How a flamingo balances on one leg

How a flamingo balances on one leg..

23-May, 20:02 23 ScienceNews

A question flamingo researchers get asked all the time — why the birds stand on one leg — may need rethinking. The bigger puzzle may be why...


Tool sharpens focus on Stone Age networking in the Middle East

Tool sharpens focus on Stone Age networking in the Middle East..

William Jacobson 23-May, 08:08 24 ScienceNews

A stone tool found in Syria more than 80 years ago has sharpened scientists’ understanding of Stone Age networking. Small enough to fit in...


The DNA detective

The DNA detective..

Cole Becker 23-May, 06:48 12 BBC

A man left abandoned as a baby in a cinema toilet 61 years ago has tracked down his siblings with the help of a so-called "DNA detective"....


Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test..

Mia Mason 23-May, 05:24 27 BBC

Healthy baby mice have been born using freeze-dried sperm stored in the near-weightless environment of space. The Japanese team behind the...


Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance..

22-May, 16:49 29 BBC

Nepalese Sherpas have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than those used to the atmosphere at sea level. This is the finding...


European fossils may belong to earliest known hominid

European fossils may belong to earliest known hominid..

Ella Flores 22-May, 15:48 29 ScienceNews

Europe, not Africa, might have spawned the first members of the human evolutionary family around 7 million years ago, researchers say....


40 more ‘intelligence’ genes found

40 more ‘intelligence’ genes found..

Mia Mason 22-May, 11:56 20 ScienceNews

Smarty-pants have 40 new reasons to thank their parents for their powerful brains. By sifting through the genetics of nearly 80,000 people,...


Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says

Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says..

Michael Adamson 22-May, 10:24 10 BBC

A waste disposal firm has stepped into the row over hard-to-recycle products by demanding a tax on plastic drinking straws. The firm,...


All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die

All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die..

Lily Evans 22-May, 07:56 13 BBC

All three chicks being raised by a well-known female osprey in the Cairngorms have died, RSPB Scotland has confirmed. EJ has weathered a...


Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities..

Antonio Roberts 21-May, 21:55 38 BBC

Barriers to research collaboration in Europe as a result of Brexit would harm scientific progress, says a group of leading UK universities....


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TOWIE’s Megan McKenna jets out to Marbella to surprise best friends Amber Turner and Madison..

26-May, 16:56

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Autism diagnoses 'could be reduced under NHS plan'

Autism diagnoses 'could be reduced under NHS plan'..

26-May, 19:24

Proposals to reduce the number of children being diagnosed with autism...

She's in jail after dropping purse — because gun inside it went off

She's in jail after dropping purse — because gun inside it went off..

26-May, 17:32

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Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques..

26-May, 17:26

A research team led by Professor YongKeun Park of the Physics Department...

Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown..

23-May, 02:57

Hong Kong police have launched a fresh crackdown on Uber, arresting 21...

Dolphins Are People Too?

Dolphins Are People Too?..

05-Mar, 11:31

Scientists who have studied the remarkable lives of dolphins have found...

Steve Jobs as You've Never Seen Him Before

Steve Jobs as You've Never Seen Him Before..

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Never-before-seen video footage of Steve Jobs emerged on the fourth...

Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations

Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations..

19-Apr, 19:40

The United States is not seeking to negotiate with North Korea and it is...