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UV light turns mushrooms into vitamin D bombs

Mushrooms produce large amounts of vitamin D when illuminated with ultraviolet light. This discovery could make mushrooms a big hit with vitamin D-starved Scandinavians.

Hybrid fungus threatens agriculture

A new breed of fungus appeared less than 500 years ago, when the genes of two different types were accidentally mixed. Such hybrid fungi may be a threat to agriculture.

Bite me: why mosquitoes love some and leave others

Research reveals why some people are constantly under attack from the bloodsucking insects, while others walk free.

A new formula for avoiding supermarket queues

How do you avoid queues at the supermarket? A researcher shows the way with mathematics.

Unearthing the cause of mass extinction

The cause for mass extinction can be unearthed by looking at big volcano-like offshore structures in Norway and South-Africa.

Mystery: captivity damages flamingo feet

It has long been a mystery why flamingos in captivity suffer foot lesions. A Danish study now claims to have solved a part of this mystery.

Tooling around with Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees from the Savanna use human-like tools to dig up roots and potatoes. This is one of the behaviours that people used to believe was uniquely human.

How to find good sperm

Scientists have developed a new method for checking sperm quality in boars. It might be possible to use the method to check men’s sperm quality.

DNA reveals new picture of dog origins

Many different civilisations transformed wolves to dogs thousands of years ago. It was previously thought that only the Chinese had bred man's best friend.

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.

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