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The 1,000 bull genome project will improve the health and productivity of our herds.
Organic farming techniques are giving Indonesian farmers new hope.
A round-up of discoveries from the scientific and technical journals.
New research suggests that hunter-gatherers ate better than farmers.
New findings show why some groups in the population are at particular risk.
The race for affordable sequencing has been won and with it the promise of a health revolution.
The accepted view of how the island's environment became degraded appears to be wrong.
The impact that doomed the dinosaurs may also have sent life to Jupiter.
Where is the king of beast's ancestral home?
We ask four researchers to tell us about the recent papers that have excited them the most.
In the second part of our series on 2013 Nobel Prize winners, we assess the work of Peter Higgs and Francois Englert.
A new approach to a shot that could stop recipients ever getting sick from the virus again.
First in a three-part series looking at the 2013 laureates and their achievements.
Researchers are starting to understand what happens in the brain after its work day ends.
Breakthrough research has discovered what makes this effective insect repellent work.
How the Martian atmosphere turned to stone.
Researchers say the numbers do not look promising.
The discovery of a series of skulls in a cave in Georgia has put the origins of our species in question.
This peculiar animal hardly ages and never gets cancer. What is its secret?
Scientists have come up with a tool that could help treat coma patients.
The quantum physicist who cuts an unconventional figure.
Identifying global-scale patterns never noticed before.
Taming the unruly, noisy static in complex data.
Solar magnetic field set to reverse as cycle comes to an end.
Tiny light-sensitive crystal may hold the key to refining the world’s smallest machines.
The geologist’s records provide an invaluable baseline for today’s researchers.
Old-school detective work combines with the latest science.
Mapping soils to see just how much melting the planet can handle.
Arctic stores of methane have the potential to dramatically accelerate warming.