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bats hang with friends
2014-10-31 04:00:31

New research has shown that despite moving house frequently, bats choose to roost with the same social groups of ‘friends’.

Borneo’s Super-charged Tropical Trees Are Vitally Important For Global Carbon Cycling
2014-05-12 03:31:15

A team of scientists has found that the woody growth of forests in north Borneo is half as great again as in the most productive forests of north-west Amazonia, an average difference of 3.2 tons of wood per hectare per year.

The Moth Versus The Crowd
2014-01-24 10:46:18

An army of citizen scientists has helped the professionals understand how a tiny 'alien' moth is attacking the UK's conker (horse-chestnut) trees, and showed that naturally-occurring pest controlling wasps are not able to restrict the moth's impact.

2012-02-09 11:47:23

A species of mosquito has been discovered breeding in the UK that has not been seen in the country since 1945.

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2011-08-15 07:17:54

A new study shows that as climate change enhances tree growth in tropical forests, the resulting increase in litterfall could stimulate soil micro-organisms leading to a release of stored soil carbon.

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2011-06-14 11:05:00

As a gradually warmer climate emerges, researchers are observing flowers blooming sooner and birds breeding earlier in the year, but is it may also be affecting the breeding habits of larger mammals.

2011-04-20 13:05:30

Britain's soil bacteria have been mapped for the first time in the most comprehensive study of a country's soil biodiversity to date.

2011-03-02 13:54:53

Existing plans for antiviral and antibiotic use during a severe influenza pandemic could reduce wastewater treatment efficiency prior to discharge into receiving rivers, resulting in water quality deterioration at drinking water abstraction points.

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2011-01-05 09:10:20

One of Britain's best known seabirds winters on opposite sides of the Atlantic depending on whether its breeding attempt has been successful.

2010-09-14 12:38:40

Farming practices have a significant impact on the diversity of beneficial microbial fungi known to play important roles in crop productivity, soil recovery and maintenance of healthy ecosystems.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.