The rare molecule weighing in on the birth of planets

Astronomers have discovered a rare molecule in the dust and gas disc around a young star – and it may provide an answer to...

Bones of Roman Britons provide new clues to dietary deprivation

Researchers at the University of Bradford have shown a link between the diet of Roman Britons and their mortality rates for the first time,...

New research on ancient rhino tooth could unlock evolution mysteries

Scientists from the University of York were involved in a project to extract original proteins providing genetic data from a 1.77 million-year-old rhino tooth. It...

Scientists found earliest evidence of milk consumption in British Neolithic fsrmers

Researchers have found the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption anywhere in the world in the teeth of prehistoric British farmers. The research team, led...

One million seeds to be planted in UK’s biggest seagrass restoration scheme

The biggest seagrass restoration project ever undertaken in the UK is being launched in order to help this important habitat to thrive once again. Seagrass...

Wild geese take climate action

Migratory animals are actively adjusting their traditions to climate change, new research has found. An international team of researchers from the University of St Andrews, with...

Photosynthesis study delivers surprise result

A new study provides an unexpected twist in the search for more productive crops to help feed a growing population. Plant scientists thought that they...

Amazon forest fires are pumping huge amounts of Carbon Monoxide into the atmosphere

New data from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument, aboard the Aqua satellite, shows the movement high in the atmosphere of carbon monoxide associated...

Orangutans hold the key to human speech

New research, led by scientists from the University of St Andrews and Indianapolis Zoo, shows that great apes can control their voice in a similar...

Scientists aim to solve ‘male-killing’ evolutionary insect puzzle

Researchers at the University of Liverpool are leading a new international project to investigate the curious phenomenon of ‘male-killing’ microbes in insects. Many insect species...