Micro engine works on liquid power
A new engine one micron in diameter relies on the tension between two liquids.
Michelle Simmons: a quantum queen
Quantum physicist Michelle Simmons was last week declared Australian of the Year – a high honour indeed. The accolade propelled her into the public eye, but within the science community her work has long been the subject of fascination.
Axolotl, worm genomes offer clues to regeneration
The mechanisms that govern the abilities of some animals to regrow lost tissue represent a challenge for geneticists.
Tumour behaviour calls Cambrian-oxygen link into question
Swedish study suggests multicellular life might have needed low, not high, oxygen levels in order to thrive
Music of the spheres: chain of planets rotates at “perfect fifth” intervals
Citizen scientists combine to identify longest chain of synchronised exoplanets ever discovered – and best described by the language of music.
Not just genes: identical twins exhibit “supersimilarity”
In a surprising finding, some markers believed to be environmental in origin are repeated in twins.
Moderate warming tipped to produce flood of refugees into Europe
Climate modelling finds temperature increase as significant as conflict in creating asylum-seekers.
Pinpointing autism’s faulty circuitry
Uncovering a crucial sociability circuit brings a therapeutic remedy for autism a step closer.