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Jupiter's asteroid strike

An asteroid 'the size of the Titanic' caused the luminous scar on Jupiter's surface spotted back in July 2009.

Quantum robins lead the way

Did you know that the humble robin uses quantum physics?

Researchers have been investigating the mechanism which enables birds to detect the Earth's magnetic field to help them navigate over vast distances. This ability, known as magnetoreception, has been linked to chemical reactions inside birds' eyes.

3D way to better antibiotics

Seeing the interaction between antibiotics and the bugs they are designed to attack in three dimensions could help combat drug-resistant bacteria.

Malaria parasites get jetlag too

The malaria parasite emerges and develops in synch with the bodyclock of its human host.

Cheaper solar technology

An innovative Oxford company has developed new solar cell technology that is manufactured from cheap, abundant, non-toxic and non-corrosive materials and can be scaled to any volume.

Web to improve pre-eclampsia care

Problems related to pregnancy claim the lives of hundreds of thousands of women every year. Almost all of these deaths are in developing countries – the countries least able to provide effective medical care.

'Gatekeepers' open bugs to attack

Bacteria have a canny way of protecting themselves from attack by toxic chemicals, aiding their survival and development. They have small channels in their cell wall, some of which can shut if there is no threat or open to help fight the toxins.

Celebrating a better battery

Snakebites, malaria & tropical medicine

During his career in tropical medicine Professor David Warrell has milked snakes, studied malaria and rabies and helped thousands of medical students learn about the deadliest diseases.