Birds in an urban environment have fewer and smaller offspring than in rural settings
Aug 29, 2016
A study by researchers at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) and the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology showed that birds in an urban environment have fewer and smaller offspring than in rural settings.
Forest and watercourse interplay important for restorations
Aug 24, 2016
Humans utilise forests and watercourses in a way that depletes ecosystem habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Many areas are restored to break the trend, but to succeed you need to consider not only the ecosystem ...
Factories in space: how extra-terrestrial industry could keep humans alive
Aug 19, 2016
Science fiction truly turned into reality in October 1957 when Sputnik was launched – humankind's first step beyond the Earth. Since then, progress has been rapid. A significant number of men and women have now travelled ...
Sea habits of migratory birds highlight conservation need in the Canary Current
Aug 17, 2016
Scientists have tracked the behaviour of seabirds migrating across the Atlantic to better understand how these animals use the marine environment and find out where they might come into conflict with human activities.
Design for movement
Aug 08, 2016
At a basic level, architecture is like a shoe: a useful tool designed to protect the human body from harm caused by the natural elements.
Under-reporting of fisheries catches threatens Caribbean marine life
Aug 05, 2016
Marine fisheries catches have been drastically under-reported in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, threatening the marine environment and livelihoods of the local community, reveals a recent study published in ...
Asperger's in the workplace study reveals benefits and challenges for managers
Jul 21, 2016
The benefits and challenges of employing people with Asperger's have been explored in a new research project by Nottingham Business School, which questioned managers, human resources specialists and employees.
Active tracking of astronaut rad-exposures targeted
Jul 20, 2016
Radiation is an invisible hazard of spaceflight, but a new monitoring system for ESA astronauts gives a realtime snapshot of their exposure. The results will guide researchers preparing for deep-space missions to come.
Genes found in H. pylori that influence biofilm formation
Jul 18, 2016
Most bacteria cannot survive in the acidic environment of the human stomach, but Helicobacter pylori, a major cause of ulcers, thrives under such circumstances. Now research has shown that one of that bacterium's regulatory ...
Ravens learn best from their affiliates
Jul 13, 2016
One of the benefits of living together is gaining new information from group members. Once a group member starts displaying a new behavior, it frequently spreads to the rest of the group. In a study on ravens, Cognitive Biologists ...