Researchers have always been curious as to where the sound of joints cracking comes from and put a hand under MRI to find out (and for us to see visualised in real time). They've figured it out. Read More >>
How do you work out if a fossilised creature originally sank or swam? You create a complex 3D model of its stricture using X-rays is how. As has been done with the 65-million-year-old ammonite. Read more >
One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century will be figuring out how to feed our rising global population. Now, some scientists are making the radical claim that growing more food won't be enough.
Nature doesn't end at city borders, it's just transformed. That's why scientists are finding new animal species in urban areas, where the ecosystems favour scavengers, weeds and junk-eaters – and it comes as no surprise that Los Angeles has its own unique fly species.