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Echolocation found to be cheap for deep-diving whales

A new international study reveals how whales have evolved to live in the world’s deepest oceans.

31 October 2019Research

Acidic oceans triggered marine mass extinction during dinosaur die-off

New international study confirms a long-held theory about the last great mass extinction event and the evolution of marine life.

21 October 2019Research

Mapping global biodiversity change

New international research reveals different rates of biodiversity change across the globe.

17 October 2019Research

World-leading primate complex opens

A new cutting-edge research facility for advancing scientific knowledge on chimpanzee cognition and behaviour has officially launched.

7 October 2019Research

Apes possess human-like “theory of mind”

Apes understand what others see and believe, a skill previously believed to be unique to humans, according to new research.

30 September 2019Research

Ancient volcanoes reveal Earth’s recycled crust

Ancient volcanoes could provide new insights into how the Earth’s surface is recycled, according to St Andrews scientists.

16 September 2019Research

Global war against the rat

The role of the rat in the development of epidemiology is the subject of a new £990,164 research project at St Andrews.

13 September 2019Research

£12m funding for battery research

A University-led project to create a new battery which could revolutionise electric travel and renewable energy storage has been given £12m.

4 September 2019Research

Fewer women do bowel screening test

Women are risking their lives by not taking part in bowel screening tests according to new research.

4 September 2019Research

Oxytocin linked to growth in seal pups

Grey seal pups with naturally high oxytocin levels gain more mass before weaning, without increasing the amount they are fed.

4 September 2019Research