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.
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.
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.