Animals shield their families from a harsh world 8 March 2018 Animals living in volatile habitats can gain major evolutionary benefits by shielding their families from the changing environment, new research suggests.
- Zurich-Kyoto-Bristol-Heidelberg Workshop on Plant Development and Evolution 15 March 2018
- Plastic fantastic – researchers turn plastic pollution into cleaners 9 March 2018 Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered a way to re-use a common plastic to break down harmful dyes in our waste water.
- Animals shield their families from a harsh world 8 March 2018 Animals living in volatile habitats can gain major evolutionary benefits by shielding their families from the changing environment, new research suggests.
- Extraordinary history revealed in new book on Bristol Zoo 7 March 2018 Our changing relationship with the wild and animals at the world’s oldest surviving provincial zoo is uncovered in a new book published today (Tuesday 6 March) by Dr Andy Flack, Teaching Fellow in Modern History at the University of Bristol.
- Sell-out theatre production Invincible returns to a secret location in Bristol 6 March 2018 After a sell-out run in 2017, ground-breaking theatre production, Invincible, is back in Bristol once again posing ethical questions and plunging audiences into a moral dilemma about the role – good and bad – science can play in our lives.
- Caterpillar warning system also helps it disappear 27 February 2018 The distinctive orange and black striping of the cinnabar moth caterpillar not only acts as a warning, but helps it disappear from potential predators at a distance, University of Bristol researchers have discovered.
- Plants are given a new family tree 16 February 2018 A new genealogy of plant evolution, led by researchers at the University of Bristol, shows that the first plants to conquer land were a complex species, challenging long-held assumptions about plant evolution.
- Stephen Fry backs Bristol student’s appeal to save fruit bats 13 February 2018 Broadcaster and author Stephen Fry has generously given his support to help pay for vital research by a University of Bristol PhD student to safeguard the future of Livingstone’s fruit bats.
- CONNECTED network begins with energetic UK Launch Conference 12 February 2018 Dozens of scientists from 11 African countries joined scores from the UK and elsewhere for the inaugural conference of a ground-breaking project that brings together world-leading researchers to tackle vector-borne plant disease that devastates crops in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Scientists unlock the molecular secret behind long-lived bat species 8 February 2018 Scientists have identified part of the molecular mechanism that gives long-lived bat species their extraordinary lifespans compared to other animals.