Most of us have been warned at some point by our doctors that failing to do so would increase the risk of the infectious bacteria developing resistance. However, a recently published study states this is a baseless claim and could do more harm than good. Shorter antibiotic courses, it is concluded, work just as effectively to treat infections.

The traditional method of extracting venom from scorpions is a manual one, which involves various risks. Now a team of researchers has created a robot that helps extract venom from scorpions safely.