The first global overview of planet Earth’s plant life has revealed a shocking 21% types of plant worldwide are at risk of extinction. In total
In this edition of Futuris, Julián López Gómez sails to a fish farm in the west of Scotland, where around 1,000 tons of salmon are bred every year.
What are these delicious scallops doing here?
About 10 miles off the coast of Bermuda, scientists are analysing the health of the Atlantic ocean where human activities like overfishing and oil spills, are having terrible…
Neuroscientists have completed a hologram which could one day allow doctors to peer into a complete 3D image of their patient’s brain.
One step further towards organ regeneration. A Chinese biotechnological company claims to be have created the world’s first 3D blood vessel
Some 68 sources of contamination by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa have been identified on Corsica, according to a report by local officials. Known
It is a humble Australian reptile boasting a special talent. Biologists have discovered that the skin of the box-patterned gecko, which hails from
Antibiotics have saved countless lives since the discovery of penicillin in 1928, but their indiscriminate use means some diseases have become
Catching some dangerous bacteria that can’t be killed with medicine is an awful scenario for any hospital patient – and it looks like the problem is
A new study has revealed that more than stun their prey, eels can use their electric organs to effectively remotely control the fish they hunt. The
A new kind of zoo has opened its doors in the Dutch capital Amsterdam. No monkeys, elephants or lions here, but millions of micro-organisms –
What is a soft robot? well it’s not a robot that’s dull and delicate. Lucia Beccai, a top Italian expert in Bio-robotics told us.
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Scientists could be one step closer to creating organs for transplant using 3D printing technology.
A group of researchers from South Carolina in
Scientists in Italy are working on creating robots that mimic the properties of plant roots, including the capacity for growth. They believe the
WWW is not what you think… in Biology. And it may have a huge relevance for the survival of thousands of plant species. We went to Pisa to meet a
Better understanding how insects move in space and time could provide useful clues for industrial innovation.
That is according to scientists at
Over 99% of the microscopic inhabitants of the world’s seas have still not been scientifically studied, even though many of them might be useful to
Can the find a cure for cancer in the sea water? Here’s an answer from Johannes Imhoff, marine microbiologist working at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for
Though it’s not always visible to the naked eye, it’s the origin of our food, our fuel and the air we breathe.
Now, the French centre for