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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.

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The Tiniest Atom

In this extract from the new book Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals, Sarah Schofield brings the puzzling thought experiment Laplace's Demon to life. 

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

In our final extract from the Wellcome Book Prize 2017 shortlist, Ed Yong explores the microbiota that teem all over and within our bodies, and the incredible ways they affect our lives.

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.

Swipe right to save a life

A chance meeting on a minibus in Costa Rica inspired a young American to start crowdfunding healthcare for people all over the world. So what happens when Silicon Valley meets some of the world’s poorest countries? Andrew Hankinson went to Haiti to find out.