Rare Jurassic fossil reveals never-before-seen ammonite muscles in 3D

Reseachers haveprovided the first ever 3D visualisation of an ammonite – a marine mollusc group that became extinct with the dinosaurs around 66 million...

Streetwise bees cut corners to find food

Bumblebees waste no time enjoying the beauty of flowers – instead learning the bare minimum about where to land and find food, new research...

Space dust analysis could solve the mystery of where the earth’s water came from

An international team of scientists may have solved a key mystery about the origins of the Earth’s water, after uncovering persuasive new evidence pointing...

Two metre Covid rule was merely arbitary and chosen from risk continuum

A new study has shown that the airborne transmission of COVID-19 is highly random and suggests that the two-metre rule was a number chosen...

Life on Mars search could be misled by false fossils

Mars explorers searching for signs of ancient life could be fooled by fossil-like specimens created by chemical processes, research suggests. Rocks on Mars may contain...

High-speed propeller star is fastest spinning white dwarf

A white dwarf star that completes a full rotation once every 25 seconds is the fastest spinning confirmed white dwarf, according to a team...

A commonly found parasite could treat certain types of cancer, say scientists

Scientists have discovered that a deadly parasite, known to cause ill health in pregnant women and immunocompromised patients, could potentially be used to treat...

The shifting sounds of spring revealed in new study

Natural sounds, and bird song in particular, play a key role in building and maintaining our connection with nature - but a major new...

Astronomers investigating death of nearby galaxies find their culprit

Scientists have provided the clearest evidence yet of the processes that are killing off galaxies in nearby regions of the Universe. In a new paper...

Why did the mammoths disappear?

Woolly mammoths roamed the earth for millions of years and vanished for good only 4,000 years ago. The hairy cousins of today’s elephants lived alongside...