The digital revolution has triggered a wild proliferation of video games, but what of the revolution in biotechnology? Does it have the potential to spawn its own brood of games? Stanford physicist Ingmar Riedel-Kruse has begun developing "biotic games involving paramecia and other living organisms.
Researchers at the Juan March foundation and the Duke University (USA) have analysed the reason for casting a protest vote as a way of expressing unhappiness with a party during elections.
In addition to her ongoing research on the chemical interactions between plant-eating insects and their host plants, May Berenbaum has built a second career as a science communicator.
The difficult task of sorting and counting prized stem cells and their cancer-causing cousins has long frustrated scientists looking for new ways to help people who have progressive diseases.
German entomologists have now 'resurrected' the fossil insect Mengea tertiara. Using high resolution micro-computer tomography the anatomy of an extinct insect was completely reconstructed three-dimensionally for the first time.