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Spider venom could save lives

A team of Irish researchers is conducting an unusual kind of experiment – they are examining the venom of some of the hundreds of species of spiders found in Ireland in the hope it may have medicinal…

A team of Irish researchers is conducting an unusual kind of experiment – they are examining the venom of some of the hundreds of species of spiders found in Ireland in the hope it may have medicinal…

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Iceland: Puffin snorkeling!

Puffin snorkeling is the latest craze to hit Grimsey with tourists flocking to the Icelandic Island in the arctic circle to give it a go.

Puffin snorkeling is the latest craze to hit Grimsey with tourists flocking to the Icelandic Island in the arctic circle to give it a go.

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Polar research warms up

In this edition of Futuris we travel to northern Sweden, some 150km inside the Arctic Circle where winter temperatures can fall to -45ºc.

In this edition of Futuris we travel to northern Sweden, some 150km inside the Arctic Circle where winter temperatures can fall to -45ºc.

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Takeaway: polar research warms up

Nice place to be a researcher, isn’t it? But that’s only because now it’s summer. In winter, temperatures reach here -45ºC. These biologists

Nice place to be a researcher, isn’t it? But that’s only because now it’s summer. In winter, temperatures reach here -45ºC. These biologists

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Skincare science under the sea

Marine biodiversity is rich in sources for medicine and cosmetic science, as Spanish researchers are discovering on the Mediterranean coast.

Marine biodiversity is rich in sources for medicine and cosmetic science, as Spanish researchers are discovering on the Mediterranean coast.

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Takeaway: the secret of youth

Underwater species can help us stay young Scientists are looking for new bioactive molecules in marine invertebrates Bioactive molecules can prevent ageing and age-related diseases Selected invertebra

Underwater species can help us stay young Scientists are looking for new bioactive molecules in marine invertebrates Bioactive molecules can prevent ageing and age-related diseases Selected invertebra

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Can sea snails accelerate a cure for cancer?

From the ocean to the science lab, researchers are investigating whether a chemical found in sea snails may be used to tackle chemo-resistant cancers.

From the ocean to the science lab, researchers are investigating whether a chemical found in sea snails may be used to tackle chemo-resistant cancers.

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A lush island paradise of mountains and ancient trees

It is known as the ‘alps of the sea’, a natural gem that lies about 60 kilometres off the southernmost tip of mainland Japan, where some of the

It is known as the ‘alps of the sea’, a natural gem that lies about 60 kilometres off the southernmost tip of mainland Japan, where some of the

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'Hairy Panic' engulfs houses in Australian town

In Australia it’s known as “Hairy Panic”. Amid very dry conditions, tumbleweeds which form from dead grass have been blowing in from fields and

In Australia it’s known as “Hairy Panic”. Amid very dry conditions, tumbleweeds which form from dead grass have been blowing in from fields and

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Coastline of discovery

In this edition of “Oman Life” we explore the country’s stunning coastline and discover the rich sea life including the endangered green turtle. Our

In this edition of “Oman Life” we explore the country’s stunning coastline and discover the rich sea life including the endangered green turtle. Our

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Traveller's diary: Oman and the sea

Our second Oman Life adventure kicked off at the marina in Muscat where we had the chance to spend the day on a very special boat known as a Dhow

Our second Oman Life adventure kicked off at the marina in Muscat where we had the chance to spend the day on a very special boat known as a Dhow

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An escape into the great Macedonian outdoors

Anyone looking for an escape into the great Macedonian outdoors should not miss the Mavrovo National Park, a site of sensational natural beauty in

Anyone looking for an escape into the great Macedonian outdoors should not miss the Mavrovo National Park, a site of sensational natural beauty in

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Mediterranean Eden: The greening of Monaco

The most striking thing when you arrive in Monaco is the density of the urban landscape. And yet, if you look closely, on the roofs, between the

The most striking thing when you arrive in Monaco is the density of the urban landscape. And yet, if you look closely, on the roofs, between the

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Green tales

I came back from Monaco’s gardens my head packed with nice little green stories. I have to admit I was not expecting much from these gardens

I came back from Monaco’s gardens my head packed with nice little green stories. I have to admit I was not expecting much from these gardens

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The magical retreat near Skopje

If you ask people in Skopje, the Macedonian capital, where they prefer to go for a day-trip when they want to get away from the hustle and bustle of

If you ask people in Skopje, the Macedonian capital, where they prefer to go for a day-trip when they want to get away from the hustle and bustle of

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Do you know: do fish feel global warming?

Do fish have feelings, and if so, how do they feel about climate change? Marine biologist Ana Maulvault from the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and

Do fish have feelings, and if so, how do they feel about climate change? Marine biologist Ana Maulvault from the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and

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Do you know: roots or branches, which grow faster?

Roots are the hidden part of plants, and much is still unknown about how their invisible architecture affects the growth of plants and trees

Roots are the hidden part of plants, and much is still unknown about how their invisible architecture affects the growth of plants and trees

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Monaco: dedicated to the sea

Backed into France, the 2 square kilometres of Monaco resolutely look out to sea. Euronews met the people who have dedicated their lives to the

Backed into France, the 2 square kilometres of Monaco resolutely look out to sea. Euronews met the people who have dedicated their lives to the

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Monaco, the sea, and the lonely turtle

The omnipresence of the sea is the first thing that strikes you when you arrive in Monaco. The so-called “ Rock “ is tiny indeed – less than one

The omnipresence of the sea is the first thing that strikes you when you arrive in Monaco. The so-called “ Rock “ is tiny indeed – less than one

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Ouch! - new species of deadly jellyfish found in Australia

A new species of venomous jellyfish has been found off the coast of Western Australia. The Keesingia gigas is one of two recently-discovered types

A new species of venomous jellyfish has been found off the coast of Western Australia. The Keesingia gigas is one of two recently-discovered types

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Idyllic scenes on the Macedonian nature trail

Towering mountains and an untouched landscape as far as the eye can see – in this edition of Macedonian Life we discover an idyllic countryside and

Towering mountains and an untouched landscape as far as the eye can see – in this edition of Macedonian Life we discover an idyllic countryside and

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Traveller's diary: nature experience

Lake Dojran is a really tranquil place. The lake is beautiful and although it’s only 10 metres deep it’s brimming with life. At least 15 types of

Lake Dojran is a really tranquil place. The lake is beautiful and although it’s only 10 metres deep it’s brimming with life. At least 15 types of