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Moths use acoustic decoys to dodge bat attacks

In dark skies around the world there unfolds a nightly battle between bats and the nocturnal insects upon which they feast. You’d have thought bats, equipped as they are with echolocation, in which they navigate using sound, would have no trouble gobbling up the apparently clueless insects you see banging against your windows after dusk.…

Applications open: ERC 2022 Starting Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) announced today via Twitter that the submission platform for the 2022 Starting Grant is now open. Researchers of any nationality and within any field of research can apply if they have: 2-7 years of experience following completion of a PhD a proven, scientific record showing great promise an excellent research…

Promoting high-performance computing innovation in European SMEs

How can we make Europe’s SMEs more competitive? An EU-funded project’s second call for proposals is giving innovative SMEs the opportunity to access technologies related to high-performance computing (HPC). SMEs represent 99 per cent of all businesses in the EU. They provide work for about 100 million people, generate over half of Europe’s gross domestic…

Digital data drives better soil management

When we think about limited resources in agriculture, water is normally the first that springs to mind. The bad news is that just like water, soil is a finite resource that is fast deteriorating as a result of human activity. The good news: research is providing farmers, landowners and policymakers with new tools to turn…

Migratory birds found to be flying much higher than expected

Every autumn, billions of birds leave their breeding areas when the temperature drops and food gets scarce to spend the winter in more favourable climes, returning the following spring when warm weather brings food in abundance. These epic journeys can cover thousands of kilometres, often crossing oceans and deserts where birds cannot stop to rest…

Food production generates more than a third of manmade greenhouse gas emissions—new framework tells us how much comes from crops, countries and regions

Producing enough food for a growing world population is an urgent global challenge. And it’s complicated by the fact that climate change is warming the Earth and making farming harder in many places. Food production is a big contributor to climate change, so it’s critically important to be able to measure greenhouse gas emissions from…

Is coffee good or bad for you?

Findings presented at world’s biggest gathering of heart specialists may surprise. Coffee’s bad, then it’s good, then … it’s practically a health food! Apparently, it’s good for the heart. Want to lower your risk of heart failure over the long term? Go ahead and have a few cups, as long as the coffee is black.…

A diet consisting mainly of fruit is bad for you

Plant-based diets have become increasingly popular in recent years, both for health and ethical reasons. One extreme form of plant-based diet is “fruitarianism”, a diet based largely on consumption of raw fruit. At first glance, this may sound healthy, but what effect will this type of restrictive diet have on the body? And is it…

Ancient cave deposits reveal our climate future

As natural climate archives, the deposits found in caves can play an important role in our ability to understand—and predict—climate change. Every family has those stories that are passed down from generation to generation. Some of them have to do with history, others about a particular individual. But many of them have to do with…