Bacteria, and Other Gut Feelings

Our behaviour may directly affect the bacteria in our gut.

World's biggest heart - from a blue whale - displayed in Toronto

The world's biggest heart, which came from a blue whale found dead in 2014, is displayed at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

With a sloppy 'kiss,' intrepid fish enjoys perilous feast

A kiss from a colorful reef fish called a tubelip wrasse is perfectly suited for eating a hazardous diet using one of the animal kingdom's most unique feeding strategies.

Secret crypt found where hobbit humans lived

The delicate remains of Homo floresiensis in a cave on Flores island in Indonesia told the remarkable story of a tiny species of early human, standing about 1 metre tall.

Sneezing monkey, 'walking' fish found in Himalayas

A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to...

Turning cancer into healthy tissues

Scientists believe to have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.

February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016

Horses recognise human emotions

Horses are able to discriminate between happy and angry human facial expressions, according to research.

December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015

[WATCH] How hummingbirds avoid overheating

Colourful footage, shot with a thermal camera, reveals how hummingbirds avoid overheating as they beat their wings up to 70 times per second.

October 30, 2015
October 30, 2015

Secret crypt found where hobbit humans lived

The delicate remains of Homo floresiensis in a cave on Flores island in Indonesia told the remarkable story of a tiny species of early human, standing about 1 metre tall.

October 7, 2015
October 7, 2015

Sneezing monkey, 'walking' fish found in Himalayas

A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to...

August 25, 2015
August 25, 2015

Turning cancer into healthy tissues

Scientists believe to have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.

August 6, 2015
August 6, 2015

Fast-growth fish risks overlooked

A study of global fish populations suggests fast-growth fish species are more vulnerable to population collapses than previously thought.

July 1, 2015
July 1, 2015

Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba successfully eliminates mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

March 25, 2015
March 25, 2015

Bees get tech trackers!

A tiny new tracker designed to monitor bee behaviour is being tested by ecologists at Kew Gardens in London

March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015

Mystery of Darwin's mammals solved

Researchers said a sophisticated biochemical analysis of bone collagen extracted from fossils of the two mammals, Toxodon and Macrauchenia, demonstrate that they were related to the group that...

February 3, 2015
February 3, 2015

Alibaba's Ma says IPO of Ant Financial unlikely in 2015

Jack Ma, chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, said on Monday he hoped the company's financial affiliate would list in Asia at some point, but that no decision on the...

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