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Snowball’s chance in Earth and early signs of life

New research helps answer one of the most asked questions in geoscience: when did Earth start to become habitable to complex life?

1 June 2020Research

Scottish coastlines vital role in tackling climate emergency

Scientists from St Andrews will study the carbon stored in Scotland’s coastal wetlands and their role in the fight against climate change.

29 May 2020Research

Chimpanzees help trace the evolution of human speech

One of the most promising theories for the evolution of human speech has finally received support from chimpanzee communication research.

27 May 2020Research

Ignorance would be bliss: the family ties that grind

The ability to recognise relatives can make life more dangerous for the female of the species, new research has shown.

25 May 2020Research

Fighting TB with light and sound

A UK-wide research team has developed an innovative way to monitor the reaction of living bacteria to antibiotics using lasers and sound.

14 May 2020Research

Climate change impact greater on marine systems

New international research reveals warming in temperate regions leads to species gains at sea, but not on land.

4 May 2020Research

Nest-building style reflects birds’ early experience

How birds build their first nest depends on the environment in which they grew up, according to new research from St Andrews.

1 May 2020Research

Bats to shine a light on human language

The way bats communicate is to form part of a £1.5m seven-year study to shed light on the evolution of human language.

27 April 2020Research

New sonar still deters sperm whales feeding

New sonar technology is as disruptive to sperm whales as existing sonar technology.

8 April 2020Research

Are US businesses under Trump’s Twitter thumb?

President of the United States Donald Trump’s tweets about companies can have a negative impact on their market value.

7 April 2020Research