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How to help pollinators in cities

Researchers have performed the most comprehensive study to date on pollinator feeding habits in cities. They document what plants pollinators...

Remodelling machine learning: An AI that thinks like a scientist

Modern machine learning is great for helping scientists sort through huge, unwieldy data sets. But it’s less useful for things that require...

Ulcerative colitis: Fresh approaches to taming inflammation

Ulcerative colitis is a common form of inflammatory bowel disease. For many people with the condition, widely prescribed anti-inflammatory or...

Moral Machines: How culture changes values​

How do different cultures value human life? To find out, researchers created a viral online experiment to gather data from millions of participants...

The secret physics of dandelion seeds

Every child knows that blowing on a dandelion clock will send its seeds floating off into the air. But physicists wanted to know more. How does an...

Cuttlefish: Wearing thoughts on the skin

A new technique is allowing researchers to study the inner workings of a cuttlefish brain by tracking colour changing cells in their skin. These...

Retinal repair: Bringing stem cells into focus

The retina is the eye’s most sophisticated component. Researchers are developing techniques to recreate retinal tissues — and even entire retinas —...

Shake those bees back and forth: Smart swarm intelligence

What happens when you shake a swarm? This bundle of buzzing bees changes shape to form a more stable structure. This clever response is the result...

Corals and hurricanes: Deep reefs under threat

More than 30 metres below the surface of the ocean lies the 'twilight zone'. The coral reefs that grow here are complex ecosystems but they may be...

Making a microscopic swarm move through a maze

A microscopic swarm, just a few millimetres in length, can move through a maze with a just few clicks of a mouse. The swarm is formed from millions...

The bat man: Neuroscience on the fly

Nachum Ulanovsky is a neuroscientist who works with bats. He wants to understand how brains navigate. With tiny implants and wireless data loggers...

Building a baby: The first two weeks

The first few weeks of an embryo's development are vital. Now, new techniques are allowing scientists to learn more about this crucial time than...

3D printing a fast-morphing smart material

A new 3D printed material is making a move. Scientists have embedded tiny particles of magnetic iron into a silicon rubber to create a substance...

Disarming the mind: Reintegrating ex-combatants in Colombia

For decades, Colombia has been haunted by violence. Now, following a peace treaty, thousands of former fighters are being reintegrated into...