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Op-Ed: Did viruses help create the human brain? Apparently, yes

Lund - New Swedish research has hit an intriguing, if rather stunning range of findings. Ancient viruses have had a lot to do with creating the brain’s neural networks. It seems viruses, natural DNA managers, have been shaping the human brain.

Researchers discover key antibiotic power of honey bee bacteria

Lund - A budding discovery courtesy of research teams at Lund University in Sweeden may open the door to defeating deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Scientists win 'Ig Nobel' prize for dung beetle navigation

A Swedish research team has won a coveted "Ig Nobel" prize - awarded by Harvard University for quirky discoveries "that make people laugh and then think" - for finding dung beetles can navigate their way home in the dark using the Milky Way as a guide.

Element 115 discovered in Sweden

Science's ever-growing body of chemical knowledge grew even bigger Tuesday when element 115 was discovered by scientists at Sweden's Lund University.

Research: Milky Way helps guide dung beetles

Humans have long used the stars to help find their way, and so have migrating birds – but dung beetles? Apparently so, according to new research.

Study: Meat-eating contributed to human conquering, domination

Stockholm - It seems if we were herbivores then we wouldn't be as advanced as we are today, at least according to a new study out of Sweden. The research found that carnivory contributed to human success and population growth.
 

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