Thousand year old 'Irish Hamlet' mystery: solved?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Who is Hamlet? It's a centuries-old question, but now, a University of Aberdeen academic thinks she may have found a fresh answer.
New creatures from the deep identified
(PhysOrg.com) -- Strange deep sea creatures discovered by Aberdeen researchers have been confirmed as three new species previously unknown to science.
Hiding from boats leaves less time for dolphins to feed
(Phys.org) —A team of dolphin experts from Scotland have shed new light on the effect of marine tourism on the behaviour of dolphins.
Whale watching impacts on minke whales are not likely to be a conservation threat
Wildlife tourism, like whale watching, can substantially disrupt the activities of the animals targeted but does it threaten populations with extinction?
Researchers explain mysterious migratory journey of wild salmon
As we prepare to adjust to the shifting day length caused by the change in clocks, a team of scientists has discovered how changes in the light are used in the completion of one of nature's most amazing migratory ...
Vikings as criminal profilers
(Phys.org)—A researcher from the University of Aberdeen, who presented today at the British Science Festival, suggested this is a problem Viking societies themselves were deeply concerned about – so much ...
Habitable planets: Model considers possibility of underground life
A new scientific model to understand the amount of our universe which is habitable developed by University of Aberdeen scientists is being announced today at the British Science Festival.
Climate change 'secrets' recovered from bottom of Greenland lake
Scientists from the University of Aberdeen have delved to the bottom of an arctic lake in order to chart the effects of climate change over the past 10,000 years in an effort to better understand global warming.
Rarely seen animals studied in New Hebrides Trench
Scientists from the University of Aberdeen and New Zealand have captured on camera hours of footage of rarely seen animals.
Digging up the 'Spanish Vikings'
The fearsome reputation of the Vikings has made them the subject of countless exhibitions, books and films - however, surprisingly little is known about their more southerly exploits in Spain.
Decline in North Sea fish length linked to rising sea temperatures
(Phys.org) —A decline in the length of fish in the North Sea could be linked to climate change, according to research led by Aberdeen scientists.
Ancient Alaskans' experience with 'Little Ice Age' may inform climate change coping strategies
In a scientific first, chemical analysis of ancient Eskimo hair found in Western Alaska could reveal how people in the region lived through times of climate change over the last 1000 years.
Unmanned flying drones to help identify oil reserves
(Phys.org) —Unmanned flying drones are being used to recover more of the oil reserves from the North Sea and beyond by studying geology from the sky.
Carbon injection initiative supported by new research
Worldwide attempts to tackle global warming by injecting carbon dioxide into underground volcanic rock have been informed by new research that shows the process happens naturally on a massive scale over millions ...