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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...

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...

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...

Fight, Flight or Freeze: Inside the brain of a scared mouse

When a terrifying threat looms from above, mice have to make a split second decision about how to respond. To figure out some of the neurocircuitry...

Swimming shrimp: Causing a stir

The primary drivers of ocean mixing are the winds and the tides. But could the movement of marine creatures also be playing a part? This Nature...

How to blow up a star

An exploding supernova contains some of the most complex physics that astronomers have ever attempted to model. The most cutting-edge computer...

The maser goes mainstream: Diamond microwave lasers

You may have heard of lasers, but what about their older brother - masers. Invented in the 1950s, masers use microwaves instead of light, but they...

Brainwaves in motion: A wearable brain scanner

Scanning someone’s brain using Magnetoencephalography, or MEG, can be tricky. The scanners are currently bulky, one-size-fits-all machines that...

Blood, rats and anticoagulants: The story of warfarin

The history of warfarin, one of the earliest anticoagulant drugs, is littered with the bodies of sick cows and poisoned rats. This animation tells...

Stephen Hawking: Three publications that shaped his career

A pop culture icon and ground-breaking physicist, Stephen Hawking is one of the most prominent figures in modern science. Nature Video explores...

Signals from the cosmic dawn: A three minute guide

Cosmologists have detected a signal from the cosmic dawn - the period where the first stars came into existence. But how did they do it and what...

Adolescent risk-takers: The power of peers

Teenagers are often thought of as reckless risk-takers. This age-old stereotype is partly supported by modern studies but that may only be one side...