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Whale Poo Sustains Fish Stocks

Whale Poo Sustains Fish Stocks

Although it has been argued that whales might be responsible for the depletion of fish stocks through predation, scientists have shown that their defecation in fact provides nutrients for other prey fish.

Could There Be Fresh Groundwater In Singapore?

Could There Be Fresh Groundwater In Singapore?

Scientists have identified an unexpected source of freshwater – beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world.

Vigorous Workouts Give More Bang For Buck

Vigorous Workouts Give More Bang For Buck

A one hour high-intensity workout provides the same fitness benefits as 50 hours of walking, a new study has found.

Extraordinary ‘Missing Link’ Fossil Fish Found In China

Extraordinary ‘Missing Link’ Fossil Fish Found In China

A spectacular new 419 million year old fossil of an armored fish called Entelognathus has been unearthed in China.

Genetic Link Between Alcohol Dependence And Eating Disorders

Genetic Link Between Alcohol Dependence And Eating Disorders

A study of almost 6,000 adult twins in Australia has found a genetic link between alcohol dependence and certain types of eating disorders.

Thin People Get Diabetes Too, Study

Thin People Get Diabetes Too, Study

A study has found that blaming fat as the cause of diabetes is misleading and wrongly promotes the idea that the condition is self-induced.

Ancient Fossil Fishes Had ‘Six Pack’ Abs, Study

Ancient Fossil Fishes Had ‘Six Pack’ Abs, Study

A new study has uncovered 380 million-year-old armor-plated fishes that preserve the oldest muscles ever discovered in a vertebrate.

Genetic Causes Of Poor Eyesight Become Clearer

Genetic Causes Of Poor Eyesight Become Clearer

An international team of scientists have completed the largest study into the genetic causes of poor eyesight.

Scientists Discover Genes That Cause Cornea Blindness

Scientists Discover Genes That Cause Cornea Blindness

Scientists in Singapore have identified genes for central corneal thickness that may cause potentially blinding eye conditions such as glaucoma.

Study: Lynch Syndrome Patients Carry Mutations That Increase Cancer Risk

Study: Lynch Syndrome Patients Carry Mutations That Increase Cancer Risk

Researchers have found that patients carrying genetic mutations that characterize Lynch syndrome face an increased risk of developing breast and pancreatic cancer.