Malaria discovery could have broader impact
Researchers testing potential to treat other diseases.
New research into malaria suggests targeting enzymes from the human host rather than the pathogen itself could offer ...
Plug it into the wall
Chemists create ‘smart bricks’ for energy storage.
The humble house brick could one day help power electronic devices, if researchers at Washington University, US, are ...
Creating harmony in complex networks
Violinists offer strategies for modelling synchrony.
Scientists working with musicians have revealed new strategies to deal with frustration and achieve synchrony in comp...
Multifocal lenses may slow myopia
Researchers try a new approach on young children.
Multifocal contact lenses usually worn by people over 40 could slow the progression of myopia in children as young as...
Clues to cultivation in the Torres Strait
Study sheds new light on old horticultural practices.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had a history of skilfully resourcing food and managing the land long be...
Sun, smarts and clean drinking water
Researchers explore potential of metal-organic frameworks.
Scientists led by Australia’s Monash University have reported another breakthrough in their efforts to develop more e...
Life in the sediment is very low energy
It even raises questions about what constitutes life.
Micro-organisms buried in ocean sediment can survive on less energy than has ever been shown to support any form of l...
Small trees may offer hope for rainforests
Study suggests they use extra light to survive drought.
Small trees that grow up in drought conditions could form the basis for more drought-resistant rainforests in the fut...
Limited climate impact from fighting COVID-19
Study sees potential in behaviour change, however.
COVID-19 has caused people to greatly cut back on travel, thereby reducing the amount of carbon dioxide and other pla...
Experience of loneliness may change with age
Tackling it is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.
Humans are social creatures, and even before the isolation enforced on us by the COVID-19 pandemic researchers were s...
A new approach to working blue
These fruits are full of fat and want birds to know.
Blue fruits are rare because the required pigment compounds are relatively uncommon in nature. Viburnum tinus does it...
Tea from a different kind of silver
Sometimes you can put metal in the microwave.
Tea aficionados will tell you that you should never heat the water in a microwave, because the resulting brew just do...