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Painkillers from poisons

One of my favourite books is one called Dreamsnake, by Vonda McIntyre. It tells of a travelling healer in post-apocalyptic America who uses three snakes to generate medicine. Well, turns out, it’s true. And it’s not just snakes – scientists have … Continue reading

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We’ve already talked about some of the fascinating creatures recently found in caves. Now researchers from the University of Navarra have found 3 distinct species of prehistoric critters in Spain. The tiny insect-like creatures, found in the isolated Maestrazgo caves in the Teruel … Continue reading

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