As elephants go, so go the trees

Research shows hunting can have catastrophic effects on tropical forests Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study […]


Two sensors in one

Nanoparticles that enable both MRI and fluorescent imaging could monitor cancer, other diseases. MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging […]

The fundamental constants are still constant

The fundamental constants are still constant

Are the fundamental constants really constant? Recent investigations carried out at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have shown that one essential fundamental constant – namely the mass ratio of protons to […]


Train your way to synesthesia

A new study has shown for the first time that people can be trained to “see” letters of the alphabet as colours in a way that simulates how those with […]


Spiral laser beam creates quantum whirlpool

Physicists at ANU have engineered a spiral laser beam and used it to create a whirlpool of hybrid light-matter particles called polaritons. “Creating circulating currents of polaritons – vortices – […]


Chlamydia knock out the body’s own cancer defence

By breaking down the cancer-suppressing protein p53, Chlamydia prevent programmed cell death and thereby favour the process of cancer development Infections due to the sexually transmitted bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis often […]


Less Sex + More Greens = A Longer Life

Doctors tell us that the frenzied pace of the modern 24-hour lifestyle — in which we struggle to juggle work commitments with the demands of family and daily life — […]