James Burgon explores the evolution of pregnancy tests – and why a frog is more effective than a mouse.
The parasitic tropical disease, schistosomiasis, affects up to 209 million people. But scientists may now have discovered an unusual solution – the giant river prawn.
Sarah Neidler has a closer look at curcumin’s biomedical properties and explains why it may not be suitable as a therapeutic agent – although often called a wonder drug.
Chaotic environments such as messy kitchens can cause stress, which can then lead us to over-snack on calorific treats – twice as many cookies according to this study!
There’s a large range of ways to depict any number, but none of these depictions answers the question: what is the fundamental nature of a number?
Prader-Willi syndrome is a devastating genetic disease with no treatment. But is a cure as simple as turning the relevant genes back on?
Witness “natural” selection as ivory poaching causes an evolutionary change in African elephants, as increasing numbers are born without tusks.
Frogs and other amphibians are being driven to extinction by a deadly fungus. So how does the fungus survive and continue to spread? Could crayfish be the key?