Watch this person-shaped robot liquify and escape jail, all with the power of magnets

Inspired by sea cucumbers, engineers have designed miniature robots that rapidly and reversibly shift between liquid…

Supplementation with amino acid serine eases neuropathy in diabetic mice

The study adds to growing evidence that some often-underappreciated, ‘non-essential’ amino acids play important roles in…

Wearable sensor uses ultrasound to provide cardiac imaging on the go

Engineers and physicians have developed a wearable ultrasound device that can assess both the structure and…

New geosciences study shows Triassic fossils that reveal origins of living amphibians

A team of paleontologists have discovered the first ‘unmistakable’ Triassic-era caecilian fossil — the oldest-known caecilian…

Expert analysis refutes claims that humans are colonized by bacteria before birth

Scientific claims that babies harbor live bacteria while still in the womb are inaccurate, and may…

Special vascular cells adjust blood flow in brain capillaries based on local energy needs

Researchers have discovered that a certain type of cell that sits on top of the brain’s…

What crocodile DNA reveals about the Ice Age

What drives crocodile evolution? Is climate a major factor or changes in sea levels? Determined to…

Satellite data shows sustained severe drought in Europe

Europe lacks groundwater — a lot of groundwater. The continent has already been suffering from a…

Comparing airfares instead of seat size fairer indicator of passenger carbon emissions

Allocating passenger aircraft emissions using airfares rather than travel class would give a more accurate idea…

More steps, moderate physical activity cuts dementia, cognitive impairment risk

Senior women were less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia if they did more…