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Antibiotic pollution makes snails forgetful by altering their gut microbiome

Antibiotics prevent snails from forming new memories by disrupting their gut microbiome - the community of beneficial bacteria found in their guts. 

A century ago, the women of Wales made an audacious appeal for world peace – this is their story

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jenny Mathers from the Department of International Politics and Professor Mererid Hopwood from the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies examine the story of four Welsh women who travelled to America to deliver a petition for global peace.

Talented Aberystwyth academics selected for Welsh Crucible programme

Academics researching older people and domestic abuse, packing problems, and biological applications of statistics have been selected for a prestigious programme to develop the future research leaders of Wales.

Big name debates at Royal Welsh grass and muck event

Big name agricultural debates will be part of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s annual Sustainable Grass and Muck Event at Trawsgoed farm in Ceredigion next week (Thursday 30 May).