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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...

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...

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 —...

Corals in a hurricane: 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...

Of Rats and Reefs: How rodents are harming tropical coral

Scientists have discovered an unusual link between rats on tropical islands, and the health of nearby reefs. It's all down to invasive rodents...

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...

The koala code: Secrets of the koala genome

From their diet to their diseases, koalas are pretty special. Now researchers have sequenced the koala’s genome, unlocking the secrets that make...

How to build a nanocage: Self-assembling silica

Researchers have created and imaged a self-assembling silica dodecahedron. The nanocage, measuring only 11.8nm across, could one day be used in...

The tale of the Edith's checkerspot: Behind the scenes

We take you behind the scenes of "The tale of the Edith's checkerspot". Meet the puppeteers and get a glimpse into how they turned their hands into...

The tale of the Edith's checkerspot: Butterflies caught in an evolutionary trap

In a meadow in America a group of butterflies have been drawn into a lethal evolutionary trap. This trap, set by humans, was abruptly sprung when...

El desarme de las mentes: la reintegración de los excombatientes en Colombia

Durante décadas, Colombia ha sido perturbada por la violencia. Ahora, tras el acuerdo de paz, miles de excombatientes están siendo reintegrados a...