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14 April 2018

Our gene of the month is more at home at a rave than in a labUnlike most of our colourfully-named genes, this one was...

13 April 2018

A recent study has seen microplastics in the headlines: 40 river beds in urban, suburban and rural regions of northwest...

12 April 2018

Using European plant and dairy waste as an alternative to soy-based animal feed could see a big drop in agricultural...

11 April 2018

Oceans are noisy. Shrimps snap their claws, whales sing to find a mate and dolphins echolocate to find food. However...

05 April 2018

A Roomba-like ocean trash collector modelled on a whale shark and a microplastic filter made from jellyfish slime could...

29 March 2018

You could call it fatal attraction. Drawn by artificial lights in our brightening night-time world, animals find their...

22 March 2018

Crimes that involve chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) materials pose a deadly threat not just to the...

20 March 2018

How can a transaction between anonymous individuals, with no independent oversight, ever be trusted? Welcome to the...

19 March 2018

Landfill is both ugly and polluting. But a new breed of technology promises to make it a thing of the past,...

15 March 2018

I often get a rock or a twig for my birthday. It probably sounds a bit odd, but you see, we lichenologists - people who...

14 March 2018

A fiery gene that suppresses dwarves.

09 March 2018

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and how can we better monitor and treat it?

08 March 2018

The acoustic qualities of a rock shelter may have been a key factor in its selection as a site for rock art and...

08 March 2018

We have all been there. You have just sat down, perhaps on a train or in a lecture, when the person next to you sneezes...

05 March 2018

How dinosaurs turned into modern-day birds...

01 March 2018

Married people who work from home report feeling happier than they were before doing so,

23 February 2018

A guide to the latest genome editing technology...

23 February 2018

Twinges. Painful teeth. About one in 10 people suffer from dental sensitivity caused by worn enamel. But rather than...

19 February 2018

Every time Tim sees the letter “E,” he also sees the color red...

17 February 2018

Robert Krakow and Robbie Bennett explain how 3D printing, or additive manufacturing as is commonly known in the...

15 February 2018

A new tool that uses molecular clues to determine what someone has eaten and a better understanding of how genes affect...

14 February 2018

A fruit fly gene named after a gentle giant.

09 February 2018

A multi-stage genetic process for the formation of sting cells in sea anemones could inspire a new way of delivering...

01 February 2018

For many people who struggle to get a good night’s rest, being able to switch on and off the brain circuits that...