Latest University of St Andrews Stories

2011-04-18 09:25:07

Our Sun experiences regular eruptions of material into space, but solar physicists still have difficulty in explaining why these dramatic events take place.

2010-11-04 09:45:00

Researchers at the University of St Andrews have devised a material, comprised solely of tiny atoms that can interact with light, which brings the possible invention of an invisibility cloak one step closer to becoming a reality.

2009-07-02 06:45:00

According to a recent study, chimpanzees are capable of building their own tools after watching demonstration videos.

2009-02-13 22:36:24

Scottish researchers suggest there are differences between those who gradually recover memories of abuse in therapy and those who remember more spontaneously. Psychologist Elke Geraerts of the University of St.

2008-12-25 08:30:00

Scientists have discovered that orangutans can help each other get food by trading tokens, but only if the help is mutual.

2008-08-01 03:00:26

By Steinhoefel, Grit Hegner, Ernst; Oliver, Grahame J H Abstract: Major- and trace-element data and Nd isotope compositions for granitoid samples from the Grampian Highlands in Scotland show a systematic evolution in the composition of their sources in the course of the Caledonian Orogeny.

2008-06-18 10:19:18

British researchers said on Wednesday that female chimps keep quiet during sex to keep other females from finding out and punishing them for mating with the best males.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.