Special issue of Royal Society magazine highlights scale of oceanic change16 May 2018The seas around the West Antarctic Peninsula have experienced some of the fastest global warming in recent decades, increasing the rate and richness of biological activity in the region. Innovative analytical techniques and collaborative research projects involving scientists from around the world are helping to improve our understanding of the causes and consequences of environmental change.
Extreme mobility of mantis shrimp eyes2 May 2018New research, led by biologists from the University of Bristol, has uncovered fresh findings about the most mobile eyes in the animal kingdom - the eyes of the mantis shrimp.
New type of opal formed by common seaweed discovered16 April 2018Scientists have discovered a completely new type of opal formed by a common seaweed which harnesses natural technology by self-assembling a nanostructure of oil droplets to control how light reflects from its cells to display a shimmering array of colours that until now, has only been seen in the gem stone.
Having one eye better than the other may explain ants’ left bias11 April 2018Unlike Derek Zoolander, ants don't have any difficulty turning left. New research from the University of Bristol has now found rock ants often have one eye slightly better than the other, which could help explain why most of them prefer to turn left, given the choice.
Immersive city festival brings research to life9 April 2018Fly a drone, experience night time at a refugee camp and watch a robot race — just some of the exciting activities that members of the public can experience during Research without Borders, the University of Bristol’s free public festival of postgraduate research, which includes a day-long showcase at Colston Hall on 9 May.
Breakthrough in determining ages of different microbial groups4 April 2018An international team of scientists, which includes the University of Bristol, have made a significant breakthrough in how we understand the first three-quarters of life on earth by creating new techniques for investigating the timing and co-evolution of microbial groups.
Extraordinary history revealed in new book on Bristol Zoo7 March 2018Our 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.
Caterpillar warning system also helps it disappear27 February 2018The 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 tree16 February 2018A 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.
CONNECTED network begins with energetic UK Launch Conference 12 February 2018Dozens 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.