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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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Siding Spring captured on Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope

Comet is due to fly past the Red Planet on Sunday

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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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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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A shared vision: Cerys Matthews has been familiarising herself with Dylan Thomas’s material, for a revealing radio programme
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Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
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Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
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Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker