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Spider venom stroke therapy

March 21, 2017

Spider

Lethal venom from spiders could be used as a stroke therapy in the future.

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Supersize your brain

March 10, 2017

Memory

Strategies to train your brain can improve your memory.

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Pheromones fail for humans

March 8, 2017

couple

New evidence suggests that 'behaviour controlling' human pheromones don't exist.

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Sharp new eye in the sky

March 7, 2017

earth

A new European satellite - Sentinel-2B - has been launched into space.

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Collider gets makeover

March 2, 2017

LHC/CMS at CERN

One of the Large Hadron Collider's experiments has undergone an upgrade.

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Biggest bacterial threats named

March 1, 2017

E. coli bacteria

The 12 most urgent targets for new antibiotics have been identified.

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Seven Earth-sized planets found

February 23, 2017

planets

Seven Earth-sized planets have been discovered orbiting one star.

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Donate your brain

February 17, 2017

Brains

Scientists have launched an appeal for more brains to be donated for research.

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Hunting for rogue planets

February 10, 2017

Milky Way galaxy

A hundred billion planets may roam the Milky Way.

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Graphene from soya beans

February 9, 2017

The atomic structure of graphene

Scientists in Australia have learned to make graphene using soya bean oil.

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Teaching your cells to fight cancer

February 3, 2017

Cell culture

A patient's own cells could be made to deliver anti-cancer drugs.

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One small step for computing

February 2, 2017

Close-up of an electronic control unit

Scientists plan to build a massive quantum computer.

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Immune system could cause psychosis

December 8, 2016

Brain

Psychotic symptoms could be caused by antibodies that attack cells in the brain.

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Caesarean evolution

December 6, 2016

Baby

Caesarean births are affecting how our bodies evolve because more women survive childbirth.

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Bacteria cure food poisoning

November 24, 2016

Bacteria

Scientists have found that predatory bacteria could be used to combat food poisoning.

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Pluto's 'slushy ocean'

November 17, 2016

Pluto ice

There may be an ocean hidden under Pluto's heart-shaped icecap.

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Phones reveal owner's lifestyle

November 15, 2016

phones

Molecules found on people's mobiles reveal information about the owner's lifestyle.

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Wanted: new home for mega-telescope

October 31, 2016

Mauna Kea

A new telescope may have to move its location because of local opposition.

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Mars probe malfunction

October 20, 2016

Schiaparelli parachute

A Mars probe's landing hasn't gone as planned.

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Sweet potato wins World Food Prize

October 13, 2016

Sweet Potato

Added vitamin A makes sweet potato a life-saver for millions.

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Mars probe set to touch down

October 12, 2016

Mars Dust

A probe is getting ready to land on Mars next week, whatever the weather.

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Nobel Prize for exotic matter

October 5, 2016

Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three British scientists.

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First 'three-parent baby' born

September 29, 2016

mitochondria

The first baby conceived using a controversial new method of fertilisation has been born.

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Pluto's heart of ice

September 20, 2016

Pluto

Scientists have used climate simulations to find out how Pluto got its heart-shaped glacier.

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Moon affects earthquakes

September 12, 2016

moon

The gravitational pull of the Moon can make earthquakes stronger and more deadly.

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Great Plague DNA discovered

September 8, 2016

DNA test

DNA scientists found in a burial pit is from bacteria that caused the Great Plague.

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DNA sequenced in space

September 1, 2016

ISS

An astronaut has analysed DNA on the International Space Station for the first time.

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Nuclear activity defines new age

August 30, 2016

nuclear test site

Scientists are searching for a 'marker' to define a new epoch in Earth's history.

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Earth-like planet could harbour life

August 25, 2016

European Extremely Large Telescope

A newly discovered Earth-sized planet might be ideal for supporting life.

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Scientists alter bacteria DNA

August 22, 2016

bacteria

Scientists have changed multiple 'letters' of a bacterium's DNA code for the first time.

