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We still don’t understand how birds fly in flocks and make patterns that look so obviously organised. After all, they don’t get together beforehand to agree on a series of manoeuvres once they reach altitude! Nevertheless, this collective behaviour emerges from the combined actions of thousands of independent creatures. How? The birds follow three simple […]
GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: Coconut water is about as good at rehydrating you as tap water! Dr Karl explores the myths behind this new food fad.
There have always been myths about immortality, that is, being able to live forever. Well, our Marine Biologists have found a creature that comes close – a tiny transparent jellyfish. WHAT ARE THEY? While it has the unofficial name of Immortal Jellyfish, its official name is Turritopsis dohrnii (it used to be Turritopsis nutricula). After an adult male T. […]
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