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Children’s drawings indicate their future intelligence
Saturday, 23 August 2014
New research has shown that the way a child draws at four years old is an indictor of how intelligent they’ll be at age 14.
Life discovered in Antarctic lake 800m below the ice
Saturday, 23 August 2014
These single-celled organisms live without sunlight in sub-zero temperatures. 
Abalone blood can fight cold sores and herpes, Australian scientists discover
Friday, 22 August 2014
Australian scientists are developing a powerful new drug to prevent the herpes virus, based on a protein found in the blood of an Australian sea snail.
Rare half-albino crocodile shot after fatal attack
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
The 4.5-metre-long saltwater crocodile that was killed after a fatal attack on a man in Australia's Northern Territory has been described as a “one-in-a-100-million rarity”.
Sperm and eggs carry genetic memories of parents' health well before conception
Monday, 18 August 2014
There’s now overwhelming evidence that parents’ bad habits can be passed on to their children genetically, according to Australian researchers.
Entirely new form of plant communication discovered
Friday, 15 August 2014
Plants 'talk' to each other by sharing an extraordinary amount of genetic information, and it looks like parasitic plants could be using this to trick their hosts into submission.
This tick bite can make you allergic to meat
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
The bite of the lone star tick in the US is causing people to have severe allergic reactions to a sugar in red meat.
Research finds hormone-disrupting chemicals in 59% of wines
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Bad news - your favourite wine may contain hormone-disrupting phthalates from plastic, according to new research.
This is how spiders spin silk for their webs
Wednesday, 06 August 2014
Researchers have uncovered the mechanism that allows spiders to build such strong webs.
The 'Hobbit' was a human with Down syndrome, not a separate species
Wednesday, 06 August 2014
The ‘Hobbit’ skeleton might not belonged to an extinct species of early human, but rather a modern human with Down syndrome, a controversial new study suggests.

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