Catch a falling star

British scientists are turning their eyes to the skies to track meteorites before they land on UK soil – and they’re looking for volunteers...

Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life

Astronomers have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly...

From soup to cells: a potential role for gels in the chemistry of life

A study by scientists at the University of York casts new light on the role of chemistry in the evolution of life. Professors David Smith...

Amazon forest disturbance is changing how plants are dispersed

New research finds tropical forest disturbance goes beyond species loss and includes a shift towards smaller seeds and an increase in the proportion of...

Scientists discover how rogue communications between cells lead to Leukaemia

New research has deciphered how rogue communications in blood stem cells can cause Leukaemia. The discovery could pave the way for new, targeted medical treatments...

How the development of skulls and beaks made Darwin’s famous finches one of the...

Darwin’s finches are among the most celebrated examples of adaptive radiation in the evolution of modern vertebrates and now a new study, led by...

Sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other

Even though they are inanimate objects, sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other, researchers have found. A team from the University of Cambridge has...

Grey seals discovered clapping underwater to communicate

A grey seal has been captured on camera clapping its flippers underwater for the very first time. Dr Ben Burville, a researcher at Newcastle University,...

Hot pots helped ancient Siberian hunters survive the Ice Age

A new study shows that ancient Siberian hunters created heat resistant pots so that they could cook hot meals - surviving the harshest seasons...

Sound of an Egyptian mummy heard again for first time in 3,000 years

The sound of a mummified priest has been heard for the first time in 3,000 years, thanks to ingenious research by a team of...