Research: A bird rare to the UK ruffles feathers at the University of York

Research: A bird rare to the UK ruffles feathers at the University of York

The Savi’s Warbler was found during a bird monitoring session on campus. The team were first alerted by its distinctive, almost cricket-like song. The academic leading the session - where birds are ringed...
Research: How moths find their flame - genetics of mate attraction discovered

Research: How moths find their flame – genetics of mate attraction discovered

The mysteries of sexual attraction just became a little less mysterious - at least for moths. A team of six American and European research groups including Tufts University has discovered which gene expressed in...
Researchers find molecular patterns that may help identify extraterrestrial life

Researchers find molecular patterns that may help identify extraterrestrial life

Scientists have begun the search for extraterrestrial life in the Solar System in earnest, but such life may be subtly or profoundly different from Earth-life, and methods based on detecting particular molecules as biosignatures...
Study: Low temperature physics gives insight into turbulence

Study: Low temperature physics gives insight into turbulence

A novel technique for studying vortices in quantum fluids has been developed by Lancaster physicists. Andrew Guthrie, Sergey Kafanov, Theo Noble, Yuri Pashkin, George Pickett and Viktor Tsepelin, in collaboration with scientists from Moscow State...
Study: New amphibious centipede species discovered in Okinawa and Taiwan

Study: New amphibious centipede species discovered in Okinawa and Taiwan

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Hosei University have discovered a new species of large, tropical centipede of genus Scolopendra in Okinawa and Taiwan. It is only the third amphibious centipede identified in the...
Research: Inside the protein channel that keeps bacteria alive

Research: Inside the protein channel that keeps bacteria alive

Almost all bacteria rely on the same emergency valves--protein channels that pop open under pressure, releasing a deluge of cell contents. It is a last-ditch effort, a failsafe that prevents bacteria from exploding and...
Study: Megafauna extinction mystery – size isn’t everything

Study: Megafauna extinction mystery – size isn’t everything

The rapid extinction of giant animals including wombat-like creatures as big as cars, birds more than two metres tall, and lizards more than seven metres long that once roamed the Australian continent is a...
Plant A Pollinator Garden To Supply Food Sources After Freeze, says new research

Plant A Pollinator Garden To Supply Food Sources After Freeze, says new research

Pollinators serve a great purpose in helping pollinate plants and vegetables alike during many months of the year. Although wildflowers returned post-freeze, and many plants are beginning to show life again, most flowering was...
Study: How to Nudge Climate Deniers Into Doing the Right Thing

Study: How to Nudge Climate Deniers Into Doing the Right Thing

Who could forget back in 2015 when Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma brought a snowball to the Senate floor as apparent proof that climate change could not be happening simply because there was snow...
Study: Evidence of Antarctic glacier's tipping point confirmed for first time

Study: Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time

Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level. Pine...

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