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Bull fat, bats blood, and lizard poop were the drugs of choice in ancient Egypt

It took six months to describe and catalogue this A4 sized 3,500-year-old medical papyrus. See what Egyptologists have learnt so far.

Underground valleys discovered in Denmark

Denmark is riddled with underground valleys created during the last ice age, shows new research.

Archaeology is being revolutionised by amateur collectors

A new database created with the help of amateur archaeologists provides an improved and quicker overview of archaeological finds.

Sea snail poison holds key to new diabetes medicine

Sea snails use a quick-acting insulin to kill fish, which could be developed into an effective treatment for diabetes.

Scientists risk their lives in the wilds of Greenland

Neither snowstorms nor hungry polar bears could keep a group of scientists from studying musk oxen migration in North Greenland.

Many men needlessly tested for prostate cancer

Doctors often retest men for prostate cancer, even though the first test showed no signs of cancer. This is pointless and debases male patients, say scientists.

Global genetic diversity mapped by new study

New method couples genes and geography to produce the first global map of genetic diversity.

Pre-eclampsia increases risk of asthma in childhood

New research shows that children whose mothers suffer from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are more likely to develop asthma later in life.

Cycle like the Scandinavians for a healthier society

Cycling to and from work can reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease. So do it like Denmark and get on your bike, say scientists.

Greenland seaweed helps combat ocean acidification

Kelp forests around Greenland take up enough CO2 to locally offset ocean acidification and protect local shellfish, shows new research.