Welcome to the age of plantoids

We may not be far from the mass and everyday use of robots. Soon robots will be living in our houses, they will help us with our domestic chores, in helping the elderly, and will be useful for [...]

Studying neurons with the help of the “eyes” of algae

Researchers from the University of Würzburg and Bielefeld (Germany) have discovered a “family” of light-sensitive molecules (photoreceptors) never seen before in algae, in both unicellular algae [...]

A new look on evolution

To understand the human evolution on Earth should we study monkeys? No, fishes. The biologist Prosanta Chakrabarty explains it in this brilliant 5-minute lesson, which dispels some myths linked [...]