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Rare half-albino crocodile shot after fatal attack
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
The 4.5-metre-long saltwater crocodile that was killed after a fatal attack on a man in Australia's Northern Territory has been described as a “one-in-a-100-million rarity”.
Sperm and eggs carry genetic memories of parents' health well before conception
Monday, 18 August 2014
There’s now overwhelming evidence that parents’ bad habits can be passed on to their children genetically, according to Australian researchers.
Entirely new form of plant communication discovered
Friday, 15 August 2014
Plants 'talk' to each other by sharing an extraordinary amount of genetic information, and it looks like parasitic plants could be using this to trick their hosts into submission.
This tick bite can make you allergic to meat
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
The bite of the lone star tick in the US is causing people to have severe allergic reactions to a sugar in red meat.
Research finds hormone-disrupting chemicals in 59% of wines
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Bad news - your favourite wine may contain hormone-disrupting phthalates from plastic, according to new research.
This is how spiders spin silk for their webs
Wednesday, 06 August 2014
Researchers have uncovered the mechanism that allows spiders to build such strong webs.
The 'Hobbit' was a human with Down syndrome, not a separate species
Wednesday, 06 August 2014
The ‘Hobbit’ skeleton might not belonged to an extinct species of early human, but rather a modern human with Down syndrome, a controversial new study suggests.
Alan Turing’s theories help explain human finger formation
Tuesday, 05 August 2014
Fingers are formed during the first few weeks of pregnancy, but how does it happen?
These transparent mice will be used in the fight against cancer
Sunday, 03 August 2014
Researchers in the US have developed a technique to make see-through mice. The method will help scientists create therapies for cancer, chronic pain and other diseases.
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.

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