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A reconstruction of a wooden 17th century synagogue once located in Gwozdziec, at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jew in Warsaw, Poland

Famous 17th century painted wooden synagogue painstakingly recreated

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The blue glow is from some 200 billion stars spilled into the cosmos as four galaxies were ripped apart by gravitational forces 12 billion light-years away

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Scientists have learnt that scratching releases serotonin which only intensifies the 'itch cycle'

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The organoids offer the perfect tool for studying stomach diseases, and could lead to the creation of intestinal 'patches' to help ulcer sufferers

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Britons are predisposed to be grumpy

But it could be worse - we could be French

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The new species of leopard frog has been named Rana kauffeldi, in honour of ecologist Carl Kauffeld who first noticed it more than a half century ago

Rana kauffeldi lives on Staten Island

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The company has unveiled plans to create magnetized nanoparticles that home in on makers of disease and alert doctors to developing problems

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“For a moment Jupiter 'stared' back at Hubble like a one-eyed giant Cyclops.”

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Researches said evidence was not strong enough to advise drinking less milk

Scientists urge caution over findings

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The study found that a variant of a gene for monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) was significantly more prevalent in the most violent criminals

Finnish study blames genes with between five and 10 per cent of severe violent crime

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Individuals with both genes were found to be 13 times more likely to have a history of violent behaviour

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The hoax story has been circulating far and wide on Twitter and Facebook

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Video: Some radio communications on earth have been knocked out from the radiation emitted

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Taking a drug at a particular time of the day or night might be critical because different parts of the body become active at different times on a 24-hour biological clock

New study suggests different drugs work at different times on our body clocks

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There are currently about 7.1bn people on Earth, and demographers estimate that this number could rise to about 9bn by 2050

Even a world war or pandemic would result in at least 5bn people by 2100

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One of the sound mirrors in use at Abbots Cliff, near Dover’s White Cliffs

First World War early warning systems discovered near Dover

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New method of storing hearts could mean more donors

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Women miners search for gold on waste rock from mines in La Rinconada, Peru

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America

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'This creature wasn’t built for speed. That’s pretty obvious'

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A large study of UK schoolchildren has found moderate cannabis use among teenagers may not lead to a lower IQ and poorer exam results

The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children followed 2,612 children born in the Bristol area in 1991 and 1992

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An embryologist examines human embryos at an IVF clinic

Dame Sally Davies appears before MPs

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Westmill Wind Farm near Swindon powers 2,500 homes

A combination of offline nuclear power plants and strong winds led to the strong performance of wind farms on Tuesday

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Study suggests that you could walk your way to an improved state of mind

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New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site on Friday

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Russia Today’s new UK channel began broadcasting yesterday. Discussions so far have included why Britons see Russia as ‘the bad guy’
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New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain

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Bryan Adams' images of wounded soldiers

Taken over the course of four years, Adams' portraits are an astonishing document of the aftermath of war
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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
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Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
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It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
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'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

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Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

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