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Making music with spiders webs and talking arachnid: discover more at ACS Spring 2021

Imagine being able to talk to spiders in their own language! Scientists report that they have translated the structure of a web into music, which could help them communicate to arachnids and have app…

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COVID waste is killing animals - how to pick COVID PPE litter safely

How many times have you stepped over someone else's lost or discarded facemask crushed in the dirt beneath your feet, grimaced and thought "how disgusting!" Were you even tempted to pick it up and di…


Bioluminescence: a life study of ocean light

Bioluminescence is visually magical and has inspired many scientists to dive deep to discover its secrets. As a result of this research, some fantastic research tools have been developed that help un…

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Water droplet

This amazing image – Crack Patterns I, by Thomas Séon – shows a water droplet falling onto a silicon substrate at -36°C...