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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…

Scientists identify the most extreme heatwaves ever recorded globally

Added: 4 May 2022

A new study has revealed the most intense heatwaves ever across the world – and remarkably some of …

Technological research and development in agritech

Added: 4 Mar 2022

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

Fossil research uncovers a new species of giant Triassic crocodile

Added: 23 Feb 2022

An examination of the fossil record by Birmingham researchers has uncovered a new species of giant …

Prize winning studies of life's earliest history

Added: 31 Jan 2022

Andrew Knoll has depicted the first three billion years of life on Earth using his studies of micro…

Low-cost, ultra-sensitive gravimeter for early detection of volcanic activity uses MEMS technology

Added: 10 Dec 2021

A new device being developed by University of Glasgow in collaboration with a leading product desig…

Greening the lab: first net zero mass spectrometer launched

Added: 5 Oct 2021

As part of an initiative to permanently remove CO₂ emissions associated with the manufacture and su…

Dinosaur domination resulted from volcano-driven climate change

Added: 27 Sep 2021

The rise of dinosaurs coincided with environmental changes driven by major volcanic eruptions over …

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 …

Giant sea lizard fossil shows diversity of life before asteroid hit

Added: 14 May 2021

A further species discovery confirms the abundance and diversity of giant marine lizards in the Cre…

Jordan's water crisis should be a warning for the world

Added: 31 Mar 2021

It is very easy to take tap water for granted. But sobering predictions of recent research around J…

Positive 'tipping points' offer hope for climate

Added: 22 Mar 2021

Climate change mitigation is forever a balancing act. Environmental experts are beginning to unveil…

Ever had that sinking feeling?

Added: 7 Jan 2021

If you've found yourself wondering if you're sinking a little recently, that may be because you are…

Science priorities agreed for 2024 lunar exploration

Added: 9 Dec 2020

Planetary processes and polar resource potential prioritised by lunar science team. Researchers pre…

New international carbon dating standard

Added: 13 Aug 2020

Radiocarbon dating is set to become more accurate than ever after an international team of scientis…

Magma movements suggest long-term seismic risk for Northern Europe

Added: 11 Jun 2020

Scientists have discovered new evidence for active volcanism next door to some of the most densely …

Deep earthquake simulation may unravel geophysical mystery (video)

Added: 29 May 2020

New computer modeling by Magali Billen, professor of earth and planetary sciences at UC Davis, offe…

Ice-free Arctic seas by 2050

Added: 24 Apr 2020

Arctic sea-ice simulations suggest ice-free summers before 2050 despite rapidly reduced carbon emis…

UK government withdraws fracking support

Added: 4 Nov 2019

The government has withdrawn its support of fracking in England until further scientific evidence i…

Wellcome Trust on the hunt for best public engagement

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The Wellcome Trust has launched an initiative to find the best examples of public engagement projec…