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The unbearable lightness of shrimp

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It is, we sometimes find; sitting here eating doughnuts and drinking sweet tea, easy to forget the innate cruelness of Nature. To us, the barbarism that 99.9% of species on this planet operate under seems a very distant truth.

There’s only one way to settle this

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Debate. It is, in so many ways, the bedrock of science. Without dissemination and, more importantly, critical analysis then findings become isolated – they wither on the vine.

We are feline good

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“Hits…we need more hits.” A cry oft heard from our Editor. Far from developing some kind of ‘Cowell complex’ as a string of terrified pop-wannabes are paraded in front of him – he is, rather more aptly, referring to online hits.

Statistically significant idiocy

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The New Year, a time to be candid – painfully so if necessary.

Merry Christmas…we think

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Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Tis the season to be jolly, etc etc.

What are you saying, exactly?

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Hidden messages. Could there be anything more innately conspiratorial? Books, films – entire cults even – have been based on the idea that within one form of document there nestles another.

There’s something you should know about dogs…

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There are times, dear reader, when the miasma of lethargy within which the Science Lite team ordinarily operates is blown away. Times when our collective attention is scruffed roughly and pulled to account.

Robot nightmares and the chocolate Doctor…

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Here at the Science Lite desk we’ve been inundated with research that is not only interesting and worthwhile, but also manages to shatter our illusions and have us quaking in our boots. Rather than just pick one, we’ve chosen to share our favourites with you…

Chairman of the bored…

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As a species we like to think we are conquerors of our own niche; that we could, if it came to it, outsmart our own extinction.

Do you suffer BICYCLE FACE?

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Don’t look like that…it’s a serious question. Because while it might sound like the best playground insult you have never heard of, it is a genuine medical condition.

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