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Earth's inner core is melting... and freezing
The inner core of the Earth is simultaneously melting and freezing due to circulation of heat in the overlying rocky mantle, according to new research from the University of Leeds, UC San Diego and the Indian Institute of ...
Amazon rainforest survey could improve carbon offset schemes
(Phys.org) —Carbon offsetting initiatives could be improved with new insights into the make-up of tropical forests.
Giant robotic worm mimics C. elegans nematode (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Leeds researcher has drawn inspiration from biology to build a giant robotic worm that can wiggle its way around obstacles.
Gannets don't eat off each other's plates, researchers show
Colonies of gannets maintain vast exclusive fishing ranges despite doing nothing to defend their territory from rival colonies, scientists have discovered.
Environmental change triggers rapid evolution
A University of Leeds-led study, published in the journal Ecology Letters, overturns the common assumption that evolution only occurs gradually over hundreds or thousands of years.
Water users can reduce the risk of spreading invasive species
Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be "hitchhiking" around Britain on canoeists' and anglers' kit, according to a new study.
New materials open door to electronics in extreme environments
A spin-out company from the University of Leeds is set to transform industry's ability to electronically monitor and interact with extreme environments.
Food crops damaged by pollution crossing continents
(PhysOrg.com) -- Man-made air pollution from North America causes Europe to lose 1.2 million tonnes of wheat a year, a new study has found.
Bats split on family living
For the tiny Daubenton's bat, the attractions of family life seem to vary more with altitude than with the allure of the opposite sex.
Two severe Amazon droughts in 5 years alarms scientists
New research shows that the 2010 Amazon drought may have been even more devastating to the region's rainforests than the unusual 2005 drought, which was previously billed as a one-in-100 year event.