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Going to pot: cannabis oil, as seen in the documentary film ‘Project Storm’
As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
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The 67P/CG comet as seen from the Philae lander

Other discoveries in robotics, medicine, engineering and paleontology also celebrated

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Researchers have found that a brain region known as the entorhinal complex is responsible for making the key calculations of how to navigate from one place to another

Our internal compass is in the brain's entorhinal complex

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The GhostSwimmer was unveiled at a test event at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

It is hoped the GhostSwimmer can eventually be used in US Navy intelligence and reconnaissance missions

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Ruby Wax has previously written about her mental health problems in her book Sane New World

The comedienne said she has lost the ability to find meaning in her life

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A cow’s motherly moos vary from low to high frequency depending on whether her calf is in sight or not, according to new research

Scientists from Nottingham University and Queen Mary University spent ten months digitally recording the cow sounds

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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover examines a rock on Mars with a set of tools at the end of its arm, which extends about 2 meters (7 feet)

Mars Curiosity rover picks up 'burps' of methane — which could be evidence of life on the planet

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Full version of unique engine, the Sabre, could be on sale within 10 years and will be added to the Skylon plane

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A screenshot capturing the astronauts' re-entry

Amazing images and video show what it is like to return from space

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Could the snapping turtle become endangered?

Australia's largest freshwater turtle species' days may be number thanks to changing environments

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The study involved analysing the variety of microbes living on the hair of seven individuals – three men and four women – taken from both the scalp and the pubic region

New study shows microbes can be different enough to identify individuals

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James Kenny, the archaeologist who discovered Racton Man, studies his remains at the Novium Museum

'He would have been a very senior and prominent member of society'

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Alcatraz pictured in 2006

The trio that fled in 1962 might not have drowned in the attempt

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Commander Terry W. Virts' photograph from the ISS

Unusual combination of lightening storm and aurora created amazing photograph from above

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As soon as the virus enters the body it infects the cells which are supposed to send signals to the immune system

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The annual shower is thought to have produced up to 100 shooting stars an hour at its peak

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The rate of extinctions could lead to what is defined as a mass extinction in the next few centuries

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Ichma mummy was among discovery made two years ago outside Lima in Peru, but is being displayed in Lyons

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Geminid meteors streak across the sky behind a barn in western Iowa

The stage is set for a spectacular display of celestial fireworks from the Geminids

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The video was filmed in a number of locations across the Johnson Space Centre in Texas

The interns involved are part of Nasa’s Pathways Intern and work experience programme

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The shooting stars have been passing overhead all night, but tonight is the best time to see them

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A fossil skull of Aquilops americanus

Major study of the “avian tree of life” using full DNA sequencing of 45 bird species reveals their history     

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The body belonged to the 14-year-old son of a high-ranking Egyptian priest

Scientist J P Brown and his assistants at Chicago’s Field Museum lifted the lid on nearly two and a half thousand years of history last Friday

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie