Did a supernova cause human ancestors to walk upright? Is it right to use Nazi illustrations for surgery? And could a fungus produce spider-venom that wipes out mosquitoes?
Liquid water lake under Mars, viruses can defeat CRISPR, editing out genetic diseases in utero, and the discovery of two new adorable peacock spiders.
Chinese scientists report editing the genome of human embryos, the role of oxytocin in human/dog relations, chimps that hunt with spears, unexpected bacterial complications in organ transplants, another magma chamber found at the Yellowstone supervolcano and celebrating 25 years of Hubble.
Facial expressions, Enceladus has an ocean, trees that break easily, rats vs Black Death revisited and LADEE to crash into the moon.
No planet X, genetic modification resistance, oldest example of metastatic cancer, tracking humans via chickens, and Climate For Change.
Rosetta comet-chaser awakens, new hypothesis for lactose persistence, moths and sloths, and the rise of Chinese cloning.
Rutting stags and male larynges, diesel fumes and disappearing bees, why ballerinas can spin without being sick, and GM bacteria produces gasoline.
The scalpel that sniffs for cancer cells, chimps and orangutans with autobiographical memories, switching off Down’s syndrome genes, and the giant viruses that might be an entirely new domain of life.
Shark babies kill each other before their even born, fishy gestures, misused science words, genetically modified salmon, and the traces of supernovae in bacteria.
Mice that detect bombs and forget fears, and the problems with science – sexism, funding cuts, jail sentences and more!