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First animals may have oxygenated the ocean

The evolution of the first animals may have oxygenated the earth's oceans – contrary to the traditional view that a rise in oxygen triggered...

Virtual bees help to unravel complex causes of colony decline

New computer model to help scientists, beekeepers and regulators to understand multiple environmental effects on honeybee colonies Scientists have created an ingenious computer model that...

Cause of genetic disorder found in ‘dark matter’ of DNA

For the first time, scientists have used new technology which analyses the whole genome to find the cause of a genetic disease in what...

Bacteria hold the clues to trade-offs in financial investments and evolution

Scientists have found that bacteria have the potential to teach valuable investment lessons. The research, published in the journal Ecology Letters, takes advantage of the...

Extraordinary trout have tolerance to filthy water

New research from the University of Exeter and King's College London has shown how a population of brown trout can survive in the contaminated...

Hubble reveals variation between hot extrasolar planet atmospheres

First results from the analysis of eight 'hot Jupiter' exoplanets suggest that winds and clouds play an important role in the atmospheric make up...

Rare genetic disorder provides clues to development of the pancreas

A rare genetic disorder has given researchers at the University of Exeter a surprising insight into how the pancreas develops. The finding provides a...

Ants’ ecosystem role is ‘key’

Research by the University of Exeter has revealed that ants have a big impact on their local environment as a result of their activity as 'ecosystem engineers' and predators. The study, published in the Journal of Animal Ecology, found that ...

Opposites may attract, but they don’t make better parents

A study by experts at the University of Exeter has revealed that couples with similar personalities make much better parents than those with different dispositions -- at least in the world of zebra finches. Researchers found birds expressing stro...

With new technique, UF astronomers find potassium in giant planet’s atmosphere

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Any driver who's seen deer silhouetted by the headlights of an oncoming car knows that vital information can be conveyed by the outlines of objects. Building on this concept, University of Florida astronomers have analyzed l...

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