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Scientists find microplastics in 100% of beached dolphins, whales, and seals tested

50 beached dolphins, whales, and seals were tested in Great Britain.All had microplastics in their digestive tract — most in the stomach.84% were synthetic plastics; of those, 60% were nylon. None Scientists studied the bodies of dolphins, whales, and seals that washed ashore in the United Kingdom. Every single one of them had microplastics in them. Microplastics are defined as smaller than 5 millimeters, or about 0.20 inches. None That's disturbing on so many levels. The University of Exeter an...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, Plastic, Innovation, Great Britain, University of Exeter, Plymouth Marine Laboratory PML, United Kingdom Every, Brendan Godley, Penelope Lindeque


MDMA shown to increase empathy over other substances

In a new study, MDMA is shown to produce better cognitive and emotional empathy than users of cocaine, ketamine, and alcohol. This follows in the wake of criticism that MDMA use leads to social distress.Illegal in America since 1985, MDMA is showing positive efficacy rates in clinical trials for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD. None Selective serontonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most prescribed class of drugs for people under the age of 65, as well as the third most prescribed o...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Happiness, America, Compassion, Empathy, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, Narcotics, Derek, Mdma, Nixon, University of Exeter, Michael Pollan


Innovative technique could pave way for new generation of flexible electronic components

Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed an innovative technique that could help create the next generation of everyday flexible electronics.
Tags: Science, University of Exeter


New risk score far more effective for diabetes diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Exeter and the Pacific Northwest Research Institute in Seattle have developed a new risk score which takes into account detailed genetic information known to increase the chances of type 1 diabetes. This could be used to help identity babies at highest risk of developing the condition in the future. The score may also be used at the time of diabetes diagnosis to help decide if someone has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, which need very different treatments.
Tags: Science, Seattle, University of Exeter, Pacific Northwest Research Institute


Roaming cats prey on their owners' minds

Many cat owners worry about their pets wandering the streets, but perceive cats hunting mice and birds to be unavoidable instinct, researchers at the University of Exeter have found.
Tags: Science, University of Exeter


Jet lag and personality clashes: the unexpected obstacles to colonising Mars 

Interplanetary 'jet lag' and personality clashes could be the biggest obstacles to colonising Mars, British space experts have warned. Although scientists are still stumped about how to protect astronauts against space radiation, or the physical effects of zero gravity during lengthy voyages, it may be more mundane concerns that hamper lengthy missions. Last week, experts met in London to consider the social and psychological hurdles to long-term spaceflight, and concluded that one maj...
Tags: Science, London, US, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Mohammed, Tim Peake, Antarctic, European Space Agency ESA, University of Exeter, British Antarctic Survey, Steven Palmer, Earth Mars, Federico Caprotti


University of Exeter to create center that will tackle plastic and plastic waste

In the UK, the University of Exeter has been awarded GBP1 million to create a new center to tackle the use of plastic and plastic waste. The Exeter Multidisciplinary Plastics Research Hub (ExeMPLaR) is one of eight prestigious new research projects across the UK to have been announced by the Science Minister, Chris Skidmore. The eight projects will see researchers investigating alternatives to fossil-based materials for plastics, as well as looking into the complex factors involved in the life c...
Tags: UK, Research, University, Plastic Waste, University of Exeter, Exeter Multidisciplinary Plastics Research Hub, Chris Skidmore


30% of children received trust issues from 'Santa'

New survey looks at how former children feel about being lied to by parents about Santa. 72 percent of former believers keep the Santa myth alive for their own kids. At press time, about 1,200 people have taken the survey. "During the last two years I have been overwhelmed by people getting in touch to say they were affected by the lack of trust involved when they discovered Santa wasn't [SPOILER ALERT] real." These are the words of psychologist Chris Boyle of the University of Exeter in the...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Youth, Research, Innovation, Storytelling, Faith, Morality, Santa, NICK, Rudolph, University of Exeter, Boyle, Mrs Claus, Chris Boyle, Kathy McKay


'Racist' student law society disbanded

The Bracton Law Society at the University of Exeter has been disbanded following a major review.
Tags: News, University of Exeter, Bracton Law Society


Study finds microplastics in sea turtles around the world

The microplastics problem in the oceans has made its way to sea turtles in a big way. A new study from researchers at the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory along with Greenpeace Research Laboratories has found microplastics in the guts of every single turtle they tested — a total of 102 sea turtles. The researchers tested more than 100 sea turtles from all seven species and three different oceans, and they were looking for synthetic particles less than 5 mm in length. The most...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Turtles, Animals, Study, Environment, Research, Oceans, Plastic, Plastic Waste, Plastic Pollution, Duncan, University of Exeter, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Microplastics


Matthew Hedges jailing: two more UK universities cut ties with UAE

Durham University and University of Exeter join backlash against Gulf state over academic’s imprisonment The academic backlash against the life imprisonment of Matthew Hedges is growing, with two more UK universities cutting ties with the United Arab Emirates until the Durham PhD student accused of spying is released.Durham University has suspended all field research in the UAE while lecturers at the University of Exeter, where Hedges did his master’s degree, have voted in favour of an academic ...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Universities, Uae, Durham, Gulf, Durham University, University of Exeter, Hedges, Matthew Hedges


Scientists turned this picture of a sunrise from Mars into music

Using NASA's Opportunity's photo of a Mars sunrise, scientists from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter assigned pitch and melody to each pixel on the image. The technique is known as data sonification.           
Tags: News, Nasa, Mars, University of Exeter, Anglia Ruskin University


Research finds strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression

New research released today from the University of South Australia and University of Exeter in the UK has found the strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems.
Tags: Health, UK, University of Exeter, University of South Australia


