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First woman: Valentina Tereshkova
Women may be better suited to space travel than men are, studies show. So an all-female mission to Mars may be more than just pie in the sky, says NASA guinea pig Kate Greene
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New research indicates the boy king mostly likely died as a result of genetic impairments which weakened his body

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The prehistoric Microbrachius dicki copulated sideways in a Scottish lake

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A segment of human intestine has been grown in laboratory mice for the first time as part of research that could one day produce transplant 'spare parts' for repairing diseased tissues and organs using a patient’s own skin cells

Whole organs, composed of a complex arrangement of specialised tissues, could one day be made inside a patient’s body

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Watch the comet fly past Mars at around 7pm on Sunday

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Hatch’s skeleton
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'Error of nomenclature' undermines case against Polish immigrant barber accused of carrying out the atrocities in 1888
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Siding Spring captured on Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope

Comet is due to fly past the Red Planet on Sunday

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Astronauts Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst (not shown) work outside the space station, visible to the UK tonight

Spacecraft, which was also visible last night, will appear to stargazers as a very fast-moving plane

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Ebola, which has swept through West Africa killing nearly 1,000, could have a vaccine by 2015

One expert says aim was to immunise frontline healthcare workers and other first responders in West Africa by January

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The comet will be the first to ever be studied in this detail

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Study found males were more able to suppress their hunger in order to go out and find a mate

 

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Video: Mimas may contain an ocean or possibly a rugby-shaped core

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Man flu is not a myth, with men more vulnerable to sickness due to a lack of oestrogen

The absence of a female sex hormone leaves men vulnerable to man flu and other respiratory illnesses

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Images confirm that the planet closest to the Sun has 'recent' water deposits

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Scientists discover sophisticated 7th century techniques used to make 12-18 karat gold look like 21-23 karat material

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The brain networks in two brain damaged patients (left and middle), one of whom imagined playing tennis (middle), alongside a healthy adult (right)

Cambridge study shows brain-damaged patients responding to simple new test

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Experts meet to discuss humanity's devastating effect on our planet

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The two men had just 35 minutes to replace the faulty unit

The two spacewalkers had to carry out the repairs during 35 minutes that the station's solar panels were not generating electricity

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A recreation of the short-faced marsupial, which died out when modern humans arrived in Australia

The giant Sthenurus – dead for 30,000 years – was three times the size of the modern-day kangaroo

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Designer Oscar de la Renta takes a bow after showing his Spring 2015 collection in September, his last show before his death
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Company reveals $542m investment in start-up building 'a rocket ship for the mind'

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Bourgogne wine maker Laboure-Roi vice president Thibault Garin (L) offers the company's 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau wine to the guest in the wine spa at the Hakone Yunessun spa resort facilities in Hakone town, Kanagawa prefecture, some 100-kilometre west of Tokyo
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James Blunt's debut album Back to Bedlam shot him to fame in 2004
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Singer says the track was 'force-fed down people's throats'

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Endangered species spotted in a creek in the Qinling mountains

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Some experiencing postnatal depression don't realise there is a problem. What can be done?

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Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
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New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
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Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
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Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album