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Strife on the ocean waves: a storm rages

Moved by a terrible shipwreck, Robert FitzRoy pioneered the science of weather forecasting. But for all the lives saved by his observations, he couldn't see the value in his own.

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Scientists predict that if global average temperature increases by 2C then the proportion of extremes in heat attributed to climate change will increase from 75 per cent to 96 per cent

'The risk of heat-related premature deaths has already increased and it will very likely starkly increase further in the future'

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Local people gather at the top of large mound where once stood a temple to view the scene of devastation in Kathmandu

Forecasting earthquakes is of little use for day-to-day planning - what people need is an early-warning system similar to Hurricane notices

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Long-term use can disrupt the ways that the brain understands reality

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Chilesaurus diegosuarezi

A study of the 150m-year-old remains showed that although it shares many of the features of its carnivorous cousin, it grazed exclusively on plants

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The team said that an evolutionary lag had left some humans with bodies that were not perfectly suited to life on two legs

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The kit is 99.7% accurate and doesn't require a laboratory to process results

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Hawking has previously called space travel "life insurance" for the human race

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A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu and was followed by multiple aftershocks. Many houses, buildings and temples were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving thousands dead or trapped under the debris

The devastation from this earthquake was much greater than usual, as the country fell victim to its biggest seismic event in 80 years

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Penguins mating at Chile's military base Presidente Eduardo Frei, in the King George island, in Antarctica, on March 13, 2014.

Images looked at by 1.5 million online volunteers flagged up images to aid scientists in the discovery

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'This is a very obvious attempt to create a fake controversy'

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Experts blast 'myth that refuses to go away', saying that sums alone cannot define which faces are easy on the eye

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Genetically modified embryos are a divisive issue among scientists

The research published from China this week has provoked a feverish bout of soul-searching - Steve Connor reports expert opinion is divided

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It's difficult not to be seduced by the outlandish promises of online medication, but pharmacists and doctors don’t just withhold the good drugs, there is a serious reason why some aren't legal

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The technique could be used for keeping other intrusive and annoying thoughts from recurring in your head, the researchers say

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The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science, or NExSS, will bring together a range of scientific skills in an attempt to improve the search for life on other planets

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Back from the dead? The woolly mammoth

Study means that the complete genetic template for putting a mammoth together is now available

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A recruitment crisis has left thousands of schools unable to fill vacancies on their governing bodies, as potential candidates are intimidated by their responsibilities

Boys and girls may be ready for challenging subjects — like complex math and science — at different points

Life and Style
There are an estimated 198 million cases of malaria a year

Researchers said the vaccine was effective in more than a third of children when the first dose is delivered between the ages of five and 17 months

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Researchers have shown it is possible to edit the genome of the mitochondria to eliminate the DNA mutations responsible for the inherited mitochondrial diseases

The breakthrough would offer an alternative to the 'three-parent' IVF baby approach that has recently been made legal in Britain

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The European Space Agency says that the fireworks depicted in the picture celebrate the telescope's silver anniversary

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A monstrous idea? Body transplants might no longer be science fiction

Surgeon Sergio Canavero has vowed to go to China is he is banned from doing it everywhere else, arguing that the transplant has ‘political meaning’ — and some on the internet claim it might all be a marketing stunt

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Sinkholes can be triggered by human activity

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence