Scientists have discovered how catmint gained its ability to send felines into a state...

By unpicking its genetic makeup, researchers have discovered how catmint evolved to make nepetalactone, the molecule responsible for its effects on cats. The research, conducted...

Winter warm spells see a two- to three- fold increase in duration and frequency...

Warm winter spells have increased in frequency and duration two- to three times over since 1878, according to scientists led by the University of...

Seabird nests are full of plastic debris researchers find

Researchers have found that plastic debris is incorporated in up to 80% of seabird nests. For the first time, it has now been identified where...

Near-unlivable’ heat for one-third of humans within 50 years if greenhouse gas emissions are...

Areas of the planet home to one-third of humans will become as hot as the hottest parts of the Sahara within 50 years, unless...

Prehistoric crocs imitated whales to rule oceans

A group of deadly crocodiles from the Jurassic period came to rule the ancient seas by mimicking not only the shape of whales and...

New images reveal fine threads of million-degree plasma woven throughout the Sun’s atmosphere

Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) unveil highest-ever resolution images of the Sun from NASA’s solar sounding rocket mission Newly released images of...

Climate change could cause sudden biodiversity losses worldwide

A warming global climate could cause sudden, potentially catastrophic losses of biodiversity in regions across the globe throughout the 21st century, finds a new...

Cooperative male dolphins match the tempo of each other’s calls

When it comes to working together, male dolphins coordinate their behaviour just like us. New findings, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society...

New blood test can detect wide range of cancers

A new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer with high accuracy has been developed by an international team of...

Global study shows how marine species respond as oceans warm

A global analysis of over 300 marine species spanning more than 100 years, shows that mammals, plankton, fish, plants and seabirds have been changing...