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The Magic of Mushrooms

Fungi specialists discover incredible and groundbreaking innovations across several domains

Fungi specialists discover incredible and groundbreaking innovations across several domains

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A fresh splash for Aquaculture

In this edition of Futuris, Julián López Gómez sails to a fish farm in the west of Scotland, where around 1,000 tons of salmon are bred every year.

In this edition of Futuris, Julián López Gómez sails to a fish farm in the west of Scotland, where around 1,000 tons of salmon are bred every year.

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Ocean health check-up: The Nekton Mission assesses the damage done

About 10 miles off the coast of Bermuda, scientists are analysing the health of the Atlantic ocean where human activities like overfishing and oil spills, are having terrible…

About 10 miles off the coast of Bermuda, scientists are analysing the health of the Atlantic ocean where human activities like overfishing and oil spills, are having terrible…

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'Olive Tree Killer' rife in Corsica

Some 68 sources of contamination by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa have been identified on Corsica, according to a report by local officials. Known

Some 68 sources of contamination by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa have been identified on Corsica, according to a report by local officials. Known

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Do you know: what are "superbugs"?

Catching some dangerous bacteria that can’t be killed with medicine is an awful scenario for any hospital patient – and it looks like the problem is

Catching some dangerous bacteria that can’t be killed with medicine is an awful scenario for any hospital patient – and it looks like the problem is

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New study reveals eels remotely control their prey

A new study has revealed that more than stun their prey, eels can use their electric organs to effectively remotely control the fish they hunt. The

A new study has revealed that more than stun their prey, eels can use their electric organs to effectively remotely control the fish they hunt. The

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Do you know: what is a soft robot?

What is a soft robot? well it’s not a robot that’s dull and delicate. Lucia Beccai, a top Italian expert in Bio-robotics told us. Watch the video

What is a soft robot? well it’s not a robot that’s dull and delicate. Lucia Beccai, a top Italian expert in Bio-robotics told us. Watch the video

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3-D printed organs: one step closer

Scientists could be one step closer to creating organs for transplant using 3D printing technology. A group of researchers from South Carolina in

Scientists could be one step closer to creating organs for transplant using 3D printing technology. A group of researchers from South Carolina in

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A robot that grows

Scientists in Italy are working on creating robots that mimic the properties of plant roots, including the capacity for growth. They believe the

Scientists in Italy are working on creating robots that mimic the properties of plant roots, including the capacity for growth. They believe the

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Do you know: what's the wood wide web?

WWW is not what you think… in Biology. And it may have a huge relevance for the survival of thousands of plant species. We went to Pisa to meet a

WWW is not what you think… in Biology. And it may have a huge relevance for the survival of thousands of plant species. We went to Pisa to meet a

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Deep cure

Over 99% of the microscopic inhabitants of the world’s seas have still not been scientifically studied, even though many of them might be useful to

Over 99% of the microscopic inhabitants of the world’s seas have still not been scientifically studied, even though many of them might be useful to

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Do you know: can the sea cure cancer?

Can the find a cure for cancer in the sea water? Here’s an answer from Johannes Imhoff, marine microbiologist working at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for

Can the find a cure for cancer in the sea water? Here’s an answer from Johannes Imhoff, marine microbiologist working at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for

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Plankton: the air we breathe

Though it’s not always visible to the naked eye, it’s the origin of our food, our fuel and the air we breathe. Now, the French centre for

Though it’s not always visible to the naked eye, it’s the origin of our food, our fuel and the air we breathe. Now, the French centre for

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A new wave in marine biology

Off the northern coast of Crete, marine biologists from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research are diving for new specimens. Scraping algae off

Off the northern coast of Crete, marine biologists from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research are diving for new specimens. Scraping algae off

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Plants that track air pollution

Using biotechnology to fight pollution is the challenge for a European Union research project. Under the spotlight – a specific kind of moss. At

Using biotechnology to fight pollution is the challenge for a European Union research project. Under the spotlight – a specific kind of moss. At

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Cockroaches set for bitter end

The indomitable cockroach has long been considered one of man’s greatest foes. Widely believed to be obstinate enough to survive nuclear war

The indomitable cockroach has long been considered one of man’s greatest foes. Widely believed to be obstinate enough to survive nuclear war

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Micro-algae is new energy source

In the Ennesys Lab in Nanterre, France, researchers are working on a project to produce energy from waste water by cultivating micro-algae in order

In the Ennesys Lab in Nanterre, France, researchers are working on a project to produce energy from waste water by cultivating micro-algae in order

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Team claims success in forecasting ageing

A team of researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) led by María Blasco, has published a pioneering study that defines

A team of researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) led by María Blasco, has published a pioneering study that defines

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Maps: Colouring in the Black Sea

What do microscopic molecules and huge computer grids have in common? They both build up giant scientific databases of ecosystems around the World

What do microscopic molecules and huge computer grids have in common? They both build up giant scientific databases of ecosystems around the World

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Tuscany raises glass to biodynamic wine-growing

Tuscany is home to some of Italy’s best wines but change is afoot in the centuries-old industry. Some wine-makers are swapping to a biodynamic way

Tuscany is home to some of Italy’s best wines but change is afoot in the centuries-old industry. Some wine-makers are swapping to a biodynamic way

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Visiting Brazil's Iguazu Fall

Located near the border of Brazil, Paraguay, Iguazu Fall is one of the most famous natural wonders on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Located near the border of Brazil, Paraguay, Iguazu Fall is one of the most famous natural wonders on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Zoo counts its creatures great and small

London Zoo is conducting its annual count of its estimated 18,000 animals and 750 species, a compulsory exercise if it is to keep its licence. And

London Zoo is conducting its annual count of its estimated 18,000 animals and 750 species, a compulsory exercise if it is to keep its licence. And