Birds learn to avoid plants that host dangerous insects, researchers have found 8 October 2021 Scientists have discovered that birds know to avoid the plants where toxic animals dwell.
- Birds learn to avoid plants that host dangerous insects, researchers have found 8 October 2021 Scientists have discovered that birds know to avoid the plants where toxic animals dwell.
- The smarter the bird, the more mental stimulation it needs in captivity, a study has found 6 October 2021 Researchers have discovered that intelligent birds have unique welfare needs in captivity.
- Feeling a spark: flowers release their perfume in response to electricity of a bee's touch 21 September 2021 New research has found that the electrical charge created by visiting bumblebees stimulates some flowers to release more of their sweet-smelling scent. This is the first time a plant has been shown to use the presence of pollinators as a cue to emit more of its attractive perfume - increasing its chances of being visited.
- Moth wingtips an ‘acoustic decoy’ to thwart bat attack, scientists find 10 September 2021 Wingtips of certain species of silkmoth are structured to reflect sound and throw off attackers, according to a new study.
- Plants evolved ability to actively control water-loss earlier than previously thought 27 August 2021 New research has shed light on when plants first evolved the ability to respond to changing humidity in the air around them, and was probably a feature of a common ancestor of both flowering plants and ferns.
- Giraffes are as socially complex as elephants, study finds 3 August 2021 Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered evidence that giraffes are a highly socially complex species.
- Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly 26 July 2021 Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly but their flying abilities may have been different from adult pterosaurs, according to a new study.
- Tropical fly study shows that a mother’s age and diet influences the health of her offspring 20 July 2021 The female tsetse fly, which gives birth to adult-sized live young, produce weaker offspring as they get older, and when they feed on poor quality blood.
- University of Bristol’s 900 laboratories receive green status in world first 12 July 2021 The University of Bristol has become the first university in the world to achieve institutional Green Labs Certification.
- Sharp size reduction in dinosaurs that changed diet to termites 7 July 2021 Dinosaurs were generally huge, but a new study of the unusual alvarezsaurs show that they reduced in size about 100 million years ago when they became specialised ant-eaters.