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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...