University of Exeter

Persistent sore throat could be warning for larynx cancer

The new research gives greater insight into the combinations of symptoms GPs should be alert to when deciding who should be investigated for cancer.

Jan 29, 2019, 12:09 PM IST

Decoded: What helps people live well with dementia

Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life.

Dec 24, 2018, 16:22 PM IST

Global warming threatens 'feminization' of green sea turtles

The Drastic change in temperature increased the female nesting ratio, likely to reach 93 percent by 2100. 

Dec 21, 2018, 14:19 PM IST

Climate change may cause threefold increase in powerful storms in some regions: study

The impact on local communities could be severe, with more intense and extreme storms leading to greater large-scale flooding events, according to the study.

Nov 28, 2018, 15:37 PM IST

Urban areas crowded with more 'nuisance' birds: Study

People living in crowded urban areas are more likely to see birds that can cause a nuisance than those that make us genuinely happy, a study has found.

Apr 16, 2018, 14:30 PM IST

Alcohol may actually help improve memory, says study

 A new study has revealed that alcohol may improve memory about information learned before the drinking session began.

Jul 26, 2017, 00:12 AM IST

Antarctica is on the verge of turning green, thanks to climate change!

The scientists analysed data for the last 150 years, and found clear evidence of “changepoints” — points in time after which biological activity clearly increased — in the past half century.

May 20, 2017, 14:40 PM IST

Evolution of Earth delayed by 2 million years due to plummet in level of atmospheric oxygen!

 Researchers explain how organic material – the dead bodies of simple lifeforms – accumulated in the earth's sedimentary rocks.

Feb 05, 2017, 15:58 PM IST

Physicists avoid theories and experiments that make use of Mathematics, says research!

The study shows that physicists pay less attention to theories that are crammed with mathematical details.

Nov 14, 2016, 19:47 PM IST

Even physicists avoid mathematics: Study

Physicists avoid highly mathematical work despite being trained in advanced mathematics, a new study suggests.

Nov 12, 2016, 22:39 PM IST

Japan's Sakurajima volcano could erupt in next few decades, say researchers!

Sakurajima volcano is an active composite volcano and a former island in Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. Its eruption in 1914 caused the erstwhile island to merge with the Osumi Peninsula.

Sep 13, 2016, 17:59 PM IST

Decoded: Humanity's relationship with fire

The study explores both the natural and human face of fire.

May 23, 2016, 14:29 PM IST

Now convert smartphone into remote-sensing device with this new app

Do you think smartphone can be converted into a remote-sensing device? Well, a new android app has been developed which can convert smartphone into a self-contained remote sensing device.

May 05, 2016, 16:43 PM IST

Nearby star gives fascinating insight into Sun's evolution

Have you ever wondered about the Sun's activities regarding its evolution some billions of years ago?

May 05, 2016, 16:29 PM IST

Humans responsible for spreading bee killing virus: Study

Researchers said that moving animals and plants around the world could have devastating consequences both for domestic animals and for wildlife.

Feb 07, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

Motorboats tip scales in favour of fish predators

The research team hopes the study findings would inspire better environmental noise management in coastal areas.

Feb 06, 2016, 17:10 PM IST

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.

Feb 05, 2016, 23:50 PM IST

Small males have more sex appeal 

The research found that while small male beetles were more successful at attracting female mates to the breeding ground of an animal carcass than larger males, they did not make better parents.

Jan 10, 2016, 14:58 PM IST

Rethinking roots of human culture

A new study has found that teaching is not essential for people to learn to make effective tools.

Nov 27, 2015, 09:50 AM IST

Extinction of one predator can trigger demise of another

 The findings suggest that rather than keeping focus on the conservation of a single species, a whole system approach that also includes fellow predators works better for conservation.

Nov 13, 2015, 16:32 PM IST