Singapore scientists develop DNA altering technology

To alter DNA accurately will open more doors in the development of medicine that could help tackle human diseases currently with few treatment options.

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Vivaron haydeni – 212 million year-old reptile

An extinct reptile related to crocodiles that lived 212 million years ago in present day New Mexico has been named as a new species, Vivaron haydeni.

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Marsupial lion named after Sir David Attenborough

Fossil remains of a new tiny species of marsupial lion which prowled northern Australia about 18 million years ago have been unearthed in Riversleigh.

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August 2006 – 10 years ago

August 2006 saw Natascha Kampusch escape her kidnapper after eight years; saw the worse plane crash of the year; and saw Pluto lose its planet status.

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Namibian desert elephants pass on knowledge

Namibian desert elephants pass on survival skills, not mutations, and they should be protected so they can continue to do this.

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Adolphus Island creatures surviving cane toads

Endangered northern quolls and a range of reptile species are surviving on Adolphus Island near Wyndham, despite the presence of toxic cane toads.

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August 1996 – 20 years ago

August 1996 – Plane crashes that killed hundreds, 600 kids at the the Atlanta Olympics closing ceremony, the beginning of The Game of Thrones and more.

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Camouflage and the art of animal disappearance

Let’s just say you wouldn’t want to be a frog or a lizard and have to play hide-and-seek with your siblings. Animal camouflage at its most awesome.

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More than 85% of gold mined annually is used for jewellery.”