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Why malarial parasites keep track of time

Robyn Womack explores how parasites can use body clocks to their advantage.

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Metal-Organic Frameworks: Technology Solving the Water Crisis

April 28, 2017 • Physical Sciences, Snippets • Views: 75

Emma Briggs investigates how a recent technological advance in metal-organic frameworks allows for water to be harvested from dry air.

Rise of the cephalopods

April 15, 2017 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 115

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

Unlocking the mystery of memory

April 5, 2017 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 89

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: 115

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: 71

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: 79

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: 92

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