Natural light flicker can help prevent detection 1 April 2020Movement breaks camouflage, making it risky for anything trying to hide. New research, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B today [1 April] has shown that dynamic features common in many natural habitats, such as moving light patterns, can reduce being located when moving.
UK genome analysis has important implications for COVID-19 clinical trials1 April 2020Scientists at the University of Bristol who have been sequencing the genetic material from SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes COVID-19 have highlighted important implications for scientists around the world conducting vaccine trials aimed at preventing the disease. The findings are published on the preprint site bioRxiv.
Cooperative male dolphins match the tempo of each other's calls1 April 2020When it comes to working together, male dolphins coordinate their behaviour just like us. New findings, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B by an international team of researchers from the Universities of Western Australia and Bristol, provide insight into the importance of physical and vocal coordination in alliance forming animals.
Five ways to create household harmony during lockdown27 March 2020As the nation grapples with public lockdown, the reality of all living under the same roof has taken on a whole new meaning. Cohabiting families, couples, and housemates across the country will be seeing rather more of each other for the foreseeable future, putting those relationships under unprecedented pressure.