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Pandemics and privacy – Exploring COVID-19, contact tracing apps and protecting our privacy.

Feed or flee – The brain cells that tell us when to eat and when to run away.

Mission to the Sun – How we are going to get a better look at our star than ever before.

Fake news – Do bots help to spread fake news? No, but they could be part of the answer. We look at the truth behind the headlines.

Antifungal resistance – Fungi are evolving, but thankfully Imperial researchers are leading the fight to protect us all.

Turning gravity upside down – Professor Claudia de Rham and Andrew Tolley have a new theory on gravity, and it challenges our very understanding of what it is, and how it works.

Overturning ‘Darwin’s paradox’ – Imperial researchers are using a new approach to understand why same-sex behaviour is so common across the animal kingdom.