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Eye test for Parkinson's

August 18, 2016

ophthalmologist

Scientists might be able to find early signs of Parkinson's disease in eye tests.

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Best brain map created

July 21, 2016

Updated brain map

Nearly 100 new brain areas have been revealed.

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Massive helium supply found

June 30, 2016

Balloons

A reserve of rare helium gas has been found in Tanzania.

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Tim Peake welcomed home

June 28, 2016

Tim Peake

The first British astronaut to board the International Space Station has returned from his six-month mission.

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In or out for science

June 13, 2016

Lab

The outcome of the EU referendum could affect UK science.

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New elements named

June 9, 2016

periodic table

Names for four new chemical elements have been proposed - nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson.

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627 Likes | No comments

Growing organs

June 7, 2016

Pig

Scientists are trying to grow human organs in pigs.

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Scientists want GM rules loosened

May 24, 2016

Wheat field

Should the regulations on genetically modified organisms be so strict?

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New Earth-like planets found

May 12, 2016

newplanet

NASA's Kepler space telescope has found nine potentially habitable planets.

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Lab-grown embryo sets record

May 5, 2016

Embryo

Scientists have succeeded in keeping a human embryo alive in a lab for two weeks.

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Breast cancer breakthrough

May 3, 2016

DNA

Scientists say that all the genes linked to breast cancer have been identified.

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Watching the Earth

April 26, 2016

Earth from Space

New satellites can map the Earth every six days.

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New use for the Large Hadron Collider

April 21, 2016

Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider could be used in new and unexpected ways.

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Exploding stars affect Earth

April 14, 2016

Supernova

Traces from exploding stars have been found in the sea floor.

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It's rocket science

April 14, 2016

Planting

Schoolchildren are growing rocket seeds that have been to space.

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Big data finds lucky 13

April 12, 2016

DNA

A massive study has found 13 people who are immune to a serious genetic disorder.

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Watching paint dry

March 24, 2016

Paint

By observing how paint separates as it dries, scientists are learning how to make better sunscreens.

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Rainbow fish

March 22, 2016

Zebrafish

A rainbow-skinned fish is helping scientists study how wounds heal.

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Hunting for life on Mars

March 17, 2016

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter

The first stage of the ExoMars mission has been launched to the Red Planet.

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Hubble finds furthest galaxy

March 8, 2016

DistantGalaxy

The space telescope has discovered a new record-breaking distant galaxy.

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Moody mornings

February 24, 2016

alarm clock

Scientists have found a DNA link between sleep patterns and mood.

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Gravitational waves of excitement

February 12, 2016

A Simulation of Two Black Holes Merging

Scientists have found gravitational waves, a century after Einstein predicted them.

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Zika's research challenge

February 9, 2016

Mosquito

Scientists strongly suspect a link between the Zika virus and microcephaly - but have yet to prove it.

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Gene editing permitted in the UK

February 2, 2016

DNA magnifying glass

Scientists are to be allowed to make changes to embryos' DNA.

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Finding an invisible planet

January 21, 2016

Planet IX

Astronomers have found evidence of an extra planet in our Solar System.

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Hawking warns humankind

January 19, 2016

stephen hawking

Stephen Hawking has a warning about the Earth's future.

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Taking a Peake outside

January 15, 2016

Spacewalk

British astronaut Tim Peake is to go on a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk.

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Fake science makes a point

January 12, 2016

crying baby

A fake study shows the importance of personal knowledge.

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How nuclear is North Korea?

January 7, 2016

Caution Radiation Sign

Researchers are investigating North Korea's claim to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.

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Four new elements, for sure

January 5, 2016

Periodic Table

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table.

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The case for eyewitness testimony

December 21, 2015

police tape

Psychologists have found that eyewitnesses' initial confidence when identifying a suspect is crucial.

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A Peake in British space travel

December 15, 2015

Tim

British astronaut Tim Peake has begun his six-month mission to the International Space Station.

