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Chilean Olympic weightlifter Elizabeth Poblete has given birth to a baby boy during a training session, without having known she was pregnant.

2009-12-15

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The image shows an Asian weaver ant hanging upside down on a glass-like surface and holding a 500mg (0.02oz) weight in its jaws.

2010-02-20

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The results showed that as BMI increased, brain volume decreased - a finding that has been reported in other studies. But the findings also showed a closer connection between abdominal fat and the risk of dementia. The link between visceral fat around the central organs and smaller brain volume was independent of overall weight.

2010-05-20

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A group of Spanish researchers says evolution favours small, light males because they can more easily traverse thin strands of silk.

2010-08-03

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In a heavily-guarded, subterranean vault on the outskirts of Paris is a lump of metal about the size of a plum.

2007-11-09

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