Delia Cretu explains how bats’ unique antiviral immunity may be a side story to the evolution of flight
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Australia’s natural dangers are not just limited to its animal life – Jennifer Sibbald discusses the plant molecules responsible for a nasty sting.
The Moon is in the news again; Deep Bandivadekar explores why scientists find the Moon so appealing.
Annabell discusses the future of COVID-19 by looking at past pandemics and how they may help to predict how much longer the disease will impact our lives.
Can our gut influence our wellbeing? Carolina Guidolin discusses the collection of microbes in our gut, known as “the good microbes”, and their importance in psychiatry.
Corin Stansfield looks at how the internet and social media has changed the way we talk about our pets, demonstrating how language has evolved in a similar way to our own genes.
The phrase ‘mind over matter’ is common, yet how much influence does the mind really have in the context of a patient’s response to treatment? Rachael Smith investigates.
Aisha Al-Janabi discusses the complexity of recycling plastics due to the wide variety of materials that come under this label, and some changes that have been made to improve waste management.