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Friends for life … some professionals think loneliness is more worrying than obesity

Social contact is good for our sense of wellbeing - but it's a myth that loneliness kills, say researchers in Canada

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Friends for life … some professionals think loneliness is more worrying than obesity

Social contact is good for our sense of wellbeing - but it's a myth that loneliness kills, say researchers in Canada

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Scientists say these metals could have huge implications for solar panels and sanitation

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Some of the 5,361 ancient objects – which had been stolen by Italian and Swiss criminals – in Rome this week

Recovered haul goes on show after investigation finds stolen antiquities in Switzerland

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Scientists have advanced the 'Doomsday Clock' by two minutes — and it’s closer to midnight than it has been since 1987

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Scientists believe that a giant asteroid hitting Earth would not be able to ignite a firestorm on a global scale

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The phenomenon is known as a parhelion

The appearance of the suns was due to a phenomenon known as a parhelion

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Animal’s name means “predator crocodile”, and it had huge knife-like teeth

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The updated guidelines say that women should be asked about previous chickenpox or shingles infections when they book antenatal care

After contacting their doctor, women who develop chickenpox in pregnancy should be referred to a foetal medicine specialist

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The National Audit Office report warns the lack of capacity in the private forensics market could put criminal cases at risk

National Audit Office concerned about supply of crucial DNA and scientific evidence to courts

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Science Editor, Steve Connor, explains why forensic evidence has become so important

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Scientists have identified words from inside the charred remains of a papyrus scroll

Scientists use powerful X-ray to analyse nearly 2,000 year-old scrolls that cannot be unrolled without destroying them

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The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket launched by SpaceX, on a cargo resupply service mission to the International Space Station, lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida

Deal could value private space company at $10 billion

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A Purple Emperor Butterfly's head is pictured up close at the Haslemere Museum in Surrey

 

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The man has said he can no longer read newspapers

Scientists are baffled by the man's experiences which do not conform to other neurological conditions associated with condition

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Doctors tried to revive the baby, after it became obvious that she had suffered extensive brain damage, by cooling her body for 72 hours

It is the first time in Britain that transplant surgeons have carried out such an operation involving a new-born child

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One in seven British beer buyers bought non-alcoholic varieties in 2013

Though the same research found that those who had been heavy drinkers in their youth were at greater risk of developing heart failure later in life

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Casablanca was referenced as one of the films that produced some of the most long-lived influences

An analysis of nearly 15,500 films found that it was possible to predict which ones would be considered among the greatest ever made by looking at how often its themes, images or overall message are picked up by other directors

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A time-lapse photo of the Middle Drum facility of the Telescope Array, a $25 million cosmic ray observatory that sprawls across the desert west of Delta, Utah.

The mysterious ‘blitzar’ has been heard since 2007, but scientists have caught it live for the first time

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Apoorya Nagra has modelled how ants deal with busy roads — and it could help us build our own

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Rock will be closest fly-past until 2027, and scientists will watch it as it passes by to try and learn more about space

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In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a 'dwarf planet'

Space rocks at the edge of the solar system are moving in odd ways that seem to indicate secret worlds

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Over their 20 years, the band has built a community of dedicated followers the world over
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The Oliver twins, Philip and Andrew, at work creating the 'Dizzy' arcade-adventure games in 1988
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A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Diana Krall interview

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