Archive for September 6th, 2017:

Northern lights linked to North Sea whale strandings

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This sperm whale was one of a number stranded on this beach in the Netherlands Large solar storms, responsible for the northern lights, may have played a role in the strandings of 29 sperm whales in the North Sea early in 2016. A new study says these geomagnetic disruptions

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Swansea Uni study: African Wild dogs ‘sneeze to vote’

Media captionHow African wild dogs ‘sneeze to vote’ African wild dogs vote over pack decisions by sneezing, a new study has found. The joint research by academics from Swansea, Australia and the United States monitored endangered dogs at the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust. They found the dogs used sneezes to decide when to move off

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Close research links with EU ‘negotiable’ post-Brexit

Image copyright LEWIS HOUGHTON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The government is prepared to negotiate continued membership of the European Union’s research funding bodies after exiting the EU, the BBC understands. A range of options for scientific collaboration will be set out in a government paper on Wednesday. The paper will show that the UK “values” the research

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