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Water rolls away from the paint in ball-shaped droplets

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The picture that finally proves he was right

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A group of girls saying cheers and are having ice cold drafted beer at the local nightclub.

Urinal-users will be able to see the cells that convert pee into power, as they use the toilet

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Professor Brian Cox has expressed concern at the lack of social mobility and limited access to STEM industries

The MP for Bosworth criticised Cox for dismissing prophecy as a potential way to relieve the pressure on doctors in the NHS

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The new WHO guidelines strongly suggest that adults and children should reduce their intake of free sugars to less than 10 per cent of their daily calories

The World Health Organisation has issued updated recommendations

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The famous 1569 map is one of the most influential in the world - but it isn't entirely accurate

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The autistic brain: The coloured areas show the regions of the brain that are now known to differ in people with autism. Red represents areas that are thicker or larger than in a non-autistic brain, and blue represents areas that are smaller

Medical Research Council study examined 516 twins

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Professor Nutt: 'the recreational label is so powerful I think is scares people off'

20 British volunteers have had their brains scanned while under the influence of LSD

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The 2.8 million-year-old human jaw bone fossil found in Ethiopia

Incomplete mandible with teeth was found by Ethiopian graduate student Chalachew Seyoum

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A study published this week looked into the parasites found on New York’s rats

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An illustration by Virgil Finlay for The American Weekly representing the Temple in Morde’s 'Lost City of the Monkey God'

Fabled 'White City' is now under threat from illegal cattle ranchers

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Artifacts found include the heads of monkey sculptures thought to be 1000-1500 years old

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The weather satellite apparently exploded after experiencing a ‘sudden spike in temperature’

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The Australian Museum has only been able to study four goblin shark carcasses in the past

Could this be the ugliest sea creature ever discovered?

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Like 'sonic catnip', they were found to excite felines

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Spaceplanes could be parked in Newquay or Glasgow under new plans

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Runners wore face masks to combat the effects of heavy smog

Chinese government has committed to confront the company’s deepening environmental problems

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A tape measure

A small correlation between erect penis length and men's height was found

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Studies into long-term use of paracetomol have found it can have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system and the kidneys

Paracetamol is widely considered to be a safe pain killer

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As depicted in Disney's Robin Hood, King John was cowardly, cruel, avaricious and incompetent

Marc Morris spoke against experts’ views in recent years that John was a capable ruler

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Soldiers seen during exercises on search, rescue and evacuation of a Soyuz TMA spacecraft; the exercises are conducted by air forces of Russia's Central Military District

'The Antarctic allows us to simulate space flight without actually going into space'

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