Monthly Archives: November 2017

How bats keep an ear on their prey

Image copyright Getty Images A structure that allows sound information to be processed extremely fast has been identified in bats’ brains. Researchers were able to analyse the echo-locating animals’ neurones as they caught their insect prey in darkness. But the…

Off and running

Image copyright BLOODHOUND SSC A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the vehicle will first mount an assault on the world land…

Flies more germ-laden than suspected

Image copyright Ana Junqueira and Stephan Schuster Image caption Bristles on a fly’s body attract bacteria Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected. The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according…