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Why chimpanzees prefer to co-operate
Why chimpanzees prefer to co-operate

Researchers have found that chimps will work together for the group’s benefit and will even shun freeloaders

2 days ago
Edible packaging to cut down on food waste
Edible packaging to cut down on food waste

Scientists are developing a milk-based edible packaging that they say will store food longer and taste better than plasic

7 days ago
Is relying on Google and satnavs making us stupid?
Is relying on Google and satnavs making us stupid?

They make us seem clever and make roads easier to navigate but they may be fooling our brains into being lazy.

8 days ago
Why you suffer from travel sickness
Why you suffer from travel sickness
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Travelling makes us feel sick because modern transport tricks the brain into thinking we have been poisoned, says a neuroscientist.

15 days ago
Bird trick just normal behaviour
Bird trick just normal behaviour

When a crow was spotted bending wire to retrieve food scientists dubbed her “genius”. It turns out this is perfectly natural behaviour

21 days ago
Mutant mosquitoes to fight Zika virus
Mutant mosquitoes to fight Zika virus

Genetically modified mosquitoes are to be released in the hope they can pass on their ‘killer’ gene.

21 days ago
Why cold drinks quench better on a hot day
Why cold drinks quench better on a hot day

Scientists have have identified neirons in the brain that control the body’s thirst sensors.

28 days ago
Robots vie for space in operating room
Robots vie for space in operating room

Within five years one in three surgeries in the US will be performed using robotic assistance.

29 days ago
Now Dolly the sheep is cloned
Now Dolly the sheep is cloned

Researchers reveal that they have four clones of Dolly the famous cloned sheep.

36 days ago
Reading really does broaden the mind
Reading really does broaden the mind

A new series of tests proves that reading really does exand the mind and engenders empathy.

37 days ago
Near-death experience may be a trick of the mind
Near-death experience may be a trick of the mind

Study finds that the symptoms of near-death experiences are not only reserved for those on their death bed.

38 days ago
SKA captures 1300 galaxies
SKA captures 1300 galaxies

The first remarkable images captured by the 16-dish MeerKAT array have given new insight into the universe around us.

41 days ago
3D map of universe to uncover mysteries
3D map of universe to uncover mysteries

Hundreds of scientists have made the biggest ever 3D map of the universe in an effort to unravel its sevrets.

48 days ago
Possible Zika vaccine on the horizon?
Possible Zika vaccine on the horizon?

French biotech firm Valneva says it has produced a possible vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

48 days ago
Fed up with Fido? Get a pet goat
Fed up with Fido? Get a pet goat

Goats are brainier than it was once believed, making them contenders for the title of man's best friend.