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Optical illusions reveal secrets of the brain
Do our brains create an alternative reality? Optical illusions are designed to trick our minds, but a group of scientists has proved that the brain could “see things wrong” for a reason.
Mice have ‘low power mode’ for their brains
Could mice help us live forever? The rodents can shut their bodies down to save energy. If researchers can find a way to produce similar states in people, it could extend human life.
Sun wakes up from years of hibernation
Should we be worried about solar storms? Scientists have detected the largest solar flare in three years. The unusual space weather could mean our star is about to become much more active.
Lockdown brings no respite for rainforest
Is the coronavirus a threat to the rainforest? There may be fewer cars on the road and planes in the sky, but the Amazon is struggling as lockdown encourages increased illegal activity.
Technology could bring colour back to corals
Can we save the Great Barrier Reef? Scientists in Australia have found a way to protect coral reefs from the devastating effects of global warming by making them more heat resistant.
Mosquito microbe puts a stop to malaria
Have we cured malaria? Scientists have announced a ground-breaking discovery that stops malaria at its source. It could help to destroy one of the world’s most deadly diseases forever.
The incredible mouse living on a volcano
Scientists have found the world’s highest-dwelling mammal. This mouse is one of the hardiest creatures on the planet, living higher than 22,000 feet and surviving extreme conditions.
TikTok gets serious about climate change
Is TikTok a force for good? The fastest growing app in the world was developed so teenagers could mess around. Now, young people are using it to speak out and make a difference.
The cat who decided to move house
Ozzy the cat had a perfectly nice home. But a friendly neighbour offered him love, food and warmth, so he decide to move in with her. She was delighted – but his owners were furious.
Baby Yoda takes internet by storm
What is it about this little alien that we love so much? Baby Yoda has gone viral after appearing on a new Star Wars spin-off. He has been specially designed to be as cute as possible.