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Scientists reveal the giant squid’s full genome

The monstrous giant squid, which can grow to the size of a school bus with eyes as big as dinner plates, is rarely sighted...

Life on earth may start in ‘soda lakes’

Life as we know it requires phosphorus. It’s one of the six main chemical elements of life, it forms the backbone of DNA and RNA...

Why high-protein diets may shorten your lifespan

In a new study, researchers have found the key to why high-protein diets are unhealthy and can lead to shortened lifespans. The research was conducted...

Life could have emerged from lakes with high phosphorus

Life as we know it requires phosphorus. It's one of the six main chemical elements of life, it forms the backbone of DNA and RNA...

Scientists discover when it’s good to get the blues

Contrary to common belief, blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought - according to University of Manchester...

Scientists create FrogPhone to remotely call frogs in the wild

Researchers have developed the 'FrogPhone', a novel device which allows scientists to call up a frog survey site and monitor them in the wild. The...

Breathing? Thank volcanoes, tectonics and bacteria

New study points to one cause for several mysteries linked to breathable oxygen. Earth's breathable atmosphere is key for life, and a new study suggests...

Single-celled organism could ‘change its mind’, scientists confirm

More than 100 years ago, a zoologist by the name of Herbert Spencer Jennings described surprisingly complex and varied avoidance behaviors in a single-celled...

How some bacteria ‘eat’ electricity to survive

Ever since scientists discovered that certain microbes can get their energy from electrical charges, researchers have wondered how they do it. Bacteria don’t have mouths,...

Deep sea vents had ideal conditions for origin of life

By creating protocells in hot, alkaline seawater, a UCL-led research team has added to evidence that the origin of life could have been in...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...