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Mammal-like Triassic creature beat polar winters by hibernating

The tusks of a stoutly built plant-eating mammal relative that inhabited Antarctica 250 million years ago are providing the oldest-known evidence that animals resorted to hibernation-like states to ...

Mammal-like Triassic creature beat polar winters by hibernating

Scientists revive 100m-year-old microbes from deep under seafloor

Scientists have succeeded in reviving microbes retrieved from sediment deep under the seafloor in the heart of the South Pacific that had survived in a dormant state for 101.5 million years in ...

Researchers Yuki Morono, Laurent Toffin and Steven DÕHondt (L-R) work aboard the research drillship JOIDES Resolution with sediment cores gathered from deep beneath the seafloor under the Pacific Ocean in this undated photograph released on 28 July 2020.

Singapore scientists study genes for coronavirus vaccine

Scientists in Singapore say they have developed a way to track genetic changes that speeds testing of vaccines against a coronavirus that has killed more than 16,000 people worldwide

A health worker vaccinates a woman against the flu, as advised by health officials to facilitate diagnosis for coronavirus, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brasilia, Brazil, 23 March 2020.

Viruses: Ancient, tiny, amazing

They're as old as life itself but scientists can't say for sure if they're alive. They're written into our DNA, shaping the human saga through mutation and resilience

Graphic showing various images of COVID-19, released by the US science agencies. AFP

Dogs can detect heat with 'infrared sensor'

Dogs have a type of infrared sensor in the tip of their nose which enables them to detect minute changes in temperature such as when other animals are nearby, according to new research

Cap: A dog in Los Angeles, California, US, 3 March 2020. Photo: Reuters

Internet giants fight spread of coronavirus untruths

As the new coronavirus spreads globally, the online battle to keep misinformation about the disease is also stepping up.Google, Facebook and other platforms are struggling to keep ahead of scammers, ...

Internet giants fight spread of coronavirus untruths

Dopamine, biological clock linked to overeating

A team of US researchers has revealed that the pleasure centre of the brain that produces dopamine, and the biological clock that regulates our physiological rhythms, are linked and that high-calorie ...

Dopamine, biological clock linked to overeating

Did dwarf T-rexes really exist?

For three decades, paleontologists the world over have been split over a provocative finding: did a dwarf species of Tyrannosaurus rex really once exist?In 1988, paleontologist Robert Bakker and his ...

Did dwarf T-rexes really exist?

Pig-monkey hybrids created in China

In a world first, researchers have been able to produce pig-monkey hybrids in a Chinese laboratory, a media report said.Two piglets - having monkey tissues in their hearts, liver and skin - were born ...

Pig-monkey hybrids created in China

Scientists measure blue whale's heart rate

Using a bright orange electrocardiogram machine attached with suction cups to the body of a blue whale, scientists for the first time have measured the heart rate of the world's largest creature and ...

Scientists measure blue whale's heart rate
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