kyoto institute of technology

Butterfly Gene Modifies Silkworm Protein Production (VIDEO)

Inserting a gene from butterflies into silkworms turns the silk produced into a material that can be used to make functional hydrogels.

This Bacteria Lives Off Plastic, And It’s Fantastic

Researchers have isolated a bacterial strain that uses PET plastic, one of the main culprits of environmental pollution, as its main source of carbon for growth.

Terminating Termites By Decapitation

Unlike most other snakes that swallow their prey whole, the blind snake tries to decapitate termites before eating them.