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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

Social Isolation: Animals that break away from the pack can influence evolution

For some animals, such as beetles, ants, toads, and primates, short-term social isolation can be just as vital as social interaction.

17 July 2018Research

Tough times made our brains grow large

Adversity rather than cooperation is behind the large human brain, according to new research from the University's School of Biology.

23 May 2018Research

£1.4m grant for researchers at St Andrews

Scotland is to remain at the forefront of international research.

16 May 2018Research

Athena Swan Awards

“Promoting inclusivity and fairness is my highest priority,” Sally Mapstone, Principal and Vice-Chancellor.

8 May 2018Awards

Step forward to finding treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

SMA is most common genetic cause of infant death.

18 April 2018Research

Crows ‘hooked’ on fast food

New Caledonian crows extract prey faster with complex hooked tools.

22 January 2018Research

Crafty crows know what it takes to make a good tool

New study provides surprising insights into how crows manufacture their hooked foraging tools

7 December 2017Research