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International Space Station (ISS) crew of (L-R) Scott Kelly of the U.S. and Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka of Russia walk after donning space suits at the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Nasa astronauts have never spent longer than seven months in space

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Video: Footage shows the sun rising over Italy, Greece, Turkey and the Balkans

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A bowl of jasmine rice sits on a counter in the kitchen at Osha Thai Restaurant May 5, 2008 in San Francisco, California. As rice prices continue to climb and some places are limiting the number of bags small businesses can purchase, many Bay Area restaurants are being forced to raise menu prices and stockpile bags.

Rice is eaten all over the world

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The Nasa/Esa Hubble’s images of six galaxy clusters which were observed to study how dark matter behaves when the clusters collide

Dark matter study gives scientists valuable insight into mystery of space

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80 per cent of us keep our phones on overnight, with 50 per cent using them as an alarm clock

Most electronic devices know about the change — so, nowadays, there’s little left to do

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The Asteroid Redirect Mission will see a robotic arm pick up a boulder, testing technology that will be used for missions to Mars and could help save us from future asteroid collisions

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2,000 items believed to have been cast aside by Nazis have been found

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The genome research is the largest project of its kind

Icelandic genome study gives insight into disease

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Rock should safely fly by, and is much further away than the last almost-visitor

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Lava being poured on ice.

It has been described as "scrambled eggs from hell".

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The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Barry Wilmore of the U.S., and Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of Russia blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome

Agency will use space tourism to make up for the lack of money received from ISS contracts

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A scientist looks at a section of the Cern Large Hadron Collider during maintenance works in 2013 in Meyrin

Experiments had been set to begin this week, but small fixes must now be made to electromagnets

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A scientist takes a close look at wild solanum plants as they are harvested in Peru

Field trials are expected to be announced in June

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New theory could help explain dark energy and other scientific puzzles

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Mary Ndunda is one of the Kenyan farmers taking part in the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (Wema) programme

A new strain of GM maize faces an uphill battle for approval in Kenya

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The XM42 is described as a 'fun device to enjoy with friends'

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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover examines a rock on Mars with a set of tools at the end of its arm, which extends about 2 meters (7 feet)

Nasa’s Mars Curiosity Rover has found yet another chemical that gives support to the chances of life on the planet

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Changes in the environment could upset the gulf stream, which is key to our weather

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Theory suggests that there are few other planets like ours

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Artist's impression of the salamander (PA)

The creature walked the earth over 200 million years ago and was discovered on the site of an ancient lake in southern Portugal

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Could we extract gold from human waste?

New findings suggest that precious metals are found in waste

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Could too much sleep kill you? Research suggests it could

A mounting body of research suggests people who oversleep could be more likely to die

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Corn grows in a rooftop greenhouse at Monsanto’s US research centre

In the second in our series on genetically modified crops, Oliver Wright reports from St Louis – where science meets nature in the cause of feeding tomorrow's world 

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