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Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust

Mon. 22/09/14

Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.

Global protests over climate change

Sun. 21/09/14

Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change attract hundreds of thousands of marchers across more than 2,000 locations worldwide.

Molten metal batteries for the grid

Sun. 21/09/14

Engineers have invented a battery made of three liquefied metals, which they say is efficient and cheap enough to store power on the electric grid.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Ancient China fish 'nearly extinct'

Mon. 15/09/14

The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, say local media.

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