Nose shape gene inherited from Neanderthals

Humans inherited genetic material from Neanderthals that affects the shape of our noses, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

Fermented coffee's fruity aromas demystified

Specialty coffees are gaining traction in coffeehouses around the world—and now a fermented version could bring a fruity taste to your morning cup of joe. This new kind of beverage has a raspberry-like taste and aroma, ...

Protecting little brown bats from white-nose syndrome

In a new study, researchers have found that little brown bats suffering from white-nose syndrome (WNS) greatly increased their foraging activity at artificial bug buffets. The buffets, located near hibernation sites, will ...

Take your pick: Aye-aye joins ranks of snot-eaters

When scientists caught the aye-aye on video using its strangely thin, eight-centimeter-long middle finger to deeply pick its nose, it pointed towards a larger mystery: why exactly do some animals eat their own snot?

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