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Bug evolution thrown into Chaos
Bug evolution thrown into Chaos
Things that have been used to combat bacterial infections: Bread. Honey. Doorknobs. Antibiotics. Viruses. Lasers. And now: an anti-evolutionary...
Laziness: Lifeline or death knell?
Laziness: Lifeline or death knell?
Paleoanthropologists said last week that laziness led to the extinction of one of humanity’s close cousins. But now evolutionary biologists have...
First satellite to measure global winds set for launch
First satellite to measure global winds set for launch
A satellite designed to measure Earth's global wind patterns is set to be hoisted into orbit Tuesday from the Arianespace launch site in French...
Set course for the heart of the Sun
Set course for the heart of the Sun
The story of space is a story of flag-waving and one-upmanship.
How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research
How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research
Biobanks are repositories which receive, store,...
Antidepressant pollutants make courting birds violent — study
Antidepressant pollutants make courting birds violent — study
Songbirds altered their courtship behaviour after exposure to antidepressants increasingly found in the natural environment, according to a...
Uh oh, there’s a disorderly Deadpool in the gene pool
Uh oh, there’s a disorderly Deadpool in the gene pool
Precision genetic editing may be the most significant development in molecular biology in the past 50 years. It offers promising new therapies for...
Oh great, even more water on Mars
Oh great, even more water on Mars
Liquid water has been found on Mars! At least, scientists have discovered signs of liquid water. Or rather, some scientists are...
Goodbye to your sweet tooth
Goodbye to your sweet tooth
Have you ever been on a diet and wished that spinach excited your tastebuds? Or that chocolate left you cold?
Hunt for the octopus from space
Hunt for the octopus from space
Studies suggesting that the humble octopus might be from outer space have seized the attention of would-be xenobiologists.
White men’s voices still dominate public science: Here’s how to change this
White men’s voices still dominate public science: Here’s how to change this
Visibility in the mass media matters for scientists. It gets funders’ attention. It attracts top students. It can be a pathway to policy influence. Media coverage may even boost the number of times a...
World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch
World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch
The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's...
Robo-cases to roll travellers into the future
Robo-cases to roll travellers into the future
Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now.
Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication
Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication
There is no denying that English is one of the world’s major languages. It’s the mother tongue of nearly

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