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Story line: Susanoo slays the Yamata no Orochi serpent in the Japanese version of a myth dating back 40,000 years
A new theory suggests that the similarities shared by many myths means that they have a common origin, passed down across thousands of generations. So, how did our stories really begin? Steve Connor reports
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Research into gecko sex in zero gravity thought still to be 'viable'

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President Obama, one of the more enthusiastic users of the fist bump

Academics at Aberystwth University in west Wales came to the conclusion following a series of tests on hand hygiene

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University Edible Garden, Leeds – a sustainable garden in the centre of the university, passers-by can help themselves to the home-grown produce
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The Government has been accused of misleading the public over the introduction of a new in vitro fertilisation (IVF) technique that some experts believe will result in the birth of 'genetically modified babies'

Lord Winston and other scientists accuse the Government of acting by stealth as the Department of Health buries redefinition of ‘genetically modified babies’ in treatment of mitochondrial donation

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The prehistoric creatures might have survived the asteroid strike which led to their extinction if it had come slightly earlier or later in history

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Researchers have discovered that marriages today have the best prospects of survival when both partners have the same level of education

Researchers have discovered that marriages today have the best prospects of survival when both partners have the same level of education

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New research suggests many dinosaurs were covered with 'chick-like' feathers

Discovery has potential to drastically change image of the mighty creatures

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This artist's rendering provided by NASA shows the Voyager spacecraft35 years after leaving Earth

Two members of the Voyager team believe that the space-probe is still within the influence of the Sun, in a region known as the heliosphere

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One of the best examples of fraudulent research in recent years was the work on the cloning of human embryos

One case involving stem cells occurred in the past year with Haruko Obokata, a young cell biologist at the Riken research institute in Japan

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The wild monkeys showed low blood counts and detectable levels of caesium - though scientist say these are not necessarily related to the nuclear meltdown

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The Foton-M4 and its cargo of five geckos could be lost for good unless scientists regain control of the craft before its scheduled re-entry in September

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Scientists found that South African samango monkeys were happier eating on the ground if humans were around

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Bihar is a major producer of mangoes

Researchers at a Bihar university have successfully grown a fruit variety with smaller stones

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New research looked at how dogs reacted to their owners reading aloud or paying attention to a plastic bucket or a stuffed dog that moved and barked

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Explorer George Kourounis braves the fiery 99 ft deep Darvaza Crater to collect soil

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A scientific researcher works on an IVF treatment in a laboratory

The Government plans to legalise IVF treatment to prevent inherited diseases

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The treatment could be a breakthrough in the search for a cure for AIDS - but reserachers warn that there are still plenty of significant hurdles

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New study compares resources used by beef cattle with other protein sources

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Researchers say a diet of fatty foods could impede smell abilities

A team of researchers at Florida State University say they have found a link between a bad diet and a reduced sense of smell

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Study analysed the DNA of about 37,000 schizophrenia patients

Estimated that schizophrenia costs the UK taxpayer about £2bn a year

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The site of a genetically modified crop trial

 

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Video (below) shows a droplet of liquid fuel ignited in microgravity conditions

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Ojo Onaolapo celebrates winning the bronze medal
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Rock band Led Zeppelin in the early 1970s
musicLed Zeppelin to release alternative Stairway To Heaven after 43 years
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High-flyer: Chris Pratt in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
filmHe was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
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Van Gaal said that his challenge in taking over Bobby Robson's Barcelona team in 1993 has been easier than the task of resurrecting the current United side
footballA colourful discussion on tactics, the merits of the English footballer and rebuilding Manchester United
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Sainsbury's could roll the lorries out across its whole fleet if they are successful
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The shipping news: a typical Snoozebox construction
travelSpending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
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'Old Fashioned' will be a different kind of love story to '50 Shades'
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Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' is returning to the Tate more than 15 years after it first caused shockwaves at the gallery
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Smart mover: Peter Bazalgette
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Neil Young performing at Hyde Park, London, earlier this month
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Prince Harry is clearing enjoying the Commonwealth Games judging by this photo
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Your picture is everything in the shallow world of online dating
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Gardai wait for the naked man, who had gone for a skinny dip in Belfast Lough
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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
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Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
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Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz