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Gynandromorph: Spectacular bird found with male plumage on one side and female on the other

Carly Cassella | 
Split down the middle, with one side flaunting yellow 'wing pits', and the other side rocking a pink underwing, researchers ...
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Have humans hit an evolutionary wall? Top scientists offer their views

Eva Hamrud | 
Our Stone Age ancestors who were faster runners avoided being trampled by mammoths and were more likely to have children ...
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Freud was right – dreams are a distorted continuation of reality

Peter Dockrill | 
Whereas ancient civilisations may have interpreted dreams as having supernatural or spiritual origins, in modern society, we're more likely to ...
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Russia birthplace of 500-year Black Death plague, genetic analysis suggests

Peter Dockrill | 
The Black Death was only the beginning. Countless millions perished in this terrible early wave – an estimated 60 percent of Europe ...
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Just one head injury could ‘tangle’ proteins in the brain, leading to Alzheimer’s

Mike McRae | 
A single serious knock to the skull could be all it takes to develop the nerve damage thought to be ...
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New cancer-fighting strategy: Coaxing breast cancer cells to turn into harmless fat cells

Jacinta Bowler | 
Researchers have been able to coax human breast cancer cells to turn into fat cells in a new proof-of-concept study ...
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Attracted to men and women? Our sexual orientation can undergo ‘extensive’ changes as we age, and more so in women, study says

Carly Cassella | 
The vocabulary we currently use to describe sexual orientation is hopelessly inadequate, with labels like 'gay', 'straight' and 'bi' falling ...
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Three’s company? BrainNet successfully connects trio’s brains and thoughts

David Nield | 
Neuroscientists have successfully hooked up a three-way brain connection to allow three people to share their thoughts – and in ...
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DNA analysis shows ‘everyone had been wrong’ about mysterious Siberian unicorn

Michelle Starr | 
It didn't look much like the dainty unicorns of myth and legend, but the extinct unicorn of Siberia is even ...
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Newly discovered ‘micro-organ’ could lead to innovative vaccines

David Nield | 
Researchers have identified a brand new 'micro-organ' inside the immune system of mice and humans – the first discovery of ...
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7 ways CRISPR gene editing is changing the world

Mike McRae | 
Here are a few ways researchers are already using [CRISPR] to make the world a better place; 1. Produce transplant ...
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Strange case of the man with a ‘large black hole’ in part of his brain

Michelle Starr | 
When an 84-year-old man in Ireland showed up at the doctor with complaints about being unsteady, the team found a ...
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Some cases of autism may have epigenetic origins

Peter Dockrill | 
Scientists have discovered a swathe of biochemical regions that look to be deeply involved with the risk factors behind autism spectrum ...
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Preventing GMO gene flow: Scientists design synthetic species that can’t breed with wild counterparts

Peter Dockrill | 
Genetically modified organisms could potentially do a lot of good for the world, like ending the spread of diseases, or maybe ...
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Cuddling may change your baby’s epigenome, improve their immune system over the long term

David Nield | 
The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved. A ...
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Genetically engineered three-eyed beetle could aid development of lab-grown organs

Michelle Star | 
Researchers have intentionally genetically modified a common beetle to develop a third functional eye, right in the middle of its ...
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Virus dangers: Zika, SARS, dengue, 24 others could be transmitted through semen

Mike McRae | 
A dig through the literature has uncovered evidence of 27 distinct viruses from a wide variety of families capable of ...
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Dramatic cancer treatment? ‘Command’ center targeted using CRISPR gene editing

David Nield | 
The CRISPR gene-editing tool has already shown a lot of potential for helping doctors treat the most stubborn diseases, and ...
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‘Needle in a haystack’: Researchers glimpse mutations in first two cells as embryos develop

Signe Dean | 
For the first time, scientists have caught a glimpse of the earliest genetic mutations in human development. Using whole genome ...