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Rise of the cephalopods

Cephalopod populations around the globe are increasing. What is causing the success for these complex invertebrates?

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Unlocking the mystery of memory

April 5, 2017 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 43

Do you have perfect recall? Claire Harris explores how accessing your mind palace may be the key to a better memory.

Health damage by air pollution prevented by food supplements?

March 30, 2017 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 32

Eliška Kosová talks about the health damage by air pollution and how vitamin B and omega-3 fatty acids can prevent it.

Language Diffusion

March 21, 2017 • Snippets, Social Sciences • Views: 27

Mathematical models from physics can show us how a big language might eradicate a smaller one, Ida Emilie Steinmark finds.

Personalised medicine: only a printer away

March 14, 2017 • Physical Sciences, Snippets • Views: 57

The ability to print your own medicine is just around the corner, Alice Turner explores this recent development.

The Viruses in Your DNA

February 25, 2017 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 65

DNA from other organisms can trickle down to our genomes. Should we be worried?

A Brief History of Injecting Frogs with Urine

February 18, 2017 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 63

James Burgon explores the evolution of pregnancy tests – and why a frog is more effective than a mouse.

Prawns: The New Defence against Tropical Disease?

February 11, 2017 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 66

The parasitic tropical disease, schistosomiasis, affects up to 209 million people. But scientists may now have discovered an unusual solution – the giant river prawn.