Bioscience Tutorials & How-Tos

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 6, 2017

Wild dogs “vote” with their noses: African packs “sneeze” to make decisions

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on September 5, 2017

Humans are still evolving — and we’re using the changes to weed out Alzheimer’s

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Posted by Alan Martin on September 5, 2017

Supplement boost turns mice into fat-burning machines

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 1, 2017

Why is yawning so contagious?

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on August 31, 2017

Your attractiveness may be down to how you smell

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Posted by Adam Hargreaves on August 25, 2017

Introducing ‘dark DNA’ – the phenomenon that could change how we think about evolution

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Posted by Emma Sims on August 21, 2017

Star Trek-style holodeck for mice reveals how brains produce mental maps

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on August 18, 2017

A cure for fear itself? Scientists hack the brains of mice to delete memories

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Posted by Emma Sims on August 18, 2017

NASA is saving us all from Yellowstone supervolcano

Posted by Emma Sims on August 17, 2017

Tiny bubble-fuelled robots could deliver drugs inside human bodies

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Posted by Alan Martin on August 17, 2017

UK government offers £4.6 million bounty for facial-recognition system

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Posted by Curtis Moldrich on August 16, 2017

Meet Chilesauraus: A Mr Potato Head dinosaur that moved from meat to veg

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on August 16, 2017

The royal jelly of bees can help heal wounds, study finds

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Posted by Emma Sims on August 15, 2017

Owl wings could be the answer to noise pollution

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on August 10, 2017

These bio-batteries are the future power source the world needs

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on August 2, 2017

Humans and bees are more similar than you think

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Posted by Emma Sims on August 1, 2017

Two degrees too many: is Earth edging towards evisceration?

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on July 31, 2017

Scientists discover how to make food using just air and electricity in Star Trek-style ‘protein reactors’

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Posted by Grace Shallow on July 31, 2017

This guy rescuing his Airpod is the noblest thing you’ll read all day

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Posted by Alan Martin on July 27, 2017

Nature vs Nurture update: Social mice subdue their violent urges

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on July 19, 2017

What is a memory? Scientists unravel how our brains create “time windows” of the world

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Posted by Grace Shallow on July 18, 2017

Google’s arch nemeses are mosquitoes in California

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on July 17, 2017

This chip beams images onto the brain to help the blind see again

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on July 14, 2017

This ‘soft’ 3D-printed heart throbs and pumps blood just like the real thing

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on July 13, 2017

Scientists have used CRISPR to store a GIF inside the DNA of a living cell

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Posted by Alan Martin on July 11, 2017

Clever plants turn vegetarian caterpillars into bloodthirsty cannibals

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Posted by Alan Martin on June 13, 2017

Behold: the double-headed space worm

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Posted by Alan Martin on June 7, 2017

Annoy a raven, and it’ll shun you for at least a month

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Posted by Alan Martin on June 5, 2017

Scientists read monkey minds to draw eerily accurate portraits

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 31, 2017

Shape-shifting pasta unpacks itself on your plate

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 26, 2017

The brain starts to eat itself when it can’t sleep

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Posted by Nicole Kobie on May 18, 2017

ARM fights paralysis with brain implant chips

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Posted by Alan Martin on May 5, 2017

Endurance drug makes mice run for 70% longer

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Posted by Alan Martin on April 4, 2017

Brain cancer patients live longer with this electric skull cap

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Posted by Alan Martin on March 27, 2017

Artificial blood should be a lot easier to produce from now on

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Posted by Alan Martin on March 24, 2017

Scientists have uncovered a whole new lung function we didn’t know about

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Posted by Emma Sims on March 2, 2017

Robots might soon be clothed in human flesh

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Posted by Alan Martin on February 22, 2017

What is this, a treadmill for ants? (Yes, yes it is.)

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Posted by Emma Sims on February 17, 2017

Could woolly mammoths be gracing the planet once more?

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on February 9, 2017

Virtual-reality tumour gives researchers a whole new way to study cancer

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Posted by Emma Sims on February 8, 2017

Behold the MIT-engineered stomach acid battery

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Posted by Alan Martin on February 1, 2017

Early results of NASA study show the stress of space travel

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on January 20, 2017

Bill Gates: World is “tragically unprepared” for pandemics, and terrorists could benefit from it

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on January 16, 2017

Reverse ageing by pumping yourself full of young people’s blood for $8,000

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Posted by Alan Martin on January 13, 2017

Mice turn into predatory killers at the flash of a laser

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on December 22, 2016

10 NHS patients to get cutting-edge bionic eyes

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on November 28, 2016

Hospital gets first biofabrication unit to 3D print bones and tissue

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Posted by Alan Martin on November 24, 2016

This might be why peer review is struggling

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Posted by Alex Reis on November 14, 2016

Could apps and implants replace pills and prescriptions?

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Posted by Alan Martin on October 5, 2016

Fat-craving gene uncovered with all-you-can-eat korma study