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Mysterious dust

December 10, 2015

Dust Storm

How does dust affect our climate?

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Launching LISA

December 4, 2015

Launch of LISA

The European Space Agency has launched its LISA mission to look for gravity ripples.

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Back to the Dark Ages?

November 19, 2015

antibiotic resistance

Scientists have found bacteria that can't be killed by our last-resort antibiotic.

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Hunting for distant planets

November 12, 2015

Exoplanet

Scientists have discovered a new Earth-sized exoplanet 39 light years away.

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Why are we here?

November 6, 2015

Our young universe

Scientists have moved one step closer to understanding our universe.

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Fussing over fusion

October 29, 2015

Sun/Chema

A new experimental German reactor could open the door to nuclear fusion.

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247 Likes | 1 comments

Meet Kerberos

October 23, 2015

Kerberos

An image of Kerberos, one of Pluto's tiny moons, has finally been returned to Earth by the New Horizons probe.

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Sites set on Mars

October 21, 2015

Mars

The ExoMars rover team have chosen the landing site for their 2018 mission to Mars.

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A Nobel discovery

October 8, 2015

DNA

Scientists who discovered how our bodies repair DNA have won this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Salty water on Mars?

September 29, 2015

Mars by Hubble

Scientists believe that seasonal streaks on the surface of Mars show evidence of liquid salt water.

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Calling time on early starts

September 10, 2015

sleep

Scientists say a later start to the school day for teenagers could improve their performance.

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378 Likes | No comments

Robots 10.0

August 13, 2015

robots

Engineers have developed robots that can evolve by themselves.

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Duck-shaped comet

August 11, 2015

Duck

Scientists may have found out why comet 67P is shaped like a rubber duck.

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Awesome auroras

July 30, 2015

northern lights

Astronomers have found auroras, like Earth's northern lights, outside the Solar System.

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Anybody out there?

July 21, 2015

Listening

Stephen Hawking is backing a new search for intelligent extraterrestrial life.

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760 Likes | No comments

Not what it says on the tin

July 14, 2015

Pills

Some food supplements might include unexpected ingredients.

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811 Likes | No comments

Pluto in view

July 9, 2015

Pluto

NASA's New Horizons probe is getting closer to Pluto...

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1178 Likes | No comments

Satellite to watch crops

June 23, 2015

food crops/space

A satellite to monitor our world’s food crops has been launched into space.

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Controversial construction

June 22, 2015

TMT

A giant new telescope is to be built - but its location is controversial.

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Energetic bacteria

June 17, 2015

Moisture on a window

Researchers have harnessed energy from bacteria that move when they get wet.

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Philae awakens

June 15, 2015

Philae

The Philae space probe that landed on comet 67P has reactivated after months off line.

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192 Likes | No comments

Down to Earth

June 12, 2015

ISS over USA

Three ISS astronauts have returned to Earth, including record-breaker Samantha Cristoforetti.

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EU animal testing

June 4, 2015

Rabbit

The European Commission has rejected a proposal to end animal testing.

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120 Likes | No comments

LHC returns

June 3, 2015

Supernovae

The new, improved Large Hadron Collider has produced its first data in two years.

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Put stereotypes to sleep

May 29, 2015

sleep

Neuroscientists in Chicago say they can reduce people's unconscious sexism and racism.

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Predictable pandemics

May 20, 2015

Fruit bat

Scientists have created a computer program that might identify new disease-carrying animals.

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Space seeds

May 19, 2015

Seedling

British schoolchildren are to take part in a space food experiment.

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Strong hands, strong heart

May 14, 2015

hand grip

Your hand's grip strength could indicate how healthy your heart is.

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Seeing inside chocolate

May 11, 2015

Chocolate

Scientists have determined how chocolate forms its unappetising white coating, using X-rays.

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LHC collides again

May 6, 2015

Solenoid

The Large Hadron Collider has made its first test collision after two years of upgrade work.

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70 Likes | No comments

Happy birthday, Hubble!

