Climate crisis will leave pollinators searching further for food

Study yields the first direct experimental evidence that climate change would immediately impact wildflowers and pollinators. It is predicted that global average temperatures will have...

‘Tatooine-like’ exoplanet spotted by ground-based telescope

A rare exoplanet which orbits around two stars at once has been detected using a ground-based telescope by a team led by the University...

Scientists discover how plants evolved to colonise land over 500 million years ago

Scientists analysing one of the largest genomic datasets of plants have discovered how the first plants on Earth evolved the mechanisms used to control...

Unprecedented Australian bushfire intensity linked to British colonisation

British colonisation of Australia, together with the effects climate change, is likely to have contributed to the recent catastrophic wildfires in southeast Australia, a...

Final moments of planetary remnants seen for first time

The moment that debris from destroyed planets impacts the surface of a white dwarf star has been observed for the first time by astronomers...

Effects of pollution ‘passed down’ through generations in water fleas

A new study led by University of Liverpool researchers has shown that the effects of pollutants can be transmitted over many generations in water...

Fossils excavated in the 1960s add missing link to crocodile evolution

A set of Triassic archosaur fossils, excavated in the 1960s in Tanzania, have been formally recognised as a distinct species, representing one of the...

Thawing permafrost could release cancer-causing gas

Thawing of permafrost due to climate change could expose the Arctic population to much greater concentrations of the cancer-causing gas Radon, a new story...

New bacteria in UK waters as temperatures rise

Rising temperatures are causing a "growing diversity" of Vibrio bacteria in the sea around the UK, new research shows. The study, led by the University...

‘Battle of the sexes’ begins in womb as father and mother’s genes tussle over...

Scientists have identified a key signal that the fetus uses to control its supply of nutrients from the placenta in a tug-of-war between genes...