Alice Orszulok

Dancing chromatophores

Music has the ability to get these pigmented cephalopod cells moving to the beat.

Selective imprinting: how the wallaby controls the growth of its young

Many imprinted genes regulate growth and nutrient provisioning for the developing fetus.

Robot learns to recognise itself in a mirror

Self-awareness is the next big step for thinking robots.

You are what you eat

Avoid the blues with certain food flavours.

New cancer drug key to male contraceptive pill

Scientists believe they are a step closer to developing a male contraceptive pill after they developed a cancer drug that interrupted sperm production in mice.

Colour-changing robot inspired by octopus

The cephalopod’s impressive camouflage led scientists to create a rubbery new robot.

Mutant butterflies linked to Fukushima disaster

Forget your childhood radioactive superheroes, these insects have a lot more to worry about.

Seizure detector treats epilepsy in rats

The new detectors can reduce the length of seizures in rats by up to 60 per cent.

Choosy females attracted to sleep deprived male sandpipers

Is beauty sleep overrated? For some bird species it is.

What makes Paris look like Paris?

Visual data mining of Google identifies cities’ distinctive details.

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