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China has enjoyed an unprecedented gold rush of feathered dinosaur fossils – but how many are real?
A rare sea creature can teach us about the eye's evolution.
An intriguing look at a maligned bird.
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live on our planet.
A book about a parent's love for their ailing child.
A tree fungus exerts its effects by nourishing beneficial gut bacteria.
Science cannot explain why wind turbines cause sickness.
A groundbreaking medical trial has begun in South Africa.
The dubious vitamin industry investigated.
Blood cells found in fossilied bones might show how dinosaurs evolved into birds.
Thornbills mimic the distressed calls of other species to protect their young.
Startling anatomical discovery could inspire new treatments for Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases.
A gripping and sad tale of exploration and conservation.
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Norman Swan gets to the bottom of the data.