Biology

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.

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.

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