New study finds “messy” microscopic structures on petals of some flowers manipulate light to produce a blue colour effect that is easily seen by bee pollinators. Researchers say these petal grooves evolved independently multiple times across flowering plants, but produce the same result: a floral halo of blue-to-ultraviolet light.
An adventurous childhood in southern Africa laid the foundations for Jenny York’s career in evolutionary biology. Passionate about the natural world, she has worked in fields that stretch from animal communication to host-parasite interaction.
What is artificial intelligence, or AI? Will it take my job? Is it dangerous? The Naked Scientists talk to an expert panel to discuss the most important questions we should be asking about AI and its impact on industry, humanity and philosophy...
A new study shows that even those presumably best informed on the environment find it hard to consistently “walk the walk”, prompting scientists to question whether relying solely on information campaigns will ever be enough.