Discovery of a new mass extinction 17 September 2020 It’s not often a new mass extinction is identified; after all, such events were so devastating they really stand out in the fossil record.
- Discovery of a new mass extinction 17 September 2020 It’s not often a new mass extinction is identified; after all, such events were so devastating they really stand out in the fossil record.
- Contribute to apple database and identify what type of tree is growing in your garden 3 September 2020 Scientists from the University of Bristol are asking people in the local area who have ‘unknown’ varieties of apple trees in their garden, allotment or neighbourhood to collect a few leaves and send them in to them.
- True size of prehistoric mega-shark finally revealed 3 September 2020 To date only the length of the legendary giant shark Megalodon had been estimated but now, a new study led by the University of Bristol and Swansea University has revealed the size of the rest of its body, including fins that are as large as an adult human.
- Dr Tommaso Jucker awarded British Ecological Society's Founders' Prize 2 September 2020 Dr Tommaso Jucker, NERC Independent Research Fellow and Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences, has received the BES Founders' Prize for 2020.
- Zebra stripes and their role in dazzling flies 19 August 2020 The mystery of why zebras have their characteristic stripes has perplexed researchers for over a century.
- Luke Jerram’s Palm Temple installed at University of Bristol 13 August 2020 A spectacular installation by internationally renowned artist Luke Jerram is now on permanent display outside the main entrance of the University of Bristol’s School of Chemistry.
- Ancient North American reptiles lived on an island archipelago in South Wales 12 August 2020 A recent study, led by the University of Bristol has uncovered fossils of dwarf reptiles that lived in South Wales 205 million years ago and were closely related to North American animals that lived 15 million years earlier.
- How fish stocks will change in warming seas 12 August 2020 New research highlights the future effects of climate change on important fish stocks for south-west UK fisheries.
- Metallic blue fruits use fat to produce colour and signal a treat for birds 11 August 2020 Researchers have found a common plant owes the dazzling blue colour of its fruit to fat in its cellular structure, the first time this type of colour production has been observed in nature.
- The genetic basis of bats’ superpowers revealed 30 July 2020 For the first time, the raw genetic material that codes for bats’ unique adaptations and superpowers such as the ability to fly, to use sound to move effortlessly in complete darkness, to survive and tolerate deadly diseases, to resist ageing and cancer - has been fully revealed by an international research team including scientists at Bristol. The findings are published in Nature.