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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.

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.

Are coywolves a new species?

Coyotes and gray wolves in North America have been able to interbreed, producing hybrid super predator pups commonly referred to as the ‘coywolf’.