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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 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.

Colour-changing robot inspired by octopus

The cephalopod’s impressive camouflage led scientists to create a rubbery new robot.

Ichthyosaurs suffered from the bends

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

Mutant butterflies linked to Fukushima disaster

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

Did the egg come first?

The egg came first, in amniotes at least.

Are we hardwired to cooperate or bully?

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

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