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Obama hopes to hugely scale back America's reliance on coal — and the world is already in peril

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Scottish-style whisky is highly prized in Japan, which has perfected its own brands

The company’s initial research suggests that ageing whisky in an environment where convection is repressed increases ‘mellowness’

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A gene thought to be involved in helping people to cope with low levels of oxygen when they live at high altitudes could become a target for new drugs to treat heart disease at low altitude

Researchers say mice with variants of the endothelin receptor type B gene perform better than ordinary mice when subjected to low levels of oxygen

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A technology called 'gene drives' accelerates the spread of GM genes within populations of fast-reproducing species, such as mosquitoes, and has the potential to prevent the spread of insect-borne diseases and crop pests as well as curb the damage done by invasive species

The technology has the potential to prevent the spread of insect-borne diseases and crop pests as well as curb the damage done by invasive species

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Oceans will still become acidic due to CO2 dissolving to form carbonic acid, the report found

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Pears can keep cholesterol down, help with constipation and work as an anti-inflammatory — as well as stopping people getting so drunk

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Scientists have formulated a game that can drive the neural circuitry to help memory

The computer game was based on scientific principles that are known to 'train' the brain in episodic memory

Life and Style
Scientists have discovered that picky eating in small children is not only a sign of a food fussiness, but could also be a precursor to a serious mental problems

Pickiness is usually dismissed as just a phase, but scientists say it can signify mental problems

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Gene drives could reverse the inevitable genetic mutations that make crop pests resistant to pesticides

The development of so-called 'gene drive' technology promises to revolutionise medicine and agriculture

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The frequency with which we lie and our ability to get away with it both increase to young adulthood then decline with age, possibly because of changes that occur in the brain

A study into age-related dishonesty reveals the true story, from Pinocchio to Pollard

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Researchers said the planet was a 'potential gold mine of science data'

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A blue moon rises behind the torch of the Statue of Liberty seen from Liberty State Park in Jersey

Friday night's blue moon was the first since 2012 - and will be the last until 2018

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Satellite should be visible all through the night — and while the blue moon doesn't actually make it blue, it should still be big and bright

Life and Style

Initial results from the trial showed 100 per cent protection after 10 days

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Hunter’s Moon over the Alps by Stefano De Rosa

The clever people at Nasa explain why the blue moon isn't really going to be that blue

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More exciting for astrologers than astronomers, a blue moon is the rare event of a second full moon that appears in a month

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A photo issued by the European Space Agency (ESA) showing the location of the ‘Philae’ lander, which dropped into a hole on the comet just three feet away from a towering cliff

The finding is further evidence in support of the theory that comets may have deposited the building blocks of life on the surface of the early Earth

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Astronomers have found an aurora light display around a brown dwarf for the first time in the Solar System

The light display was detected around a brown dwarf 20 light years away

Environment

Ants are able to transport objects such as food that are much larger than themselves by intuitively understanding when to be part of the collective muscle

News

Researchers suggest that the evidence could be used to support further cuts in street lighting

News
SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another

Despite the failure of Richard Branson's ambitious craft, plans for star-studded maiden flights are still all systems go

Life and Style

Anxious and depressive behaviour brought on by exposure to stress in early life appears to depend on microbes being present in the gut

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Scientists test an explosion without using the Fly-Bag lining in the luggage hold

The bag can be used to contain passenger luggage and is designed to withstand temperatures of 3,000C and a blast shockwave at a speed of 20,000 mph

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