April 24, 2015

Hubble's 25th anniversary

The Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 today.

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329 Likes | No comments

Mosquito attraction

April 23, 2015

Mosquito

Our genes could be the reason mosquitoes find some of us more attractive than others.

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Could your videos help scientists?

April 20, 2015

Cave Graffiti

Scientists in Germany are using tourists' YouTube videos to measure water levels in a cave.

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Creepy-crawly rescue robots?

April 17, 2015

Octopus crawling

A new video of a creeping octopus could inspire flexible robot designs.

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290 Likes | No comments

A good night's sleep

April 16, 2015

banana sleeping

People with breathing difficulties during sleep are more likely to suffer memory problems sooner.

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550 Likes | No comments

Origin of the Moon

April 9, 2015

Earth and moon

Scientists have moved a step closer to explaining how the Moon came to be.

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245 Likes | No comments

Human gene editing moves closer

April 2, 2015

Staphylococcus aureus

A new discovery brings the possibility of gene editing in humans one step closer.

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195 Likes | No comments

Space ants perform in orbit

March 31, 2015

Ants

Ants sent to the International Space Station still worked as a team, even as they experienced weightlessness.

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291 Likes | No comments

Space and the human body

March 30, 2015

space

Scientists hope a year-long mission will help us understand the effects that longer stays in space have on the human body.

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338 Likes | No comments

Icelanders' DNA deduced

March 26, 2015

DNA

Researchers have deduced the human genetic code for the nation of Iceland.

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224 Likes | No comments

Northern lights on Mars

March 19, 2015

aurora

Northern lights like those on Earth have been observed on Mars.

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608 Likes | No comments

Breast-feeding may increase IQ

March 18, 2015

Business baby pointing

A long-term study has pointed to a link between breast-feeding and intelligence.

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376 Likes | No comments

Our neighbour in space

March 12, 2015

planet

Researchers have found that an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star is a similar size to Earth.

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470 Likes | No comments

Beaten at our own games

February 26, 2015

Lego computer

An AI has learned to play some classic games and win.

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706 Likes | 3 comments

Peanut allergy preventable?

February 24, 2015

Peanuts

Peanut products consumed as a child could cut allergies later in life.

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229 Likes | No comments

Limpet teeth beat spider silk

February 18, 2015

Limpet

New tests show limpet teeth are the strongest natural material in the world.

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361 Likes | No comments

Green light for three-parent babies

February 4, 2015

Baby

MPs have approved a fertility treatment that incorporates DNA from three people.

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131 Likes | No comments

Teen sleep

February 3, 2015

Bed

Researchers have shown that teenagers' sleep suffers when they use electronic devices at bedtime.

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217 Likes | No comments

Artificial intelligence threat

January 29, 2015

Robot

Researchers are divided on whether intelligent machines are a threat to us.

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306 Likes | No comments

Ancient solar system spotted

January 28, 2015

Exoplanets

Kepler telescope data has revealed a solar system 11.2 billion years old.

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321 Likes | No comments

Explosive science

January 27, 2015

explosion

Scientists reveal the real science behind metal explosions.

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473 Likes | No comments

No escape for GM bugs

January 22, 2015

Bugs

Scientists have created a strain of bacteria that can't survive in nature.

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257 Likes | No comments

Mud drugs

January 20, 2015

Mud Flow

Scientists are asking the public to help them find new drugs in exotic dirt.

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241 Likes | No comments

Birds help solve weight puzzle

January 14, 2015

drones

Scientists have developed a device that can measure a bird's weight in flight.

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181 Likes | No comments

Computers judge personality

January 13, 2015

questionnaire

Researchers have shown computers can predict our personalities - perhaps better than our friends and family can.

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130 Likes | No comments

Spinning stars show their age

January 6, 2015

Sun

Astronomers can now tell the age of stars by measuring how fast they spin.

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84 Likes | No comments

Mars methane hints at life

December 16, 2014

Curiosity

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected bursts of methane that hint at the presence of life.

