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‘Like nothing in my lifetime’: researchers race to unravel the mystery of Australia’s dying frogs

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In the middle of Sydney’s lockdown, scientist Jodi Rowley has been retrieving frozen dead frogs from her doorstep. Occasionally one will arrive dried and shrivelled up in the post. She’ll pack them in ice in an esky ...

Israeli spyware firm targeted Apple devices via iMessage, researchers say

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Security researchers at Citizen Lab have discovered an exploit that they believe has been used by government clients of NSO Group, the Israeli spyware company, to silently hack into iPhones and other Apple devices sin...

Swiss researchers calculate pi to new record of 62.8tn figures

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Swiss researchers have calculated the mathematical constant pi to a new world-record level of exactitude, hitting 62.8tn figures using a supercomputer. “The calculation took 108 days and nine hours,” the Graubuenden U...

Lab-grown dairy is the future of milk, researchers say

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For decades, people on plant-based diets were restricted to soya-based options to recreate dairy, until veganism went mainstream and a clutch of palate-pleasing almond, coconut and oat-based alternatives emerged. Last...

Researchers reveal corrosive power of Trump’s lie of a stolen election

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Happy Thursday, Republicans across the country have embraced a similar refrain as they push for new restrictions on voting. A significant chunk of the American electorate doesn’t have confidence in the results of the ...

Ultra-thin film could one day turn regular glasses into night vision goggles, researchers say

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A transparent metallic film allowing a viewer to see in the dark could one day turn regular spectacles into night vision googles. The ultra-thin film, made of a semiconductor called gallium arsenide, could also be use...

Australian researchers discover why only two of echidna’s four penis heads become erect at one time

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The penis of an echidna has four heads but only two become erect at any one time. Now, Australian researchers have uncovered why. Scientists discovered the marsupial has unusual reproductive anatomy that causes male e...

Australian researchers discover why only two heads of echidna penis become erect at one time

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The penis of an echidna has four heads but only two become erect at any one time. Now, Australian researchers have uncovered why. Scientists discovered the marsupial has unusual reproductive anatomy that causes male e...

Access to GPs’ patient data key to new treatments, researchers say

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Researchers have said they could struggle to find new treatments for conditions dealt with by GPs, from long Covid to depression, if they cannot get access to the patient data held by GPs because of concerns over priv...

HIV after Covid: Anthony Fauci and an army of researchers seek to regain momentum

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As Anthony Fauci marks 40 years since HIV emerged, he regrets how the extraordinary disruptions that Covid-19 have wreaked upon society have hampered efforts to tackle the major pandemic that preceded it. The longtim...

Florida researchers trace origins of monkey colony to farm escape

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A colony of monkeys has lived for about 70 years in urban south Florida, near jets taking off from a nearby airport and fuel storage tanks. No one was quite sure where they came from. Until now. Researchers at Florid...

Fake Covid vaccine and test certificate market is growing, researchers say

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A pandemic hidden market advertising fake vaccine and test certificates for as little as £25 has grown exponentially, with more than 1,200 vendors in the UK and worldwide, researchers have found. After UK ministers a...

Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn

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Using hydrogen-based fuels for cars and home heating risks locking in a dependency on fossil fuels and failing to tackle the climate crisis, according to a new analysis. Fuels produced from hydrogen can be used as str...

Researchers ‘shocked’ to find Egyptian mummy was a pregnant woman

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Polish researchers examining an ancient Egyptian mummy that they expected to be a male priest were surprised when X-rays and computer tests revealed instead it was a mummy of a woman who had been seven months pregnant...

Innovative gun violence program saved many lives and millions of dollars, researchers find

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An innovative gun violence reduction program has helped to drastically reduce firearms deaths over several years in one northern California city and has saved taxpayers millions of dollars, a new study from the Univer...

Single Pfizer dose leaves cancer patients at risk, researchers warn

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Covid vaccination policy review urged after study finds 12-week gap leaves patients vulnerableDelaying the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine must be urgently reviewed for cancer patients after a single shot w...

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