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How the cheetah gets its spots

There may be a big difference in size, but cheetahs and tabby cats have things in common.

Scientists find trigger for epileptic seizures

This could be a step towards curing temporal lobe epilepsy.

Fighting tuberculosis with soil bacterium

A natural compound found in soil kills antibiotic-resistant Mycobacterium  tuberculosis.

Ancient Roman fortification discovered in Germany

It wasn’t only Asterix who resisted the Roman conquest of Gaul.

Making a supercomputer with Lego blocks and Raspberry Pi

Father and son developed a step-by-step guide on how to make your own supercomputer.

Australian wasp becomes arachnophobe’s hero

The notorious redback spider has a predator of its own.

Nature’s spicy insect repellent

Mustard plants have developed a defense mechanism against insects.

New bat species found in Malaysia

Misclassification of species suggests that there is need for a revision of the taxonomic status of muricola bats.

This is how a heart becomes a heart

A “synchronised dance” of thousands of genes generates a healthy heart, but one faux pas may result in congenital heart defects.

“Blueberries” could be key to Martian life

It’s unlikely that anything still lives on Mars today, but anything that was around millions or even billions of years ago might have left a few traces behind.

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