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The plant-eating shark
31st March, 2022
The bonnethead shark eats seagrass, and scientists think it may be omnivorous.
Co-sleeping: time to talk
17th March, 2022
Co-sleeping has been demonised by SIDS networks because it correlates with unexplained deaths, but 50% do it, and neurological benefits are neglected.
24th February, 2022
In 1953, thalidomide was prescribed for morning sickness, but then over 10,000 babies were born with deformities.
Why do Narwhals have tusks?
18th February, 2022
Why do narwhals have tusks? Scientists think they may be sensors, sensing changes in pressure, salinity and water chemistry.
26th January, 2022
Green ammonia could reduce carbon emissions hugely by synthesising hydrogen via electrolysis or using biocatalysts or electrochemical alternative routes.
The cannibal in the ocean
13th January, 2022
Orthacanthus is a prehistoric shark that ventured into freshwater territories and ate its own babies.