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A prominent US scientist has claimed researchers in Florida succeeded in breeding a human-chimp hybrid called a ‘humanzee’ in controversial, long-rumoured 1920s research. Evolutionary psychologist Gordon G. Gallup, Jr., who achieved renown for his pioneering mirror self-recognition experiments with animals in the 1970s, says a former university professor told him the hybrid creature was born
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It’s one of the most fascinating and well-built structures in existence, but researchers have shown that the Great Pyramid of Giza is actually lopsided, thanks to an error builders made during construction some 4,500 years ago.   This error has led to the west side of the pyramid being slightly longer than the east side,
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A skateboarding helmet with nonfunctional wires attached has nevertheless proven to have a powerful placebo effect – especially among people who describe themselves as spiritual.   Called the “God Helmet,” the device was found to deliver “extraordinary experiences” when participants were invited to try it at a three-day music festival in the Netherlands – but,
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Twelve years ago, a team of surgeons in France successfully completed the first-ever face transplant procedure. Unfortunately, seven years after the history-making surgery, the patient’s body rejected the transplant.   Since the rejection occurred, the patient has been living without a suitable alternative. In a risky move, surgeons decided to attempt to transplant a second
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Does your pooch eat poo? If it’s any consolation, he’s in extremely good company. In a new paper, veterinary researchers at University of California at Davis who surveyed thousands of dog owners found 16 percent of pups consume other canines’ faeces “frequently,” having been spotted doing it more than six times by their owners.