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cattle production, meat

Improving cattle production by counting chromosomes

Here, Professor Darren Griffin and Drs Beckky O’Connor, Giuseppe Silvestri and Lucas Kiazim, the University of Kent, discuss new innovations that are changing the cattle industry.
prevent species extinction, COVID

Pandemic can teach us how to prevent species extinction

Researchers say the pandemic has shown us how to save the world from global warming and prevent species extinction.
Infectious diseases of humans and animals

Health research in Africa: Infectious diseases of humans and animals

Gerald Misinzo and Mark Rweyemamu from SACIDS Foundation for One Health provide a detailed look at one health research by the Africa centres of excellence for infectious diseases of humans and animals.
The Biology of Love, kinsey institute

The Biology of Love

Here, Dr Sue Carter brings us a collection of observations from the Kinsey Institute, to illustrate the biology of Love.
cancer in dogs and humans

Cancer in Dogs and Humans: How is it alike and how is it different?

Here, Jaime F. Modiano examines the similarities of cancer in dogs and humans, exploring the idea of a common origin.
bumble bees need biodiversity, technical university of munich

Researchers emphasise that bumble bees need biodiversity

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) found that bees prefer to consume a low-fat diet, emphasising that bumble bees need biodiversity.
arctic conservation, marine mammals

Arctic conservation: Scientists listen to the sounds of the seascape

In the northern Bering Sea, scientists undertook a four-year acoustic monitoring project to understand Arctic conservation needs for five marine mammals.
mental health benefits, cat ownership

What are the mental health benefits of cat ownership?

Here, we take a journey into the scientific research behind mental health benefits of pet ownership, specifically, the opinion-dividing cat.
understand brain function, elementary navigation

Turning left, right or going straight: Using elementary navigation decisions to understand brain function

Dr Stanley Heinze, Associate Professor at Lund University’s Department of Biology, underlines his work on neuroscience, notably using elementary navigation decisions to understand brain function.
conservation success stories, ecosystem

Six conservation success stories of 2019

When nature is eroding and ecosystems are coming under increasing stress, it can seem like the only reaction is despair: However, there are also inspiring conservation success stories from 2019.
risk of heart problems, older mothers

Men born from older mothers at risk of heart problems

Researchers have found that placenta changes could suggest that male offspring are more at risk of heart problems later on in life.
behaviour in galapagos finches, antipredator behaviour

Researchers find unusual behaviour in Galapagos finches

University of Cambridge researchers have found unusual behaviour in Galapagos finches, who are showing signs of fear despite losing their predators over ten years ago: Why?
ocean protection, highly protected marine areas

Time for a sea-change in ocean protection

Here, Louisa Casson from Greenpeace UK explains the ongoing need for significant ocean protection.
habitat loss in brazil, soy production

Soy production linked to habitat loss in Brazil

Researchers found that consumer markets for soy products have been linked to habitat loss in Brazil, suggesting a threat to biodiversity.
british butterflies, climate change

British butterflies and moths at risk from climate change

Scientists speak out on why climate change impacts the decline of British butterflies and moths, such as Silver-studded Blue and High Brown Fritillary butterflies.
peptide pathways, human evolution

A focus on biology: Peptide pathways to human evolution

Dr Sue Carter, Director, Emerita of The Kinsey Institute, argues that emotionally powerful social behaviours are built upon primal functions in her fascinating discussion on peptide pathways to human evolution.
aliens in the baltic, biofouling

Biofouling: Aliens in the Baltic Sea

Dominik Littfass, HELCOM Communication Secretary explains the biofouling – the attachment of living organisms to the hull of ships – one of the main vectors of invasions of aquatic ecosystems from alien or non-indigenous species.
safeguard crops, crops and forests

Systems approaches: Making pests run a gauntlet to safeguard crops and forests

Greg Rosenthal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service details the importance of multiple safeguards systems approaches - when it comes to making pests run a gauntlet to safeguard crops and forests.
bereavement leave

Should employees be allowed bereavement leave when a pet dies?

Most businesses wouldn't hesitate to give employees time off to mourn the death of a family member or close friend. But what happens if that loved one is a pet? Can they take bereavement leave? Kate Palmer, Director of Advisory, Peninsula Associates, discusses here.
protection of elephants

World Elephant Day: UK funding supports the protection of elephants

UK Government funding is successfully supporting the protection of elephants - helping local livelihoods, ecosystem function and global biodiversity.

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