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First exposed planetary core discovered allows glimpse inside other worlds

The surviving core of a gas giant has been discovered orbiting a distant star by University of Warwick astronomers, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the interior of a planet. The team from the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics reports the discovery today (1 July) in the journal Nature, and is thought to be the first time the exposed core of a planet has been observed.

Wed 01 Jul 2020, 16:00 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Revealing the Magnetic Nature of Tornadoes in the Sun’s atmosphere

The first direct measurements of the magnetic field in the chromosphere of the Sun by a team including University of Warwick physicists has provided the first observational evidence that huge tornadoes in our Sun’s atmosphere are produced by swirling magnetic fields.

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 12:01 | Tags: Physics, research

‘Morning sickness’ is misleading and inaccurate, new study argues

The term ‘morning sickness’ is misleading and should instead be described as nausea and sickness in pregnancy, argue researchers led by the University of Warwick who have demonstrated that these symptoms can occur at any time of the day – not just the morning.

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11:42 | Tags: Health, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

University of Warwick joins major programme to help develop Covid-19 antibody tests to track level of infection in the community

Medical students from the University of Warwick are helping to develop antibody tests for Covid-19 by conducting tests for key workers recruited from the police and fire service in the West Midlands.

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11:39 | Tags: Health, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

10 years since the austerity budget - researchers explore impact on life in the UK

The economic shock of coronavirus has brought perennial questions about government borrowing and spending, NHS funding, social care and welfare, inequality in income and education, and wellbeing, into renewed focus. In a special edition of Advantage magazine published to mark 10 years since the Austerity budget, leading economists reflect on these issues and consider what lessons can be learnt as the UK plans its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


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