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A species of rat has developed the ability to defend itself from predators by smearing its body with a poison it makes itself.
Like Batman is drawn to his symbol, a certain rainforest vine pollinated by bats has evolved to grow dish-shaped leaves that attract the winged creatures using echolocation.
The owners of Seattle's iconic Space Needle plan to celebrate its 50th anniversary by launching one lucky competition winner into space.
High-tech techniques such as GPS could be behind the appearance of crop circles, says physicist Richard Taylor of the Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon.
By the end of this year, there'll be seven billion people on the planet, a whole billion more than in 1999, according to new UN figures.
Algorithms can do a lot these days. A group of researchers claims to have developed one that allows them to guess the gender of someone using Twitter.
A resurrected catch phrase popularized by The Office for immature boys everywhere, "that's what she said," is almost unavoidable in popular conversation these days.
British engineers have created and flown an aircraft whose entire structure has been printed - wings, integral control surfaces, access hatches and all.
Following a successful test dive in the Pacific, Chinese scientists say they're on course to complete one of the world's deepest ever dives next year.
A group of physicists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) say they've proved that single photons cannot travel faster than the speed of light in vacuum, effectively putting the kibosh on the idea of time travel.
The hunt for the elusive Higgs boson - rather misleadingly known as the God particle - may be nearing its end.
If you didn't already make it a priority to avoid lions and other maneating creatures like wolves, scientists warn you should particularly avoid them right after a full moon when they are the most likely to eat you.
A senior UN official is warning climate change could threaten world peace and exacerbate current crises.
Puffins are funny looking, but appearances aren’t everything. It turns out that the funny little birds are smart enough to “scout out” their own migration routes.
Collision Detector at Fermilabs (CDF) scientists have observed a new particle, the neutral Xi-sub-b.
Caltech researchers have created the first artificial neural network from DNA - a circuit of interacting molecules that can recall memories based on incomplete patterns, just as a brain can.
For smokers hoping to quit, the idea of a quick fix in the form of a "magic" vaccine seemed almost too good to be true. No patches, no gross nicotine gum, just a shot.
Nepal's to carry out its own calculation of the height of Mount Everest, aiming to settle a long-running disagreement with China.
New research has shown that diamonds aren’t forever. Sorry ladies, the commercials are lying to you.