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Red-bellied lemurs maintain gut health through touching and ‘huddling’

Red-bellied lemurs maintain gut health through touching and ‘huddling’

Research Zoology

Scientists have found a direct link between physical contact and gut bacteria in red-bellied lemurs. Likely passed through ‘huddling’ behaviour and touch, the findings suggest implications for human health.

Replicating peregrine falcon attack strategies could help down rogue drones

Replicating peregrine falcon attack strategies could help down rogue drones

MPLS Zoology

Researchers at Oxford University have discovered that peregrine falcons steer their attacks using the same control strategies as guided missiles.

Migration makes breeding harder for seabirds

Migration makes breeding harder for seabirds

MPLS Research Zoology

An international collaboration has for the first time revealed the key drivers of seabird migration. The new study suggests that puffin colonies that travel great distances during the winter often find it more difficult to breed than others, and that escaping your habitat with far-flung migration therefore carries a cost.

It’s (not) complicated: relationships may be simpler than they seem

It’s (not) complicated: relationships may be simpler than they seem

Research Zoology

New Oxford University research has shed light on the complexities involved in forming social bonds, and suggests that the process is much simpler than first thought.

Aliens may be more like us than we think

Aliens may be more like us than we think

MPLS Zoology

Hollywood films and science fiction literature fuel the belief that aliens are monster-like beings, who are very different to humans. But new research suggests that we could have more in common with our extra-terrestrial neighbours, than initially thought.

Chimpanzees shown spontaneously 'taking turns' to solve number puzzle

Chimpanzees shown spontaneously 'taking turns' to solve number puzzle

Research Zoology

A new study from Kyoto and Oxford universities and Indianapolis Zoo has shown chimpanzees spontaneously taking turns to complete a number sequencing task.

How 14 Billion Dollars Protected Earth's Species

How 14 Billion Dollars Protected Earth's Species

MPLS Zoology

Billions of dollars of financial investment in global conservation has significantly reduced biodiversity loss, according to new Oxford University research.

Silk could be used to repair damaged spinal cords

Silk could be used to repair damaged spinal cords

MPLS Zoology

Modified silk from Asian wild silkworms could be used in a strategy to repair damaged spinal cords, according to scientists from the universities of Aberdeen and Oxford...

British birds adapt their beaks to birdfeeders

British birds adapt their beaks to birdfeeders

Research Zoology

Certain British birds have evolved longer beaks than other species, and new research suggests that our fondness for feeding them may be the reason why.

Women in science ask fewer questions than men, according to new research

Women in science ask fewer questions than men, according to new research

Research Zoology

Stereotypes suggest that women love to talk, with some studies even finding that women say three times as much as men. But, new research from a team from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, shows there is an exception to this rule: professional STEM events, which could be indicative of the wider problem of gender inequality in the field.

Worm study reveals role of stem cells in cancer

Worm study reveals role of stem cells in cancer

Medical science Research Zoology

A new study carried out by the University of Oxford has used flatworms to look at the role of migrating stem cells in cancer.

Study measures light's radical impact on bird behaviour

Study measures light's radical impact on bird behaviour

Research Zoology

Migratory birds are both attracted to and influenced by light. As a result, their behaviours alter drastically in the presence of artificial light at night, according to a new Oxford University collaboration, that was conducted at a unique landmark: the 'Tribute in Light' in New York.

Low-level radiation less harmful to health than other lifestyle risks

Low-level radiation less harmful to health than other lifestyle risks

Research Zoology

Low-level radiation exposure poses less of a health risk than other modern lifestyle threats, such as smoking, obesity and air pollution, according to Oxford University research.

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