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Fish exposed to a tenth of the estrogen found in some streams produce fewer offspring, study finds

Water polluted with even tiny amounts of human hormones can impact marine life, according to a new study that found freshwater fish exposed to estrogen produced fewer offspring. Synthetic estrogen from oral contraceptives has been found in waterways near sewage…

Reckless tourists get too close to a herd of bison Yellowstone Park, sparking a stampede

Tourists in Yellowstone National Park caused a dangerous stampede by getting too close to a herd of bison.  The giant creatures were caught on video approaching a river before breaking into a stampede that kicked up dust and threatened to…

SpaceX aims to build a Starlink mega constellation around MARS

SpaceX aims to build a Starlink mega constellation around MARS to provide internet to the one million people the firm will send to colonize the Red Planet SpaceX revealed plans to bring its Starlink satellites to MarsThe firm wants to…

New ‘super-white’ paint reflects 95.5% of light off buildings and may replace air conditioners

Scientists say they have created a new super-white paint that reflects 95.5 percent of the sunlight that hits it.  The new acrylic, developed at Perdue University, remains significantly cooler than the surrounding temperature in both daytime and at night.  The team…

Post-COVID: Birth rates will drop and people will stay single for longer, scientists predict

Psychological fallout from the pandemic will cause birth rates to drop, people to stay single for longer and women to sexualise themselves more, experts have predicted. Experts from the US reviewed 90 studies to help them predict how COVID-19 could…

African crocodiles lived in Spain six million years ago

Ancient crocodiles from Africa swam across the Mediterranean to live in Spanish coastal waters, a new study claims.  Scientists have described fossils of two crocs measuring about 10 feet (3 metres) in length that likely dispersed across the Mediterranean Basin…

Herby fraud: One in four samples of sage contain the leaves of other plants, study finds

Herby fraud: One in four samples of sage contain the leaves of other plants, study finds More than 25 per cent of samples of the herb sage were found to be adulteratedScientists found olive leaves and leaves from other trees…

Google Pixel 5 review: A £599 ‘flagship’ phone that doesn’t feel like a high-end device

Google’s latest top of the range handset, the Pixel 5, sounds, on paper, like all the various flagship devices on the market with its 5G-enabled, camera-orientated spec. However, it costs just £599/$699, a significant slice less than the top end…

First ever footage of giant pandas mating in the wild reveals the animal’s violet courtship ritual

For the first time, filmmakers have captured footage of giant pandas mating in the wild. A crew shooting an episode of the PBS series Nature spent three years tracking the gentle giants in China’s Qinling Mountains to witness the rare…

Archaeology: Oldest-known case of ‘stone bone disease’ discovered in Iron Age remains from Albania 

Osteopetrosis is a bone disease that makes bones abnormally dense and prone to breakage.  Researchers have described several major types of osteopetrosis, which are usually distinguished by their pattern of inheritance: autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, or X-linked.  The different types…

Healthy adults ‘don’t need to go to the dentist every six months’

Going to the dentist is a miserable chore which is universally disliked, and we are often told we should go twice a year to keep our teeth and gums in good condition. However, a new study has found that healthy…

Stunning image of a red palm weevil wins top prize at this year’s Luminar Bug Photography Awards

Butterflies and moths, snails and slugs and all other bugs also had their own categories with everything from a tug of war between two ants, a mirrored snailand a swallowtail butterfly winning top prize.  Over 5,000 images were submitted from…