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New research sheds light on why plants change sex

Plants with a particular breeding system change their sex depending on how much light they receive, new scientific research has revealed. The ability of plants to flower one year as male and the next as female, or vice versa, is well documented in ‘dioecious’ plants, however the causes of...

Reshaping our ideas of bacterial evolution

The shape of bacteria does not influence how well they can move – this is the surprising finding of new research which could have major implications for the future of the scientific and medical industries. Published in Nature’s new Ecology & Evolution journal, the results refute long-held theories that...

Students visit Animal Inside Out exhibition in Newcastle

University of Lincoln Life Sciences students see the world’s most amazing creatures like they’d never seen them before. The Animal Inside Out: A Body Worlds Production is an unforgettable exhibit featuring real-life animals from gorillas to giraffes, elephants to dogs, all preserved through plastination. This is a process used in anatomy...

BioBlitz: which creatures call Lincoln home?

Water shrews, bats, invertebrates and reed warblers are just some of the creatures found during the University of Lincoln’s first ever ‘BioBlitz’ led by naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham. Chris and students carried out pond dipping, mud and water sampling, bird calling and spotting, and insect and moth...