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?
Amphibian Murder Mystery
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.