Science

Biological age explains variation of responses to stress
Do the flight or fight mechanisms triggered by responses to stress, diminish with age? And if so, is there a difference between biological and chronological ageing? Questions new research is answering.
Trending Science: Spectacular egg fossil find helps to unlock the secrets of the ancient Pterosaurs
The discovery in the north-west of China of hundreds of fossilised eggs is allowing palaeontologists to better understand the flying pterosaur cousins of the dinosaurs, including new evidence that they were born flightless and needed to be cared for by their parents.
Novel tools to analyse radiation near black holes
With the current state of scientific knowledge and equipment, understanding astrophysical black holes invariably requires detailed studies of the observable elements surrounding them. The STRONGGRAVITY project has developed novel analytical tools to do just that, with a focus on radiation.
Nano scale ridges on petals give off a ‘blue halo’ helping bees locate them more easily
New study shows nanostructures on the surface of flower petals cause light particles to scatter, giving the flower what researchers have called a ‘blue halo’.
From best practice to best-before dates, new online community aims to combat food waste
With EU nations throwing away 88 million tonnes of food a year, a group of experts from 13 countries have launched a platform to share knowledge with consumers, producers and retailers in the hope of bringing that figure down.
Biological age explains variation of responses to stress
Do the flight or fight mechanisms triggered by responses to stress, diminish with age? And if so, is there a difference between biological and chronological ageing? Questions new research is answering.
‘Virtual Artery’ takes us closer to improved prediction of treatment side-effects
By verifying a cell-based computer model that replicates the mechanics of muscle and tissue against in vitro tests, researchers have brought us a step closer to the era of personalised medicine.
Quantum physicists bring Schrödinger’s cat to life (and death)
A real cat can’t be both alive and dead at the same time, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger said. But quantum physics rewrites the rules, a fact now demonstrated by a team of researchers funded by the EU.
Nanomaterial risk profiling puts safety first
With uncertainty around the risks of nanomaterials hampering the EU’s innovative potential, researchers are working on a safety concept to better monitor this emerging technology.
From best practice to best-before dates, new online community aims to combat food waste
With EU nations throwing away 88 million tonnes of food a year, a group of experts from 13 countries have launched a platform to share knowledge with consumers, producers and retailers in the hope of bringing that figure down.

Study in Poland