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It was an insult calculated to wound. The Science Museum declared the museum next door to be "full of old fossils". For the Natural History... [Read More]
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Incredibly, only seven years ago the world did not know the effect that holding a live crocodile has on people's gambling habits. Just 12 years... [Read More]
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There was everything a self-respecting Viking could have wanted in a grave. The weapons indicated a life spent in fruitful pillage, the gaming pieces that... [Read More]
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Their technical name is "electronic- detection forensic K-9". The US police forces testing them have a different name: porn dogs.Labradors are being used to "sn... [Read More]
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For mathematicians, it is completely normal to go to infinity, and beyond. Now two have won an award for going to infinity, and in between.An... [Read More]
There may be a silver lining to the zika virus outbreak. Scientists have found that the disease, which has been linked to terrible foetal abnormalities,... [Read More]
There may be a silver lining to the zika virus outbreak. Scientists have found that the disease, which has been linked to terrible foetal abnormalities,... [Read More]
They started appearing in January last year. Healthy sperm whales found themselves stranded on the beaches of Germany, the Netherlands, Britain and France. Over... [Read More]
Faces and voices can be reconstructed from their genetic code, scientists have shown, in research that challenges the idea that DNA databases can ever be... [Read More]
A hormone produced in bones could one day be used to combat forgetfulness in older people.Osteocalcin is made by bone cells and its levels decline... [Read More]
Forty light years away in the constellation Aquarius there is a star orbited by seven Earth-like planets. The question for astronomers has been, how Earth-like? [Read More]
In 14th-century London you did not want to walk down Shoe Lane at night. A "common malefactor" called William Taylor used to hang around there... [Read More]
Britain enjoyed its warmest August bank holiday yet yesterday, as temperatures in Lincolnshire hit 28.2C. The Met Office's Holbeach weather station took the rec... [Read More]
This was the summer when Theresa May faced the "Prosecco Plotters", disgruntled Tories planning her toppling at garden parties. But Mrs May looks likely to... [Read More]
If your children won't eat their greens, let them play with them instead. Possibly while listening to wind chimes. That is the advice of an... [Read More]
Mark Zuckerberg's social network just got a bit bigger. The Facebook chief executive has announced that his wife Priscilla Chan has given birth to the... [Read More]
When Alan Turing was sent to America as a high-level scientific liaison officer in 1942 he did not exactly build bonds of common friendship. The... [Read More]
Police were searching today for the source of a toxic gas cloud that forced evacuations along the East Sussex coast over the bank holiday weekend.Prevailing... [Read More]
Ancient works not read by humans since the Dark Ages have been found at an Egyptian monastery, using a technique that allows researchers to reconstruct... [Read More]
Ancient works not read by humans since the Dark Ages have been found at an Egyptian monastery, using a technique that allows researchers to reconstruct... [Read More]
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