Two UWE students have had to give up on their dream of rowing across the Atlantic
A new study has found a link between obesity and poorer academic grades among adolescent girls.
UWE students refuse to abandon Atlantic rowing challenge, despite becoming stranded at sea
Professor Martin Siegert said the aborted mission was "hugely frustrating":
– PROFESSOR MARTIN SIEGERT, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, SUBGLACIAL LAKE ELLSWORTH EXPERIMENT
This is of course, hugely frustrating for us, but we have learned a lot this year._
Although circumstances have not worked out as we would have wished, I am confident that through the huge efforts of the field team, and our colleagues in the UK, we have done as much as we possibly could have done, and I sincerely thank them all._
A team of Bristol scientists has called off its mission to drill deep into an Antarctic ice sheet in the hope of finding life in an ancient lake.
– BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY
Drilling was proceeding well during the weekend after a replacement part was fitted to the boiler used to heat water for drilling.
Drilling stopped after the team was unable to form properly the water-filled cavity 300 metres beneath the ice.
This cavity was to link the main borehole with a secondary borehole used to recirculate drilling water back to the surface.
A group of Bristol scientists in Antarctica may have to abandon their project after equipment failure.
The team is trying to drill deep into a lake of ice in the hope of finding undiscovered life. They travelled with enough fuel for one attempt but the drill has stopped working.
The drilling has begun today - and the team have just 24 hours to gather samples before the borehole refreezes. And all in -25 C. Tanya Mercer's report contains video from Pete Bucktrout British Antarctic Survey
Scientists from Bristol University are in Antarctica on a mission that could hold the clue to whether there's life on Mars. They're drilling through 3km of solid ice to try to find lifeforms in the water and mud underneath Lake Ellsworth.
It's not often you'll see pictures like this. This is the team of scientists from Bristol arriving in Antarctica on their mission to drill the ice cap.
It was filmed by Pete Bucktrout of the British Antarctic Survey and shows the plane touching down and the surveyors heading off to their icy camp.
Professor Martin Siegart from Bristol University is leading a team who are about to drill through 3km of solid ice into subglacial Lake Ellsworth in Antarctica. Their mission is to search for life forms in the water and clues to past climate in the lake-bed sediments.
A team of scientists from Bristol University is preparing to drill through 3km of solid ice into subglacial Lake Ellsworth in Antarctica. Their mission is to search for life forms in the water and clues to past climate in the lake-bed sediments.
The University says it's one of the most exciting and ambitious explorations of our time. The team will have just 24 hours to sample the lake before the borehole re-freezes and re-seals the lake. Typical working conditions will be in minus 25°C and 25 knot winds.
They'll be using a a state-of-the-art titanium water-sampling probe and a bespoke sediment corer capable of being lowered down a three kilometre borehole in the ice made by a custom-built hot-water drill.
To add to the challenge every piece of technology has to be sterilised to space industry standards to ensure this unexplored lake remains pristine. For regular updates on the team's progress, visit the Lake Ellsworth blog.
The current advice from the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence is for pregnant women not to drink during the first 3 months and then no more than one or two units a week.
But according to a new study carried out by Bristol University, drinking just one glass of wine a week during pregnancy can significantly reduce a child's IQ. Our Health Correspondent Rebecca Broxton has been finding out the implications.
Researchers from the University of Bristol have published evidence to suggest drinking as little as one glass of wine a week while pregnant could affect the I.Q of the unborn child.
The collaborative study, between the Universities of Bristol and Oxford, showed that only children that have genes that make them vulnerable to alcohol were affected.
Social marketing can help boost physical activity in deprived areas, according to researchers at Bristol University.
They found that promoting health campaigns through social media helped increase the number of people participating.