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Damien Hirst formaldehyde artworks 'posed no risk to public'

Sat, 2016-07-16 01:24
A scientific paper that claimed a 2012 exhibition of Damien Hirst works led to the release of dangerous formaldehyde fumes is retracted by one of its authors after further tests.
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Scientists warn of 'unsafe' decline in biodiversity

Fri, 2016-07-15 21:21
An international team of scientists has issued a warning that biodiversity is dropping below safe levels for the support and wellbeing of human societies.
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Outdoor learning 'boosts children's development'

Fri, 2016-07-15 18:37
Outdoor learning can have a positive impact on children's development but it needs to be formally adopted by national curricula, a report suggests.
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Tim Peake: 'Brexit will affect science'

Fri, 2016-07-15 16:13
British astronaut Tim Peake says that he is concerned about the future of scientific research in Britain, following the vote to leave the European Union.
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Government axes climate department

Fri, 2016-07-15 01:54
The government has axed the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in a major departmental shake-up.
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Europe backs lunar drilling technology

Thu, 2016-07-14 23:03
The European Space Agency has signed a contract to build a prototype drill and chemistry lab that will be flown on a Russian mission to the Moon in 2021.
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Predatory dinosaur had tiny arms like Tyrannosaurus rex

Thu, 2016-07-14 21:26
A new meat-eating dinosaur has been discovered in Argentina that possessed stubby arms like Tyrannosaurus rex.
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'Britain's Pompeii' was 'Bronze Age new build' site

Thu, 2016-07-14 12:15
A Bronze Age village dubbed "Britain's Pompeii" which yielded an "extraordinary window" on the period burnt down after just months, it emerges.
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'Three centuries' to catalogue all Amazon tree species

Thu, 2016-07-14 07:26
So many tree species are present in the Amazon basin that it would take 300 years to catalogue them all, scientists say.
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Microscope observes life of the ocean floor

Wed, 2016-07-13 23:31
Marine scientists from Israel and California have developed a microscope that for the first time provides a window into the small scale behaviour of marine life.
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Rescued koala's rare condition

Wed, 2016-07-13 22:55
This koala has heterochromia, so its rescuers called it Bowie; David Bowie actually had anisocoria, unequal pupil sizes.
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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane lands in Cairo

Wed, 2016-07-13 16:41
The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse finishes its penultimate flight, landing in Egypt's capital, Cairo, after a 24-hour flight from Seville.
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Juno probe returns first in-orbit Jupiter photo

Wed, 2016-07-13 11:03
The American space agency's new Juno mission to Jupiter returns its first imagery since going into orbit around the gas giant last week.
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Flavour changing neutrinos give insight into Big Bang

Wed, 2016-07-13 01:46
Neutrinos and their antimatter counterparts have shown a small difference that may explain why the universe did not destroy itself during the Big Bang, scientists have reported at major conference.
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Hidden red hair gene a skin cancer risk

Wed, 2016-07-13 01:01
People can carry a "silent" red hair gene that raises their risk of dangerous skin cancer, experts warn.
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Drought triggers 'austerity' root system in grass crops

Tue, 2016-07-12 21:35
Grass species of crops adopt an "austerity" strategy and limits the development of its root system during times of drought, a study reveals.
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Monkeys used stone tools 700 years ago

Tue, 2016-07-12 19:28
How non-human archaeology revealed ancient evidence of monkey tool-use.
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Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect

Tue, 2016-07-12 10:09
Climate change could have a domino effect on key infrastructure, government advisers warn in a 2,000-page report assessing risks and opportunities for the UK.
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Monkey archaeology: Ancient evidence of tool use found

Tue, 2016-07-12 02:54
Capuchin monkeys in Brazil have used stone tools for at least 700 years, according to scientists.
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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane leaves Seville for Cairo

Mon, 2016-07-11 19:11
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has begun what should be its penultimate flight, leaving Seville in Spain bound for Cairo in Egypt.
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