COVID Booster: Gut bugs and vaccines
The five new things science learned about COVID-19 this week.
1. Gut bugs could influence the severity of COVID COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory illness, but the gut may als...
School of fishy little robots
Fish-like Bluebots use LED lights and cameras to swarm like the real thing.
Why have a school of fish when you can have a school of robots? This is a question recently answered by a team of ...
Animal magnetism is real
Snakes repel venom via a magnet-like mechanism.
Franz Mesmer might have been on to something when he described animal magnetism as an invisible force possessed by al...
Spice up your solar
A touch of chilli may create more stable photovoltaic cells.
Chilli is known to have a range of health benefits, from reducing infections to improving digestive performance. But ...
The wonders of seagrasses
They help fight marine plastic pollution, study finds.
Marine ecosystems are incredible. Although they’ve been besieged by plastic – among many other human-generated challe...
ASD and suicide risk
Tailoring prevention for the neurodivergent.
A nation-wide study of people aged 10 years and over diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Denmark has lin...
Is this a new Silent Spring?
Decline of insects is a catastrophic loss we can ill afford.
Entomologists have united to take stock of growing warnings about an “insect apocalypse” in a special feature publish...
Stark legacy: secrets of dire wolves revealed
Forensic DNA reveals dire wolves are their own species.
If you think dire wolves (Canis dirus) are closely related to other wolves then you know nothing, Jon Snow. A new ...
Milliseconds measure galactic gravity
Data from pulsars widens knowledge of dark matter and gravitational waves.
Scientists measuring tiny changes in the arrival times of signals from millisecond pulsars have found a new way to me...
Down with the (antibiotic) resistance!
Phages force problem bacteria to expose themselves to antibiotics.
How do you stop a superbug from fighting an antibiotic? Try giving it another enemy. Acinetobacter baumannii is a ...
Cosmic collision spells beginning of the end
Astronomers witness possible new mechanism for galaxies to die.
Astronomers may have just witnessed a new way for galaxies to “die”, using the super-sensitive Atacama Large Millimet...
Positive tipping points offer climate hope
Analysing cases of successful societal shift points the way.
While tipping points are often used to describe the negative impacts of climate change, researchers have found some p...