The opioid crisis in Australia, dolphin snout evolution, and cooperation among chimpanzees.
Genetically engineered ‘home-brew’ heroin, a plant that lures bats and then feasts on their droppings, and differences in pain between men and women.
The Ig Nobel Prizes honour achievements that first make us laugh, then make us think. We take a look at this year’s winners: from banana peels to people dressed as polar bears!
People prefer pain over boredom, mantis shrimps can see in UV, and plants can hear caterpillars. One species of lichen is actually 126, there’s less plastic in the ocean than there should be, and Ukrainian astronomers take a stab at Vladimir Putin.
Some misreported science stories this week. Do hurricanes with female names kill more than male hurricanes? Do men feel pain worse than women? And what can marmosets tell us about stillbirths? Plus Lyme disease in ancient ticks, and the controversial STAP papers finally retracted.
If you’re anything like me, your medicine cupboard is chockers with various non-prescription pain remedies: liquids, pills, capsules, children’s painkillers, formulations that are “gentle on the stomach” and products that claim to target specific parts of the body.
So what’s the difference between these products, and how do you choose what’s best for different types of pain?
Nobel prizes for medicine, physics and chemistry, a pointed study of elephants, and the Chinese centipede that could completely block all pain.
Nobel prizes for Medicine, Physics and Chemistry, snakes on a pain, adaptive mosquitoes and more!
Mars Curiosity, artificial jellyfish, pain, suicidal termites, deteriorating music quality & more!
Cannabis and pain, giant dragonflies, wet mosquitoes, fat fruit flies & more!