University of Exeter

'Stupid strategies' could be best for the genes

Blindly copying what your parents did – no matter how stupid it may seem – could be the best strategy for the long-term success of your genes, according to research by the Universities of Exeter and Bristol.

Feb 28, 2011
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Ants' ecosystem role is 'key'

Research by the University of Exeter has revealed that ants have a big impact on their local environment as a result of their activity as 'ecosystem engineers' and predators.

Jan 31, 2011
5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Epic journeys of turtles revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- The epic ocean-spanning journeys of the gigantic leatherback turtle in the South Atlantic have been revealed for the first time thanks to groundbreaking research using satellite tracking.

Jan 05, 2011
4.6 / 5 (5) 1 | with audio podcast

Beetroot juice could help people live more active lives

New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it's not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties – its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart ...

Dec 17, 2010
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