Bangor University

Researchers measure the value of a smile

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Bangor University have placed an economic value on a smile, demonstrating scientifically the effect that a genuine smile can have on our decision-making. The psychologists call ...

May 10, 2011
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Antarctic flowering plants warm to climate change

(PhysOrg.com) -- The first issue of a new journal in the prestigious Nature series, Nature Climate Change (issue 1; April 2011) highlights how one plant species in the Antarctic appears to be taking advant ...

Mar 30, 2011
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Researchers reveal that sharks are hygienic

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Bangor University have shown for the first time, that sharks visit shallow tropical reefs or 'seamounts', to benefit from cleaning services and rid themselves of cumbersome parasites. ...

Mar 15, 2011
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Hidden communities revealed by new DNA sequencing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Half a bucket full of sand from an unassuming beach in Scotland has revealed a far richer and more complex web of microscopic animals living within the tiny ‘ecosystem’ than have previously been ...

Oct 20, 2010
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