Physics Oct 18
Physics
New study finds "messy" microscopic structures on petals of some flowers manipulate light to produce a blue colour effect that is easily seen by bee pollinators. Researchers say these petal grooves evolved independently multiple times across flowering plants, but produce the same result: a floral halo of blue-to-ultraviolet light.
Social Sciences Oct 18
Social Sciences

The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new UCL research.

Life Sciences Oct 18
Life Sciences

The accepted view of why some primates, including apes and humans, have evolved to have large brains is contested in new research from the Department of Anthropology.

Medicine Oct 18

Injecting DNA into injured horse tendons and ligaments can cure lameness, new research involving scientists at Kazan Federal University , Moscow State Academy and The University of Nottingham has found.

Earth Sciences Oct 18
Earth Sciences

Researchers have analysed a well-preserved preening gland in a 48-million-year-old bird fossil and discovered original oil and wax molecules within it.