Young mongooses learn lifelong habits from role models rather than inheriting them from genetic parents, new research shows.
Researchers are asking the public to help them create the first high-resolution photographic map of Earth at night.
The many threats facing bumblebees can be tested using a “virtual safe space” created by scientists at the University of Exeter.
Growing levels of resistance to antifungal treatments could lead to increased disease outbreaks and affect food security around the world.
A public exhibition will feature poems, cartoons and images created by well-known artists working with people with dementia.
Many of the European mammals whose habitat is being destroyed by climate change are not able to find new places to live elsewhere.
Orangutans, already critically endangered due to habitat loss from logging and large-scale farming, may face another threat
The links between caffeine, physical activity and mood will be examined by a new University of Exeter study.
Jackdaws recognise each other’s voices and respond in greater numbers to warnings from familiar birds than strangers, new research shows.
Beavers could help clean up polluted rivers and stem the loss of valuable soils from farms, new research shows.
A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia.
The pivotal role that parrotfish play in building and maintaining coral reef islands, unearthed by experts at the University of Exeter
Temperature fluctuations that are amplified by climate change will hit the world’s poorest countries hardest, new research suggests.
Discovery of immune cells able to defend against mutating viruses could transform vaccine development
Scientists have found immune cells can fight different strains of the same virus – a discovery which could help transform vaccine development.
Degraded coral reefs are far quieter than five years ago, and no longer sound like a suitable habitat to young fish searching for a place to live and breed, according to research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.
The “blue light” emitted by street lights including LEDs, and commercial outdoor lighting such as advertising, is linked to a significant increase in the risk of breast and prostate cancer, innovative new research has concluded.
Research that revealed the devastating impact that microplastic pollution could have on the health of humans and wildlife has won a Guardian University Award.
Exposure to a toxin primarily found in sheep could be linked to the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) in humans, new research suggests.
Warmer springs create a “mismatch” where hungry chicks hatch too late to feast on abundant caterpillars, new research shows.
A leading Exeter academic has been appointed as Honorary Professor at Tianjin University in China.
People in crowded urban areas – especially poor areas – see fewer songbirds such as tits and finches, and more potential “nuisance” birds, such as pigeons, magpies and gulls, new research shows.
Viruses are more likely to evolve in similar ways in related species – raising the risk that they will “jump” from one species to another, new research shows.
Bees could be at risk from climate change because more frequent droughts could cause plants to produce fewer flowers, new research shows.
An ‘acoustic fog’ from motorboat noise, underwater construction and other man-made marine sounds can threaten the survival of fish.
Artificially altering the climate system to limit global warming to 1.5C could increase the risks of wildfires in some areas, new research suggests.
New research shows that coral bleaching not only whitewashes corals, but can also reduce the variety of fish occupying these highly-valued ecosystems.
Atlantic bluefin tuna are known for being amongst the biggest, fastest and most valuable fish in the sea.
Mud provides precious habitats, a buffer against rising sea levels and a host of other benefits, according to two University of Exeter researchers.
Weather extremes caused by climate change could raise the risk of food shortages in many countries, new research suggests.
Exeter experts are working on new treatments for Bipolar Disorders this World Bipolar Day (30 March).
Fishing nets suffer six times more damage when dolphins are around – and overfishing is forcing dolphins and fishermen ever closer together, new research shows.
Scientists have found a way to stop the spread of rice blast, a fungus that destroys up to 30% of the world’s rice crop each year.
Efforts to create pesticides that are not toxic to bees have been boosted by a scientific breakthrough.
An all-female crew including sailors, scientists and film-makers will cross the north Pacific later this year to study plastic pollution.
Tiny jumping fish can leap further as they get older, new research shows.
Mongooses living in large groups develop “specialist” diets so they don’t have to fight over food, new research shows.
Animals living in volatile habitats can gain major evolutionary benefits by shielding their families from the changing environment, new research suggests.
Efforts to protect tropical forests in Southeast Asia for the carbon they store may fail because protection payments are too low, according to new research.
A major study into an ancient climate change event that affected a significant percentage of Earth’s oceans has brought into sharp focus a lesser-known villain in global warming: oxygen depletion.
A University of Exeter researcher will receive an honorary doctorate from a leading Dutch university.
Drones are changing the face of turtle research and conservation, a new study shows.
Both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, in the latest influential global league table.
Offenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries, researchers say.
Microplastics can transfer up the food chain from fish to top predators, such as seals, new research shows.
Problem-solving powers may help to explain why grey squirrels have taken over from native red squirrels in the UK, new research says.
New research shows that males and females of the same species can evolve to be so different that they prevent other species from evolving or colonising habitats.
Pioneering new research could offer a fascinating new insight into how genomic information is read.
A new survey about people’s experiences of loneliness launches today on BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind.
Carbon emissions from the Brazilian Amazon are increasingly dominated by forest fires during extreme droughts rather than by emissions from fires directly associated with the deforestation process, according to a study in Nature Communications.
People who have bipolar or cyclothymic disorder and live in Devon are being recruited for a scientific study.
Dominant male pheasants learn faster than their downtrodden rivals, new research shows.
A team of students and staff from the University of Exeter are set to embark on a 12-day voyage to measure pollution in the Arctic.
One of the most startling sequences from Blue Planet II was the result of a ‘fisherman’s tale’, according to a scientific adviser to the series, speaking at the University of Exeter.
Scientists, breeders, farmers and conservation groups must continue to work in close collaboration to prepare for the potential re-emergence of a forgotten crop pathogen, a new study says.
Growing up in a large social group makes Australian magpies more intelligent, new research shows.
Exeter Geography teams up with British Red Cross to host a Mapathon at University of Exeter, helping to put vulnerable regions on the map.
The University of Exeter is inviting Armed Forces veterans who were deployed to a combat zone during their career to take part in a research study.
A scientist who used tea strainers for his research sparked a social media storm after posting a review on Amazon.
Josh Llewellyn-Jones, who has cystic fibrosis and is determined to promote exercise to other people with the condition, will visit the University of Exeter on Tuesday 6 February.
Guidelines for teenagers should stress the importance of vigorous physical activity and fitness to cut the risk of heart disease, new research suggests.
Salmon from the chalk streams of southern England are genetically unique, researchers have discovered.
An international team of scientists has developed a strategy to boost people’s ability to adapt to climate change, revealed in a new study published in Nature Climate Change.
People aged over 60 who suffer minor memory problems are needed for a new study at the University of Exeter.
Animals, including humans, can make surprisingly good decisions just based on the food in their stomach, new research suggests.
People with prosthetic arms or hands do not experience the “size-weight illusion” as strongly as other people, new research shows.
Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems, says a new study of seabed mining proposals around the world.
A series of free climate change courses run by the University of Exeter will begin next week.
Small no-fishing zones around colonies of African penguins can help this struggling species, new research shows.