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As with many of his generation, the war defined Ralph Tarrant's youth. When, a few years ago, a researcher came to sample his DNA, Tarrant... [Read More]
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By any standards, Professor J. Van Der Geer should have been pleased. The researcher's paper, titled The Art of Writing a Scientific Article, had been... [Read More]
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A community that embraces the past may hold the secret to living long into the future. An analysis of the genomes of a reclusive Amish... [Read More]
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The extremes of poverty and wealth that existed in the classical world are renowned. In Rome, where much of the city lived on the breadline,... [Read More]
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Peter Crouch liked to do a little robot shuffle after scoring a goal. Genghis Khan celebrated military triumphs by building a dancefloor on his captured... [Read More]
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If you don't want the petite mort to become the grande mort, be prepared to give your lover CPR — particularly if you're a woman.Scientists... [Read More]
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There is already the £3.6 million Notting Hill house, the Oxfordshire retreat and the £25,000 shepherd's hut. Now David Cameron has decided it is time... [Read More]
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Hedy Lamarr was used to career firsts. She was the first mainstream actress to fake an orgasm on-screen and among the first to appear nude.... [Read More]
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It is frightfully bad news for "quite", and an awfully poor outcome for "terribly". It is fairly sad for many of the rest of us... [Read More]
★★★★☆The bite of the glorious velvet ant is "instantaneous, like the surprise of being stabbed". The paper wasp bite is "burning, throbbing and lonely. A... [Read More]
When he was 16 Chris Bonington decided to hitchhike with a friend called Anton to Snowdon. It was winter so they dressed appropriately, both bringing... [Read More]
The pharaoh Khufu still has his secrets. Deep within the Great Pyramid of Giza, above the passageways and chambers long ago plundered by grave robbers,... [Read More]
A vast hidden chamber has been discovered inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, in what archaeologists have called the most significant find at the site... [Read More]
It may one day be possible to treat Alzheimer's using techniques similar to kidney dialysis, after research showing that the proteins behind the disease can... [Read More]
Two years ago Harrison's Fund, a medical research charity, tried an experiment. It printed two adverts, both of which asked: "Would you give £5 to... [Read More]
Mothers who breastfeed longer remain closer to their children throughout early childhood, a study has found.Culturally, breastfeeding is strongly associated wit... [Read More]
Carbon dioxide levels in the planet's atmosphere have increased at the fastest rate in at least 30 years despite hope emissions could be levelling off,... [Read More]
Carbon dioxide levels in the planet's atmosphere have increased at the fastest rate in at least 30 years despite hope emissions could be levelling off,... [Read More]
The ancients knew the power of cannabis. An early western traveller to India wrote how the drug was taken to give locals "intense aphrodisiac desire"... [Read More]
Could this be how the end begins? Robots have learnt how to prove they aren't robots. Researchers have said that the Captcha system, used by... [Read More]
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