Biology

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Discovered in the deep: the extraordinary sawshark with a weapon-like snout
With the help of fishers in Madagascar and Tanzania, scientists named two new species of rare sixgill sawsharks

Helen Scales

07, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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CT scans of toothed bird fossil leads to jaw-dropping discovery
Dating back more than 65m years, specimen’s mobile palate challenges understanding of avian evolution

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

30, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Discovered in the deep: is this the world’s longest animal?
A submersible off the coast of Western Australia chanced upon a 45-metre-long deep-sea siphonophore arranged in a feeding spiral, trailing its deadly tentacles

Helen Scales

30, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Song of the Cell by Siddhartha Mukherjee review – mysteries of the building blocks of life
The prizewinning author’s timely, precise study traces our attempts to understand the units that have such an impact on our health

Robin McKie

27, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘The sheer scale is extraordinary’: meet the titanosaur that dwarfs Dippy the diplodocus
One of the largest creatures to have walked the Earth is to become the Natural History Museum’s new star attraction

Robin McKie Science Editor

26, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Why growing fungi at home is beginning to mushroom
Home fungus growers can boost soil quality in small gardens and cultivate exotic varieties using coffee grounds and online kits

Helena Horton Environment reporter

26, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Discovered in the deep: the squid that makes a decoy out of its own skin
Self-camouflage is just one of the tricks of Brenner’s bobtail squid, a newly found species that is also helping research into microbes in the human gut

Helen Scales

23, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The real paleo diet: researchers find traces of world’s oldest meal in 550m-year-old fossil
Remains of slug-like Ediacaran animal Kimberella contain compounds suggesting it had a gut and ate bacteria and algae from the ocean floor

Donna Lu

22, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Cold comfort: the science of staying warm in the energy crisis
Bills will cause many to think twice about turning on the heating this winter. How does the body adapt to cold – and will wearing a hat really help?

Katherine Latham

20, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Does exposure to cold and flu viruses weaken or strengthen the immune system?
And is that answer different now in our Covid world? Linda Geddes looks at the evidence and talks to the experts

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

19, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Do I really need to drink almost 4 litres of water a day? I haven’t got the bladder for it
I used to laugh at my friends’ frequent toilet breaks. I have a lot more sympathy since I decided to stay properly hydrated, says Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

17, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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What is black mould and what health problems can it cause?
The fungi are common in homes, with babies and young children most at risk from potential dangers

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Nov, 2022 @5:42 PM

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