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Butterflies are genetically wired to choose a mate that looks just like them

Scientists at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, have discovered that male butterflies have genes which give them...
Wine before beer, or beer before wine?

Wine before beer, or beer before wine?

How do you order your drinks? Beer before wine or wine before beer? Well, it really does not matter if you drink too much. You will...
Magnetic graphene switches between insulator and conductor

Magnetic graphene switches between insulator and conductor

Magnetic graphene, or iron trithiohypophosphate (FePS3), is from a group of materials known as van der Waals materials and was first integrated during the...

Slim people have a genetic advantage when it comes to maintaining their weight

More than six out of ten grown-ups in the UK are overweight, and one of every four adults is obese. By age five, just...
Heart disease risk begins in the womb, study

Heart disease risk begins in the womb, study

Heart disease is the leading cause of death today, killing 17.7 million people a year. Our genes also interact with traditional lifestyle risk factors, such as...
Brain training game improves users’ concentration, study

Brain training game improves users’ concentration, study

Brain-training apps are being used by tens of millions of people worldwide. Studies have found that brain-training games improve the "executive functions, working memory,...
Kuiper Belt's ice cores Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

Mystery orbits in outermost reaches of solar system not caused by Planet Nine, study

Some of the strangest orbits of some objects have reached our solar system. According to astronomers, these mysterious orbits are to be formed by a...
Breast cancer cell Credit: Anne Weston, Francis Crick Institute

Most comprehensive way yet to predict breast cancer risk

Cambridge scientists have come up with a comprehensive method to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer. They combined information on family history and other...
A close up of skin impressions from an iguanodontian footprint. CREDIT Neil Davies

‘Treasure trove’ of dinosaur footprints found in southern England

In the course of 160 years, there have been sporadic reports of fossilized dinosaur impressions along the Sussex coast however no new real revelations...

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