Science

The social dynamics of bees

The relations of insects of the order Hymenoptera (bees, ants and wasps) are both unique and peculiar. Not only do…

Microbial Voyagers: Global movement of microbes

Scientists have now quantified the number of viruses that are transported in the clouds and the rate at which they…

China’s ivory ban: implications for elephants

2020: The start of a new decade and the estimated year of judgement for one of our planet’s most intelligent…

Tiny inventions with huge implications: micro-bots and nanoparticles

As our understanding of nanoscopic phenomena improves through research efforts made possible by technological advancements, scientists from multiple disciplines have…

York Research Spotlight : Luke Mackinder

Department: Biology Current project: Creating a spatially defined, multidimensional, protein interactome of the eukaryotic algal CO2 concentrating mechanism Advice to…

The wolves of Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park, the majority of which is in Wyoming in the USA, was established on the 1st of March…

Common genes found in Crohn’s and Parkinson’s

There are two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Crohn’s Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC), which are distinguished…

Cancer: Are we closer to the “Golden Bullet?”

Cancer is the biggest cause of premature death in the UK, accounting for 42% of deaths from the top five…

Sustainable energy’s potential looks positive

The energy from the sun that comes into contact with the Earth (5000Q) in a year is 10,000 times more…

The best scientific discoveries of last year?

2017 Will go down in history as the year of the Grenfell Tower fire, Brexit negotiations, and the early days…

Cell engineering is the future

The projected median age in Europe for 2050 is 47.4 years, with one in three people expected to be over…