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The world’s most dangerous venomous animals are all in Australia

Some of the world’s deadliest animals have venom that’s thousands of times more toxic than cyanide and can kill a human in minutes. Brown snakes, funnel web spiders, and the blue-ringed octopuses are among the animals that you do not want to mess with. We spoke with Steve Trim at […]
The world’s most dangerous venomous animals are all in Australia
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What really happens to your body when you get a brain freeze

Drinking cold beverages is a great way to fight off the summer heat but also can lead to a brain freeze. A brain freeze usually only lasts 20-30 seconds, but it can be painful. Scientists don’t know for sure what causes it, but they theorise that the sensation is triggered […]
What really happens to your body when you get a brain freeze
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This blood delivery drone is saving lives in remote areas

Following is a transcript of the video. This blood delivery drone is saving lives. Silicon Valley startup Zipline wants to change the way medical supplies are delivered. 95% of roads in Africa wash out every year. This makes it difficult for medical supply delivery in developing countries. Zipline’s drone can […]
This blood delivery drone is saving lives in remote areas
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CSL has been hit with a patent infringement claim

The US-based biotech Bioverativ has alleged patent infringements by Australian blood products giant CSL. Bioverativ has filed complaints in the US District Court for the District of Delaware and with the International Trade Commission. The company specialising in the treatment of haemophilia alleges that Idelvion, developed by CSL Behring, infringes […]
CSL has been hit with a patent infringement claim
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Why we have different blood types and why they matter

Blood types have been around for at least 20 million years. Scientists are still trying to figure out why there are so many, but these different blood types can have deadly downsides. Watch the video above to find out what makes a certain blood type right for one person, but […]
Why we have different blood types and why they matter
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CSL shares are being hammered

Shares CSL dropped hard after the blood products company posted a 10% fall in full year net profit to $US1.24 billion ($A1.6 billion). In early trade, they were down almost 8% to $A107.56. The top 10 Australian company by market capitalisation last year became the world’s second largest flu vaccine […]
CSL shares are being hammered
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This is what it’s like to eat an entire king cobra

VIDEO: There's a long list of contenders for the strangest thing Gunnar Garfors has eaten while travelling to every country in the world. But a king cobra snake in it's entirety -- even the blood -- takes the cake.
This is what it’s like to eat an entire king cobra
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Scientists Have Found An Ancient Fossilized Mosquito Full Of Blood

Researchers have just published an exciting find: a 46-million-year-old mosquito full of blood. Next stop “Jurassic Park”? Not so fast. The find is really interesting because it’s the first example of blood-feeding in these ancient insects. We hadn’t had clear evidence of when this began until now. They found the […]
Scientists Have Found An Ancient Fossilized Mosquito Full Of Blood
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‘Blood Rain’ May Cover The UK In Red This Weekend

[credit provider=”Wikipedia”] Something spooky is in store for this Halloween weekend in the United Kingdom. Weather forecasters are predicting something called “blood rain,” BBC News reports. “Blood rain” does not actually involve any blood, but gets its name from the red colour of the raindrops.
‘Blood Rain’ May Cover The UK In Red This Weekend
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Injections Of Young Blood Can Reverse Some Effects Of ageing

[credit provider=”Shutterstock”] It is rumoured that the late Kim Jong-il would inject himself with blood from healthy young virgins in a bid to slow the ageing process. Remarkably, the North Korean dictator might have been onto something. Experiments on mice have shown that it is possible to rejuvenate the brains […]
Injections Of Young Blood Can Reverse Some Effects Of ageing
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The Heartbreaking Story That Led This Doctor To Invent ‘Oxygen Foam’

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tch-boston.jpg”] In 2006, a young girl, only 9 months old, was in the hospital. She was suffering from an infection: viral pneumonia. In an instant everything went catastrophically awry when her lungs began filling with fluid.Within five minutes, her entire body was completely blocked off from oxygen in […]
The Heartbreaking Story That Led This Doctor To Invent ‘Oxygen Foam’
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How ‘Oxygen Foam’ Can Save People Who Aren’t Breathing

[credit provider=”D. Kunkel/Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.; D. Bell/Harvard University; J. Kheir/Children’s Hospital Boston; C. Porter/Chris Porter Illustration”] When a person can’t get enough oxygen through their lungs, they usually die. Each of our cells needs oxygen to survive, and when there’s just not enough around they stop working.
How ‘Oxygen Foam’ Can Save People Who Aren’t Breathing