How long does immunity last?
April 2021: COVID-19 antibodies, cancer-fighting hydrogels, how the brain organizes information, and the 'poor man's q-bit'.
IWD Success! Plus Muons, Birds, Neurons & Floods
March 2021: International Women's Day, the first images of muon beams, research about neural stem cells, flood prediction and how light and noise affect birds.
How cells stick together
January 2021: Researchers see how a protein tells cells to stick together during development; plus better tech for AI, detecting herbicides in drinking water.
How does a spray turn objects into tiny robots?
December 2020: A magnetic spray makes objects walk, crawl and roll; plus the universe's temperature and COVID-19 insights.
Stem cell and asteroid surprise
October 2020: Genes regulating stem cells in 48 mammals are surprisingly similar; ancient asteroid rewrites history; plus a saliva test for silent COVID carriers.
Secret to longer life in nematodes?
September 2020: Tinkering with proteins in C. elegans extends their lifespans. The same proteins exist in humans, offering an intriguing target for longevity studies.
Hibernation in mice. Are humans next?
July 2020: Researchers spark a hibernation-like state in mice, a species that does not normally hibernate; plus, we're podcasting!
Meet the 'Swiss army knife' of gene expression
June 2020: What happens when the master regulator of protein production malfunctions? Plus, the cat genome decoded!
Science stories you might have missed...
April 2020: Finnish genes tell a unique story about diabetic kidney disease; and a new treatment approach for kids with ADHD.
Good news for mangrove conservation, for now
March 2020: The loss of mangrove forests is slowing; plus, how malaria hides from immune cells and how neutrinos saved the universe.
Young Volcano Discovered, Plus The 2020 Issue Is Here!
January 2020: A young volcano is discovered in the Pacific Ocean, and punching holes in solar cells turns them transparent.
Genetics of birdsong
December 2019: Researchers uncover gene expression differences that lead to distinct songs between bird species. Plus, could planets be orbiting black holes?
Release the killer electrons!
October 2019: Moving towards safer and more effective cancer radiation; and hints to the origins of life.
Fireworms, heatwaves and a contest
September 2019: A new fireworm species is discovered in Hong Kong; plus researchers identify the driver of Europe's heatwaves.
How bleach transforms air filters
July 2019: A common skin bleach makes air filters last longer in humid and wet conditions; plus, extreme weather and symmetry.
Imaging live brain cells
June 2019: A fluorescent marker enables live imaging of brain immune cells, called microglia; plus Pluto's hidden ocean.
Radioactive afterglow & heavy elements, a new approach
April 2019: Determining the cosmic origins of precious and rare earth metals; peaking into lymph nodes; slowing nerve degradation.
Science on film, and women's research in Myanmar
March 2019: Watch: Simple organisms, complex behavior; graphene-based supercapacitors; research in Myanmar.
The far side of the moon and beyond
January 2019: More than 100 exoplanets identified; China's lunar probe; fish ears; memorable quotes.
Radio waves from Cat's Paw Nebula ?
December 2018: Tuning into radio waves from space; mimicking the sense of human touch; sucking water from thin air.
Supernovas, synapses and skin speakers
October 2018: Supernova explosions reveal star mass; mimicking human synapses; turning skin into speakers.
Seafood surprise, memory foam for bones, and more
September 2018: Global fisheries could become more profitable despite climate change; how neurons signal for help; breaking into that circle at conferences.
Growing stem cells and snowflakes
July 2018: New device encourage neural stem cell growth; plus interview prep tips and growing snowflakes.
Finding Nemo's genes, growing flexible diamonds and detecting lead
June 2018: Programming synthetic molecules to turn genes on; finding Nemo's genes; growing flexible diamonds.
CRISPR, supernovas and super smart contacts
March 2018: Amateur astronomer captures extremely rare event; detecting blood sugar in the blink of an eye.
A urine test for cancer
January 2018: You've heard of 'pee on a stick' for pregnancy tests. How about cancer?; moth buzzes back to life after 130 years
Biodiversity, billiards and licorice
December 2017: New orangutan species discovered; licorice and Parkinson's; China's air quality.