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Category: Science News

Dolphins ‘shake and toss’ octopus prey, research finds

Image copyright Kate Sprogis/Murdoch University Image caption A bottlenose dolphin tosses an octopus across water Octopuses can be a perfect meal for dolphins, but they...

First study finds neonic pesticides in US drinking water

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Neonicotinoids have been found in samples from US water treatment plants Small traces of the world’s most widely used...

Rapid rise of clothes moths threatens historic fabrics

Image copyright SPL Image caption The numbers of clothes moths have doubled at English Heritage sites over the past five years Rare furnishings and fabrics in...

‘Surprise’ discovery of Europe’s first cave-dwelling fish

Image copyright Jasminca Behrmann-Godel Image caption This 8.5cm cave loach is an example of the first cave fish found in Europe Pink, scaleless and with declining...

World is home to ‘60,000 tree species’

Image copyright BGCI Image caption Bhutan’s national Tsenden tree, conserved through international efforts There are 60,065 species of trees in the world,...

Evidence of ancient ‘geological Brexit’ revealed

Image copyright Imperial College London/Chase Stone Image caption An Ice Age land bridge once connected Britain with Europe The UK has now started the formal process of...

Scientists in Staffordshire switch on futuristic-looking forest to measure carbon impact

A vast outdoor laboratory has been set up in a Staffordshire forest to help scientists understand how trees will react to any future changes in global climate. The site,...

Is consciousness just an illusion?

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Is the human brain really just complex machines? In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus...

Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Image copyright Uni Manchester Image caption Artwork: Graphene-based membranes hold huge promise in desalination A UK-based team of researchers has created a...

Imported bees ‘threat’ to native species

A leading biologist says Scotland’s native honey bees are being threatened by imports brought in because of the hobby’s growing popularity. A new group has...