Gorillas are a lot more like us than we thought

Gorillas have more complex social structures than previously thought, from lifetime bonds forged between distant relations, to "social tiers" with striking parallels to traditional...

Scientists turn damaging carbon dioxide into pellets to restore soils and increase crop yields

Carbon dioxide captured from the atmosphere could be used to restore degraded soils, save water and boost crop yields, according to new research. Scientists at...

Scientists discover how plants breathe

Botanists have known since the 19th century that leaves have pores – called stomata – and contain an intricate internal network of air channels....

Researchers discover more than 50 lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet

Researchers have discovered 56 previously uncharted subglacial lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet bringing the total known number of lakes to 60. Although these...

How 3D printed food could enable new taste experiences

Lancaster University researchers are exploring how new 3D printed food technologies may provide us with novel experiences or use taste as a new way...

The first archaeological artefacts are found during the search for lost prehistoric settlements in...

During May 2019, an 11-day expedition by European scientists from Belgium and Britain was undertaken to explore three sites of potential geological and archaeological...

Ancient DNA from Roman and medieval grape seeds reveal ancestry of wine making

A grape variety, still used in wine production in France today, can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant, scientists have...

Scientists get a grip on sloth family tree

Scientists have solved the evolutionary puzzle of how sloths went from enormous ground-dwelling giants to the small, famously-laidback tree-climbers of the modern day. The study,...

Rapid change in coral reefs prompts global calls for a rethink

Coral reef experts from around the world are calling for an urgent re-evaluation of our climate goals in the light of increasing evidence of...

DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians

Two children’s milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people lived...