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Ants care for their sick to avoid epidemics

Even though ants live and work close together in colonies, their nests are rarely hit by epidemics.

Why compulsive gamblers can’t control themselves

Dopamine makes us more conscious of ourselves which may explain why compulsive gamblers, sex addicts and people with ADHD are more impulsive than others.

Bacteria eat electricity and convert it into biofuel

New research into electricity eating bacteria could revolutionise renewable energy.

3D technology allows scientists to model Greenland's past

VIDEO: See how the scientists used 3D technology to discover new details about Greenland’s past.

First aid is not only saving lives but also jobs

Immediately helping someone with heart failure will increase the chance of them being able to return to work by 40 per cent.

Regular exercise slows the progress of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's grip on the brain and the mind is halted by exercise, new study shows.

Bad air quality makes children perform worse in schools

School students fared better in tests after the classroom had been circulated with fresh air, shows new study.

How young criminals explain their delinquent deeds

Young people’s narratives about themselves may make it easier for them to engage in crime.

Endocrine disrupters in food and clothing replaced by equally dangerous chemicals

Scientists warn that the "safe" alternatives to endocrine disrupters in foods and clothing can be just as harmful and even lead to miscarriages.

Space travelling cancer cells filmed for the first time

A team of scientists have filmed living cancer cells in space for the very first time.