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The clock, built from instructions in a book from the 18th century, completes its test

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test

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The clock, built from instructions in a book from the 18th century, completes its test

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test

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New research shows playing wind instruments increase muscle tone in the parts of the body that cause snoring.

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The anonymous writer said that she was now capable of perfectly remembering every physical space that she encounters and often reproduces them in sketches

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A Hubble image of a pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the light from nearby stars in the Carina nebula, located 7,500 light years away

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release, and its scientists and engineers were vilified - how differently we see it today

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The Italian city of Lecce has given up more of it's historical riches

Owner found so much archaeological treasure buried beneath his property that he now has a museum. Michael Day hears his story

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A skull cup from Gough's Cave, Somerset

New research offers the best evidence yet that cannibalism took place in Somerset's Cheddar Gorge 15,000 years ago

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The two Nasa astronauts captured some breathtaking images of earth from the ISS (Nasa)

There have been various theories behind the mysterious bell-like ringing since it was discovered it the late 90s but new research is thought to be the most plausible to date

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The study, led by Takefumi Kikusui of Azabu University in Sagamihara, also involved experiments with wolf cubs reared by hand

Oxytocin, the hormone released into the bloodstream by women after childbirth, also increases in both dogs and their owners when interacting

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The analysis showed that when large donations were made by men to attractive female fundraisers, subsequent donations from men increased a further £28 on average.

Men will give donate significantly more if they see that other men have already given large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman

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But those who were treated for their sleep apnoea did not exhibit signs of impairment until virtually the same age as normal sleepers

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The artefacts were found near Lake Turkana, Kenya

They are about 700,000 years older than the previous record holder and are likely to have been made by Australopithecus, an ape-like ancestor of Homo sapiens

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Odours known as 'chemosignals' have previously been shown to communicate negative emotions like disgust and fear

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An artist's illustration of an approximately Mercury-sized object slamming into the early proto-Earth. File photo

The study raises fresh questions about how the Earth ended up in its present state

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Oxytocin plays in important role in manipulating how the brain processes social information, say scientists

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It’s already been shamed for not really being a planet, and now Pluto has been caught in an unflattering — but hugely important — picture

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The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, launched by SpaceX and carrying NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite, lifts off from launch pad 40 the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket blasted off to put the U.S. satellite into deep space, where it will keep tabs on solar storms and image Earth from nearly 1 million miles (1.6 million km) away

Rocket managed to carry an espresso machine and other supplies to ISS before failing to land on the ocean platform

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Hubble telescope enables first view of the cosmic entity 'interacting with itself'

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An octopus on display on April 24, 2013 at the State Museum of Natural History in Karlsruhe, Germany

 

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Back from the dead? The woolly mammoth

It is without irony that some scientists are seriously raising the possibility of bringing back the mammoth from extinction to help prevent our own demise

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Haddock, lemon sole and plaice could well be replaced by more southern, edible species such as hake, red mullet, gurnard, John Dory, sardines and anchovies

Forecasts predict that many cold-water species will be unable to cope with rising sea temperatures

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Scientists have detected the presence of a chemical substance in the Martian soil

There is already overwhelming evidence that rivers and lakes once existed on the Red Planet

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Hodor, a stableboy at Winterfel. Character from the series 'Game of Thrones', played by Kristian Nairn

George RR Martin has created a character who is a textbook example of someone with a neurological condition called expressive aphasia

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Kim Wilde began gardening in the 1990s when she moved to the countryside
peopleThe singer is leading an appeal for the charity Thrive, which uses the therapy of horticulture
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Buyers of secondhand cars are searching out shades last seen in cop show ‘The Sweeney’
motoringFlares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
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How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own