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419 Likes | No comments

Food made more filling

December 11, 2014

Food

Scientists have created an ingredient that helps people feel full.

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450 Likes | No comments

Mind-controlled prosthetics

November 26, 2014

Brain

Brain implants that control prosthetic limbs could soon have their own safety regulations.

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188 Likes | No comments

Historic comet landing

November 13, 2014

Landing

The European Space Agency has successfully landed a robot on a comet.

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216 Likes | No comments

Pet dogs in life-extending experiment

October 29, 2014

Old Dog

Scientists are proposing to trial life-extending drugs in people's pet dogs.

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245 Likes | No comments

What makes a charismatic voice?

October 29, 2014

Whisper

Scientists say they've discovered the secret of a charismatic voice.

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140 Likes | No comments

Genes linked to violent crime

October 28, 2014

man lying on the ground

A study has identified genes linked to violent crime.

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164 Likes | No comments

Housefly: friend or foe?

October 14, 2014

Housefly

Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the common housefly.

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Trap greenhouse gas for a million years

October 14, 2014

Volcano Cloud

A new study shows that carbon dioxide can be trapped underground for a million years.

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221 Likes | 1 comments

Better sleep for better grades

October 9, 2014

Sleepy

A trial is going to see whether extra sleep improves teenagers' GCSE grades.

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185 Likes | No comments

New solar storm centre opens

October 8, 2014

Sunspots

The Met Office today opened a new centre to monitor solar storms.

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420 Likes | No comments

Giant square on the Moon

October 1, 2014

Moon

NASA space probes have revealed a surprisingly square giant volcano on the Moon.

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524 Likes | No comments

Nice view of Mars

September 25, 2014

Mars

India's low-cost Mars orbiter is returning amazing images of the planet.

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164 Likes | No comments

Cosmic inflation and dust

September 22, 2014

space

Researchers may have misjudged the amount of dust in the cosmic inflation discovery earlier this year.

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74 Likes | No comments

Hacking away at plants

September 18, 2014

Tabacco plant

Scientists are hacking plant cells to encourage crops to grow faster.

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139 Likes | No comments

Rosetta landing site

September 16, 2014

Primary landing site

The Rosetta mission team have chosen a landing site on comet 67P.

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115 Likes | No comments

House-sized asteroid

September 8, 2014

Meteor

A house-sized asteroid is passing close to Earth.

News

170 Likes | 2 comments

Space geckos die in orbit

September 3, 2014

Gecko

Five geckos in a sex experiment on a satellite orbiting Earth have died.

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215 Likes | 1 comments

Memory manipulation

August 27, 2014

Brain

Lab mice have had their emotional memories of places manipulated.

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226 Likes | No comments

When did Saturn get its rings?

August 19, 2014

Saturn UV

New dust data suggests that Saturn's rings could be much older than we thought.

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401 Likes | No comments

Simple sums change your brain

August 18, 2014

Child counting with their fingers

Scientists now understand how part of the brain changes as we get better at sums.

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264 Likes | No comments

GM flies to the rescue

August 13, 2014

Fruit fly

Researchers want to use GM flies as a type of pest control.

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318 Likes | No comments

Comet caught by rapid Rosetta

August 6, 2014

Rosetta Comet

Today, for the first time ever, a spacecraft will begin to enter orbit around a comet.

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163 Likes | No comments

First impressions

July 29, 2014

Face

Scientists have linked small changes in facial features to our first impressions.

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370 Likes | No comments

Early-bird honesty

July 17, 2014

Early Bird

A study suggests early risers are less honest at night.

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263 Likes | No comments

DNA buddies?

July 15, 2014

Circle of friends

Friends may be more genetically similar than strangers.

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502 Likes | No comments

Double comet surprise

July 15, 2014

Rosetta

New images from comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta reveal that it's closing in on a double comet.

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126 Likes | No comments

Rise in animal testing

July 10, 2014

brown mouse

Animal testing is on the rise despite attempts to reduce it.

