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German researchers plan to breed pigs for human heart transplants
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Resurrected mammoths could be roaming the Arctic by 2030
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Frogs regrow amputated limbs in new breakthrough experiment
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Meet the army of turtles helping scientists get closer to cyclones
Sea turtles migrate thousands of kilometres and can share data even from the centre of a tropical cyclone.
COVID with Omicron is less severe than Delta, new study finds
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Omicron survives up to 8 days on plastic surfaces, new study finds
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Bright red spider discovered as colourblind, in a cruel twist of fate
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The year is 2022 and we’ve finally taught goldfish to drive
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Giant millipedes ‘as big as cars’ once roamed the UK, experts find
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Rare pink dolphins saved by high-tech fishermen in the Amazon
Scientists in the Amazon are enlisting local fishermen to help track the pink river dolphins that were once their prey.
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French doctors demand more protection against online death threats
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