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Learning from foul eating habits

The hagfish can absorb food through its skin. Disgusting, yes, but this may give us a clue about the origins of our own digestive system.

Unique find at Viking burial place

Archaelogists have discovered a unique horseman’s grave exceeding 100m2 at a Viking burial place in Denmark. Several other aristocrats’ graves from the time of Harald Bluetooth were also found.

Get in shape in half the time

A new exercise method gives joggers better fitness results in half the time.

What drives a prostitute

In a survey of prostitution, the majority of prostitutes say their own sexuality, sexual curiosity and money are the main reasons they chose their line of work.

We buy healthier food than in previous generations

Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions. But although we are getting larger and heavier, our diet has become healthier over the last 100 years.

Top 10: The best copies of Nature (Part 2)

Continuing yesterday's roundup, here are five more examples of how new technologies can be created by copying the science of Mother Nature.

Top 10: The best copies of Nature (Part 1)

Here's the first five of ten examples of how new technologies can be created by copying the science of Mother Nature.

Protecting Greenland’s animals from oil spills

Researchers have prepared a new online atlas that shows the areas in Greenland that are most vulnerable to oil spills. The atlas will protect the island’s animals.

Vietnamese farmers smell health risk of faeces

Vietnamese farmers fertilise the soil by spreading human excrement on the fields with their bare hands. But it is only the smell they believe to be a health risk.

2012: Is Planet X on collision course with Earth?

The end of the world is approaching, according to internet-based groups who believe that Earth will be hit by Planet X, also known as Nibiru, in 2012. But astronomers say there is nothing to indicate that doomsday is just around the corner.