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Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure

It's ancient medicine with a sci-fi-sounding twist.<p>A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week.<p>The work is in very early stages, …

More African elephants are dying than being born, study shows

Study estimates that 100,000 elephants have been killed by poachers in the last three years alone<p>Africa's fragile elephant population may be declining even faster than previously estimated, according to a major study published this week. The paper, published Monday in the Proceedings of the …

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Newly Discovered Shrew May Look Like A Mouse, But It's More Closely Related To The Elephant

By Laura Zuckerman<p>(Reuters) - A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse in appearance but is more closely related genetically to elephants, a California scientist who helped identify the tiny creature said on Thursday.<p>The new species of elephant …

Unique Among Animals, Kangaroos Use Tail as Fifth Leg, Scientists Find

The tail provides a kind of jet-propulsion assist that makes hopping more efficient.<p>How many legs does a kangaroo have? The correct answer, according to new research, is five. A study in this week's <i>Biology Letters</i> says that a walking kangaroo propels itself with its tail, essentially transforming …

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

Wildscreen photography festival 2014 – in pictures

The world's leading wildlife photographers will hold workshops, talks and training events at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 24-26 October 2014. Photojournalist and conservationist Tim Laman, BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham and writer and zoologist Mark Carwardine are among …

4 Macro Photography Tips to Inspire the Contortionist in You

Macro photography is also referred to as ‘extreme close up photography’. Macro photography personalizes images by introducing an awareness to details …

Twin tornadoes strike US state of Nebraska

At least one person has been killed and 19 injured when two massive tornadoes hit the US state of Nebraska.<p>The town of Pilger, about 100 miles (160km) north-west of Omaha, with a population of 350 people, was devastated by the twisters.<p>Wendy Urquhart reports.