How does the climate crisis affect the Antarctic fur seal?

The climate crisis is limiting the availability of krill—small crustaceans that are vital in the marine food chain—during summer in some areas of the Antarctica. This involves a decrease in the food abundance for female ...

Surprise at fossil discovery made in Tanzania

Ancient animal tracks dated almost two-million years old have been unearthed accidentally by Heriot-Watt University scientists from the Lyell Center in Edinburgh.

A protein with a dual role: Both repair and mutation

Using a specialized protein, all bacteria are capable of rapidly and effectively repairing damage to their DNA from UV. However, this mutation frequency decline (Mfd) protein plays another role and causes mutations. A team1 ...

Researchers offer new insights on bird migration

During their seasonal migration, birds typically travel between breeding and non-breeding grounds along migratory routes grouped into major flyways, such as the Indo-European flyway between Europe and the Indian subcontinent. ...

Researchers make 'high vis vests' to help monitor bee behaviour

A team of researchers from the University of Sheffield and The Bumblebee Conservation Trust have been trialing new, low-cost ways to monitor bee species in the UK, by dressing bees in high visibility retroreflective vests. ...

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