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Scientist describes life on the ice in Greenland

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Slimy slugs inspire ‘potentially lifesaving’ medical glue

Image copyright SPL Image caption Slugs were the inspiration for a new kind of super-sticky bio glue A defensive mucus secreted by slugs has inspired a new kind of adhesive that could transform medicine, say scientists. The “bio-glue” is incredibly strong, moves with the body and crucially, sticks to wet surfaces. The team at Harvard

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Secrets of the world’s toughest creatures revealed

Image copyright SPL Genetic analyses of tardigrades has revealed some of the secrets of their incredible survival abilities. These tiny creatures, sometimes called water bears, can survive radiation, freezing, extreme dehydration and even the vacuum of space. Researchers have now decoded the DNA of two species of tardigrade and uncovered the genes that allow them

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