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10 deadly parasites

They’ll drink your blood, worm their way into your body and take over your mind. Nell Barrie meets nature’s weirdest, and most disgusting, freeloaders

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.

Interview: is evolution predictable?

In his new book Improbable Destinies, Jonathan Losos explores whether evolution is predictable and why adaptations converge - he talks to us about the fate of the dinosaurs, alien life and whether humans are really the peak of evolution.

How do corals eat?

Coral reefs house at least 25 per cent of species on Earth despite covering only 0.2 per cent of the ocean floor.