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All the wild horses are extinct: study

All the world’s wild horses have gone extinct, according to a study Thursday that unexpectedly rewrites the horse family tree based on a new DNA analysis of their ancestry. What most people thought were...

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Ants as drug manufacturers for humans?

Ants naturally produce powerful germicides against bacteria and fungi, said a study Wednesday that targeted the industrious insects as possible drug factories for humans. The discovery of ants’ pharmaceutical prowess comes as the armoury...

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A whale with words: Orca mimics human speech

Her head above water, Wikie the killer whale looks at the human trainer next to her pool, listens, then loudly vocalises: “Hello.” It is not a perfect imitation, but, astonishingly, recognisable. It is the...

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Mammals more likely to survive climate change: study

Mammals and birds stand the best chance of all animals of surviving Earth’s rapidly changing climate, researchers said Monday. An analysis of how nearly 11,5000 species fared over 270 million years of hot-and-cold fluctuations...