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25 August 2016

Researchers think they may have found a "coffee gene".

25 August 2016

Growing human noroviruses in the lab.

25 August 2016

How lobsters eat poisonous jellyfish without getting stung.

19 August 2016

Birds serenade their incubating eggs to control how their offspring will handle heat.

18 August 2016

Empathy may make us learn faster when it comes to helping others, new research suggests.

18 August 2016

Many people complain that going on holiday caused them to catch a cold, and now we may know why!

12 August 2016

A plant virus spread by aphids renders tomato plants irresistible to bumblebees, which rush in to pollinate them, a...

12 August 2016

Living 500 years or more, a species of shark has swum away with the medal for world's longest-lived vertebrate...

12 August 2016

A new chemical has been developed to treat parasitic infections responsible for three deadly tropical diseases.

12 August 2016

A compound from fruit has been found to dissolve painful kidney stones.

05 August 2016

Three new vaccines for Zika virus have been tested successfully in monkeys, and human trials are imminent, US...

04 August 2016

A genetic change that rendered modern humans resistant to the effects of smoke may explain why we flourished while...

04 August 2016

Inflammation and a build-up of fibrous tissue in the ovary as it ages is behind the drop in fertility that women...

03 August 2016

New anti-cancer patch combats colon cancer using targeted therapy.

29 July 2016

A parasitic plant capable of devastating food crops has met its match with the domestic tomato...

29 July 2016

Harnessing the power of fire may have unwittingly led to the evolution of tuberculosis, according to a new study out...

25 July 2016

Speedy chewing robot munches on paleodiet to evaluate tooth wear rate.

22 July 2016

The greater honeyguide bird has evolved to seek out and cooperate with humans to help them find honey, scientists...

21 July 2016

A signal that underpins the narrowing of diseased arteries may hold the key to chemically unblocking them again...

20 July 2016

A technique for storing data using individual atoms has been announced by scientists in the Netherlands...

15 July 2016

Positive thinking can boost the immune system, new research has shown...

11 July 2016

A breakthrough in vaccination technology that could speed up the production of vaccines for Ebola, Zika or the Flu...

11 July 2016

Electronic nose senses pesticides and terrorism threats.

10 July 2016

After 277 attempts, Dolly - the world’s first cloned mammal, was born on the 5th July 1996 at the Roslin Institute in...