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Fossil beetles show true colours
Scientists develop a method to reconstruct the brilliant colours fossil beetles would have displayed when they crawled across the Earth millions of years ago.
Robocrab's wave woos the ladies
Researchers use robotic crabs to show that female fiddler crabs prefer males who can out wave their neighbours.
Chimpanzees' 66 gestures revealed
Wild chimpanzees use at least 66 distinct gestures to communicate with each other, according to scientists.
Database on how 'bees see world'
Researchers are being offered a glimpse of how bees may see flowers in all their ultra-violet glory, using a public database.
Firefighter's sight saved by lens op
A firefighter who feared losing her job when she developed cataracts has told of her joy after surgeons used cutting-edge technology to save her sight.
Deaf 'rewire brain' to see better
People deaf from birth may be able to reassign the area of their brain used for hearing to boost their sight, suggests a study.
Eyesight 'a cause' in fatal crash
One cause of an accident at a level crossing in which three people died may have been the quality of the car driver's eyesight.
Health Check: Potential treatment for degenerative eye condition
Doctors are trying a new procedure to treat Keratoconus, a degenerative condition of the eyes.
Lab made cornea offers new hope for restored vision
Custom-made 'biosynthetic' corneas can markedly improve vision in humans as well as donor corneas a new study reveals.
Surrey university baby lab researchers in new study
Researchers investigating babies' perceptions of the world are looking for families to help with a new study.
Bright sexy birds are poor fliers
Birds with the brightest feathers may pay a cost for their showmanship; they go on to become poor fliers.
Less attractive fish have 'better sperm'
In a study of tropical guppies, scientists have found that the less attractive males have "better sperm".
Bonobo chimps filmed shaking their head to 'say no'
Bonobos have been filmed appearing to 'say no' by shaking their heads, report scientists.
Sea snake's two-headed illusion
Venomous sea snakes use skin markings and movement to fool predators into thinking their tail is a second head, according to a study.
Press-ups key to lizard language
A robotic lizard has helped to unravel the secrets of how their real-life counterparts "talk" to one another.