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Mammals Thrive in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Mammals Thrive in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

The Chernobyl disaster happened almost thirty years ago, a catastrophic event in the Ukraine that would become known as the worst nuclear accident in history. Around the site is an ...

New Speedy Movements Seen in Carnivorous Plant

New Speedy Movements Seen in Carnivorous Plant

Biologists from the University of Bristol have discovered that a particular species of carnivorous plant needs its own category after observing the plant using movements never befo ...

Discovery of Mammals that Survived Dinosaur Extinction

Discovery of Mammals that Survived Dinosaur Extinction

When we think of dinosaurs, we often conjure up images of these huge beasts, bigger than houses, strong and capable of withstanding anything - except for an extinction-causing aste ...

Eight Times More Trees Than Previously Estimated

Eight Times More Trees Than Previously Estimated

A new assessment from Yale University, published in Nature, has found that there could be almost eight times more trees in the world than previously estimated in 2008. Led by Dr Th ...

Fossil Shows Snakes Evolved From Having Four Legs!

Fossil Shows Snakes Evolved From Having Four Legs!

Did snakes evolve on land or from marine reptiles? This is a hotly debated topic, and one that might finally have a definitive answer. In the past, several fossils have been found ...

Are Music Preferences and Thinking Styles Linked?

Are Music Preferences and Thinking Styles Linked?

According to research published in PLoS One by a team at the University of Cambridge, a person's taste in music might offer insight into the way they think. The study was working o ...

All Wishes Come True for Boy Born Without Ears

All Wishes Come True for Boy Born Without Ears

It's not very common, but some babies are born with only one ear because of a condition called microtia, or bilateral microtia when it affects both ears. In the UK, microtia affect ...

Monkeys Doing Maths

In further proof that monkeys are much like people and that we can learn a lot about the development of the human brain through them, a study recently carried out by Harvard Medical School has shown that not only can monkeys do maths, they also make the same little mistakes as we do. The findings have been published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Neurobiologist Professor Marg ...

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Birds are Cleverer Than We Give Them Credit For

When thinking of a birds’ nest, the image that usually springs to mind is a wonderful concoction of twigs and leaves, magically woven together and resting between the branches of a leafy tree. However, there are actually many different kinds of nest, made from a huge variety of materials.They can range from a shallow ditch scratched into the ground (known as a scrape) to a pendant nest, which resembles a ha ...

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Helping Pandas to Conceive and Overcome Depression

Tian Tian resides at Edinburgh Zoo and is the only female panda in the UK, but it seems she is feeling the pressure because for the third year in a row she has failed to mate with her male companion, Yang Guang. But it’s nothing to worry about because she has been given a helping hand - with artificial insemination. According to the RZSS (Royal Zoological Society of Scotland), the timing of Tian Tian’s horm ...

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Mini Winnie: Britain’s First Cloned Canine

Most of us have been there: loving a pet like family, because that is what they become to us, and then suffering through the devastation of them passing away. But what if, when that animal leaves this world, we could have it back? What if we could start over with an identical cat or dog or canary, a clone of the original? Cloning our pets is not as far off as you might think! A company from Seoul in South K ...

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The Wondrous Creation of a Synthetic Chromosome

It has only been four years since the first ever synthetic chromosome for bacteria was created in a lab by Dr Craig Venter, who has managed to built it out of chemicals, assembled inside yeast. Today, yeast has played another important role in the play known as genetic engineering, as scientists unveil the first ever synthetic yeast chromosome, marking another huge moment in history. Although bacterial chro ...

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Pink Planet Discovered

In our solar system, beyond Pluto, is a theoretical area of space known as the Oort Cloud. A recent discovery a shown that in this ‘hypothetical’ region of space dwells a small, pink frozen planet 3.5% the size of Earth. ‘2012 VP113’, better known as VP or Biden after the US vice-president, hasn’t been properly named yet, but is the second planet to be officially discovered in the Oort Cloud, after Sedna wa ...

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Living Materials: Furniture of the Future?

“Imagine having a chair where you can sit on it for a long time and it remodels to support areas of stress.” This is the dream of Professor Timothy Lu, a synthetic biologist from MIT in the US, who has created some living biofilms that could lead to living materials - like a chair that moulds itself to your needs. The living biofilms have been created in a lab at MIT, which is the Massachusetts Institute of ...

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Human Nose Can Sense Over a Trillion Scents

Scientists used to think that the human nose was only able to smell around 10,000 different odours. But now, according to scientists from Rockefeller University in New York, the human nose is actually capable of smelling a trillion different scents, and they have posted their findings in the journal Science. The ear is able to hear almost 500,000 different tones, while the average human eye can see around 1 ...

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New Dinosaur Discovered: “Chicken from Hell”

US paleontologists have announced the discovery of a completely new dinosaur, nicknamed the “Chicken from Hell” because of how it would have looked in life, and have published their findings in the journal PLOS ONE. The Anzu wyliei was so named after a bird-like demon Anzu from Mesopotamian folklore who was thought to be capable of breathing fire and water, and Wylie who was the grandson of a museum trustee ...

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The Big Bang Reality?

The Big Bang Theory has always been just that: a theory, though a highly educated one that was just supremely difficult to substantiate. But that might now have changed… The simple science behind the theory is that the universe was once very small, miniscule even, and very hot. Suddenly, about 14 million years ago, it started rapidly expanding (imagine a billowing smoke cloud when something explodes, hence ...

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