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How does an electric guitar produce sound?
Using flint to unearth the history of our planet’s magnetic field.
Why we buy more stuff than we need, and how to stop.
Should we resurrect the woolly mammoth?
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The neural circuitry of fight and flight.
Everyone wants to live forever. Is that what made religions so popular?
Falling to sleep might just give you creative ideas.
We learn through observation, memory, and awareness of the world around us. Do plants do the same?
When it comes to beauty and makeup, Queen Cleopatra takes the lead.
From volcanic eruptions to dusty floors: the perforative history of the watering can.
On the bewildering variety of egg shapes, and the search for a universal formula.
The climate and ecosystems are moving polewards. Will trees be able to keep pace?
What can the ancient Greek myth tell us about our own understanding of fate?
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Here’s a look into what that question actually means.
The new space race is on — but will it reduce the space between the rich and the poor?
Nature has many ways of producing colour. Are some of them coming soon to a printer near you?
One person’s weed is another person’s wildflower.
The Universe is too small to store some numbers that lie in plain sight.
Why don’t woodpeckers get concussions?
We feel the scrutiny of pets, but do we really know what they’re thinking?
Does the iconic tea have anything to do with Grey, the Earl?
One thousand leagues into the sea: a marine biologist’s quest for the birthplace of the freshwater eel.
A glimpse into the neural circuitry of hunger and feeding.
More than half the people on this planet eat rice. But do you know the process by which it’s grown?
When we waved goodbye to our life pre-COVID, did we also say goodbye to the handshake?