Outnumbered: Are your bacteria controlling you?
This week, why we’re passengers in our own bodies, outnumbered by our resident bacteria. We explore how these bugs can alter your brain and behaviour, and “trans-poo-sion”: the poo-transplant process that might save your life! Plus, why the chances of ET existing have rocketed this week, and signs that birds count the same way we do...
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A new planetary system has been discovered and its enormous age makes ET's existence much more likely...
Chicks, just like humans, count from left to right, which has big implications in understanding why it is we do this.
Chronic stress in mothers can harm the ability to transfer nutrients to a foetus, resulting in lower birthweight babies...
Punishments like prison don't deter psychopaths from re-offending, and new research reveals this is down to the way their brains are wired
The timing of a race during the day can seriously impact sporting performance, depending on whether you're an early riser or night owl...
Your own cells are outnumbered by the bacteria living
in and on you. Meet your microbiome!
The mouth is infested with microbes, so how many bugs do we swap with a
How does our intestinal microbial spectrum compare with what lived in our
Neurologists are starting to look at gut bugs because there may be a link between your microbiome and your mental state...
Faecal transplants, or "transpoosions", might be a way to
restore good bacteria to your insides. But will people be able
to stomach this?
Why does petrol create a rainbow on water?