Latest University of Exeter Stories

2012-01-09 13:17:11

Females influence the gender of their offspring so they inherit either their mother's or grandfather's qualities.

2011-12-07 20:30:32

A 15-minute walk can cut snacking on chocolate at work by half.

2011-12-01 01:08:26

Surgeons can learn their skills more quickly if they are taught how to control their eye movements.

2011-11-21 09:44:20

We will only achieve the target of limiting global warming to safe levels if carbon dioxide emissions begin to fall within the next two decades and eventually decrease to zero.

2011-11-18 07:06:36

The study suggests an innovative psychological treatment called 'concreteness training' can reduce depression in just two months and could work as a self-help therapy for depression in primary care.

Among Insects, Chivalry Is Not Dead
2011-10-06 14:17:05

The long-standing consensus of why insects stick together after mating has been turned on its head by scientists from the University of Exeter. Published today in Current Biology, their study shows that, contrary to previous thinking, females benefit from this arrangement just as much as males.

Turtles Adapt Eggs For Hotter Beaches
2011-09-26 10:52:53

Sea turtles face an uncertain future as a warming climate threatens to reduce their reproductive viability.

2011-08-15 07:09:20

The mystery of how a butterfly has changed its wing patterns to mimic neighboring species and avoid being eaten by birds has been solved by a team of European scientists.

2011-07-19 09:55:00

Small-scale fisheries could pose a more serious threat to marine life than previously thought.

2011-07-01 13:28:05

Winning margins in the Tour de France can be tight – last year just 39 seconds separated the top two riders after more than 90 hours in the saddle.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).