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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.
Why starling flocks look so amazingly coordinated
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Nature ‘choreographs’ the movements of flocking starlings to make sure these birds always know what’s going on around them.
A 12-year-old student from Florida didn't uncover the secrets of the lionfish
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
The science fair project that has shown lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water was based on a 2011 paper written by a graduate student.
These microbes have a truly ‘shocking’ diet
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Some species of bacteria feed on electricity, are they the future of biomachines?
Before their first word, babies practise speech
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Babies' brains process and practise language sounds months before they utter their very first word.
Similar genes may be the secret behind friendship
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Your friends feel like family? Scientists claim that you share 1 percent of your genetic code with them. 
Jeans shredded by zoo animals will sell for over $1200
Saturday, 12 July 2014
Raggedy jeans are very ‘in’ but do you know what’s even trendier? Jeans shredded by zoo animals. 
Vampire bat venom could lead to new drugs for stroke and high blood pressure
Friday, 11 July 2014
New findings reveal that vampire bat venom can dodge its victim’s immune system.
Cinnamon could help fight Parkinson’s disease
Friday, 11 July 2014
Researchers have found that this commonly used spice lessens the effects of Parkinson’s disease in mice.
Scientists unearth the fossil of a teeny-tiny hedgehog
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Around 52 million years ago, a hedgehog the size of a human thumb roamed the Earth.

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