'Strongest evidence yet' that being obese causes depression

New research released today from the University of South Australia and University of Exeter in the UK has found the strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems.
Tags: UK, University of Exeter, University of South Australia


New research on horse eyesight could improve racecourse safety

New research has been carried out by the University of Exeter which has not only helped provide better understanding of equine vision, but demonstrates how the information can be used to improve racecourse safety.
Tags: Cnn, University of Exeter


Loneliness is felt most intensely by young people, study finds (and turning to Facebook doesn't help)

Loneliness is felt most intensely by young people, according to the largest ever survey which found that turning to Facebook does not help. The survey of 55,000 people found that 16-24 year olds experience loneliness more often than any other age group. Two in five of those within this age group reported feeling lonely often or very often, compared to only 29 per cent of people aged 65-74 and 27 percent of those aged 75 or older. It found that people who report feeling lonely have more online-on...
Tags: Facebook, London, News, Britain, Wellcome Collection, Mind, The Telegraph, Hammond, University of Exeter, BBC Radio, Wellcome Trust, University of Manchester, Brunel University, Claudia Hammond, Kings College, Wellcome


Scientists: Expect More Intense Hurricanes Thanks To Global Warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate change in general makes hurricanes worse. But determining the role of global warming in a specific storm such as Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkh...
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Philippines, Associated Press, Florence, Atlantic Ocean, Michael Mann, University Of Miami, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Georgia Tech, Seth Borenstein, University of Exeter, National Academy of Sciences, Harvey, Pennsylvania State University


Famous theory of the living Earth upgraded to 'Gaia 2.0'

(University of Exeter) A time-honored theory into why conditions on Earth have remained stable enough for life to evolve over billions of years has been given a new, innovative twist.
Tags: Earth, University of Exeter


Exeter’s new system can probe microscopic environments inside cells

A new system capable of probing microscopic environments inside cells has been installed at the University of Exeter's Bioimaging Centre.
Tags: Health, Exeter, University of Exeter


Young man's PhD research focuses on the historical secrets of summoning fairies

New PhD student Samuel Gillis Hogan and colleagues at the University of Exeter are launching a deep study of 15-17th century spell books to understand how people attempted to summon fairies throughout history. "Fairies were thought of as wondrous and beautiful, but mostly dangerous. But people wanted to summon them and harness that power for their own gain," Hogan told the BBC. Hogan, a lifelong fan of the supernatural (see photo above) and, yes, Harry Potter, received a fellowship to move ...
Tags: Post, UK, News, History, Supernatural, Harry Potter, Magic, Academia, University of Exeter, Hogan, University of Saskatchewan, Samuel Gillis Hogan, BBC Hogan, Gillis Hogan


Beluga whales and narwhals go through the menopause 

  Beluga whales and narwhals go through the menopause – taking the total number of species known to experience this to five. Along with humans, killer whales and short-finned pilot whales were the only others previously known to experience the 'change' with most species being able to continue to reproduce until they die.  The study used data from the dead whales of 16 species and found dormant ovaries in older beluga and narwhal females. The researchers believe they go through the meno...
Tags: Science, Exeter, University of Exeter, Sam Ellis, Darren Croft


Another possibility for antiaging drugs for removing senescent cells

The University of Exeter has new compounds which reduced the number of senescent cells (older cells that have deteriorated and stopped dividing) up to 50%. The Exeter team also identified two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, University of Exeter


New compounds can reverse key aspects of aging of human cells

Key aspects of the aging of human cells can be reversed by new compounds developed at the University of Exeter, research shows.
Tags: Health, University of Exeter


Key aspects of human cell aging reversed by new compounds

Key aspects of the aging of human cells can be reversed by new compounds developed at the University of Exeter, research shows.
Tags: Science, University of Exeter


Nature holds key to nurturing green water treatment facilities

(University of Exeter) The quest to develop greener and more affordable methods to treat wastewater has taken a new, innovative twist.
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Fish Will Start Losing Sense of Smell as Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Study Finds

Rising carbon dioxide levels will impair the animals’ ability to sense odors, change their behavior and alter gene expression, the study showed.
Tags: News, Carbon Dioxide, University of Exeter, Fish and Other Marine Life, Oceans and Seas, Nature Climate Change (Journal


Better clinical trials must address 'critically low' dementia research shortfall

Against a backdrop of a number of high-profile clinical trial failures, research by the University of Exeter, presented in posters at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018, highlights the importance of conducting more targeted trials.
Tags: Science, University of Exeter


Scientists are slaughtering radio-tracked hornets to save the bees

Bees and other pollinators are pretty important to, you know, life as we know it. Unfortunately, things aren’t always rosy for our buzzing friends. Aside from habitat loss, parasites, and pesticides, they also have to deal with a burgeoning population of bee-eating Asian hornets. But humanity might’ve found a solution: radio-tracking. In a world first, scientists from the University of Exeter have attached tiny little tracking tags to Asian hornets, allowing them to follow the creatures back to ...
Tags: Startups, Science, France, Tech, Jersey, University of Exeter


Increase in storms could have 'catastrophic impact' on fishing industry

Potential changes in the frequency and intensity of storms off the coast of the UK and around the world could have a 'catastrophic impact' on the livelihood of fishermen and sustainability of fishing industries, research led by the University of Exeter has shown.
Tags: UK, Science, University of Exeter


University apologizes for sending quote from Nazi general to students

The University of Exeter apologized after its career services center sent an email to staff and students that included a quote from Nazi general Erwin Rommel on June 4.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nazi, Usa Today, University of Exeter, Erwin Rommel