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15 Jan 2014

Miniature machine glides through air like a jellyfish through water

Journal of the Royal Society Interface

In research published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface today scientists have designed a new flying machine which resembles the swimming motion of a jelly fish.

08 Jan 2014

Prairie dogs test neighbours’ alertness with jumping display

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Research published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that black-tailed prairie dogs use a jumping display to test how alert their neighbours are.

18 Dec 2013

Acrobatic birds aren’t as energetic as they look

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

In research published this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B scientists have found that the acrobatic courtship displays of male golden-collared manakins are less energetically costly than they appear.

11 Dec 2013

Bees work together to keep cluster cool

Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Research published today in the Royal Society journal Interface has shed some light on how swarming bees stay warm in the cold and avoid getting too hot.

04 Dec 2013

Eat more vegetables for a healthy glow

Biology Letters

Research published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters has found that yellower skin tones resulting from a fruit and vegetable rich diet can make us more attractive.

27 Nov 2013

The secrets of octopus suckers

Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Research published today in the Royal Society journal Interface investigates how octopus suckers help them attach to surfaces and examines how artificial sucker-like materials compare.

21 Nov 2013

Building evacuation affected by mixed messages

Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Research published this week in the Royal Society journal Interface has found that during evacuations, combinations of exit signs, memorised instructions and the movement of the crowd can affect how people leave buildings.

13 Nov 2013

Open wide: Zebrafish fool fast food

Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Research published in the Royal Society Journal, Interface, has demonstrated that predatory fish sneak up on lightning-fast prey by disguising water disturbances as they approach.

06 Nov 2013

Location, location, location: How nature affects the way we make decisions

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B today has revealed that being exposed to natural environments could significantly impact the choices we make, encouraging us to make decisions which value our longer-term futures more.

30 Oct 2013

Arctic reindeer have clever adaption to see through dark winters

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B this week shows how reindeer in the Arctic have adapted their eyesight to help them spot predators in the winter whilst there is little light.

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