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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.

Better mobility key for clean cities

Wed. 17/09/14

Effective urban transit systems can encourage people out of their cars and provide a cost-effective way to tackle climate change, a report suggests.

Chin strap turns chewing into power

Wed. 17/09/14

Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.

Nasa picks astronaut ship designs

Tue. 16/09/14

The US space agency picks the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.

Climate change remedies 'affordable'

Tue. 16/09/14

A global commission says the extra costs of tackling climate change will be 'modest', but doing nothing could put the world economy at risk.

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