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Tropical collapse caused by lethal heat: Extreme temperatures blamed for 'dead zone'
Scientists have discovered why the 'broken world' following the worst extinction of all time lasted so long – it was simply too hot to survive.
Microscopic 'Saturn of the Moors' discovered
A species of alga that resembles the planet Saturn has been discovered for the first time in the British Isles.
New insights solve 300-year-old problem: The dynamics of the Earth's core
Scientists at the University of Leeds have solved a 300-year-old riddle about which direction the centre of the earth spins.
Model plant misled scientists about multicellular growth
Scientists have misunderstood one of the most fundamental processes in the life of plants because they have been looking at the wrong flower, according to University of Leeds researchers.
Role of natural aerosols in climate uncertainties underestimated
Natural aerosols, such as emissions from volcanoes or plants, may contribute more uncertainty than previously thought to estimates of how the climate might respond to greenhouse gas emissions.
Antarctica's ice losses on the rise
Three years of observations show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year – twice as much as when it was last surveyed.
'Perfect plastic' created
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Leeds and Durham University have solved a long-standing problem that could revolutionize the way new plastics are developed.
The 'microbial garden' taking the shine off glaciers
The first ecological study of an entire glacier has found that microbes drastically reduce surface reflectivity and have a non-negligible impact on the amount of sunlight that is reflected into space.
Secret of plant geometry revealed
Researchers at the University of Leeds have discovered how plants set the angles of their branches.
100-million-year-old mistake provides snapshot of evolution
Research by University of Leeds plant scientists has uncovered a snapshot of evolution in progress, by tracing how a gene mutation over 100 million years ago led flowers to make male and female parts in different ways.