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Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel

Fri. 19/09/14

Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

Forest land rights need global focus

Fri. 19/09/14

Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.

'Artificial eye' to detect particles

Fri. 19/09/14

The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

Thu. 18/09/14

Twinkling stars and swirling gases - winning visions of the night sky

Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps

Thu. 18/09/14

A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.

Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'

Wed. 17/09/14

Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.

Ebola global security threat - Obama

Wed. 17/09/14

US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.

Richard III death injuries revealed

Wed. 17/09/14

King Richard III was probably killed by two blows to the head during a "sustained attack", according to new research.

Ebola vaccine trial begins

Wed. 17/09/14

A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.

Inky prints show state of hedgehogs

Wed. 17/09/14

Hedgehogs are more thinly spread in the UK than previously believed, a study using ink pads to record their paw prints reveals.

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