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261 Likes | No comments

First Scottish satellite lifts off

July 8, 2014

Soyuz

The first satellite made in Scotland has been successfully launched into orbit.

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163 Likes | No comments

Neuroscience project sparks anger

July 7, 2014

Neon brain

The Human Brain Project is under fire from neuroscientists.

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242 Likes | No comments

Measure gravity to predict floods

July 7, 2014

Flood

Researchers show how gravity measurements can help predict flooding.

News

139 Likes | No comments

Your thoughts or pain?

July 3, 2014

Shock

A study has shown people preferred electric shocks to their own thoughts.

News

247 Likes | No comments

What motivates you for longer?

July 2, 2014

Motivate

Researchers studied army cadets to find out about long-term motivation.

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184 Likes | No comments

Supercooling organs could aid transplants

June 30, 2014

Organ donor

Researchers may have found a way to keep transplant organs fresh for longer.

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88 Likes | No comments

£10 million to fight antibiotic resistance

June 26, 2014

Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance research has won the £10 million Longitude Prize.

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222 Likes | No comments

Too much light for a telescope?

June 18, 2014

Gaia

A galaxy mapping telescope will see less stars than hoped.

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1 Likes | No comments

Getting water from thin air

June 16, 2014

Beetle with water droplet

Inspired by desert beetles, scientists have created an object that collects water from thin air.

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2522 Likes | No comments

Will sunscreen protect you?

June 12, 2014

sunburn

A study shows that sunscreen alone is not enough to protect against skin cancer.

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329 Likes | No comments

Regretful rats

June 9, 2014

Rat in jar

Researchers have found evidence that rats regret bad decisions.

News

281 Likes | No comments

Why do we sleep?

June 6, 2014

Sleeping Man

Brain connections important for memory are created during sleep.

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462 Likes | No comments

Do men feel more pain?

June 3, 2014

Man with head in hands

Men seem to feel more pain than women after major surgery.

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204 Likes | No comments

Are you paying attention?

May 25, 2014

Texting whilst cycling

Kids may not be intentionally ignoring their parents when they are preoccupied.

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283 Likes | 1 comments

X-raying dinosaurs

May 22, 2014

dinosaur

Combining intense X-ray beams with a pinhole camera allows researchers to get an amazing new look at fossils.

News

728 Likes | 1 comments

Watching neurons at work

May 18, 2014

Neuron image

Researchers reveal a video showing the neurons of a worm firing in real time.

News

409 Likes | No comments

Recovery from radiation

May 15, 2014

Radioactive

Could a new drug help prevent the terrible side effects caused by exposure to radiation?

News

471 Likes | No comments

A brand-new form of DNA

May 9, 2014

Synthetic DNA

Scientists have created bacteria with an extended genetic code using newly designed DNA molecules.

News

251 Likes | 2 comments

Rock-paper-science

May 2, 2014

RPS

People playing rock-paper-scissors follow patterns that can be predicted.

News

506 Likes | No comments

Men stress mice

April 29, 2014

Rat being held by researcher

Mice and rats have higher stress levels when handled by men rather than women, possibly altering study results.

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Does low blood sugar cause marital strife?

April 16, 2014

Voodoo doll

Low blood sugar may cause aggression in married couples.

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364 Likes | No comments

Dark matter experiment to start

April 8, 2014

Hubble's Dark Matter Map

Scientists will plumb secrets of the universe in an abandoned gold mine.

News

603 Likes | No comments

First synthetic yeast chromosome

March 28, 2014

DNA

Scientists have created SynIII, the first synthetic chromosome for yeast.

News

191 Likes | 1 comments

Engineered cells can build the future

March 26, 2014

protein synthesis

A team of scientists at MIT are building complex structures grown from engineered cells.

News

492 Likes | No comments

Satellite data helps track missing plane

March 25, 2014

plane

New analysis of satellite data shows that flight MH370 flew south across the Indian Ocean.

