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How well do you know your food?
How well do you know your food? 8th November 2017

Spices are parts of a plants that have been powdered into small pieces; they are widely used in cooking and […]

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Sixth mass extinction is underway..
Sixth mass extinction is underway.. 12th October 2017

Evidence from fossil records has suggested that a sixth mass extinction is underway due to a large number of species […]

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Eagles killed and sold illegally on the black market
Eagles killed and sold illegally on the black market 5th October 2017

Project Dakota Flyer, an operation set up by the Fish and Wildlife Service in the US, has been investigating the […]

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One step closer to improved health and productivity of livestock
One step closer to improved health and productivity of livestock 22nd September 2017

Scientists have discovered new research which may help aid breeding programmes and increase the health and productivity of livestock. In […]

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Bats tricked into colliding with buildings
Bats tricked into colliding with buildings 14th September 2017

When you initially think of a species under threat, often your first thought would be to blame predation, poaching or […]

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Could the iconic hen harrier be facing extinction in the UK?
Could the iconic hen harrier be facing extinction in the UK? 30th June 2017

The hen harrier, a beloved resident of Scotland’s heathland, is reported to be at high risk of becoming extinct. Although […]

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SEQUENCING DNA IN OUTER SPACE
SEQUENCING DNA IN OUTER SPACE 24th April 2017

On the 20th July 2016 the arrival of the SpaceX CRS-9 mission to the International Space Station, brought with it […]

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Unravelling the Zika Virus Genome
Unravelling the Zika Virus Genome 6th April 2017

The Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arbovirus from the Flaviviridae family and is primarily transmitted via infected mosquitoes.  However, ZIKV […]

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The Fight to Save Our Ash Trees
The Fight to Save Our Ash Trees 13th May 2016

We have 157,000 hectares of ash woodland in the UK, together with approximately 12 million ash trees outside the woodlands […]

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Kakapo 125: Sequencing the genomes of an entire species
Kakapo 125: Sequencing the genomes of an entire species 9th May 2016

New Zealand has been separate from other land masses for approximately 80 million years. This geographic isolation has allowed for […]

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The Cheetah: One of Nature’s Great Survivors
The Cheetah: One of Nature’s Great Survivors 11th March 2016

The African cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is the world’s fastest land mammal. It has numerous physiological adaptations that allow it to […]

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Six New African Frog Species Discovered
Six New African Frog Species Discovered 7th March 2016

Zoologist Ben Evans, of McMaster University in Hamilton, and a team of researchers have discovered six new species of African […]

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