Research to determine whether intestinal microbiome may affect the risk of coronavirus infection and the course of COVID-19 will soon begin, as mass recruitment of sufferers for the world's first such clinical trial continues.
Palaeontologists examining the fragment of a 215-million-year-old jaw have found it had two double-rooted teeth belonging to a previously unknown shrew-like mammaliaform.
In April 2019, gravitational waves were observed indicating that two black holes with significantly different masses had merged. The team led by Polish researchers explain how such different objects could be neighbours and how their cosmic encounter happened.
Stunning images by a Polish scientist of ‘self-organizing chemical factories’ which use centrifugal force and liquids of different densities have made it on to the front cover of the prestigious journal Nature.