Life photographed at Europe's deepest point
(PhysOrg.com) -- Aberdeen scientists have photographed for the first time fish and shrimps at Europes deepest point -- 5111 meters or 3.2 miles deep below the surface of the Mediterranean Sea.
Understanding life on Mars could stem from rocks
(PhysOrg.com) -- Rocks on Earth could help pave the way for new understanding of the potential existence of life on Mars.
Major study investigates human impacts on tropics
Human impacts on the forests of the tropics are causing irreversible changes to these ecosystems yet the effects of these changes are poorly understood.
Study gives new insights into links between estuary creatures and ecosystem
(PhysOrg.com) -- Creatures that live in the muddy sediments of estuaries have given Aberdeen scientists new insights into how critical the relationship between organisms, and the structure of the habitat they live in, is ...
Selective breeding and diet changes could produce low methane cows
The possibility of selective breeding to produce cattle that are consistently low methane emitters is being explored by an international team of scientists led by the University of Aberdeen.
Muscle strength gene variant linked to falls
(PhysOrg.com) -- Elderly women with a common gene variant may be more prone to falls, University of Aberdeen scientists have discovered.
New study seeks volunteers to spot 'real' Shetland accents
An Aberdeen linguist is seeking volunteers for a project looking at whether people can detect if a Shetland accent is 'real' or 'fake'.
'Portable Sign Language Traslator': Automated translation of sign language into text is now a reality
Imagine holding your smartphone at someone using sign language and then their words start scrolling across the screen.
Route parasite takes to infect fish uncovered
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists in Aberdeen have made a discovery which could ultimately help to develop a control for a major cause of infection in farmed fish.
Bee scientists force killer mites to self destruct
The blood-sucking Varroa is the biggest killer of honey bees world-wide, having developed resistance to beekeepers medication over the past decade. It particularly thrives in cold winters when colonies ...
Genetic switch discovered that turns on pain
(PhysOrg.com) -- Aberdeen scientists have discovered a 'switch' that turns on a gene that lets us feel pain, in a finding that could be a step towards the development of new painkilling drugs.
'Lonely heart' water voles crucial to population survival
Young males and females can spend weeks crossing heather moors, bog lands and mountains, often putting themselves in grave danger in a bid to bag a mate. Their quest can see them embark on journeys of up ...
Elective single embryo transfer boosts the chance of a healthy baby
Women who undergo elective single embryo transfer as part of in-vitro fertlisation (IVF) are five times more likely to give birth to a healthy baby compared with double embryo transfer, finds a new study published ...
Simple precautions could reduce risk of E coli O157 in the environment, say researchers
Researchers investigating the risk of E coli O157 in the countryside as part of the UK research councils Rural Economy and Land Use Programme, say that simple measures and coordinated action from the ...