City gardens help pollinating insects thrive

Given the pressures that pollinators face on agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new...

First evidence of gigantic remains from star explosions

Astrophysicists have found the first ever evidence of gigantic remains being formed from repeated explosions on the surface of a dead star...

Medical scanner helps to unlock the mysteries of a giant prehistoric marine reptile

A nearly metre-long skull of a giant fossil marine ichthyosaur found in a farmer’s field more than 60 years ago has been studied for...

Ultramarine pigment may reveal forgotten female scribes of medieval monasteries

Precious blue pigment preserved in the dental plaque of an 11th-century woman has revealed the earliest evidence that medieval women may have...

Fossils key to fulfilling Darwin’s 160 year old prediction says Salford Researchers

A NEW study by researchers at the University of Salford has shown that fossils are likely to be key to fulfilling a prediction made...

Scientists reveal how chemical that drives cats ‘crazy’ is produced

Researchers have shown how catnip produces the chemicals that send cats into a state of frenzy. Catnip is a plant in the mint family and...

Trees for bees

Planting more hedgerows and trees could hold the key to helping UK bees thrive once again, a new study argues. And researchers suggest artificial intelligence...

Scientists reveal the truth about how quickly plastic particles can enter the eco system

A ground-breaking study has shown it takes a matter of hours for billions of minute plastic nanoparticles to become embedded throughout the major organs...

Adding graphene to jute fibres could give natural alternative to man-made materials

Scientists from The University of Manchester have combined graphene with the natural fibre, jute, to create a world’s first for graphene-strengthened natural jute fibre composites. The breakthrough could lead...

What is your baby saying?

Dr Who always claimed that he could understand baby speak but now researchers at the University of Liverpool are trying to unravel the mysteries of...

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