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Orla Knox-Macaulay

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Medicinal cannabis on path for legalisation

It is now September. The long days of summer are fleeting, and autumn will soon be in our midst. While the green leaves turn...
bee by George Hodan on public domain pictures

Buzzing for bacteria

With new technology paving the way for more intensive sustainable farming, like the use of monocultures and commercial forestry, a new study has revealed...

Tasmanian devils on the decline

The Tasmanian devil, not the beloved childhood cartoon but real life animal is declinging in population number. According to a study published by the Journal...
iPhone screen. Photo: Flickr, Kārlis Dambrāns

Social media detects undiagnosed HIV

While many approaches have been used to help diagnose HIV early, social media networks seem to be doing the trick. Samuel R. Friedman from the...
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Tropical rainforest slows down global warming

In the last few decades, thousands of scientists have dedicated their lives to reducing carbon emissions and helping save the planet. Now, it seems like...

Chimpanzees’ intelligence exceeds expectations

After new observations, researchers have discovered that, when provided with them, chimpanzees can use tools spontaneously and correctly to solve problems. As a race, we...