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Perth’s Puan named oldest orangutan in the world

The Perth Zoo in Australia says it has the oldest living Sumatran orangutan in the world, earning it a Guinness World Record. The 60-year-old...

A lesson in manners for modern children

Parents in Argentina are spending hundreds of dollars on etiquette lessons for their children. Aged between 6 and 13 the children are taught how...

Molecule that’s said to heal

Russian scientists claim they've developed a compound which accelerates the healing process in wounds as well as tackling viruses. They've produced a synthetic peptide...

Nasa ends year-long Mars simulation on Hawaii

A team of six people have completed a Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in near isolation for a year. Since 29 August...

New research centre to help endangered sea turtles

A new Australian turtle research centre is trying to work out why so many of the sea creatures are dying early, especially after storms....

UK patients fail to access new cancer treatments

Innovative cancer treatments available to patients in France, Germany and Canada are still not available to patients in the UK. Breast Cancer Now and...

Microscopic algae is on the menu

The latest food trend is microscopic. Tiny phytoplankton or microalgae are migrating from the sea to the lab before ending up on menus in...

Samsung unveils new iris-scanning Smartphone in Seoul

South Korean Smartphone maker Samsung is bringing its new Galaxy Note 7 device home to Seoul. The company's newest device will come with an...

Factfile about the Zika virus

With the Olympics now underway, doctors are offering advice and facts about the Zika virus and how to avoid it. The Rio Olympics are...

Doctors join forces to diagnose mystery disorders

A group of leading doctors in Australia are trying to work out the causes of various 'mysterious diseases'. They've come together in Perth to...