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26 Aug 2015

The advantage of shorter titles: Should scientists keep it snappy?*

Royal Society Open Science

A study published today in Royal Society Open Science has found that journals that publish scientific papers with short titles tend to get more citations per paper.

19 Aug 2015

Aerodynamic arachnids in acrobatic display

Journal of the Royal Society Interface

A paper published today in the Royal Society journal Interface investigates the aerial acrobatics of a rainforest spider

05 Aug 2015

China’s historical records help scientists track gibbon decline

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

In a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today scientists have used historical records from China to track decreasing numbers of gibbons over the last 400 years.

22 Jul 2015

Sea level rises could threaten sea turtle populations

Royal Society Open Science

A paper published today in Royal Society Open Science says rising sea levels could affect the survival of sea turtle eggs.

15 Jul 2015

Scientists discover 50 million year old sperm

Biology Letters

In a paper published today in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters scientists describe their discovery of the oldest ever animal sperm.

20 May 2015

Is there a link between gaming and neurological disorders?

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

A paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today links action video game playing with changes in how people use parts of their brain to solve problems.

13 May 2015

Is a man in red more dominant than a man in blue?

Biology Letters

A paper in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters finds that when it comes to perception it is men dressed in red who are thought of as being more dominant than those wearing blue.

06 May 2015

Scientists track the hip-hop revolution

Royal Society Open Science

Scientists have teamed up with Last.fm to analyse the evolution of pop music in America. By approaching the charts with a scientific eye (or ear!) the team have pinpointed the birth of disco, the hip-hop revolution and the lingering death of Jazz and Blues.

15 Apr 2015

Female chimps use spears to hunt

Royal Society Open Science

A study in Royal Society Open Science this week finds that female chimpanzees are more likely to hunt with tools than the males, who tend to rely more on their strength and size for catching prey.

08 Apr 2015

Is natural selection making Dutch people the tallest in the world?

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Dutch people are the tallest on Earth. A study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B suggests that their height could be the result of natural selection favouring a towering stature.

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