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New study reveals the world’s richest island for plants: New Guinea

Imagine if there were, say, 600 species of giraffes: some the size of a shrew, some three stories tall, some with purple spots. Of course,...

These dogs are trained to sniff out the COVID-19 virus. Most have a 100%...

What does a pandemic smell like? If dogs could talk, they might be able to tell us. We’re part of an international research team, led...

COVID-19 dogs could sniff out cases in near future

University of Adelaide researchers are working with international partners to train sniffer dogs to detect COVID-19 infection. It is hoped the first COVID-19 detection dogs...

Duke study shows how COVID-19 virus jumps from animals to humans

A recent study from Duke University and elsewhere examined the origin of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic. They found that it...

How old is your dog in human years? Scientists develop better method than ‘multiply...

If there is one myth that has persisted through the years without much evidence, it’s this: Multiply your dog’s age by seven to calculate how...

Extracts from this plant may fight against COVID-19 virus

In a new study, researchers have shown that extracts of specially bred sweet wormwood plants (A. annua) are active against the new coronavirus that...

These animals could be the secret weapon against COVID-19

Alpacas Big Boy, Blue Eyes and Emperor may hold the key to combating COVID-19. Their antibodies could offer a defense against SARS-CoV-2, the virus...

Antibodies from llamas may lead to new COVID-19 treatment

In a new study, researchers suggest that antibodies from llamas may lead to COVID-19 treatment. They hope the special antibodies that llamas make can be...

What makes giant jellyfish’s sting so deadly

With summer on the way, and some beaches reopening after COVID-19 shutdowns, people will be taking to the ocean to cool off on a...

Armor on butterfly wings could protect against heavy rain

A study of high-speed raindrops hitting biological surfaces such as feathers, plant leaves and insect wings reveals how these highly water-repelling veneers reduce the...

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