Biology

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.

Powerful punches come from the brain

The brain structures of karate experts reflect their punching ability.

Snake disease decoded

Three snakes have helped researchers decode a mysterious disease.

The singing lab mouse

Genetics help mice express themselves in song.

Climbing in the rain

Geckos are perfectly adapted for clinging to dry surfaces in rainforests and urban environments.

It’s a small world

Fixing a broken heart

A molecule that turns stem cells into heart cells could be the answer.

Animals would trump Olympic athletes

If animals were allowed to compete in the Olympics, we wouldn’t really stand much of a chance.

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