Chimpanzees display culturally-learned behaviours, such as tool use. But what’s the purpose of a mysterious, almost ritualistic, behaviour involving trees and stones?
Compared to healthy people, patients in Intensive Care Units have drastically different gut bacteria – leaving them vulnerable to serious infection and even death.
Disease-carrying bats may bring deadly rabies outbreaks to the Peruvian coast by 2019, scientists predict.
Are robotic cloud-based labs the future of research? Teodora Aldea explores how outsourcing routine experiments could help research by saving scientists time and money.
As clothing becomes increasingly technological, Stanford engineers create a new textile that cools the body. The secret? Infrared radiation.
Game changing discovery in the search for extra-terrestrial life – could Earth’s life-sustaining conditions also exist on nearby planet Proxima b?
Richard Murchie explores how the sun’s erratic nature puts modern society at risk – could an eruption on the sun’s surface cause major electrical failure on Earth?
Forget GMOs – it’s time for the GROs! Alisha Aman looks at genomically recoded organisms and the impact they could have on viruses and biochemicals.