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A camera-trap photograph of a small mammal with spines and a long snout. The image was taken at night – echidnas are nocturnal.

Found at last: bizarre, egg-laying mammal finally rediscovered after 60 years

Biology
Conservation
Environment
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Science
An area of tropical forest has been cleared of trees. The ground is burnt and covered in fallen tree logs.

New research finds that nature-based solutions are essential for Brazil to meet its 2050 net zero pledge

Biology
Climate change
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Policy
Research
Science
Sustainability
Artistic image showing an aerial view of cloud formations, with binary computing digits overlaid on top.

New training centre will bridge the gap between environmental science and AI to address global environmental challenges

Artificial Intelligence
Environment
Funding
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Research
Science
Social Sciences
Sustainability
Mother and baby

First digital atlas of human fetal brain development published

Health
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Medical Sciences
Research
A bumblebee forages on lavender: the plant has small, narrow, tube-shaped purple flowers.

New study shows how bumblebees make decisions ‘on the fly’ to maximise energy returns

Biology
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Research
Science
A computer chip with oscillating beams of light of different colours bouncing across the surface, to represent both light and radio frequencies encoding data.

From square to cube: Hardware processing for AI goes 3D, boosting processing power

Artificial Intelligence
Innovation
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Research
Science
Artistic illustration with a coronavirus particle in the foreground, seen as a sphere covered in spikes. Next to it, a double-helix DNA molecule stretches into the background.

New AI tool could help predict viral outbreaks

Artificial Intelligence
Coronavirus
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Research
Science
A radio telescope pointing upwards is silhouetted against the Milky Way, seen as a vast array of stars in a twilight sky.

University of Oxford partners with Breakthrough Prize Foundation in search for life beyond Earth

Astrophysics
Funding
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Research
Science
A sunrise as seen from Mars. The red surface of the planet is illuminated by the disc of the sun appearing on the horizon. The background is black outer space with stars.

New study reveals source of largest ever Mars quake

Astrophysics
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Research
Science

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