Chatty Elephants and Cancer News
Can Koshik the elephant speak Korean? How have fireflies inspired better LEDs? How can medical tape be made less dangerous? Find out in this Naked Scientists' NewsFlash! Plus, a new technique to watch cancer cells spreading, and the pros and cons of breast cancer screening...
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Medical tape that sticks strongly but peels off with less force than it takes to tear tissue paper has been invented by scientists in America...
Dumbo the elephant may have been able to fly, but he was fictional. Now a team of German, US, Korean and Sri Lankan researchers believe that they may have found an elephant that can talk – or at least make vocal sounds that convincingly resemble human speech.
The light-emitting tails of fireflies have revealed a way for scientists to create more efficient LEDs.
Is breast cancer screening beneficial? A paper in the Lancet this week examines the pros and cons...
Most deaths from cancer occur when the disease spreads – or metastasises - to other parts of the body. But we know very little about how this process physically happens. Now a team from the Hubrecht Institute in the Netherlands have developed a technique to allow them to peer i...