Hubble watches cosmic light bend

This extraordinary image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the galaxy cluster Abell 2813 (also known as ACO 2813) has an almost delicate beauty, which also illustrates the remarkable physics at work within it. The ...

Scientists pinpoint our most distant animal relatives

Scientists from Trinity believe they have pinpointed our most distant animal relative in the tree of life and, in doing so, have resolved an ongoing debate. Their work finds strong evidence that sponges—not more complex ...

Tropical paper wasps babysit for neighbors

Wasps provide crucial support to their extended families by babysitting at neighboring nests, according to new research by a team of biologists from the universities of Bristol, Exeter and UCL published today in Nature Ecology ...

Walking sharks discovered in the tropics

Four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea.

The influence of early family formations on support in older age

Fewer children, distant relatives or friends, and an increasing plurality of family models are factors that impact on the availability of support and care in old age. Tiziana Nazio, a researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science ...

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