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Spaceplanes could be parked in Newquay or Glasgow under new plans

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Like 'sonic catnip', they were found to excite felines

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Runners wore face masks to combat the effects of heavy smog

Chinese government has committed to confront the company’s deepening environmental problems

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A tape measure

A small correlation between erect penis length and men's height was found

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Studies into long-term use of paracetomol have found it can have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system and the kidneys

Paracetamol is widely considered to be a safe pain killer

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As depicted in Disney's Robin Hood, King John was cowardly, cruel, avaricious and incompetent

Marc Morris spoke against experts’ views in recent years that John was a capable ruler

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Soldiers seen during exercises on search, rescue and evacuation of a Soyuz TMA spacecraft; the exercises are conducted by air forces of Russia's Central Military District

'The Antarctic allows us to simulate space flight without actually going into space'

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Project will see company harnass power from six lagoons, most of which are in Wales

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The Svalbard depository looks after plant samples to conserve them

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Homer’s equation, in an episode in 1998, comes close to the truth, as revealed 14 years later

The author of 'The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets', says the programme is: 'the most mathematical show on prime-time television in history'

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Humans bred wolves to help them hunt in Europe 40,000 years ago

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The zodiacal light, left, and the Milky Way, right, are seen from the region of Salgotarjan, 109 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary

Critics of sending messages into space say it is impossible to predict whether extraterrestrial intelligence will be benign or hostile

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Malaria kills about 600,000 people each year, most of them young children under the age of five living in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia

Mutant genes that are resistant to a vital anti-malaria drug were found in the blood of people close to the India border

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A cup of tea

The chemicals found in black tea inhibit the body from absorbing too much glucose

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Exercise therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy were shown to be the most effective treatments for CFS, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), in a major trial in 2011

Uncertainty about the nature of the illness means there are no treatments that have been shown to work for all patients

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The dress can be seen in different colours

One person’s “white” may actually be another person’s “light blue” when seen next to a different background or under different lighting conditions

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Nearly half of all young people in middle and high income countries were putting themselves at risk of tinnitus and, in extreme cases, irreversible hearing loss

Nearly half of all young people in middle and high income countries are at risk of tinnitus and, in some cases, irreversible hearing loss

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Hawking's amazing survival has left some doctors unable to believe that he suffers from ALS

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The dress can be seen in different colours

Don't believe what you see in the world, and certainly don't argue about it — philosophers have known these truths for centuries, and we can learn them from #TheDress

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The dress can be seen in different colours

It's all about the way your brain is programmed to understand light — and whether you're a night or day person

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Blue-rayed limpets (Helcion pellucidum) on sea kelp (Laminaria hyperborea)

Scientists say the natural optical structures found in the mollusc could be used as a basis for developing colour-selective, controllable, transparent displays

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Dust from North Africa provides crucial nutrients for rainforest's plants and trees

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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
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The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn