For the study, researchers in Wales got a birds-eye-view of falcons using miniature video cameras attached to the raptors' backs.Read the full story ›
A 'major international project' will give schoolchildren the chance to explore some of the most important questions in astrophysicsRead the full story ›
Joint research by scientists at Bangor University claims the effects of melting ice sheets will go far beyond just changing water levels. It could have further reaching impacts on global climate.
They say along some coastlines the tidal range will be greatly increased, for example the North Wales coastline, whilst along others, like South Wales, the tidal range will be reduced. Moreover many functions of the ocean will be altered by the changes in the tides.
Tides currently play a key role in sustaining the large-scale ocean currents which redistribute heat from the tropics to higher latitudes and are responsible for the mild climate in the UK. Predictions provided by the new model show that the collapse of the ice sheets will significantly impact the global tides which could in turn impact ocean current systems which are important for our climate.
The global changes in the tides will also have profound impacts on a wide range of other ocean functions, such as changes to the regions of the ocean which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and on the ecosystems of the temperate (shallow) shelf seas surrounding the continents.
An international team, including researchers from Cardiff University, has discovered a new orangutan species in Indonesia.
Pongo Tapanuliensis, otherwise known as the Tapanuli Orangutan, was found in the three Tapanuli districts of North Sumatra after analysis of the ape inhabitants of the Batang Toru Ecosystem.
The Batang Toru populations of orangutans in Sumatra were only rediscovered fairly recently in 1997. However, it wasn’t until 2013 that the researchers received the skeleton of an adult male orangutan that was killed during conflict, and we realised that there were significant physical and genetic differences in these apes.
By comparing the skull to other orangutans, it was clear that this skull showed dramatic differences. This suggested that the Batang Toru population was potentially unique, so our international team of researchers worked together to gather further evidence
An inquiry is questioning if failing to build greener homes will mean Wales misses emissions targets.Read the full story ›
Scientists at Cardiff University have created methanol from methane using oxygen from the air.Read the full story ›
African wild dogs exhibit highly energetic greeting ceremonies called social rallies after rests periods, before they move off together.Read the full story ›