biology


Male birth control is coming

Researchers working on a contraceptive pill for men have come closer to a final product, according to scientists in a report published by the University…


Alcohol intolerance

Most individuals drink alcohol and experience a rather balanced mix of pleasant and unpleasant effects. However, some individuals have alcohol intolerance – colloquially known as…


The fascinating compounds of plants

Members of the plant kingdom make hundreds of thousands of molecules called secondary metabolites. These compounds aren’t crucial for life, but are instead used for…





Why so blue?

Certain species of tarantulas display brilliant shades of blue on their bodies, although the colour is not produced by pigmentation. Researchers from Ohio’s University of…


Science briefs

Science briefs looking at the newest from Nintendo, why we find screams scary, and a self-inseminating flatworm.


The intelligence of crows

Crows are extremely intelligent birds that are part of the corvid family, which also includes magpies and blue jays. Research done in collaboration between Moscow…