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Scientists discover how bees develop optimised traplines

  Brainiac bumblebees buzzing with mathematical solutions.

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.

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