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Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, THE CURIOUS PLATYPUS tells intriguing stories from the EXQUISITELY STRANGE world of biology
Feb 2, 2016
Boiling a frog: an evolutionary perspective on our lack of urgency about climate change
Apr 10, 2019
This tiny, Brazilian frog may have harnessed the power of fluorescence to communicate with other animals.
Feb 16, 2016
The mysterious case of the disappearing anus.
Jan 12, 2016
Blood-sucker or fat feeder? The fascinating biology of a small honeybee parasite with big implications for humanity.
Health and physiology
Feb 9, 2016
The great mystery of sleep
Apr 19, 2019
Neuroscientist Gina Rippon is dismantling the myth of the "female brain".
Jan 19, 2016
Humans might be able to sense the magnetic field of the earth
Regeneration and repair
Mar 29, 2019
Lessons learnt from the lamprey about spinal cord regeneration
Apr 2, 2019
A revolutionary discovery has shaken up our most basic assumptions about how viruses replicate.