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Selective imprinting: how the wallaby controls the growth of its young

Many imprinted genes regulate growth and nutrient provisioning for the developing fetus.

Robot learns to recognise itself in a mirror

Self-awareness is the next big step for thinking robots.

Obesity linked to early-life antibiotics exposure

Antibiotics may promote fat growth and alter the human microbiome.

The Milky Way has a twin

Or maybe even two…scientists have found a group of galaxies that look just like ours.

New rat found without molars

This rat has given up gnawing for sucking on earthworms.

New cancer drug key to male contraceptive pill

Scientists believe they are a step closer to developing a male contraceptive pill after they developed a cancer drug that interrupted sperm production in mice.

The Primate of the Opera

Singing apes on helium use the same techniques as professional sopranos.

Where do place fields originate?

Silent pyramidal cells in the hippocampus can be converted into active place cells.

A step towards hydrogen energy with nanostructures

Engineers have demonstrated that hydrogen can be released and reabsorbed from a promising new storage material.

Ichthyosaurs suffered from the bends

These ancient reptiles may have injured themselves during long deep-sea dives.

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