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Nothing square about the seahorse’s tail

It's perhaps the most unusual feature, but experts say they can explain how the seahorse got its square tail.

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How the spider crossed the sea

These revelations - bound to horrify arachnophobes - help to explain how the creatures can travel vast distances, even over seas.

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Revealed, secret of rose’s scent

Scientists have found out why some roses smell sweeter than others, and could potentially improve the flowers' scent.

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Nothing square about the seahorse’s tail
July 3 2015 at 13:15

It's perhaps the most unusual feature, but experts say they can explain how the seahorse got its square tail.

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How the spider crossed the sea
July 3 2015 at 08:27

These revelations - bound to horrify arachnophobes - help to explain how the creatures can travel vast distances, even over seas.

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Revealed, secret of rose’s scent
July 3 2015 at 08:26

Scientists have found out why some roses smell sweeter than others, and could potentially improve the flowers' scent.

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Aussie bird first non-human to have language
July 2 2015 at 13:32

A small gregarious bird in the Australian outback has been found to communicate using a simple form of language.

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Hope rests on KZN lion pride
July 2 2015 at 08:55

The re-invigoration of an entire species in Rwanda rests upon the powerful shoulders of seven KwaZulu-Natal lions.

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Plants have body clocks just like us
July 2 2015 at 08:55

Petunia flowers release a chemical-laden fragrance after sunset to lure nocturnal insects, scientists have found.

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Crow hitches a ride on eagle
July 1 2015 at 14:25

They say the quickest way to get somewhere is as the crow flies. But this crow decided to speed things up a bit.

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Animal sex just got weirder
July 1 2015 at 07:28

Biologists say they have witnessed sexual behaviour so weird that it warrants scientific mention.

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When global warming really bites
July 1 2015 at 07:29

Human dominance over the environment has caused shifts in ecosystems unprecedented in the last 500 million years, say researchers.

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Solar Impulse embarks on longest flight
June 30 2015 at 13:06

A solar-powered aircraft took off from Japan to begin a historical five-day non-stop crossing of the Pacific to Hawaii.

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