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  • Slug slime instead of stitches

    Slug slime, which contains 97 per cent water, might be used to ‘glue’ the edges of wounds together. Read more

  • Lustrous lambs

    In New Zealand, where merino sheep are plentiful, every once in a while a farmer finds a lamb with straight, lustrous hair Read more

  • Roosters can’t hear themselves crow

    Scientists in Belgium questioned how could a rooster crow so loudly and not damage its own hearing. Read more

  • Nothing new about quinoa

    A relative of quinoa was eaten more than 3000 years ago in Ontario, based on the findings of charred remains of the seeds. Read more

  • Glyphosate risk

    Exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides, such as Roundup® and Ranger Pro®, leads to a higher risk of acquiring Non-Hodgkin lymphoma Read more

  • Goat milking hygiene

    Certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus, the most common type of bacteria found in goat milk, are responsible for diseases, such as mastitis in mammals and also stomach upset in humans. Read more

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