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Arboreal anural amphibians amaze academics

Added: 9 Jul 2022

A study intended to track tree-dwelling mammal species has uncovered a surprise occupant in the bra…

New map of Southern Ocean floor will boost understanding of climate processes

Added: 10 Jun 2022

International researchers have completed what has been hailed as the most detailed seafloor map of …

Scientists announce comprehensive regional diagnostic of microbial ocean life using DNA testing

Added: 4 May 2022

Scientists announce comprehensive regional diagnostic of microbial ocean life using DNA testing. La…

How to ensure secure biological material transportation

Added: 6 Apr 2022

The correct transport of biological material is a major aspect of modern bio-legislation. Here, Den…

Technological research and development in agritech

Added: 4 Mar 2022

It is increasingly important for agricultural research to raise awareness of conditions leading to …

Shedding light on how to increase UK crop yields

Added: 31 Jan 2022

Recent events has demonstrated the need to increase the UK's national food harvest and build relien…

Food forensics: how AI can smell authentic olive oil

Added: 27 Jan 2022

Extra virgin olive (EVO) oils are highly complex. Here, Prof Chiara Cordero discusses the applicati…

Monitoring DNA in air samples could revolutionise biomonitoring

Added: 10 Jan 2022

DNA from air could revolutionise the way we measure animal biodiversity, say scientists. Two resear…

New microscope uses photonics to gain insights into ‘superbugs’

Added: 25 Nov 2021

Scientists are building a new super-resolution microscope that uses laser light to study the inner …

Olympus Image of the Year Award 2021

Added: 4 Nov 2021

Olympus has just launched its third Image of the Year contest and is accepting entries. Each year, …

Wheat field trial heralds UK acceptance of gene edited crops

Added: 13 Oct 2021

Post Brexit, the UK is free to make its own decisions around genetic editing of food crops based on…

Adapting to growth in medical cannabis market

Added: 12 Oct 2021

In July 2021, proposals to liberalise the medicinal cannabis sector were put forward by UK governme…

Algae – a novel solution to the climate crisis?

Added: 29 Sep 2021

By 2050, the world will need to produce 70% more food than in 2005, and will need 50% more fresh wa…

Sustainable vertical farming meets personalised nutrition

Added: 13 Sep 2021

A new project is set to bring sustainable vertical farming and personalised nutrition into the home…

The sweet sense of sustainability – repurposing sugar

Added: 10 Sep 2021

As we all look to our waistlines, understanding more about healthy eating and seeking to make healt…

Making a clean break from plastics

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Plastic is no longer fantastic. Nadine Bellamy-Thomas looks at how laboratories are adopting more s…

Banking botanicals: protecting plants and safeguarding seeds

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Following up on the wonderful photo story, ‘Botanical biodiversity banked’, published on our websit…

UKRI funding to bring the public into the heart of five research projects

Added: 27 May 2021

UK Research and Innovation is encouraging people from across the UK to actively contribute to five …

The first frost is the deepest - understanding the biochemical flowering brake in plants

Added: 17 May 2021

The first frost of autumn may be grim for gardeners but the latest evidence reveals it is a profoun…

How moths find their flame - genetics of mate attraction discovered

Added: 14 May 2021

Biologists have discovered the gene controlling the mating preference of male European corn borer m…