Endangered sharks being eaten in UK

Endangered species of hammerhead and dogfish are among the sharks being sold as food in the UK, researchers have revealed.

Mangrove patches deserve greater recognition no matter the size

Governments must provide stronger protection for crucial small mangrove patches, experts say.

‘Ambidextrous’ robots could dramatically speed e-commerce

Engineers present a novel, 'ambidextrous' approach to grasping a diverse range of object shapes without training.

Army researchers explore benefits of immersive technology for soldiers

Army researchers are exploring the benefits of immersive technology for warfighters. They have developed a platform to assess this technology called AURORA-MR.

Illuminating women’s role in the creation of medieval manuscripts

Researchers have revealed direct evidence of medieval women's involvement in the production of illuminated manuscripts. Lapis lazuli in the dental calculus of a woman...

Discovery could lead to munitions that go further, much faster

Researchers have discovered a new way to get more energy out of energetic materials containing aluminum, common in battlefield systems, by igniting aluminum micron...

Using endangered barbary macaques as photo props could negatively impact Moroccan...

Wild animals are increasingly exploited for entertainment and photo opportunities. A new study highlights that tourists in Morocco object to the use of barbary...

The full story on climate change requires the long view

Researchers offer a new calculation that provides the long view of what nine different world regions have contributed to climate change since 1900. They...

Satellite data exposes looting of archaeological sites

Globally archaeological heritage is under threat by looting. The destruction of archaeological sites obliterates the basis for our understanding of ancient cultures and we...

Scientists warn of slow progress towards United Nations biodiversity targets

Researchers praises widespread commitment but call for broader participation to better protect global marine ecosystems.