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There May Be A Silver Lining To Those Dead Whales On UK Beaches

There May Be A Silver Lining To Those Dead Whales On UK Beaches

Last month, quite beachfront communities on both sides of the North Sea were rocked by the sight of sperm whales washing up dead on their shores. It was one of the largest strandings in recent history — but according to marine biologists, there may be an upside.

These Budding Pigeon Pathologists Can Read Your Next Mammogram

These Budding Pigeon Pathologists Can Read Your Next Mammogram

There’s a long, colourful history of using pigeons in research, particularly in the behavioural and psychological sciences. Now scientists have trained a flock of pigeons to be feathered pathologists, able to spot telltale signs of breast cancer in medical images nearly as well as their human counterparts.