News

492 Likes | No comments

Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells?

March 20, 2014

Asleep

Not getting enough sleep may cause a permanent loss of brain cells.

News

581 Likes | 2 comments

DNA-derived mugshot

March 20, 2014

Faces

People's genes can be used to predict their facial structure.

News

331 Likes | No comments

Big Bang signal spotted

March 18, 2014

Universe

Scientists have made an astonishing discovery supporting the Big Bang theory.

News

472 Likes | 1 comments

You had me at 'hello'

March 13, 2014

Hello

Can the way we say 'hello' cause people to form opinions about our personality?

News

107 Likes | No comments

Flour, earthquakes and lightning?

March 6, 2014

Flour

Scientists used flour to show that earthquakes may cause lightning.

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Dogs understand human noises

February 21, 2014

Dog MRI

Brain scans show that dogs are attuned to emotional human noises.

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Monkey master mind

February 18, 2014

Monkey

One monkey's brain has been used to control the body of another.

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Beautiful maths

February 13, 2014

Euler

Beautiful equations evoke an emotional response in mathematicians' brains.

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Gamers in real-world experiment

January 28, 2014

Picture of finger on computer key

A computer game connects online players to a real laboratory.

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Wide eyes tell your future

January 23, 2014

Pupil Eye

People's pupil size can predict a choice they're about to make.

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Comet-chaser due to awaken

January 20, 2014

Rosetta

Today, the comet-chasing Rosetta probe is due to awaken from a lengthy slumber.

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The friend zone

January 7, 2014

friends texting

A small study of students suggests our number of friends stays constant.

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A-plus genes?

December 13, 2013

genes and grades

A new study says variation in exam performance is, currently, a result of genetics.

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Bacterial food critics

December 11, 2013

Bacteria

Microbiologists are surprised to see how fast gut bacteria adapt to changes in diet.

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China's Lunar rover blasts off

December 2, 2013

Moon lander

The 'Jade Rabbit' rover launched on Sunday to study the lunar landscape

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Quantum record set

November 15, 2013

Quantum blob

A new world record for quantum computing has been set.

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CFCs linked to climate change

November 11, 2013

spray can

Climate scientists have found a link between CFC use and global temperature changes.

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Mutant mega-mice

November 8, 2013

mice

Small genetic changes can enable mice to regrow body parts.

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India joins the race to Mars

November 6, 2013

Mars

India has launched a spacecraft that will orbit Mars.

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Checkouts checking you out

November 4, 2013

Checkouts checking you out

Supermarkets will use facial recognition software to target adverts at queuing customers.

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A galaxy far, far away

October 24, 2013

galaxy

A team of astronomers have located the most distant galaxy ever found.

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Science shutdown risks lives

October 11, 2013

Petri dish with black growths

Scientists fear the US government shutdown is putting their work, and people's lives, at risk.

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Higgs boson wins Nobel

October 9, 2013

Part of the large hadron collider

The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to the scientists who predicted the Higgs boson.

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Fusion power first

October 8, 2013

Turquoise sun

Researchers at a US lab are on the way to achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion.

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Crystal ball for babies

October 4, 2013

Close-up of brown-eyed child.

A test that can predict a child's traits based on the parents' genetic information has been patented.

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Chemo – yes or no?

September 26, 2013

Chemotherapy

A new test can help doctors predict which breast cancer patients will need chemotherapy

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Sleep your fears away

September 23, 2013

Sleeping Boy

Scientists find we can get over fearful memories while sound asleep.

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A rhythm for language?

September 18, 2013

Children playing a glockenspiel

A sense of rhythm could enhance language skills.

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Bring your own beer goggles

September 16, 2013

Two people in a bar

A team of scientists find that the 'beer goggle' effect makes the drinker feel more attractive as well.

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Big testicles, bad parent?

September 10, 2013

Big red balls

A study suggests men's parenting ability is linked to testicle size.

