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Tag: Scientist

Why scientists want to kill Pablo Escobar’s hippos

A group of hippos originally imported by Escobar to his private zoo decades ago has multiplied. Image credits - ArtTower / Pixabay

A group of hippos originally imported by Escobar to his private zoo decades ago has multiplied and, according to scientists, is now spreading through one of the country's main waterways - the River Magdalena. Last month, a study published in the Biological Conservation journal said culling the animals was the only way to mitigate their environmental impact.

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Scientists discover new organ in throat that may be important for cancer treatment

The study, published in the journal Radiotherapy and Oncology, confirmed the presence of the glands after examining at least 100 patients. (Photo: The Netherlands Cancer Institute)

October 22 ( India Today) - Scientists in the Netherlands have discovered a new organ, a set of salivary glands set deep in the upper part of the throat, Livescience reported. The "accidental" discovery was made when researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute were using a combination of CT scans and positron emission tomography (PET) scans called PSMA PET-CT to study ...

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