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New poll reveals children's lack of wildlife experiences

Evidence has been growing for a number of years pointing to the health and social benefits to be derived from contact with the natural world for all ages.

However, results from a new YouGov poll, commissioned by The Wildlife Trusts, highlight the discrepancy between what parents think is best for children and what they actually experience. Our new poll shows that:

  • 91% of
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Game assesses emotional development of children with autism or Asperger's Syndrome

An interactive game which could enhance emotional awareness and regulation among young people has been developed by scientists from Plymouth University.

Emodiscovery is designed for children aged 8-12, and aims to assess their skills to regulate others’ emotions in a variety of situations

It is being targeted at all children, but scientists hope it will enable them to compare...

Scientists discover new species of glass frog in Costa Rica

A Plymouth University lecturer is one of three scientists to have discovered a new glass frog in Costa Rica – the first in the country since 1973.

Dr Robert Puschendorf, Lecturer in Conversation Biology, along with researchers Brian Kubicki, founder of the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center (CRARC), and Stanley Salazar, Costa Rican naturalist, made the discovery after collecting...

New species of beetle discovered

A striking new species of beetle with no direct relatives has been identified by a scientist from Plymouth University living in wetlands on the outskirts of Cape Town.

Capelatus prykei is so different from any of the world’s other diving beetles that it has been placed in a new genus all of its own, with its nearest relations to be found around the Mediterranean and in New Guinea....