Obesity linked to early-life antibiotics exposure

Antibiotics may promote fat growth and alter the human microbiome.

Where do place fields originate?

Silent pyramidal cells in the hippocampus can be converted into active place cells.

Did the egg come first?

The egg came first, in amniotes at least.

Are we hardwired to cooperate or bully?

Research into bullying sheds light on the evolution of human egalitarian societies.

Disney takes face cloning to an impressive new level

A human face has been physically cloned onto an animatronic character.

Google Earth inspires cell biologists

Advances in microscopy allow researchers to zoom in and out of biological tissue like they’re using Google Earth.

Elephants speak in deep vibrations

Elephants sing low notes the same way humans do. 

Australian fish have high incidence of skin cancer too

Widespread skin cancer has been identified in coral trout species in the Great Barrier Reef.

Lucid dreaming and the neural basis of consciousness

Brain areas that are usually switched off during deep sleep are active in lucid dreamers.

Making blood vessels from liposuction fat

Healthy blood vessels can now be grown from adult stem cells extracted during liposuction.

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