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The most read articles from the Cosmos news blog over the past week.
Chameleons employ a masterful trick of nanotechnology.
Flowers lace their nectar with caffeine because bees like it.
Gold nanoparticles have been designed to kill cancer cells.
Asian honey bees are surprisingly co-operative.
Electrical stimulation can promote daydreaming.
Places most vulnerable to a disease outbreak can be detected from space.
Biological weaponry turns ladybirds into bodyguards for infant wasps.
Dutch chimpanzees learn to fit in with the locals.
A look back at some of our most popular articles.
Humans tend to accentuate the positive.
A new book re-examines Aristotle's contribution to our understanding of the natural world.
Our writers look at recent reports on bird surveillance and dental health.
Surprisingly, genes are not the reason some people are better than others at fighting infections.
An experiment suggests that language evolved to pass on tool-making skills.
Two recent human studies add to the evidence that flavanols are brain-boosters.
Hydrogen sulfide release may be the key to calorie-restricted diets.
Carnivorous plants lure more prey when they intermittently ‘switch off’ their traps.
Is this a new way to combat superbugs?
How the species crossed the Pacific.
Don Ingber is a disruptive influence, which is what the Harvard-based Wyss Institute wants in a director.
Stem cells close up.
Bacteria are a vulture’s best friend.
Scientists discuss their discoveries and why they matter.
Burn-off policies could be contributing to extinctions.
The blueprint for life is tougher than we thought.
The signs are promising, but doctors warn there is no room for complacency.
Like humans, dolphins rely on their social connections. But the social habits of Risso’s dolphins set them apart.
What should our diet look like when we get down to those New Year resolutions?