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Old concrete can purify rainwater

Strange as it may sound, concrete from your old bathroom can help make our environment greener. This is because concrete has a great ability to bind phosphorus, say the scientists behind a new project.

Fight fish disease with fish

Scientists are checking the possibility of limiting the spread of the dangerous fish disease FZT with the help of a very special fish.

Climate change eats up Arctic insect life

Scientists have found the first clear link between insect populations and rising temperatures in the Arctic.

Fungi and rust can stifle smell of slurry

New study shows how fungal spores and rust can help reduce the stench of slurry in biofilters, which help prevent harmful substances from being released into the atmosphere.

Wolves with mange can heal themselves

Mange parasites can force humans, foxes and even wolves to scratch their skin into pieces. For foxes this can be fatal, but wolves are hardier.

Singing bowhead whales give new insight into behaviour

Of the estimated 12 species of baleen whale, only the song of the humpback and bowhead whale covers both low and high frequency areas. A researcher has looked into this mystery.

Sea snakes break rules of evolution

Evolutionarily speaking, sea snakes are some pretty weird creatures. They have evolved both large and small heads very quickly and apparently without being separated geographically.

Archeologists burn pigs to investigate historical mystery

Archeologists are puzzled by the fact that bone remnants from children and infants are almost never unearthed from ancient funeral pyre sites.

Oceans drive climate change

Researchers say that changes in the climate can be traced in the ocean hundreds of years before there is any trace of it in the atmosphere.

Plant sap is twice as sweet as cola

A new study has looked at how sweet plant juice needs to be to give the plant the optimal energy yield. Ideally, it should be twice as sweet as cola.