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The animals of the Himalayas

Meet the creatures accustomed to life in these mountains (Image credit: Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd/ Pixabay) Red panda The distinctive red panda is most common in the eastern areas of the Himalayas, such as...

How do identity chip implants work?

Could these tiny internal mini-computers be the new frontier in contactless identification? Image credit: WCusr2019/Wiki Comms How comfortable would you feel about walking around with an implanted chip encrypted with your personal information? Radio-frequency...

How do padlocks work?

What’s inside these mechanical devices that give you peace of mind? (Image credit: MasterTux/Pixabay) Most of us leave the doors to our houses locked, feeling a sense of assurance that our cherished items are protected. But what...

Future Tech: How to make living machines

We’re on the cusp of programmable life – what could this mean for our future? Image credit: Douglas Blackiston The concept of a living machine might make you imagine a walking, talking humanoid. However,...

Love and the brain

“Love is more than lust or procreation. It’s also about stable bonding and enduring attachments” As a pioneering neuroscientist, Dr Michael Merzenich has been granted close to 100 patents. Using five decades of research into...

Polar Bears: Meet the King of the Arctic

Image by 358611 from Pixabay The polar bear may seem cute and cuddly, but these mammoth mammals of the Arctic are a hardened species, set out to survive in these subzero temperatures, plunging to...

Should we eat insects?

As the world’s population continues to grow so too does the need for more food, but are insects really the answer? Image by SatyaPrem from Pixabay We live in an exciting world, one full...