Category Archives: SCIENCE

Genomes of big cats revealed

International scientists have mapped the genomes of the tiger, lion and snow leopard, in conservation efforts to protect endangered species. The research give clues to how big cats evolved to…

Back-from-the-dead bee nests again

A species of bee reintroduced to the UK after becoming extinct has nested for the first time in a quarter of a century. The short-haired bumblebee started dying out in…

Slow-motion world for small animals

Smaller animals tend to perceive time in slow-motion, a new study has shown. This means that they can observe movement on a finer timescale than bigger creatures, allowing them to…

‘Beer goggle’ study wins Ig Nobel

A team of researchers who found that people think they are more attractive when drinking alcohol, have scooped an Ig Nobel prize for their work. The researchers from France and…

Arctic winter ice volume hits low

The volume of sea ice in the Arctic hit a new low this past winter, according to observations from the European Space Agency’s (Esa) Cryosat mission. During March/April – the…

‘World’s largest volcano discovered

Scientists say that they have discovered the single largest volcano in the world, a dead colossus deep beneath the Pacific waves. A team writing in the journal Nature Geoscience says…

Mission to understand huge glacier

UK scientists are about to set out for Antarctica to investigate the mighty Pine Island Glacier. The PIG drains about 10% of all the ice sliding off the west of…

New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt

A new timeline for the origin of ancient Egypt has been established by scientists. A team from the UK found that the transformation from a land of disparate farmers into…

Climate ‘drives crop pest spread’

Climate change is helping pests and diseases that attack crops to spread around the world, a study suggests. Researchers from the universities of Exeter and Oxford have found crop pests…

What is negentropy?

It is said, “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” And when spring arrives, robins chirp, daffodils bloom, butterflies dance, and the night sky unveil its…

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