A new group of beetles with a heart-shaped leg joint has been discovered in the Belize rainforest by Museum scientist Max Barclay.
It’s not often that the world gets excited about transmission electron microscopy (TEM), so when it does, there must be a good reason. Last week, this image from the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa began making waves on the internet, with people claiming that it showed the double helix of a single strand of DNA.
Chinese astronauts reach orbiting space lab
China’s Shenzhou 9 rocket – which last week became the first Chinese mission to carry a female astronaut – has successfully docked with the orbiting Tiangong-1 station 340 km (210 miles) above the Earth. The arrival of the three crewmembers marks the first time anyone has boarded the station since its launch in 2011, and makes China only the third country to ever achieve a manned space docking.