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Overabundance of massive stars gives new insights into the universe

Sheffield researchers are part of an international team of astronomers that has revealed an astonishing overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy.

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Citizen scientists needed to map photographs of bird plumage to understand why birds are so colourfu

You can help University of Sheffield researchers map the colours of every living species of bird in the world.

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Bacterial in-fighting provides new treatment

New research led by Dr Robert Fagan has discovered how C. difficile bacteria, a common cause of hospital infections, kill one another using specific molecular weapons and have managed to adapt them to create a potent antimicrobial treatment.

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