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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.
Genome sequencing advances make award redundant before it’s announced.
The accuracy of tests for chemical weapons.
A round-up from the scientific and technical journals.
Scientists hone in on explanation for global warming "pause".
18 billion kilometres and counting.
Silver has long been known for its anti-bacterial properties.
Birds traded penises for adaptable beaks.
Biotech companies cannot patent our genes; good news for genetic research.
Molecules get snapped.
What we have learnt from NASA's planet-watcher.
A way to harness stem cells that could help us replace damaged organs.
Canadian company D-Wave has sold its machine to Google and NASA but question marks remain.
Michael Douglas’ revelation of the cause of his cancer has boosted awareness of the risks of the human papillomavirus.
A discovery below the snowline.
Bad news for marine life.
Researchers used computer-generated images to approach the sensitive subject.
A biodegradable computer chip holds huge potential for health care.
The shape of a urine stream could help diagnose problems such as an enlarged prostate.
Saturn's moon may hold life in its icy oceans.
More evidence that the fortunes of history turn around geographical axes.
The ‘brain freeze’ exists to protect your brain from actually freezing.
Why certain sounds can trigger discomfort, anxiety and rage.
New evidence from fossilised marks of raindrops that fell 2.7 billion years ago in South Africa.
Women are subconsciously attracted to men with a high immune system, a new study suggests.