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Bristlecone pines

Marnie Chesterton

BBC Radio Science Unit

Mayflies live for a day, humans live a century - if we’re lucky - but what is the oldest living organism on the planet?

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Research reveals the toxic secret of the fang blenny's pain-free bite

Research reveals the toxic secret behind the fang blenny's pain-free bite.

Why do whales get stranded?

Researchers in the US are working with dolphins in an effort to work out why closely related whale species in the wild strand themselves on land.