Sofie Bates

All Stories by Sofie Bates

  1. Animals

    Humpback whales catch fish using bubbles and flippers

    Scientist for the first time have captured details of humpback whales’ hunting tactics on camera.

  2. Materials Science

    Sunflower-like rods could boost efficiency of solar collectors

    A new material bends to follow the sun. Rods made from it could soak up far more of the sun’s light than ordinary solar collectors.

  3. Planets

    Saturn now reigns as the solar system’s ‘moon king’

    Saturn now boasts at least 82 moons, surpassing Jupiter’s 79 natural satellites.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Could disabling one protein cure the common cold?

    Cold viruses — and there are many — seem to need this human molecule to spread.