Read more about the article WEIGH TO GO: Woman With Tumour The Size Of A Human ‘Just Thought I Was Putting On Weight’
General surgeon Glaucio Boechat, poses with the 46 kilogram tumour, in Itaperuna, Brazil, undated. It was removed from a woman that arrived at the hospital in a serious condition, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. (@drglaucioboechat/Newsflash)

WEIGH TO GO: Woman With Tumour The Size Of A Human ‘Just Thought I Was Putting On Weight’

Surgeons have removed an astonishing 46-kilogramme tumour from a woman who thought she'd just been putting on weight. The tumour - about the same weight as a small person - was cut out during an emergency op on the 45-year-old patient, who is just 1.45 metres (4'9") tall. Before the…

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Read more about the article PEAK PERFORMANCE: Never Before Seen Mineral Found On Spanish Mountain
Picture shows a piece of the the mineral Ermeloite, undated. It was discovered in Mount Ermelo, Pontevedra, Spain. (USC/Newsflash)

PEAK PERFORMANCE: Never Before Seen Mineral Found On Spanish Mountain

A new mineral with a creamy white colour has been discovered on a mountain peak in Spain. Dubbed ‘Ermeloita’ in honour of the lush natural space in which it was found, the mineral was discovered on Mount Ermelo (Monte Ermelo) in the province of Pontevedra in the autonomous community of…

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FISHY BUSINESS: Scientists Create Fish-Shaped Robots To Absorb Microplastics

Scientists have created fish-shaped robots to swim around and collect microplastics from the oceans’ nooks and crannies. Microplastics, tiny plastic particles that can be harmful to marine animals when ingested, settle at the bottom of waterways and are hard to remove from the environment. Chinese scientists have developed a small,…

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Read more about the article BREATHTAKING: Scientists Develop Breath Check Security System
Breath odor-based individual authentication using an artificial olfactory sensor could become possible in the near future as represented by this artists rendering. (Kyushu University, Yanagida Lab/Newsflash)

BREATHTAKING: Scientists Develop Breath Check Security System

Biometric authentication could soon be revolutionised as scientists in Japan have developed a security tool which identifies people by their breath. Being able to fully rely on identity check systems is more crucial than ever for public institutions such as airports but also a wide variety of private companies. Researchers…

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Read more about the article SWARM-AGGEDDON: Alien Invader Wasp Threatens North America’s Forests With Females Capable Of Producing 1,000 Offspring
Sirex noctilio, also known as the Sirex woodwasp. (Flora Krivak-Tetley/Newsflash)

SWARM-AGGEDDON: Alien Invader Wasp Threatens North America’s Forests With Females Capable Of Producing 1,000 Offspring

A superwasp able to produce 1,000 offspring is threatening vast forests in North America, a new study has revealed. The Sirex woodwasp lays its eggs on pine trees in a mucus and a fungus that are both deadly to the host. The species - native to Asia, Europe an North…

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