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Listening to the heartbeat of the ocean

... we heard about earlier. All these animals make their own noise and then with the noise we create with ships passing by or with our own tools – for example, sonar where we sent pings in the ... or sonar is like sonar for bats or dolphins, we create our own source of sound like a loudspeaker; send the sound, get ...

Tree crickets turn leaves into baffles to make themselves sound louder by making a hole in the centre.

Crickets make leaf amplifiers

... by the females who can use them to identify males of their own species from other males and find the males. These tree ... aid that helps them be louder than they would be on their own. Chris - Really what do they do? Natasha - They make a ... this? Natasha - So between a cricket that singing on its own and one in an optimal baffle there's a four times change. ...

NGC 6744 Galaxy

The Dark Universe

... matter exists... Catherine - So, let's think about our own Milky Way galaxy. So, we've got stars that are spinning around in our own Milky Way galaxy and you can look how fast they're moving ... If there wasn't a big halo of dark matter around our own Milky Way galaxy, all the stars would just simply fly out ...

David Willetts, Martyn Poliakoff, Mary Bownes

David Willetts' speech to the AAAS

... as a fellow by the most esteemed scientists in one’s own country is often the honour they cherish most – and ... effort exceeds that of any other country, including my own. Nevertheless I believe that we have some distinctive British strengths which complement your own. And I am confident that alongside the US, Britain is the ...

Long exposure image of a question mark in neon lights

What's the diameter of a neutron star?

... test the metal of our panelists with some questions of our own! Chris Smith puts them to University of York animal ... bed is the ‘tech no’. The frying pan comes with its own app and a built-in scale so it can weigh and then ... full of one would weigh about 10 million tons. Our own sun in comparison: 1.4 million kilometres in diameter. So ...

Researchers can benefit from making their research findings freely available online...

In the open

... are reading your work and then referring to it on their own work, siting it. There are a lot of studies that show ... to be more likely to cite it and refer to it in their own work. Chris - What about the question though that people ...

A flock of birds

Can birds keep a beat?

... her to find out if we knew when music first began in our own species. Elizabeth - If we are talking about music as we ... impress their mates! And this does give us an insight our own species. Perhaps early humans started drumming in the ...

Chicken

A sound way to help distressed animals

... suggest that the average meat eater consumers their own body weight in meat every year. And as the demand ... into a number of much easier to read waves that have their own frequency, phase, and amplitude values. These acoustic ...

Echolocation And The Greater Moustached Bat

... hearing in my head? Why is it that we as humans hear our own sounds so differently? Ian - I suppose because the bones ... frequencies. Most of the sound that we hear from our own voices is through something called sound conduction. This ...

Giles Yeo's gut

Getting quizzical and spilling guts in the studio...

... one of their stomachs is for holding food for their own consumption, whilst the second one is to hold food to be ... TIE BREAK To the nearest 10, how many multiples of their own body weight can a dung beetle move at one time? Chris - ... compared to body weight. They can pull 1,141 times their own body weight. Chris - They follow the stars to work out ...

Quiz

Quiz: Would Jupiter float on water?

... never seen an elephant pick up something ten times its own size. Jess - Yeah. Let’s go for the ant. Answer: the ... much anyway, so the ant wins overall. Chris Smith puts his own questions to the panel in the form of a quiz! Quiz: Would ...

A show of raised hands

Life as a scientific group leader

... is why she says three - "as well as be a mother; to be my own postdoc because I can't afford one; to be a lab ... a moving train; and, suddenly, you have to stand on your own two feet and - it sounds to me - from this that so many ...

Electric eel shocking an arm

The shocking science of electric eels

... of a TASER! He told Tom Crawford what - in addition to his own pain threshold - he’s discovered... Ken -The main ...

TEAM

Bee-keeping scientists!

... and I made the very rookie mistake of not zipping up my own bee suit the other day, and I can tell you that that was ...

Cyanobacteria, one of the sources of oxygen on the early Earth

Green Solar: the power of algae

... algae, which naturally harvest the sun's energy for their own energy needs, offers a more natural alternative to solar ...

Long exposure image of a question mark in neon lights

De-bunking that suspicious science...

... physiologist Bill Colledge who all brought in their own myths. Ben - Right. Mine’s actually more of a science ...

A whale breaching.

Whales and solar storms: a surprising link

... magnetic field, and they use that as essentially their own internal GPS system, while they're making these really ...

Statistics and graphs

Ten statistical commandments

... in eLife and I go through a lot of manuscripts both for my own education. And as part of my role, I go through many ...

 1st World War compass. The original owner was 2nd Lieutenant James A Lindsay Brough who was killed on 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. The Battalion had only just sailed from Southampton to Le Havre in January 1916. James...

Bacterial compasses - can creatures detect magnetic fields?

... like they have evolved a way independently to have their own magnetic antennae inside the worm, again, to find the ...

Mathematical biologists are exploring the origins of cooperation in microbes.

Modelling microbial public good

... actually does get to keep some of the benefits from its own production of whatever useful resource it makes. The ...

Sumatran orangutan at the Orang rehabilitation centre, Buket Lawang, Sumatra.

King of the swingers

... situation is a human being and that's why I turned to our own species, if you like, to try and get some insight into ...

Figure 1: An artist's view of a planet around a red dwarf star

Looking for life light years away

... which to be honest it took me about a year to get my own head around. But fundamentally we can focus the light ...

Brexit

Can British science survive Brexit?

... on their governments, as much as we try to persuade our own, so that some common sense agreement can be reached so ...

A gas blowtorch for braising and welding

Fry me up a perfect fish

... with new chefs in the kitchen or people that cook in their own homes, is they play with the food when it's in the pan or ...

How does NASA select astronauts?

... career objective for me. Chris - Would you pass your own assessment and selection criteria, do you think? Anne - ...