WUN eJournal explores our colonial past

Ex Plus Ultra, the eJournal of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) International Network in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, is now available to read online at http://explusultra.wun.ac.uk/
Ex Plus Ultra is a postgraduate journal produced by postgraduate students for postgraduate students in colonial and postcolonial history. The first in its field.

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WUN student forum provides input into Australian government policy

Students from WUN partner universities around the world came together in early April to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test at the inaugural WUN Stimulate Forum, hosted by the University of Sydney.

Student teams from York and Leeds in the UK, Alberta in Canada, and Nanjing in China joined Australian students from Western Australia and Sydney for the four-day forum, at which they were split into mixed teams to tackle a real business challenge –the emergence of e-publishing.

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Inaugural Forum Stimulates Young Entrepreneurs

Students from WUN universities around the world will look at how the growth of e-publishing is creating business challenges and opportunities as part of an international forum at the University of Sydney. 

Twenty-five students from the universities of Sydney, Western Australia, Nanjing, Alberta, Leeds and York are taking part in the STIMULATE forum, organised by the University of Sydney in conjunction with the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). 

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Move Over, Easter Bunny!

Microscopy technology at The University of Western Australia that enabled an international team of researchers to locate ancient DNA in fossilised egg-shells for the first time has paleontologists around the world crowing.

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University leads the way in vital global soil research

Experts from Europe, USA and China, have established networks of field research stations to study the valuable services that soils provide to humanity. It is hoped these research stations will help experts find out how to protect soil against the threats posed by climate change and increasing food and energy demand from a growing human population.

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Greener grazing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Gases such as methane expelled by grazing animals make up roughly one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Alex Chaves, Senior Lecturer of Animal Nutrition in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, is working on ways to reduce these livestock emissions, which contribute to global warming.

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Study Finds Female Dung Beetles Use Horns as Weapons

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that not only do some female dung beetles have bigger horns than males but they also use their horns as weapons in competition with other females for access to dung, which they then use in breeding.

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