News
Deep-sea octopus has the longest-known egg-brooding period of any animal
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Researchers have studied a female deep-sea octopus off the coast of California as she protected and nourished her eggs for an impressive 53 months.
Why do these lionesses in Botswana have manes?
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
A population of lions in southern Africa appears to be carrying a genetic disorder that causes their females to grow elaborate manes.
Organs-on-a-chip technology takes the guesswork out of drug-testing
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
A team of researchers in the US are making a whole set of electronic organs on tiny plastic chips for safer, more efficient drug testing.
There’s a new virus in town—and it may already be in your gut
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Researchers have found a previously undetected virus that lives in almost half of the world’s population.
Eggshell pigments act like 'sunblock'
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
A new study shows that eggshells act like a sort of ‘sunblock’, becoming pigmented to stop excess UV light from harming the developing embryo.
Scientists use light to stitch ‘invisible’ nanoparticles together
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
A team working on invisibility cloak technology has come up with a new technique that uses light to thread long chains of nanoparticles into light-refracting material.
Fear can be passed on from mother to child, a study shows
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Babies can smell their mothers’ fears and learn to be wary of the same things just a few days after being born. 
WATCH: 80,000 neurons fire in a zebrafish brain
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
This video shows 80 percent of the neurons in a baby zebrafish’s brain firing as it responds to the world around it.
Confirmed: fist bumps are less germy than handshakes
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Next time you go to the hospital to visit a relative, or have an appointment with your doctor, greet them with a fist bump.
Tasmania was attached to North America 1.4 billion years ago
Monday, 28 July 2014
A study of prehistoric minerals has revealed Tasmania’s geographical origins.