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Unpublished Egyptian texts reveal new insights into ancient medicine

The large collection of documents from Ancient Egypt are held in Copenhagen and are revealing new details about medical sciences in antiquity.

How Ouija boards really work

“Impressive” study reveals what is actually happening when a supposed spirit communicates via a Ouija board.

Why are some animals venomous?

Some animals, such as venomous snakes and insects, can use venom for predation or defense, which is an ability that has been developed through millions of years. And the evolution continues – partly due to an increasing pressure from humans.

Scientists conduct most precise measurements of antihydrogen to date

New results show that matter and antimatter interact with light in precisely the same way.

See where Greenland harbour porpoises travel

These tough small whales use large parts of the North Atlantic, swimming much further offshore and diving far deeper than previously expected.

Scandinavian bumblebees survive by incubating their eggs

Bumblebee queens look for an abandoned, well-insulated mouse nest to start a family, where temperatures can be 15 degrees warmer than outside.

Concern for global warming is not a new craze

It is 80 years since the first calculations showed that the Earth was warming due to rising greenhouse gas emissions.

Why do trees sleep badly?

Scientists from Denmark and Hungary have studied the circadian rhythms of trees and discovered that many of them are poor sleepers. But why is this so?

A bumper crop of ancient DNA solves key mysteries of ancient human societies

The largest combined study of DNA extracted from ancient skeletons reveals dynamic shifts in genetics, language, and culture in the past 11,000 years.

The great escape: Birds fly away from disease

New study reveals how birds avoid disease by migrating and colonizing new habitats.

What’s the best place to hang a birdhouse?

If you go to all the trouble to hang a birdhouse, you definitely want to put it in the right place. But which is better: Sun or shade?

World’s highest waves form west of Norway

The world’s tallest ocean waves are generated south of Iceland. From there, these giants roll into the Norwegian and North Seas.

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