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Super-smelling rodents

May 30, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

Scientists are battling the world’s deadliest disease with a little help from an unlikely ally… rats. Among the animals that humans count as friends, we rarely think of rats. We usually consider them dirty, unwelcome creatures, hiding from view and living among rubbish. Yet, in Africa, rats are helping to save thousands of human lives – in more ways than one. Since 2000, scientists from T...

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The frogs that don’t pee all winter

May 9, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Most animals go to the toilet every day. Have you ever wondered what happens when they hibernate? What’s the longest time that you’ve gone without going to the bathroom? Probably no more than a few hours, right? Well, meet the wood frog. This little animal can go for more than half a year without peeing. It does this when it goes into hibernation. Hibernation is a bit like a deep sleep th...

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Stephen Hawking: Studying the Universe

April 25, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Last month, we remembered physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who passed away in March 2018. Here, we look at some of his work.

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March 20, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

A study has found that a type of African ant takes care of its wounded soldiers after battle.

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Panda cub born in Malaysia

Feb. 5, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

The giant panda population has just got bigger! A panda cub has been born in Malaysia.

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Pterosaur eggs

Jan. 19, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Scientists have found more than 200 fossilised pterosaur eggs in northwest China. They think the eggs are 120 million years old!

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Winter solstice

Dec. 7, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

We’ve almost reached the shortest day of the year, known as the winter solstice. We take a look at what makes it so interesting.

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Marie Curie

Nov. 24, 2017, 11:11 a.m.

Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist, and made extraordinary discoveries that we still benefit from today! 150 years after she was born, we take a look at her achievements.

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California wildfires cause devastation

Nov. 14, 2017, 11:55 a.m.

The worst wildfires in California’s history have been burning their way across the state, forcing people to leave their homes and schools to close.

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Farming’s effects on global warming

Oct. 9, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

World Food Day, on 16th October, aims to raise awareness of how hunger affects people all over the world.

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