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Why we need to start listening to insects

To fight malaria, researchers are reviving a field of study grounded in both music and biology: wingbeat frequency. Daniel A Gross traces the story from Finland to Tanzania, and looks at where this collision of disciplines could lead.

Animals named after rock bands

Bands often seek inspiration from the animal kingdom for names to top their gig posters, but zoologists are also partial to dedicating their latest discoveries to the the stars of rock and roll.

9 of the funniest science songs on the internet

Songs about science – not the most likely genre to trouble to Top 40, but you’d be surprised as to how enthusiastic scientists are at teaching their art through song. Oh yes, and comedians also seem to be on a similar wavelength. Here are some of our favourite science songs.