Newcastle University

Honeybees not fooled by cheating flowers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Flowers that want to cheat pollinators by not paying them for their services shouldn’t try to lure them in using floral scents, scientists at Newcastle University have shown.

Apr 15, 2009
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Can virtual teachers plug the educational divide?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bringing more technology into the classroom might strike fear into the hearts of traditional educationalists, but one academic believes it may just hold the key to solving a worldwide problem.

Feb 24, 2009
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Scientists explore new window on the origins of life

(PhysOrg.com) -- The remarkable behaviour of bacteria that have been forced to live without their protective wall has allowed Newcastle University scientists to open a new window on the origins of life on earth.

Feb 12, 2009
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Names give cows a lotta bottle

(PhysOrg.com) -- A cow with a name produces more milk than one without, scientists at Newcastle University have found. Drs Catherine Douglas and Peter Rowlinson have shown that by giving a cow a name and treating ...

Jan 28, 2009
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Food adverts in your magazine: how healthy are they?

(PhysOrg.com) -- At a time when many of us are thinking about how to get rid of a few extra pounds, research at Newcastle University has shown that even the magazine you read may affect how healthy your diet is.

Jan 19, 2009
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Wonderful cheese is all in the culture

It's an age-old tradition that dates back at least 8,000 years but it seems we still have much to learn about the bacteria responsible for turning milk into cheese.

Jan 06, 2009
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Strong cheese? It's a 'cultured' experience

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international research team led by Newcastle University has identified a new line of bacteria they believe add flavour to some of the world’s most exclusive cheeses. It’s an age-old tradition that ...

Dec 23, 2008
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Boy or girl? It's in the father's genes

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters.

Dec 11, 2008
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