Why do wombats have square poops? Earth’s sun may have a twin, a new kingdom in the tree of life and water detected in the atmosphere of an exoplanet.
The uncommon Common Octopus, why coffee has caffeine, smart-phones and ‘internet naturalists’, and the tough and hardy electronic fabric.
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.
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.