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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.
Why certain sounds can trigger discomfort, anxiety and rage.
Women are subconsciously attracted to men with a high immune system, a new study suggests.
A count down of the top 10 most influential scientists from the Arabic Golden Age who made advances in science and technology while Europe was in a cultural decline during the Dark Ages.
Antarctic octopuses contain venom that is active in sub-zero climates, at temperatures which would render most other venoms useless, Australian scientists have discovered.
Are parallel realities exerting a strange force on our own, causing galaxy clusters to stream across space towards the edge of the known universe?
Men who want to become fathers should have sex or ejaculate daily in order to maximise sperm quality, scientists report.
All molecules are not created equal. Some have saved billions of lives, wreaked environmental havoc or made the world a more colourful place. Here's a selection of those that have changed the course of human history.
Both genders dream about sex equally, but fantasies tend to differ, says a new study.
The top 10 lab-tested tips to give you the edge in the dating game.
Aboriginal Australians descend from the same lineage as the first modern humans to migrate from Africa, DNA analysis has confirmed.
A 2,100-year-old clockwork machine whose remains were retrieved from a shipwreck more than a century ago has turned out to be the celestial super-computer of the ancient world.
Good timing gives way to successful stem cell transplants.