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The dark side of stem cell therapy
2 years ago

The dark side of stem cell therapy

Everyone seems to be excited about stem cells. Their excellent promise as a treatment for a range of diseases and injuries mean almost guaranteed coverage for research. While some types …
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‘Game of Thrones’ fans abandoning huskies at an alarming rate
2 years ago

‘Game of Thrones’ fans abandoning huskies at an alarming rate

Siberian huskies, the strong, wolf-like dogs originally bred for sled-pulling in the Arctic, have along with some of other wolf-esque breeds like the Alaskan malamute been gaining huge popularity …
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A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food
2 years ago

A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food

Pet food is an industry worth nearly US$25 billion in the United States. Owners make decisions about what to feed their pets based on marketing, personal beliefs and pet preference. …
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Dogs in Navi Mumbai are turning blue
2 years ago

Dogs in Navi Mumbai are turning blue

A number of very unusual-looking blue dogs have been spotted in Navi Mumbai, India. Sadly, the cause is industrial waste in the Kasadi river where stray dogs often wade. From …
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Scientists edit human embryos to safely remove disease for the first time – here’s how they did it
2 years ago

Scientists edit human embryos to safely remove disease for the first time – here’s how they did it

 

Scientists in the US have released a paper showing that they have successfully edited human embryos to correct a mutation that causes an inheritable heart condition. The findings are …
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5 ways 3D printing could totally change medicine
2 years ago

5 ways 3D printing could totally change medicine

A new study aims to alert medical professionals to the potential of 3D printing’s future use in the field.

3D printing technology is going to transform medicine, whether it is …
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Dogs trained to monitor beetles
2 years ago

Dogs trained to monitor beetles

Hermit beetles (Osmoderma eremita) are considered at risk, but in order to be effectively protected, they first need to be identified and consistently monitored.

However, this turns out to be …
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Will whoever controls gene editing control historical memory?
2 years ago

Will whoever controls gene editing control historical memory?

In July, Harvard scientists used a gene-editing technology first developed in 2013 to programme bacteria to do something astounding: play back an animation of a galloping horse.

The GIF animation …
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Your dog has a better memory than a chimpanzee
2 years ago

Your dog has a better memory than a chimpanzee

Any dog owner will tell you how smart they think their dog is. What we usually think of as smartness in dogs is measured or observed in their external behaviour. …
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New study reveals cats domesticated themselves
2 years ago

New study reveals cats domesticated themselves

In many cases, animal species are domesticated when humans bring them into their homes whether they want to be there or not. For example, it’s mostly accepted that humans domesticated …
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How penis bones help primates win the mating game – and why humans might have lost theirs
2 years ago

How penis bones help primates win the mating game – and why humans might have lost theirs

One of the most weird and wonderful products of evolution is the penis bone, or baculum. The baculum is an extra-skeletal bone, which means it is not attached to the …
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These weird creatures change how we look at plants and animals

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You might have played the game called “animal, vegetable, mineral”. One player thinks of an object or organism and the other players ask questions to try to guess what it …
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