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Mutant butterflies linked to Fukushima disaster

Forget your childhood radioactive superheroes, these insects have a lot more to worry about.

Seizure detector treats epilepsy in rats

The new detectors can reduce the length of seizures in rats by up to 60 per cent.

Are we hardwired to cooperate or bully?

Research into bullying sheds light on the evolution of human egalitarian societies.

Powerful punches come from the brain

The brain structures of karate experts reflect their punching ability.

Choosy females attracted to sleep deprived male sandpipers

Is beauty sleep overrated? For some bird species it is.

Disney takes face cloning to an impressive new level

A human face has been physically cloned onto an animatronic character.

The singing lab mouse

Genetics help mice express themselves in song.

Google Earth inspires cell biologists

Advances in microscopy allow researchers to zoom in and out of biological tissue like they’re using Google Earth.

Natural birth kickstarts key brain protein production

Improve your baby’s IQ, naturally.

Climbing in the rain

Geckos are perfectly adapted for clinging to dry surfaces in rainforests and urban environments.

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