Biology
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What is beach ‘foam’?

Beach foam is produced from proteins. The white beach foam is due to fat and protein in ocean water, which the surf ‘whips’, just like whipped cream. Animals and plants in both salty…

See-through soil will improve crops

The mysterious world of the rhizosphere revealed.

Scientists discover how bees develop optimised traplines

  Brainiac bumblebees buzzing with mathematical solutions.

New bat species found in Malaysia

Misclassification of species suggests that there is need for a revision of the taxonomic status of muricola bats.

Why are some enzymes so promiscuous?

Enzymes are meant to be specific, right?

Corals can suffer from nutrient imbalance

Improving water quality could help save coral reefs.

New rat found without molars

This rat has given up gnawing for sucking on earthworms.

The Primate of the Opera

Singing apes on helium use the same techniques as professional sopranos.

Where do place fields originate?

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

Ichthyosaurs suffered from the bends

These ancient reptiles may have injured themselves during long deep-sea dives.

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