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Shark-inspired drug may help treat fibrosis, researchers say

January 29, 2017 - 10:48pm
Australian researchers hope an antibody found in sharks may help treat an incurable lung disease.
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UK 'need not fear electricity blackouts' says ex-National Grid boss

January 29, 2017 - 7:04pm
The man who ran National Grid for a decade says news stories raising blackout fears should stop.
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Amazon Reef: First images of new coral system

January 29, 2017 - 10:01am
Huge coral system reef where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean was discovered last year.
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Researchers seek evidence on gardens and well-being

January 29, 2017 - 9:35am
A project aims to investigate the social case for gardens and what impact they have on well-being.
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New mercury threat to oceans from climate change

January 27, 2017 - 11:34pm
Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers.
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Seeds offer clue to domesticated plants' larger size

January 27, 2017 - 7:08pm
The seeds of domesticated plants could offer clues as to why cultivated crops are larger than their wild cousins, a study suggests.
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Australia's 'fairy possum' faces uncertain future

January 27, 2017 - 10:38am
A tiny possum, an emblem of the state of Victoria in Australia, is rapidly heading towards extinction, say scientists.
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Claim made for hydrogen 'wonder material'

January 27, 2017 - 5:36am
US scientists draw controversy as they claim to have fulfilled the decades-long quest to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal.
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'Pink girly toys don't deter women from engineering'

January 27, 2017 - 12:05am
Meet the Sellafield engineer who says playing with pink toys will not deter girls from science careers.
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Uncovering the secrets of North America's largest diamond

January 26, 2017 - 9:26pm
Canada has unearthed the biggest diamond ever found in North America - the Foxfire.
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World Bank loan scheme 'failing clean energy'

January 26, 2017 - 6:45pm
World Bank funding is being used to subsidise fossil fuel projects at the expense of cleaner options, a study reports but it is a claim strongly disputed by the World Bank.
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Apollo I disaster: How three astronauts died on Earth

January 26, 2017 - 6:15pm
On 27 January 1967, the crew of Apollo I were killed when a rehearsal for their mission went wrong.
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Skeleton offers clues to medieval spread of leprosy

January 26, 2017 - 6:05pm
The remains of a religious pilgrim shed light on how leprosy came to Europe, researchers say.
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CT Scan helps rare washed-up turtle

January 26, 2017 - 1:57pm
A rare sea turtle discovered washed up on an Anglesey beach is closer to full health after scans reveal why she found it difficult to dive.
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Human-pig 'chimera embryos' detailed

January 26, 2017 - 11:00am
Embryos that are about 0.001% human could lead to human organs being grown in animals.
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Doomsday clock moves closer to apocalypse

January 26, 2017 - 10:30am
The minute hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock moves to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight.
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Tim Peake's capsule goes on display at Science Museum

January 26, 2017 - 4:53am
UK astronaut Tim Peake talks about returning to space as the capsule that carried him to the ISS goes on display.
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Tim Peake's capsule goes on display at Science Museum

January 26, 2017 - 4:24am
The capsule that carried Tim Peake to and from the International Space Station goes on display at London's Science Museum.
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Northumbria University 'life-threatening' caffeine test fine

January 25, 2017 - 9:57am
University is fined £400,000 after students are given 100 times too much caffeine in an experiment.
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Trump's 'control-alt-delete' on climate change policy

January 25, 2017 - 9:47am
Are the Trump team's actions on climate and energy the opening shots in a war on knowledge?
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