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Sex differences don’t disappear as a country’s equality develops – sometimes they become stronger

Sex differences don’t disappear as a country’s equality develops – sometimes they become stronger

The study covered a range of themes, from personality and cognitive functions to...

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Fossilized dinosaur eggshells can preserve amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, over millions of years

Fossilized dinosaur eggshells can preserve amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, over millions of years

As a scientist, lab work can sometimes get monotonous. But in 2017, while a Ph.D....

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Body armour made from silk is being developed – but this apparently cutting-edge idea is centuries old

Body armour made from silk is being developed – but this apparently cutting-edge idea is centuries old

The researchers modified the genes of silkworms to make them produce spider silk...

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Saturn’s ocean moon Enceladus is able to support life − my research team is working out how to detect extraterrestrial cells there

Saturn’s ocean moon Enceladus is able to support life − my research team is working out how to detect extraterrestrial cells there

Saturn has 146 confirmed moons – more than any other planet in the solar system...

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Stonehenge may have aligned with the Moon as well as the Sun

Stonehenge may have aligned with the Moon as well as the Sun

When it comes to its connection to the sky, Stonehenge is best known for its solar...

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Trillions of tonnes of carbon locked in soil has been left out of environmental models – and it’s on the move

Trillions of tonnes of carbon locked in soil has been left out of environmental models – and it’s on the move

We all know about the carbon in Earth’s atmosphere, and probably about the carbon...

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We found three new species of extinct giant kangaroo – and we don’t know why they died out when their cousins survived

We found three new species of extinct giant kangaroo – and we don’t know why they died out when their cousins survived

For millions of years, giant animals or megafauna roamed the lands that are now...

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Crucial building blocks of life on Earth can more easily form in outer space – new research

Crucial building blocks of life on Earth can more easily form in outer space – new research

The origin of life on Earth is still enigmatic, but we are slowly unravelling the...

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Could not getting enough sleep increase your risk of type 2 diabetes?

Could not getting enough sleep increase your risk of type 2 diabetes?

Not getting enough sleep is a common affliction in the modern age

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Drugs that aren’t antibiotics can also kill bacteria − new method pinpoints how

Drugs that aren’t antibiotics can also kill bacteria − new method pinpoints how

Human history was forever changed with the discovery of antibiotics in 1928

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Newly discovered genetic variant that causes Parkinson’s disease clarifies why the condition develops and how to halt it

Newly discovered genetic variant that causes Parkinson’s disease clarifies why the condition develops and how to halt it

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative movement disorder that progresses relentlessly

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Personalized cancer treatments based on testing drugs quickly leads to faster treatment, better outcomes

Personalized cancer treatments based on testing drugs quickly leads to faster treatment, better outcomes

Despite many efforts to find better, more effective ways to treat cancer, it remains...

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More mental health support in schools makes sense – but some children may fall through gaps

More mental health support in schools makes sense – but some children may fall through gaps

Schools and colleges have a crucial role to play in supporting children’s mental...

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Flowers may be more ancient than dinosaurs – but scientists can’t agree on when they evolved

Flowers may be more ancient than dinosaurs – but scientists can’t agree on when they evolved

Have you ever wondered when flowers first evolved, and what has been unfolding over...

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Brain scans of Philly jazz musicians reveal secrets to reaching creative flow

Brain scans of Philly jazz musicians reveal secrets to reaching creative flow

Flow, or being “in the zone,” is a state of amped-up creativity, enhanced productivity...

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Africa now emits as much carbon as it stores: landmark new study

Africa now emits as much carbon as it stores: landmark new study

A landmark new study has found that, in the last decade, the African continent has...

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