Vets Make A Vaccine To Help An Echidna Allergic To Echidna Food

Echidnas eat ants. It’s fundamental to their lifestyle, so an echidna with an allergy to ants is as doomed as a dolphin that can’t consume fish or a horse that reacts to grass. Fortunately for the Tachyglossus aculeatus named Matilda, she lives in Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria, Australia, with lots…

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558-Million-Year-Old Fat Molecules Confirm Earliest Known Animal On Record

It took a helicopter ride to the remote cliffs of the White Sea in Russia, clouds of mosquitoes, roaming bears, a rappel down 80-meter (260-foot) cliffs, and digging out blocks of sandstone, but researchers have found what they are calling a “Holy Grail” discovery. A team of scientists from The…

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Just 13 Percent Of The World’s Oceans Aren’t Being Screwed By Humans

For the first time, scientists have mapped the complete marine wilderness around the world – and it’s really not looking good. Just 13 percent of the world’s oceans remain untouched by the negative impacts of human activity, such as industrial fishing, chemical and plastic pollution, and vast international shipping trade routes.…

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Pioneering Blood Test Could Detect Skin Cancer Before It Turns Deadly

A team of Australian researchers has created a blood test capable of diagnosing melanoma based on the presence of just 10 antibodies created by the immune system in response to the malignancy. With a sensitivity of 79 percent and specificity of 84 percent – meaning it would fail to catch…

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