Older adults who get physical can lower their heart disease risk8 August 2018Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Plants can tell the time using sugars2 August 2018A new study by an international team of scientists, including the University of Bristol, has discovered that plants adjust their daily circadian rhythm to the cycle of day and night by measuring the amount of sugars in their cells.
Eavesdropping birds learn meaning of foreign alarm calls just by listening2 August 2018Birds often eavesdrop on the alarm calls of other species, making it possible for them to take advantage of many eyes looking out for danger. Now, researchers have found that fairy-wrens can learn those unfamiliar calls—which they liken to a foreign language—even without ever seeing the bird that made the call or the predator that provoked it.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to have a child with autism2 August 2018Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely than other women to have an autistic child, according to an analysis of NHS data carried out by a team at Cambridge University's Autism Research Centre. The research is published today in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The team stressed that the likelihood of having an autistic child is still very low, even among women with PCOS – but finding this link provides an important clue in understanding one of the multiple causal factors in autism.
Scientists find holes in light by tying it in knots1 August 2018A research collaboration including theoretical physicists from the University of Bristol and Birmingham has found a new way of evaluating how light flows through space - by tying knots in it.