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Global Challenges

Students presented their solutions to environmental problems faced by the world as part of St Andrews’ Global Challenges competition.

17 May 2019University news

Half a million pounds awarded to study sustainable food sources and human-health in Africa

Major funding body awards half a million pounds to develop cutting-edge research on fisheries and human-health on Lake Victoria in Africa.

2 April 2019Research

Distant navy sonar affects the behaviour of whales

Naval sonar can disrupt the behaviour of northern bottlenose whales over distances never previously tested, according to researchers.

20 March 2019Research

Why “miraculous births” produce baby boys

Researchers from Edinburgh, St Andrews and LSHTM have solved the puzzle of why fatherless insect babies are born male.

7 March 2019Research

Understanding the rich social lives of animals benefits international conservation efforts

International researchers argue that animals’ cultural knowledge should be considered when planning international conservation efforts.

26 February 2019Research

Anatomy of a fire

Fire never just burns. It rips and tears and blazes and guts. At least it did in the headlines which accompanied reports of the BMS fire.

15 February 2019Local community

Baboon genomes shed new light on complex evolutionary history

Mapping baboon genomes could help unravel the evolutionary history of modern humans, new research has found.

31 January 2019Research

Crowds go mad when going gets tough

Bad crowd behaviour is more likely when people face challenging circumstances, according to new research at St Andrews.

22 January 2019Research

PhD fellowship of the ring – St Andrews scientists’ research goes viral

New research has identified an important new component of the CRISPR genome engineering toolkit.

20 September 2018Research

Dolphins learn from each other to walk on water

A new study, by Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the universities of St Andrews and Exeter, reveals dolphins learn tricks from each other.

29 August 2018Research