Wed, 26 June 2013
Temperatures on Mars rise and fall twice a day
New phylum of bacteria discovered
Ancient armoured fish had abs
Leprosy from medieval knights is much the same as modern-day leprosy
Supreme Court rules on human-gene patents
Tue, 18 June 2013
Australian Bird Moves Like Jagger and Sounds Like Space Invaders
Comet Lovejoy flies into Sun to reveal solar secrets
Australian squid eat sperm for better bodies and babies
Growing Left, Growing Right- why your left is different to your right
Sun, 9 June 2013
400 Year old frozen plants get thawed out and revived. A Russian scientist claims to have found liquid blood in a 10,000 year old woolly mammoth carcass. The iron in beads worn by pre-Iron Age Egyptians came from meteorites. 1 in 13 museum visitors have 'ape-like' feet. An old theory about the evolution of the turtle's shell gets some supporting evidence. And a new therapy for schizophrenics shows promise.
Tue, 4 June 2013
Vitamin C kills tuberculosis in an accidental discovery. Why penguins can swim but not fly. A Neanderthal tooth gives a clue about the history of breastfeeding. The pathogen that caused the Irish Famine gets its genome sequenced. Our guts are full of bacteria, and even more viruses. The 'top ten' new species discovered in 2012. Cockroaches are evolving to avoid our traps.
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