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Lily the barn owl reveals how birds fly in gusty winds

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College have discovered how birds are able to fly in gusty conditions – findings that could inform the development of bio-inspired small-scale aircraft.
15-Oct-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Neuropilin-1 drives SARS-CoV-2 infectivity, finds breakthrough study

In a major breakthrough an international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has potentially identified what makes SARS-CoV-2 highly infectious and able to spread rapidly in human cells. The findings, published in Science today [20...
20-Oct-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ground-breaking discovery finally proves rain really can move mountains

A pioneering technique which captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped to solve a long-standing scientific enigma.
12-Oct-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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World’s greatest mass extinction triggered switch to warm-bloodedness

Mammals and birds today are warm-blooded, and this is often taken as the reason for their great success.
16-Oct-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ancient tiny teeth reveal first mammals lived more like reptiles

Pioneering analysis of 200 million-year-old teeth belonging to the earliest mammals suggests they functioned like their cold-blooded counterparts - reptiles, leading less active but much longer lives.
8-Oct-2020 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mud-slurping chinless ancestors had all the moves

A team of researchers, led by the University of Bristol, has revealed our most ancient ancestors were ecologically diverse, despite lacking jaws and paired fins.
30-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New study reveals how reptiles divided up the spoils in ancient seas

While dinosaurs ruled the land in the Mesozoic, the oceans were filled by predators such as crocodiles and giant lizards, but also entirely extinct groups such as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs. Now for the first time, researchers at the University...
28-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bristol scientists shine light on tiny crystals behind unexpected violent eruptions

In a new study of volcanic processes, Bristol scientists have demonstrated the role nanolites play in the creation of violent eruptions at otherwise ‘calm’ and predictable volcanoes. The study, published in Science Advances, describes how...
23-Sep-2020 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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