News tagged with neighbours

The Milky Way now has a twin (or two)

(Phys.org)—Research presented today at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Beijing has found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours, a rare sight in the local Universe.

Aug 23, 2012
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Sea rise threatens 'paradise' Down Under

When Elaine Pearce left Sydney for the seaside peace of Old Bar 12 years ago she was assured her new house was a solid investment, with a century's worth of frontage to guard against erosion.

Jul 20, 2012
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Snooping on neighbours gives animals the upper paw

(Phys.org) —Animals that have developed the ability to eavesdrop on their neighbours may have the edge when it comes to finding food and expanding their habitat, a new study by researchers at The University ...

Jul 12, 2013
3.8 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Aging well with a hoe, spade

People older than 62 who have an allotment garden are significantly more healthy than people without an allotment. In general, people of all ages with an allotment get more physical exercise. This was confirmed ...

Jan 26, 2011
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Alien invaders get a bad press

A new study, published in Acta Oecologia, says many of the most damning claims about invaders are not backed up with hard evidence. This might be skewing priorities when it comes to dealing with them.

Jun 10, 2013
5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

Cuckoo tricks to beat the neighborhood watch

To minimise the chance of being recognised and thus attacked by the birds they are trying to parasitize, female cuckoos have evolved different guises. The new research, funded by the Natural Environment Research ...

Aug 02, 2012
5 / 5 (1) 11 | with audio podcast