You’ve probably seen frogs made to float and maybe even trains hovering above their rails. But now scientists have gained enough subtle control over such forces that they can be used to levitate single cells, too.
Few other movies have cast such a long shadow as the first summer blockbuster. As a marine biologist whose research focuses on shark conservation, I’ve been living in that shadow for my entire professional life.
Ants do a lot of things that seem uncannily human — and yet they’re profoundly alien. What does that feel like to each individual ant? Now a new scientific paper suggests that there is always doubt in the hive mind.
Spider silk is often touted as a wonder material that’ll soon weave its way into everything from body armour to replacement hearts. But we can only squeeze so much of the stuff out of our eight-legged friends.