Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering



  • Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest

    New research suggests that the national soil guidance should be revised as it does not accurately recognise how lead is stored in the soil and transfers to vegetables.

    published on: 4 July 2019

  • Brain cells for 3D vision discovered

    Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered neurons in insect brains that compute 3D distance and direction. Understanding these could help vision in robots.

    published on: 28 June 2019

  • New research to understand rural poverty in Britain

    Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy has been awarded a share of the first round of funding for work on tackling financial problems and improving living standards.

    published on: 21 June 2019

  • Driverless: Who is in control?

    A novel low-cost underwater robot invented by North East engineering experts is being showcased as part of a major new exhibition at the London Science Museum.

    published on: 17 June 2019

  • Newcastle expert to explore the rise of deepfakes

    A leading expert on the legalities surrounding artificial intelligence will explore the rise of ‘deepfakes’ to create false information online.

    published on: 14 June 2019

  • Groundbreaking bowel cancer research

    A groundbreaking £985,000 cancer research and treatment project aims to reverse the region’s high incidence and low survival rates of bowel cancer.

    published on: 12 June 2019

  • International success for subsea engineers

    Team Tao Receive Special Recognition in $7m Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Competition.

    published on: 3 June 2019

  • Major step forward in the production of ‘green’ Hydrogen

    The first thermodynamically-reversible chemical reactor capable of producing hydrogen as a pure product stream represents a “transformational” step forward in the chemical industry.

    published on: 27 May 2019

  • €50 million digital monitoring project to prevent disease

    A European project aims to develop a system of small sensors worn on the body so that how well you walk, a vital sign of health and wellbeing, can be monitored and assessed during your daily routine.

    published on: 11 April 2019

  • Cities under pressure

    Cities to swelter as planners face unenviable trade-off between tackling climate change and quality of life, new research has shown.

    published on: 28 March 2019

  • Leading the way

    Newcastle becomes the first university in England to provide free sanitary care for students.

    published on: 27 March 2019

  • Overland migration of Arctic Terns revealed

    Data from a landmark study of the world’s longest migrating seabird reveals how overland migration is an integral part of their amazing journey.

    published on: 25 March 2019

  • Links with community and business to build a strong chain

    The North East Cluster for Healthy Ageing and Independent Living (NE-CHAIN) has won early-stage funding from UK Research and Innovation to cultivate the ageing market in Newcastle and the North East.

    published on: 21 March 2019

  • When good neighbours become good friends

    Household of six scoops the Best Neighbour On Campus Award for their exemplary behaviour.

    published on: 12 March 2019

  • How the humble marigold outsmarts a devastating tomato pest

    Scientists have revealed for the first time the natural weapon used by marigolds to protect tomato plants against destructive whiteflies.

    published on: 1 March 2019

  • Thomas McDonald wins prestigious award

    Thomas McDonald, stage 3 MMath Mathematics student, won the GCHQ prize for the best presentation at the Tomorrow’s Mathematicians Today (TMT) Conference 2019 for his talk on vortex visualisation

    published on: 1 March 2019