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Discovery of new whale species fills evolutionary gap

Scientists discover a previously unknown ancient whale species--helping them understand how whales evolved into the many species that exist today.

Can noise make you sick?

A new study will examine whether daily exposure to loud noise increases the risk of cancer and diabetes in women.

Now anyone can be an Arctic Scientist

Scientists from around the world have launched a new website, which makes vital information on vulnerable permafrost available to all.

Underground animal world crucial for life above ground

New study shows that subterranean bacteria, worms, and beetles play a critical role in climate and plant life above ground.

Scientists inflict tennis elbow in the name of science

Volunteers were deliberately inflicted with elbow pain in an experiment that tries to understand the causes of chronic pain.

How Alice in Wonderland helped make skin disease more understandable

Scientists should share their research in more creative ways, says scientist who turned her PhD thesis on skin disease into an adventurous video.

Meet the copepod: the oceans’ little carbon sponge

Marine scientists race to improve their estimates of just how much carbon is stored in the deep ocean.

Udzungwa! Photos of a forgotten rainforest

In the past 35 years, scientists have discovered several new species in one of Africa's forgotten rainforests.

Cosmic neutrinos reveal the universe’s violent history

Astrophysicists can start using the ghostly elementary particles called neutrinos to learn about some of the most violent events in the universe.

Diabetics greatly benefit from short bursts of high intensity exercise

A group of diabetics lost 18 per cent belly fat and improved their sugar regulation, after just 8-weeks of short but high intensity exercise sessions. No drug has the same effect.

Smartphone app can reveal eye disease

Smartphones and tablets can be equipped with an app that can help detect potentially blinding deteriorations of the eye. This can even be much more effective than traditional vision tests, according to a Swedish study.