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The diabolical ironclad beetle is, as its name suggests, one tough insect. Clad in super-tough body armour, the beetle can survive the heaviest of forces – as much as being run over by a car. In...

Only just over 10cm in length, the mantis shrimp scuttles along the sea bed in the near darkness of the ocean floor. Unlike its cousins, the mantis is armed with two snapping pinchers, able to whip its...

A shark's skin is made up of thousands of armor-like scales, known as denticles. Their shape and alignment reduce drag, stop algal attachment and can even kill prey. But now humans are using that...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sometime next year, genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in the Florida Keys in an effort to combat persistent insect-borne diseases such as Dengue fever and the...

The team of researchers observed that death figures in countries where men have shorter ring fingers were up to a third higher. The experts explained that the ring finger length is conditioned by...

Thursday has transformed into quiz night for competitive friends and family wishing to stay connected during the coronavirus lockdown. Celebrities, sport and TV shows are all popular quiz choices –...

The antibody, known as 47D11, identifies the virus’ “spike protein”, which it helps it to latch onto cells and insert its genetic material. Trials in mice cells showed that 47D11...

But efforts are being hampered by the Government’s refusal to engage, geneticist Phil Robinson, one of the founders of PopMaxCovid, has said. The difficulties in testing for coronavirus have been...

In 1918-1919 when San Francisco was faced with the lethal Spanish Flu, the city saw the number of infections spike after lifting a ban on gatherings just a month after introducing it. Prime Minister...

The paper, published in scientific journal Nature today, makes worrying reading for public health officials trying to reduce infections across the globe, with the number of cases worldwide certain to pass...

Researchers from the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute have built a prototype mobile phone app which will enable instant verification of tamper-proof coronavirus test results and vaccination certificates....

Testing is seen as vital for controlling the spread of the killer virus and for allowing lockdown measures to be eased. The company said that it was reassigning its research scientists and software...

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected more than 85,000 and killed at least 2,933 since December last year. Coronavirus attacks the respiratory system with flu-like and pneumonia-like symptoms. But...

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected more than 85,000 people globally, including at least 23 people from the UK. Nearly 3,000 people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus have died and pet owners...

The coronavirus has killed nearly 1,400 people since it first emerged in China’s Hubei Province in December last year. The epidemic is being treated as a global emergency by the World Health Organization...

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has killed more than 1,300 people after it was first detected in China last December. In China alone, more than 59,000 people have been infected but the disease has already...