We find out why size matters in bird beaks, how plant roots cope with competition, and what astronomers can learn about neutrinos in this NewsFlash. Plus, building lungs in the lab!
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Birds living in colder climates evolved smaller beaks than their fair-weather cousins to help keep them warmer, a new study shows.
Scientists have discovered that plants are far less passive than we first thought and can integrate information to help them make decisions.
Astronomers have been looking to distant galaxies for clues on closing the gap on estimates for the mass of the mysterious neutrino...
Scientists have taken steps towards solving a thirty-year oceanographic puzzle, with the discovery that microscopic algae living in mid-ocean areas must be getting essential nutrients from as deep as 250 metres beneath the waves. But exactly how they are getting hold of nitrates...
Also in the news this week, researchers at Yale University in America have come one step closer to building a functional lung in the laboratory...