Prehistoric changes in vegetation help predict future of Earth’s ecosystems

As the last ice age came to an end and the planet warmed, the Earth’s vegetation changed dramatically, researchers have shown. The current warming from...

University of Manchester and Chester Zoo join forces to fight global extinction of threatened...

The University of Manchester has teamed up with the UK’s number one zoo to help prevent the extinction of threatened species across the planet. The new partnership will deliver...

Meet the virtual pooch that could help prevent dog bites

A virtual dog could soon be used as an educational tool to help prevent dog bites, thanks to an innovative project led by the...

Networks of underground faults may pre-determine earthquakes

The timing and size of three deadly earthquakes that struck Italy in 2016 may have been pre-determined, according to new research that could improve...

Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian embalming ‘recipe’ was around for millennia

The ancient Egyptians developed sophisticated embalming treatments far earlier and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, forensic tests on a...

The underestimated cooling effect on the planet from historic fires

Historic levels of particles in the atmosphere released from pre-industrial era fires, and their cooling effect on the planet, may have been significantly underestimated...

Male birds sing less to females on antidepressants

During courtship male starlings sing less to females who have been fed dilute concentrations of antidepressants, according to a new study led by the...

Organic makeup of ancient meteorites sheds light on early Solar System

The origin of organic matter found in meteorites that formed during the birth of the Solar System 4.5 billion years ago may provide key...

Heatwave and climate change having negative impact on our soil say Manchester researchers

The recent heatwave and drought could be having a deeper, more negative effect on soil than we first realised say scientists. This could have widespread...

New research solves a 160 year old mystery about the origin of the vertebrate...

Scientists at the University of Manchester and the University of Bristol have used powerful X-rays to peer inside the skeletons of some of our...

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