An insider’s perspective of what it’s like to work at the cutting edge of brain research.
Tiny, one-atom-thick carbon nanotubes may be the future of cheaper, more flexible, and greener TV and smartphone screens. Carbon dioxide (CO2), a polluting greenhouse gas, can be a source for producing these nanotubes.
Chimaeras, also known as “ghost sharks”, are difficult to study because they are so elusive. Little is known about these animals because they live in the deep sea. The recent discovery of a 280-million-year-old fossil from South Africa changed what scientists thought they knew about the fish’s evolutionary history, showing that chimaeras are links to the past and highlighting how important it is to learn more about them.