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Fukushima readings hit new high

September 5, 2013

Radiation Protective suit

Radiation levels are higher than ever, but authorities still say they can be 'easily contained’.

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Labs test for Syrian chemical attacks

September 4, 2013

Syrian Flag

The evidence from the chemical attack in Syria is being tested in the lab.

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Bad sleep in focus

September 2, 2013

An image of a man sleeping on a train

Poor sleepers can't stop their minds wandering, even in focused tests, a new study shows.

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Scientists grow mini brains

August 30, 2013

Jelly brain

Scientists have grown miniature brains that resemble those of nine-week-old fetuses.

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Mice who don't get anxious

August 30, 2013

Cute mouse

Researchers have developed a way to subdue anxiety in mice.

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Sluggish seven-year-olds

August 22, 2013

Young girl jumping off a climbing gym at a playground

One in two seven-year-olds in the UK fail to achieve just one hour of physical activity a day.

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The sight of music

August 20, 2013

Bjork singing

The appearance of a musical performance is more important than the sound, a new study shows.

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Near-death experiences

August 13, 2013

Hospital Corridor

Have researchers in the US uncovered the cause of near-death experiences?

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Full Moon keeping you awake?

July 26, 2013

moon

Researchers have found that a full Moon makes it harder to nod off.

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To Mars and beyond?

July 24, 2013

mars

Scientists have come up with a plan to send a team to Mars using existing technology.

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Practise life in a virtual world

June 24, 2013

social anxiety

Researchers are using virtual scenarios to help people with social anxiety.

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Government: GM food is safe

June 21, 2013

wheat

The Environment Secretary says it is beyond doubt that GM food is safe.

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Bling up those bacteria

June 20, 2013

silver flecks

A sprinkle of silver could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

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Hold your applause

June 19, 2013

girl clapping

A study claims that the length of applause is not related to the quality of a performance.

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Raiders of the lost Arc

June 10, 2013

brain pad scribble

Researchers studying the Arc protein hope to fight neurological diseases.

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Illuminating compulsive behaviour

June 7, 2013

cleaning lady

Scientists have used light to trigger and halt obsessive behaviour in mice.

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Fat thanks to mum or gran?

June 6, 2013

fat kid

Experts suggest overweight mothers pass on risks of obesity to their grandchildren rather than their children.

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Cut out the chemicals?

June 5, 2013

pregnant lady sillouhette

New advice to pregnant women suggests they should avoid many chemicals found in everyday products.

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Stem cells for strokes

May 28, 2013

brain tissue

An early clinical trial of stem-cell treatment for stroke patients has seen positive results.

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Cold wives tale proves true

May 21, 2013

woman sneezing

US researchers have found out why the common cold occurs more often in winter.

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Ground control to Major Tim

May 20, 2013

International Space Station

Major Tim Peake is the first 'official' British astronaut.

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Shocking at maths?

May 17, 2013

electric brain

Painless brain stimulation could make you better at maths.

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Gut microbe could fight fat

May 14, 2013

chips

Belgian researchers have found that gut microbes help control obesity in mice.

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WHO warns on coronavirus

May 13, 2013

virus

The deadly novel coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person.

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Malaria-resistant mosquitoes?

May 10, 2013

mosquito

US scientists have bred mosquitoes that are resistant to malaria parasites.

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HAMLET versus MRSA

May 2, 2013

milk

A protein complex found in breast milk could help us treat MRSA and other drug-resistant infections.

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Ads that watch you

May 1, 2013

big brother eye

Advances in eye-tracking technology could have big implications for our privacy.

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Can viruses heal heart muscle?

April 30, 2013

clay heart

A new clinical trial will use genetically engineered viruses to mend ailing heart muscle.

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Pesticides banned to save bees

April 29, 2013

bee

The EU will ban pesticides thought to harm honeybees.

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Smart skin for sensitive robots?

April 26, 2013

robot cat

Robots might one day use 'smart skin' to experience the human sense of touch.

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