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Could this sloth hugging a cat be the weirdest animal friendship yet?

<b>There have been many unusual tales of unlikely animal friendships which have warmed our hearts down the years.</b><p>First, there was Susie the boxer dog …

Butterfly beauty

There are 4.5m butterflies - brought together over hundreds of years - at London's Natural History Museum. It is the world's biggest butterfly collection.<p>Here - as the museum brings in hundreds of pupae for its live Sensational Butterflies exhibition on its front lawn - staff have given BBC News …

Nature Photography

Tulip tree's genome is 'molecular fossil'

The genetic data gives biologists a glimpse into the distant past when flowering plants first appeared<p><b>The "extraordinary level of conservation" of genetic data in the tulip tree remains largely unchanged since the dinosaurs, a study suggests.</b><p>The species' genomic change is about 2,000 times slower …

Australian Universities

Who Stands Where In A Crowded Elevator And Why?

She's in Finland now, getting her Ph.D. at the University of Jyvaskyla, but before that, when she was in Adelaide, Australia, she studied elevator behavior. Rebekah Rousi hung around two tall office towers in town, riding elevators up and down day after day, looking for patterns. When a bunch of …

Wearing A Kilt Could Make Your Sperm Stronger

Temperature regulation is the key to fertility.<p>Temperature affects how much sperm a man makes, so there's been speculation that the freedom offered by a kilt can increase production. Turns out that that at least <i>could</i> be right: a new metastudy says wearing a kilt "likely produces an ideal …

Gene could rejuvenate old hearts

Old or damaged hearts could be regenerated simply by switching off a gene which prevents cells from dividing, researchers have claimed.<p>The hearts of newborns have the remarkable capacity to heal themselves after injury by generating new heart cells but we lose this ability shortly after birth.<p>Now …

One Direction hijack ‘incredible’ Newcastle United training session

They’re internationally renowned singers and one of the biggest boy-bands in the world, but it seems One Direction would rather be footballers after …

Why You Should Like Probiotics (and 4 Non-Yogurt Ways to Get Them)

As you smart ladies already know, not <i>all</i> bacteria are harmful—in fact, some are actually very helpful. Take probiotics, for example. These little suckers help maintain the natural balance of organisms in our intestines, keeping bad bacteria at bay and our digestive systems working well.<p>Yogurt and …

10 Everyday Ways To Protect Your Memory

It’s common to experience a little memory loss as you age, but much like muscles, the more exercise you give your brain, the stronger it will be. And you don't need any crazy products or regimens to stay sharp: These simple lifestyle tips can keep your brain young for years.<p><b>Give your mind a …

Deepwater Horizon: Gulf of Mexico 'deep-cleaned' itself

<b>New details have emerged about "self-cleaning" effects in the Gulf of Mexico witnessed in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.</b><p>Researchers reporting at the American Chemical Society conference revealed details of a cascade of micro-organisms that spring into action to degrade oil.<p>Research …

Oil & Gas Industry

VIDEO: Lionel Messi fails to score penalty against Japanese robot goalie

<b>Utter the words ‘Lionel Messi Japanese robot goalie’ and generally you’re onto a winner, so don’t be surprised at how good this clip is.</b><p>Yes, the …

Placenta may transmit mom's stress - Futurity

U. PENNSYLVANIA (US) — The placenta can translate a mother’s exposure to stress into an …

Sleeping babies respond to angry voices - Futurity

U. OREGON (US) — Infants respond to their parents’ angry tone of voice, even when …

Watch Raspberries Shatter In Slow Motion

A dramatic way to garnish<p><i>PopSci is pleased to present videos created by ChefSteps, the free-to-learn culinary school started by alumni of the creative team behind</i> Modernist Cuisine._ These original videos explore the art and science of cooking, as well as provide a glimpse into unseen or unnoticed …

This Video Of A Blossom Bat Will Convince You That Bats Are The Cutest

Is your idea of a bat something scary like a vampire bat or weird like a leaf-nosed bat? Meet the blossom bat. Even its name is adorable!<p>So the first thing to know about bats is that there are two different suborders, which vary in geographic location and behavior but most importantly, for our …

Sea lion is first non-human mammal shown to keep a beat

Previously, only birds with talents for vocal mimicry were thought to possess rhythmic ability in the animal kingdom.<p>Ronan, a sea lion at the …

Chinese herbs help cut diabetes symptoms - Futurity

U. QUEENSLAND (AUS) — Conventional drugs to treat type 2 diabetes are significantly more effective …

'Invisible whiskers' make crocs super sensitive - Futurity

U. MISSOURI (US) — Nerves on crocodilians’ faces are so sensitive that they can detect …

Researchers Use Brain Scans To Reveal Hidden Dreamscape

Scientists say they have found a way to get a glimpse of people's dreams.<p>"Our results show that we can predict what a person's seeing during dreams," says Yukiyasu Kamitani, a researcher at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan.<p>Philosophers, poets and psychologists have …

Scientists 'read dreams' using brain scans

Brain activity correlated with the images that people saw in their dreams<p><b>Scientists have found a way to "read" dreams, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers in Japan used MRI scans to reveal the images that people were seeing as they entered into an early stage of sleep.<p>Writing in the journal Science, they …

University of Oxford

Weed-killer warps genes in fish embryos - Futurity

PURDUE (US) — An agricultural herbicide alters reproductive and neuroendocrine genes during embryonic development in …

Lasers used to turn off cocaine addiction in rat brains, may translate into human therapy

Kicking a cocaine addiction may be as simple as beaming a laser straight into the brain — at least in rats. That's the result of a new study of cocaine-addicted lab rodents published today by US researchers working with the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But the scientists behind it think that …