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Coral bleaching event largest yet, possible remedy found

The world is seeing the largest scale of coral bleaching yet that could impact on the livelihood of more than 500 million people worldwide....

Gut bacteria found to reverse autism-related social behaviour

The mouse study joins a growing set of research that links the gut microbiome to the brain. Bacteria commonly found in human breast milk, increased...

Starving liver cancer cells keeps normal cells intact

A way to starve liver cancer cells while leaving normal cells intact has been discovered by scientists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)....

Japan’s monkeys wash potatoes, ride deer

Primatologists want the public to know more about Japanese macaques (monkeys), so they’re writing a book to show off their sometimes quirky behavior....

Iceland combats climate change by pumping CO2 back into the earth

Icelandic researchers have found that pumping CO2 into basaltic rocks could mitigate the effects of climate change. Find out how they do it, here....

Giant pandas have ultrasonic hearing

While it’s well known that animals often have better hearing than humans, it might be less known that giant pandas have ultrasonic hearing....

Opioids like morphine could make pain last longer

Morphine could increase the period patients live with pain, a study has found. In a study rats with nerve injuries were treated with opioids......

Drone’s hypervision could boost farming

A drone with powers far superior to those of the average eye in the sky could significantly aid farmers monitoring the health of their crops....

Finding the origin of human disease

A group of researchers is tracking down the roots of modern-day disease by investigating the presence of prehistoric pathogens in southern Africa......

OceanOne, a robo-mermaid to aid underwater research

Researchers at Standford University have created an intelligent humanoid mermaid-robot that can assist with underwater research, called OceanOne....

John Oliver discusses bogus science “facts”

In the video above, late-night talk show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver takes a look at scientific studies, separates the truth from the bogus......

Lake Maracaibo has the most lightning per year

A new study has crowned Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela the lightning capital of Earth. This bay, connected to the Gulf of Venezuela, receives approximately 233...

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