Biology

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.

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

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