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?
Author: Sarah Spence
Compared to healthy people, patients in Intensive Care Units have drastically different gut bacteria – leaving them vulnerable to serious infection and even death.
As clothing becomes increasingly technological, Stanford engineers create a new textile that cools the body. The secret? Infrared radiation.
Slime mold may not have a nervous system – but it is the first single-cell organism to show an ability to learn, demonstrating a simple type of learning called habituation.
Touching a robot’s bottom triggers an unconscious emotional reaction – suggesting we respond to humanoid robots as if they are people, not computers.
Soft robots now have a new stretchy, luminescent skin – inspired by octopuses and squids that change their skin’s texture and colour to camouflage with their environments
Believing that you’ve slept well might improve your brain’s performance – thanks to the placebo effect.