Cat shelter findings: Less stress with box access
Hormone disrupting chemicals and climate change increase risk of extinction in wildlife
The impact of pollution on wildlife could be made dramatically worse by climate change according to a new study published today in the journal PNAS.
Neutron imaging instrument 'Dingo' helped reveal how granular material behaves under stress
Enjoying a day at the beach in summer, stretched out on the sand, provides a good opportunity to observe how a granular material behaves.
How bamboo could help build a sustainable future
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin's School of Engineering believe that bamboo could be used to build many things from bicycles to houses in the not-too-distant future.
Study finds lasting severe weather impact in feathers of young birds
While studying a ground-nesting bird population near El Reno, Okla., a University of Oklahoma-led research team found that stress during a severe weather outbreak of May 31, 2013, had manifested itself into malformations ...
Jumping genes have essential biological functions
"Alu" sequences are small repetitive elements representing about 10% of our genome. Because of their ability to move around the genome, these "jumping genes" are considered as real motors of evolution. However, they were ...
Warm ocean temperatures may mean major coral bleaching
NOAA scientists are warning that warm ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans could set the stage for major coral bleaching events across the globe in 2015.
Workplace bullying a vicious circle
Bullying at work grinds victims down and makes them an 'easy target' for further abuse according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
New tools to breed cereal crops that survive flooding
Scientists at The University of Nottingham hope new research could lead to the introduction of cereal crops better able to tolerate flooding. They have identified the mechanism used by plants in stress conditions to sense ...
Randomness of megathrust earthquakes implied by rapid stress recovery after the Japan earthquake
Associate Professor Bogdan Enescu, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, collaborated with colleagues at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), to show ...