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.
- 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.
- Come and discover the fascinating relationship between pollinating insects and flowers 2 July 2021 How do bees visualise and interact with flowers? A summer art and science exhibition that uses a blend of the most innovative interactive technology, including augmented reality (AR), inspiration from 17th century Dutch flower paintings, and the latest scientific research on the symbiotic relationship of plants and insects, opens at the University of Bristol's Botanic Garden next week [Tuesday 6 July].
- Scientists reveal how plants become good neighbours in times of stress 30 June 2021 Scientists from the University of Bristol and the John Innes Centre have discovered how plants manage to live alongside each other in places that are dark and shady.
- Dinosaurs were in decline before the end, according to new study 30 June 2021 The death of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was caused by the impact of a huge asteroid on the Earth. However, palaeontologists have continued to debate whether they were already in decline or not before the impact.
- The humidity of flowers acts as an invisible attractor for bumblebees 22 June 2021 As well as bright colours and subtle scents, flowers possess many invisible ways of attracting their pollinators, and a new study shows that bumblebees may use the humidity of a flower to tell them about the presence of nectar, according to scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Exeter.
- Palaeontologist, infectious disease mathematical modeller, anaesthetist and ecologist receive Queen’s Birthday Honours 14 June 2021 University of Bristol academics Professor Mike Benton, Dr Ellen Brooks Pollock, Professor Tim Cook and Professor Jane Memmott have all received awards in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list which recognises the achievements and service of people across the UK.
- Scientists develop the ‘evotype’ to help unlock the power of evolution for better engineering biology 9 June 2021 Scientists from the University of Bristol have pioneered a new approach to help biological engineers both harness and design the evolutionary potential of new biosystems. Their concept of the ‘evotype’ lays a foundation for the next generation of stable, safe and self-improving biotechnologies.