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Researchers discover rat-eating monkeys acting as ‘pest control’ on Malaysia’s oil palm plantations

Macaques could reduce crop damage by rats from 10 per cent to less than 3 per cent, said researchers, equivalent to a gain of around $650 million per year.
A cross section of a tulip bud.

The best microscope photos of the year reveal a strange and hidden universe in astonishing detail

Nikon's Small World judges pore over thousands of photos each year to select the best. From fly eyes to jewel bearings, here are 40 of our favorites.
A cross section of a tulip bud.

The best microscope photos of the year reveal a strange and hidden universe in astonishing detail

Nikon Small World judges pore over thousands of pictures each year to select the best. From fly eyes to jewel bearings, here are 40 of our favorites.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk says the difference between human intellect and AI is comparable to the difference between chimpanzees and humans

According to Tesla and Neuralink CEO Elon Musk, artificial intelligence could be so much smarter than people that we don't even understand it.
The gene-edited lizard, top, and the control lizard were no bigger than a finger when they first hatched.

The world’s first gene-edited reptile is a finger-sized albino lizard

Scientists have successfully created the world's first gene-edited reptile using Crispr technology. It's a cute albino lizard no bigger than a finger.

The reason some people are left-handed could have nothing to do with the brain

The answer to why some people are left handed could lie in your spinal cord, according to some research.

Elephants can smell quantity, a study suggests. It’s a new level of olfactory prowess.

Elephants in a recent study picked out larger amounts of seeds by smell alone. Some could smell the difference between 150 and 180 sunflower seeds.

Elon Musk finally took the wraps off his new brain microchip company that plans to connect people’s brains to the internet by next year

Elon Musk's secretive brain microchip company held an event on Tuesday night detailing the work it's been doing. Here's everything we learned!

NTU scientists create new method to detect acute kidney failure early – and it could help stop the disease in its tracks

Current diagnostic platforms fail to detect the "early stage, pre-morbid changes" that underlie the disease, NTU said.

One-third of Americans admit that they don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. Here’s why you should.

Public restrooms are covered in fecal bacteria. The CDC recommends you wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds to stay clean.