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08 September 2017

Researchers have used a novel technique to understand coral loss over a period of 240 years.

07 September 2017

Scientists cure 100% of macaques infected with worst-case scenario strain of Lassa fever virus...

07 September 2017

Sand is the world's favourite building material. Without it there would be no roads, railways, docks and harbours...

07 September 2017

Lacing your skin with a chemical cocktail capable of killing 20,000 mice sounds like suicide, but Central and South...

07 September 2017

Cuckoos mimic predatory hawk calls to trick other birds and increase nest invasion success, according to researchers at...

01 September 2017

Novartis, the pharma multinational headquartered in Switzerland, has successfully sought approval for a new class of...

01 September 2017

People living with HIV are twice as likely to develop heart disease. A multinational team of scientists may have found...

01 September 2017

Ningaloo whale sharks have a homing instinct and, following forays over considerable distances, tend to repeatedly re-...

31 August 2017

Can bacteria influence the sex life of animals? A serendipitous discovery made by researchers at UC Berkeley and...

25 August 2017

Our hairy insides protect us from the full force of fluids racing through our bodies and may inspire future robotic...

24 August 2017

Small fish, which are popular as pets in Japan and also favourites with genetics researchers, can tell each other apart...

24 August 2017

Chemicals released by gut microbes slow down the ageing process in worms, flies and even mice, scientists announced...

17 August 2017

A way to fix problems caused by additional copies of chromosomes has been discovered by UK scientists...

17 August 2017

Birds sense the disparity between true and magnetic north to help them navigate, new research has shown...

17 August 2017

The largest volcanic range on Earth lurks below an ice sheet in Antarctica, according to researchers at The University...

16 August 2017

Repairing damaged organs with injectable tissue bandages may only be a heartbeat away ...

15 August 2017

Cellular garbage disposal structures, known as lysosomes, may be worsening damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease,...

14 August 2017

Stripy sea snakes are more susceptible to the harmful effects of water pollution than their black coloured counterparts...

11 August 2017

Jesus famously turned water into wine, and now it looks like goldfish routinely do the same thing to survive in icy...

11 August 2017

The constellation of genes that need to be in working order to enable the immune system to kill off cancers has been...

11 August 2017

A certain species of bacteria breaks down compounds, commonly found in black tea, to create a molecule that protects...

03 August 2017

An in-born heart defect has been fixed using gene editing in human embryos, scientists reported this week.

03 August 2017

Worsening night-time light pollution is hitting pollination rates and denting plant fruit yields, a new study has shown...