July 2016

The Sound of Music: How the Songbird Learns its Melody

The Sound of Music: How the Songbird Learns its Melody

In zebra finches, the neurons associated with the memory of the father bird’s song have been pinpointed.

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Preparing for a New Relationship: Coral and Algae Interactions Explored

Changes in gene expression were found when coral and algae begin to interact.

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Scaling up Quantum Technologies: The Rare Case When 1+1 Is Just 2

A technique to control two particles, rather than just one, by using quantum tunnelling has been described.

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The Rules of the Game for Children with ADHD

Researchers use a game-based experiment to understand how children with ADHD react to changing situations.

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Ancient Ants Leaving a Modern Trail

Past land connections, as well as current climate, are shown to be of primary importance in determining ant diversity patterns.

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At the Droplet of a Hat: Capturing Mixable Liquid Interaction

The spreading of mixable liquids into ‘droplet hats’ was observed for the first time, which could lead to insight into improving strategies for cleaning animals affected by oil spills.

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New 'Ukidama' Nanoparticle Structure Revealed

A unique structure of copper-silver nanoparticles has been identified that resemble the Japanese glass fishing floats called ukidama.

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