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Ants make medicine out of tree sap and fungi

Ants vaccinate each other against diseases and make medicine out of tree sap.

“Irreversible” glacier retreat in West Antarctica began 70 years ago

The retreat of the Pine Island Glacier on the West Antarctic ice shelf began in the 1940s, kick-started by the arrival of warm water from the Pacific Ocean.

5,000-year-old cob reveals the origins of corn

Genetic analyses of a 5,000-year-old corncob shows how early farmers modified what would go on to become one of the world’s most important crops.

What is basic research?

What is basic research, and is it important? A new theme on ScienceNordic.

How plants use chemical weapons to protect themselves

Scientists have discovered how plants fend off insects and fungal attacks using chemical poisons like hydrogen cyanide.

Uncovered First World War documents reveal widespread state censorship

BASIC RESEARCH: The Danish government practised heavy surveillance and censorship of telecommunications during the Great War.

High-fat cheese can be part of a healthy diet

There may be no need to opt for low-fat option when shopping for cheese, shows new study.

Autism can be revealed by your voice patterns

New technology that analyses your vocal characteristics might improve diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder, shows new research.

Inuit hunted whales 4,000 years ago

Fossil DNA from kitchen midden deposits reveal masses of whale blubber, leading scientists to believe that Greenlanders hunted the ocean’s giants 4,000 years before anyone else.

Snake venoms’ deadly secret unlocked: study

Scientists move one step closer to developing a near-universal antidote that could treat a broad range of snake bites.