Migratory fish scale to new heights
WA scientists are the first to observe and document juvenile trout minnow (Galaxias truttaceus Valenciennes 1846) successfully negotiating a vertical weir wall by modifying their swimming technique to 'climb' ...
If you own, use or manage a swimming pool, Indiana State's bat research center needs your help
As spring turns to summer, many of us enjoy the longer days by lingering on our back porches or sitting by the pool.
Tree ant family tree reveals ant swimming evolution
Life in the forest canopy is precarious: lose your footing and you could rule yourself out of the evolutionary arms race. Yet this hazard has not deterred many tropical ants from making their homes amongst the branches. In ...
Manmade artificial shark skin boosts swimming
People have thought for decades that the rough skin of sharks may give them a swimming boost and now scientists from Harvard University have made the first ever realistic simulated shark skin. They also measured ...
Home Counties a region of half-hearted horticulturalists
The Home Counties is a region of half-hearted gardeners, who are most likely to hope for rain rather than water their plants, according to a study of our horticultural habits.
More support needed for teaching swimming in schools
Britain could become a nation of non-swimmers if drastic changes aren't made to ensure all young people have access to adequate lessons and facilities, according to academics at the University of East Anglia ...
Making dams safer for fish around the world
Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest – in the ...
Scientists combine bacteria with liquid crystals
(Phys.org) —When swimming around, bacteria aren't good with the "pool rules." In small quantities, they'll follow the lanes, but put enough together and they'll begin to create their own flow.
Peat bog restoration work holds back water
Restoration of peat bogs on Exmoor has resulted in a third less water leaving the moorland during heavy rainfall compared with three years ago, a new study involving the University of Exeter shows.
It's alive! Scientists combine liquid crystals and living bacteria
Sunbathing good for your mood, and the environment
Sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling can lift your mood without posing much risk to the environment, according to a new survey.
Image: Alexander Gerst spacesuit check at NASA
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst tests a spacesuit at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA. This is the first time Alex donned a replica of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit as used on the International ...
Hydraulic chamber tests fish survival
Australia's native fish could stand a better chance of survival when passing through hydropower turbines in major waterways thanks to an innovative mechanical chamber developed at UNSW, which is nominated ...
Artificial lung to remove carbon dioxide—from smokestacks
The amazingly efficient lungs of birds and the swim bladders of fish have become the inspiration for a new filtering system to remove carbon dioxide from electric power station smokestacks before the main ...