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Rare flat-headed cat caught on video

Copenhagen Zoo has filmed the rare flat-headed cat with a kitten. The footage will provide scientists with new knowledge about the cat’s behaviour – which is important in the efforts to save the endangered cat.

Birds of prey hit by rat poison

Traces of rat poison have been found in carcasses of golden eagles and eagle owls – in some cases enough to have caused death, analyses show.

Crystals connect like LEGO bricks

Crystals grow as a result of their nanoparticles locating each other and connecting at the exact spot where the atoms fit together.

Iguana faeces reveal stress

Scientists at Copenhagen Zoo measure the stress levels in reptiles by analysing their faeces.

Breakthrough in physics may lead to new view of magnetism

Physicists have forced a special gas into a brand-new state which has not previously been observed in nature. The discovery could lead to a breakthrough in our understanding of magnetism.

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.

New genetic research highlights influences on children’s development

Two normally occurring variants in hitherto unknown genes influence the size of children’s heads. International research has set new standards for studies in genes’ importance for children’s development.

Animals and bacteria evolve together

Scientists have discovered that bacteria evolve in a similar way to the animals they inhabit. This finding will make it easier to study animal evolution.

Stars in globular clusters form communities

The stars in a globular cluster rarely communicate on a one-to-one basis. Instead, they follow the rules of communities.

Happy hens get hot

When a hen anticipates eating a juicy larva her temperature increases. Thermal imaging shows that happiness has a warming effect on chickens, just as it does with us.

Neutrinos’ mass found with help of galaxies

The mass of the neutrino, the lightest particle in the universe, has now been computed more precisely than before.

Carnivorous killer algae found in Danish waters

We know that fish eat plankton and plankton eat algae. Think again, says researcher, who has spotted a form of algae so ferocious that can they overpower animals 10,000 times their own size.