University of Bristol

Rooting the family tree of placental mammals

Placental mammals consist of three main groups that diverged rapidly, evolving in wildly different directions: Afrotheria (for example, elephants and tenrecs), Xenarthra (such as armadillos and sloths) and Boreoeutheria (all ...

dateFeb 15, 2016 in Evolution
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Women are seen more than heard in online news

It has long been argued that women are under-represented and marginalised in relation to men in the world's news media. New research, using artificial intelligence (AI), has analysed over two million articles to find out ...

dateFeb 03, 2016 in Social Sciences
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New frontiers in communication systems

Data centres such as the ones used by Google and Facebook are the fundamental backbone for a range of services and applications including cloud and fog computing, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), social networking, weather ...

dateFeb 02, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Exploring the genomic basis of parasitism

The genes that cause parasitism in a group of intestinal worms, responsible for one of most prevalent tropical diseases in the developing world, have been identified by an international team of scientists, led by the University ...

dateFeb 02, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Stress from noise can be short-lived

Underwater noise can negatively impact anti-predator behaviour in endangered eels and increase stress in both eels and European seabass, a new study published in Royal Society Open Science confirms.

dateJan 28, 2016 in Ecology
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