Mammal predators can be tricked into leaving vulnerable NZ birds alone.
It’s not only humans who can be fooled with misinformation to change their choices. Animals can be tricked too, it se...
Gold-standard gravitational measurements
Small-scale experiment could pave the way to observe quantum gravity.
Physicists have recorded the smallest gravitational field ever measured, showing that Newton’s law of gravity holds e...
Long-held theory of vertebrate evolution upended
Fossils indicate lamprey larvae have evolved – probably not ancient.
For a long time, it was thought that lampreys – jawless fish of the superclass Cyclostomata – were remnants of a past...
Most life-like bone organoid to date.
Put away your Skele-gro, because growing new bones might be the realm of science, not magic. Researchers at Eindho...
Headless? No hindrance…
Japanese researchers discover a remarkable ability in an already interesting sea slug.
Move aside salamander, this sea slug is about to blow your regeneration powers out of the water. Scientists from N...
Exploring treatments in breast cancer
The proof is in the hormones when it comes to breast-cancer treatment.
Breast cancer is now the most-diagnosed cancer worldwide. With 2.3 million new cases revealed in 2020, it’s not a pro...
A multi-skilled, international team conducted the detailed research into the Folbigg family’s gen...
In 2003, Kathleen Folbigg was convicted of killing her four young children, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in the...
Colourful detection crystals
New research explains how a type of crystal could be used to detect dangerous chemicals.
A group of Australian researchers have found a fast method of detecting toxins produced from pesticides and chemical ...
Explainer: mutation and disease in the Folbigg case
The major consequences of genetic mutation.
The recent petition calling for Kathleen Folbigg’s release hinges on cutting edge science that has identified a small...
Folbigg case: timelines compared
How the advancement of genomic sequencing informed the Folbigg story
Genomic data was not available during the first trial of the Folbigg case. Now that technology has improved the effic...
Genetically modified mosquitoes for better health
Research has found that disease-resistant mosquitoes could lower disease transmission.
What is the risk of getting a disease from a genetically modified mozzie? Mosquitoes are responsible for spreading...
Dazzle to survive
Scientists reveal the evolutionary history of fairy wrasses.
Diversification of the stunningly colourful fairy wrasses was propelled by sea-level changes during the last ice age,...