For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

The disoriented damselfish were six times less likely to dart away from an attack, and more than twice as likely to wind up as some other fish`s meal, the study found.

Breakthrough in human cell transformation for better health

The fuller understanding, at the molecular level of cell production leading on from this, may allow the researchers to grow whole organs from somebody's own cells, the findings, published in Nature Genetics, showed.

Ants don't respond to social information on the move: Study

Ants don't respond to social information on the move: Study

The average speed increased in anticipation of a longer movement, suggesting that movement durations were somehow determined in advance.

This row-bot loves dirty water

The Row-bot mimics the way a water boatman moves and the way it feeds on rich organic matter in the dirty water it swims in.

Early ecosystems were more complex than previously believed

Early ecosystems were more complex than previously believed

Using a computer modelling approach called computational fluid dynamics, they were able to show that Tribrachidium fed by collecting particles suspended in water.  

Fossil fireworm named after punk icon Henry Rollins

A muscly fossil fireworm, discovered by scientists from the University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum, has been named Rollinschaeta myoplena in honour of punk musician and spoken word artist, Henry Rollins.

Ants form 'superorganism' when threatened by predator

Ants form 'superorganism' when threatened by predator

They suggest that just as organisms may respond to cell damage via pain, ant colonies respond to loss of workers via group awareness.

Our love for honey dates back to Stone Age

Our love for honey dates back to Stone Age

 The study involved large scale investigation of sites across Europe, the Near East and Northern Africa.

How jaws influenced dinosaurs' diets

How jaws influenced dinosaurs' diets

Just how serious was the killer T rex dinosaur's bite? Researchers from the University of Bristol have now revealed that the feeding style and dietary preferences of dinosaurs were closely linked to how wide they could open their jaws.

New method to starve lung cancer

Cancer cells use glucose at rates tens or even hundreds of times larger than that of normal cells.  

Could early birds fly? 125m-yr-old wing holds clue to ancient mystery

Could early birds fly? 125m-yr-old wing holds clue to ancient mystery

125 million-year-old fossil discovered that reveals whether prehistoric birds could fly or not.

What disrupts brain in psychiatric disorder

Researchers have identified how over-activation of certain brain chemical receptors trigger disruption in the brain's communication channels linked to symptoms in psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia.

Squid-inspired material can provide camouflage at flip of a switch

Researchers have created a thin, skin-like material that can change color and patterns like squids.

Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'

Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'

A group of scientists has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica.

Indian-origin researcher develops soap bubbles that deliver information

Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist have created a multi-sensory technology called SensaBubble that creates soap bubbles, which can have images projected onto them or release a scent when they are burst.

Subglacial trench deeper than the Grand Canyon discovered in Antarctica

A trench deeper than the Grand Canyon has been discovered beneath several kilometres of Antarctic ice by a group of scientists from the United Kingdom.

Ancient Egyptians prepared expensive meat mummies for afterlife

Ancient Egyptians not only mummified their dead, they also mummified cuts of meat for the deceased to enjoy in the afterlife.

Why parents don`t approve of daughter`s partner decoded

Scientists believe they have discovered why parents rarely think their daughter`s partner is good enough for her - and it is all down to evolution!

Melting glaciers likely to have `minor` role in future sea-level rise

A new study has suggested that melt-water that trickles down through the ice is likely to have a minor role in sea-level rise compared with other effects like iceberg production and surface melt.

Now, humanoid robot that sees and maps in 3D

Researchers have developed one of the most advanced humanoid robots in the world that maps reference relative to its surroundings and is able to "remember" where it has been before.