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New study changes the way we understand the psychology of obedience

An international collaboration involving the University of St Andrews challenges the traditional understanding of why people obey orders.

4 January 2019Research

Radar sensing: transforming the way we interact with computers

Research from St Andrews could transform HCI - the way humans interact with computers, smart watches and other devices.

4 January 2019Research

Picky dolphins are choosy about their friends

Dolphins are picky about who they are friends with and shun rival groups, new SMRU research has found.

18 December 2018Research

Banned toxins passed from mother to young in European dolphins

Dolphins in the northern Adriatic contain high levels of toxic chemicals and are passing them to their young.

10 December 2018Research

Obesity epidemic risking eyesight of young adults

Scotland’s obesity epidemic could be damaging the eyesight of young adults, according to new research from St Andrews and NHS Fife.

7 December 2018Research

Chimps are users

Chimpanzees use others to get what they want, in a similar way to human beings, new research at St Andrews has found.

21 November 2018Research

Humpback whales sing the same song

Male humpback whales in a population sing the same song at any one time, according to new research from St Andrews and Queensland.

21 November 2018Research

Tiny lasers light up immune cells

A team of researchers at the University has developed tiny lasers that could revolutionise our understanding of many diseases.

20 November 2018Research

Whales use the sonic equivalent of a flashlight to focus in on prey

A new study reveals that whales, dolphins and porpoises use narrow beams of high intensity sound to echolocate prey.

15 November 2018Research

Wild orangutan mothers speak up to defend kids

A team of scientists, led by St Andrews, has shown that wild orangutan mothers utilise a unique vocal phenomenon to warn their offspring.

14 November 2018Research