Latest University of Exeter Stories
New research by scientists at the University of Exeter has shown that cells demonstrate remarkable flexibility and versatility when it comes to how they divide - a finding with potential links to the underlying causes of many cancers.
Some mammals may have evolved to synchronize births as a way of evading the threat of infanticide, according to a study led by the University of Exeter.
High levels of tungsten in the body could double the risk of suffering a stroke.
The discovery of hundreds of kilometers worth of channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica could help experts understand how the ice will respond to changes in environmental conditions.
The continued accumulation of sand within the iconic ring-shaped reefs inside Maldivian atolls could provide a foundation for future island development new research suggests.
Cuckoo finches that lay more than one egg in their victims' nests have a better chance of bamboozling host parents into fostering their parasitic young, a study has found.
The stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly might expand the range of innovative technologies according to a new study from an international team of researchers.
New research from the University of Exeter and King's College London has shown how a population of brown trout can survive in the contaminated waters of the River Hayle in Cornwall where metal concentrations are so high they would be lethal to fish from unpolluted sites.
A study published in the journal Animal Behaviour found that the noise of passing ships disrupts feeding for the common shore crab.
Freezing temperatures and a layer of snow may make us feel sorry for any birds that remain up north during the winter months, but a new study in the journal Scientific Reports has found feeding these birds may not convey any benefits with respect to breeding.
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