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WATCH: 80,000 neurons fire in a zebrafish brain
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
This video shows 80 percent of the neurons in a baby zebrafish’s brain firing as it responds to the world around it.
Tasmania was attached to North America 1.4 billion years ago
Monday, 28 July 2014
A study of prehistoric minerals has revealed Tasmania’s geographical origins.
 A new  solution to stop bread from getting mouldy
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Scientists have finally found a way to make bread last longer—and the new method replaces chemical preservatives with ingredients sourced from plants.
Scientists have created a computer program to track every cell in a developing embryo
Saturday, 26 July 2014
The kaleidoscopic 3D computer model traces the movement of hundreds of thousands of cells.
New way of measuring biodiversity could help protect Earth's most vulnerable species
Thursday, 24 July 2014
An international team of researchers has come up with a more effective way to measure biodiversity and identify areas that are in most desperate need of conservation help.
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.

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