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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.

Antarctic telescope shows how the Earth stops high-energy particles

Antarctic telescope shows how the Earth stops high-energy particles

Physics Research

Scientists working with the world’s largest particle detector have for the first time demonstrated the Earth’s ability to stop highly energetic neutrino particles.

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.

NIH awards to test ways to store, access, share, and compute on biomedical data in the cloud

NIH awards to test ways to store, access, share, and compute on biomedical data in the cloud

Computer science Engineering Funding

Professor Susanna-Assunta Sansone from the Oxford e-Research Centre in the Department of Engineering Science is co-Principal investigator in three of the twelve projects awarded prestigious USA National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Commons funding.

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.

Professor Stephen Hawking returns to Oxford

Professor Stephen Hawking returns to Oxford

Professor Stephen Hawking, one of Oxford University’s most famous alumni, returned for a flying visit this week.

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...

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