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Andy Serkis as Caesar in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Study shows that adoption of tools to kill - instead of biting - has saved human species from viruses

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Starting the day with a three-egg omelette could make people more charitable, according to new research

Researchers in The Netherlands reveal cracking new idea for charities

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Starting the day with a three-egg omelette could make people more charitable, according to new research

Researchers in The Netherlands reveal cracking new idea for charities

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IVF

Hayley Haynes from London had hormonal treatment and IVF

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The fake arms at Google X

Scientists needed to make fake arms for the experiments in California

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Professor Mary Herbert is at the forefront of the mitochondria transfer research in Newcastle

Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research on brink of IVF history – by making groundbreaking technique safe

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Parliament is set to vote next Tuesday on regulations to make mitochondrial transfer legal, so the first 'three-parent' baby could be born next year

Exclusive: Opposition groups are not yet convinced of the procedure’s safety

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Cold and flu medicines like Night Nurse could send drivers over new drug-driving limits

 

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In humans, the ability to regulate the expression of genes through thoughts alone could open up an entirely new avenue for medicine.

'Biological clock' can be watched by observing a process known as methylation, which happens to DNA

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The stars that make it possible to see the huge nebula are also slowly eroding it

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'Dippy' the moulded resin replica of a fossilised Diplodocus in the Natural History Museum

Museum set to replace beloved entrance exhibit with giant blue whale skeleton

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The planet’s ring system is 200 times bigger than Saturn’s, and is the first to be found outside of our Solar System

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Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Gates joins Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking in publicly worrying about intelligent robots

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The plaster dinosaur skeleton has inspired generations of schoolchildren at the London museum for 109 years

Museum director: 'The blue whale reminds us of the scale of our responsibility to the planet'

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The researchers estimated that 4,574 babies who inherit mitochondrial diseases from their mothers could be born in Britain over a 30-year-period

New IVF techniques could cut some women's risk of passing on genetic disease

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The 55,000-year-old skull was found in cave in northern Israel

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee

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Military technology is likely to make it into civilian homes

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The Smithsonian in London will host a permanent and rotating set of exhibitions from the the museum's other sites

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Lightning looks a whole lot more beautiful and safe from up above

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An asteroid is set to pass so close to Earth it will be visible with binoculars

About 16 per cent of near-Earth asteroids are carrying moons, Nasa says

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Five exoplanets discovered orbiting Kepler-444

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Study shows that individual neurons fire when they see a face they recognise

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Discovery shows that Earth-sized planets have formed throughout most of the time the Universe has been around — increasing the possibility of finding another planet like ours

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
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Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
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Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links