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Modern gorillas can walk in a variety of styles, not just the famous “knuckle-walking”, suggesting our common ancestor was similarly resourceful
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In Western cities, household products like deodorants and paints are a bigger source of air pollution than vehicle exhausts – so here’s what we need to do
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Photons don’t normally make friends, but now three have been bound together into a brand-new form of light by tricking them into acting like atoms
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CRISPR gene editing has been used to alleviate the genetic disorder fragile X syndrome, but the technique has only been tried in cells in a dish so far
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The population of Bornean orangutans fell by almost half in just 16 years, and it was not a sad by-product of deforestation: many apes were killed deliberately
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Injections of killed stem cells, designed to help the immune system recognise cancers, have been found to protect mice from developing tumours
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If you're a greedy bat, it helps to have a hairy tongue. The hairs will ensure that you can slurp as much nectar as possible from flowers into your mouth
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Amyloid protein, which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, may be spread via surgical implements, but there isn’t evidence yet that this can transmit the disease
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Unregulated sand mining is a problem in at least 70 countries. It’s an easy, lucrative venture - and one with a violent underbelly
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Microsoft's “canetroller” offers vibrating feedback in a virtual environment, letting people who are blind experience digital simulations of risky scenarios
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