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How a century-old drug could revolutionise cobra bite treatment

How a century-old drug could revolutionise cobra bite treatment

About 1.8 million people worldwide are bitten by snakes each year. Of those, up...

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Want to sleep longer? Adding mini-bursts of exercise to your evening routine can help – new study

Want to sleep longer? Adding mini-bursts of exercise to your evening routine can help – new study

Exercising before bed has long been discouraged as the body doesn’t have time to...

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Late bedtimes and not enough sleep can harm developing brains – and poorer kids are more at risk

Late bedtimes and not enough sleep can harm developing brains – and poorer kids are more at risk

Our results suggest that both amount and timing of sleep matter for the functioning...

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Long COVID puzzle pieces are falling into place – the picture is unsettling

Long COVID puzzle pieces are falling into place – the picture is unsettling

Many people experience long COVID symptoms for years following initial infection

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Tiny animals use stolen genes to fight infections – and could fight antibiotic resistance too

Tiny animals use stolen genes to fight infections – and could fight antibiotic resistance too

Like many scientists, we were concerned about antimicrobial resistance, but we didn’t...

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Astronauts don’t eat enough because food tastes bland in space. We’re trying to work out why

Astronauts don’t eat enough because food tastes bland in space. We’re trying to work out why

Astronauts often report that the joy of eating is lost in space

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Not just space rocks: 6 things we’ve learned about Earth from meteorites and comets

Not just space rocks: 6 things we’ve learned about Earth from meteorites and comets

Apart from the Sun, its planets and their moons, our Solar System has vast amounts...

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Our new tech helps find hidden details in whale, cassowary and other barely audible animal calls

Our new tech helps find hidden details in whale, cassowary and other barely audible animal calls

Over the past few decades, animal sounds have seen a huge surge in research

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Five ways to improve the global voluntary carbon credit markets

Five ways to improve the global voluntary carbon credit markets

The severity of climate change means we all need to reduce our carbon footprint...

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Watching sports is good for you – thanks to its social bonding effects

Watching sports is good for you – thanks to its social bonding effects

Being a sports fan, whether you’re watching top flight football, the Olympic games...

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Did plague really decimate Neolithic farmers 5,200 years ago, as a new study suggests?

Did plague really decimate Neolithic farmers 5,200 years ago, as a new study suggests?

The researchers analysed both the ancient DNA of these people’s skeletal remains...

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Weight-loss jabs linked to lower cancer risk compared with insulin – new study

Weight-loss jabs linked to lower cancer risk compared with insulin – new study

Obesity increases the risk of developing a number of cancers, so it stands to reason...

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Look up! A once-in-a-lifetime explosion is about to create a ‘new’ star in the sky

Look up! A once-in-a-lifetime explosion is about to create a ‘new’ star in the sky

Any night now, a “new star” or nova will appear in the night sky. While it won’t...

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Why consciousness may have evolved to benefit society rather than individuals

Why consciousness may have evolved to benefit society rather than individuals

Why did the experience of consciousness evolve from our underlying brain physiology?

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When scientific citations go rogue: Uncovering ‘sneaked references’

When scientific citations go rogue: Uncovering ‘sneaked references’

A researcher working alone – apart from the world and the rest of the wider scientific...

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Alaska’s top-heavy glaciers are approaching an irreversible tipping point

Alaska’s top-heavy glaciers are approaching an irreversible tipping point

The melting of one of North America’s largest icefields has accelerated and could...

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