University of Bristol

Manipulative mothers subdue show-off sons

The gaudy plumage and acrobatic displays of birds of paradise are a striking example of sexual selection, Charles Darwin's second great theory of evolution. But new research shows that this powerful process may collapse when ...

Sep 12, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Bringing fossils to life

A new way to learn about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, which harnesses some of the cutting edge techniques used by palaeontologists to study fossils, is being pioneered by researchers at the ...

Dec 10, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0

Archerfish get an eye test (w/ video)

(Phys.org) —A modified version of an eye test used to assess visual acuity in the military has been given to archerfish by scientists to help explain how these remarkable fish are able to accurately spit ...

Mar 21, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast