Illustrations on the topic of science, as published in Internazionale.
A step towards a contraceptive pill for men?
A fast-acting, time-limited drug shows promise in male mice.
Scientists discover a new type of ice that behaves like liquid water.
It’s been described as “stop-motion water”.
by Tibi Puiu
Sequencing projects will screen 200,000 newborns for disease genes.
By Jocelyn Kaiser
The dry-season malaria paradox, a bar to eradication, is solved The mosquitoes hide, and enter a state of torpor.
Has the pandemic changed our personalities? New research suggests we’re less open, agreeable and conscientious.
by Jolanta Burke
The genes of a jellyfish show how to live forever.
The problem is that it requires a complete bodily metamorphosis.
Going to a concert or painting repairs us emotionally.
Disconnecting at a concert or singing, reading a book or writing, getting lost in a museum or painting, not only serve as a way to disconnect and enjoy, but as an emotional reconstruction.
by Patricia Fernandez Martìn
Psychedelics: how they act on the brain to relieve depression.
by Clare Tweedy
People with endometriosis and PCOS wait years for a diagnosis – attitudes to women’s pain may be to blame.
By Anne-Marie Boylan, Annalise Weckesser, Sharon Dixon
Iceland targets herd immunity with controversial covid-19 strategy.
Many countries have scaled back their coronavirus restrictions, but Iceland is going further with a plan to let infections spread.
By Clare Wilson
We Accidentally Solved the Flu. Now What?
By Jacob Stern
Coming off antidepressants risks relapse, but so does staying on them.
By Clare Wilson
City-wide quantum data network in China is the largest ever built.
by Matthew Sparkes
From jet fuel to clothes, microbes can help us recycle carbon dioxide into everyday products.
by Jamin Wood, Bernardino Virdis, Shihu Hu
Group-think: what it is and how to avoid it.
by Colin Fisher
People from Mexico show stunning amount of genetic diversity.
by Lizzie Wade
Microplastics in household dust could promote antibiotic resistance Polyester and nylon seem to be common sources.
Sexual Attraction Is the Oldest Story on Earth when one cell drifts by another cell, pheromones fly.
by Ilana E. Strauss
Record $8 billion payout won’t turn back the clock on US opioid crisis.
by Clare Wilson
Brain baloney has no place in the classroom.
by Pete Etchells
Could we jump into a wormhole to save us from the world at present?
by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Rats Have Not Changed.
Sheltering in place produced a “natural experiment” for urban wildlife.
by Sarah Zhang
Food allergies may be on the rise because babies start solids too late.
Giving babies potentially allergenic foods early on, may reduce the risk of allergies – but many parents don’t, as that conflicts with advice to breastfeed until six months.
by Clare Wilson
Some fish are still full of mercury, for a worrying reason.
by Ed Yong
Browsing deer affect how a forest sounds.
Changes in the auditory environment as a result of herbivory, could influence how animals communicate, and may have implications for sound-based monitoring of species.
by Jeff Akst
The loneliest stars in the galaxy – certain stars have a history distinct from all the others around them.
by Marina Koren
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Human drugs are polluting the water – and animals are swimming in it.
by Rebecca Giggs
Schrödinger’s cat and quantum mechanics.
Natural selection may help account for Dutch height advantage.
by Carl Zimmer
Panic, depression and stress: the case against meditation.
by Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm