dogs may have been man's best friend for far longer than we thought.
Durham University has been given one million pounds to work out the date of the first pet dogs.
And as Dan Ashby reports, from wolves to poodles, our canine companions may have been there for us for more than thirty thousand years.
Watch his full report below.
Scientists at Durham University are using a £950,000 NERC grant to find out when and where dogs first became domesticated. They are examining bones of wolves and dogs.
The earliest conclusive evidence showed dogs have been pets for about 14,000 years, but theories now suggest it could have been for as long as 35,000 years.
– Professor Keith Dobney, Sixth Century Chair of Human Palaeoecology at the University of Aberdeen
"Just about everything associated with domestication is really about the beginnings of farming. Except dogs.
"Dogs were domesticated by hunter-gatherers at least 3,000-5,000 years before agriculture and possibly tens of thousands of years earlier."
The three year project starts in October.
Scientists at Durham University are trying to find out when dogs first became domesticated. They are examining bones from ancient remains of wolves and dogs. It's believed they could have been pets for as long as 35,000 years.
Two students at Durham University have been given a national peace award in Northern Ireland.
Music student Enya Doyle and Law student Lauren Sloan set up a cross-community peace movement based around a Celtic music ensemble called 'Not in My Name'.