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Deep-sea octopus has the longest-known egg-brooding period of any animal
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Researchers have studied a female deep-sea octopus off the coast of California as she protected and nourished her eggs for an impressive 53 months.
Why do these lionesses in Botswana have manes?
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
A population of lions in southern Africa appears to be carrying a genetic disorder that causes their females to grow elaborate manes.
Eggshell pigments act like 'sunblock'
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
A new study shows that eggshells act like a sort of ‘sunblock’, becoming pigmented to stop excess UV light from harming the developing embryo.
Fear can be passed on from mother to child, a study shows
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Babies can smell their mothers’ fears and learn to be wary of the same things just a few days after being born. 
WATCH: 80,000 neurons fire in a zebrafish brain
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
This video shows 80 percent of the neurons in a baby zebrafish’s brain firing as it responds to the world around it.
Tasmania was attached to North America 1.4 billion years ago
Monday, 28 July 2014
A study of prehistoric minerals has revealed Tasmania’s geographical origins.
 A new  solution to stop bread from getting mouldy
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Scientists have finally found a way to make bread last longer—and the new method replaces chemical preservatives with ingredients sourced from plants.
Scientists have created a computer program to track every cell in a developing embryo
Saturday, 26 July 2014
The kaleidoscopic 3D computer model traces the movement of hundreds of thousands of cells.
New way of measuring biodiversity could help protect Earth's most vulnerable species
Thursday, 24 July 2014
An international team of researchers has come up with a more effective way to measure biodiversity and identify areas that are in most desperate need of conservation help.
Indian scientists have bred a mango that has no seed
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Seedless mangoes will be the next big thing when it comes to fruit.

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