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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

Humpback whales change their tune

New research led by the University of St Andrews reveals that humpback whales can learn new songs while navigating a shared migratory route.

4 September 2019Research

Wild geese take climate action

Migratory animals are actively adjusting their traditions to climate change, new research has found.

2 September 2019Research

The eyes have it

The ability to detect the direction of someone’s gaze is not unique to humans, as had been previously thought, according to new research.

2 September 2019Research

Orangutans hold the key to human speech

New research shows great apes can control their voice in a similar way to humans, giving a unique insight into the evolution of language.

27 August 2019Research

New research on the causes of fertility fluctuations

A University research team has been awarded a £708,000 ESRC grant to investigate the causes of recent fertility fluctuations in the UK.

20 August 2019Research