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An indoor lettuce farm is powered by LED lights

The LED-powered racks rise 15 levels high and are housed within an old Sony Corp semiconductor factory

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A man, unrelated to the study, on his motorcycle covers his nose against a bad smell

Scientists have harnessed the healing powers of the putrid-smelling gas present in rotten eggs

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The baby's mother was not herself diagnosed with HIV until the time of the birth

Doctors in Mississippi confirmed yesterday that the child, who was born in 2010, now has detectable traces of HIV in its bloodstream

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There were mass celebrations across Argentina as the country's national team reached their first World Cup final for 24 years
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Red is seen as a sensual colour by both sexes

Researchers found that women wearing red were perceived negatively by other females

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The 'supermoon' seen from Mexico city on 05 May 2012. Three supermoons will be visible from the UK this summer

 

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In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, the 'supermoon' is seen with the Epcot center geodesic sphere in the foreground on June 23, 2013 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This 'supermoon' is the closest and largest full moon for all of 2013. A 'supermoon' will not occur again until August 10, 2014.

Last year, the 'supermoon' appeared to be 30 per cent brighter

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Scientists have found that being a smart primate is down to genes rather than upbringing

The findings could be important for the understanding of human intelligence and cognitive abilities

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Seasick: a huge bloom of algae discolours the water in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Florida, USA
By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
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The starling is one of 15 bird species whose decline in population has been linked to pesticide use in the Netherlands

The results will increase the pressure on the UK Government to change its relaxed stance on neonicotinoids

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Mysteries of the brain: Magnetic resonance scan of a head

In one study, the team diminished drug seeking behaviours by obstructing a brain chemical receptor linked to memory

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A time-lapse photo of the Middle Drum facility of the Telescope Array, a $25 million cosmic ray observatory that sprawls across the desert west of Delta, Utah.

A 'hotspot' was discovered near the Plough or Big Dipper constellation

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The study by those at the University of Michigan found that at the right temperature water could form, enhancing the theory that the planet can support life

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An artist’s impression of Pelagornis sandersi, which could fly great distances

The bird, named Pelagornis sandersi, lived about 25 million or 28 million years ago

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Researchers have said it could take only two questions to identify a problem with alcohol

Study claims that just two simple questions could be all takes for a GP to identify potential or real alcohol abuse

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Volcanic ash, such as that from the Eyjafjoell volcano in Iceland which erupted in 2010, can find its way into the Antarctic ice sheet

Scientists have been able to trace the history of volcanic eruptions over the last 2,000 years by analysing deposits of sulphate dust in a series of ice cores drilled deep into the West Antarctic ice sheet

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Yoshihiro Kawaoka's study has yet to be published

Professor Stanley Plotkin says serious questions remain about the validity of the research into mutated forms of the 2009 pandemic flu virus

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Man and machine: Alan Bond with a Sabre testbed. He believes we’ll be living on other planets within three generations
Jamie Merrill meets the man who has spent 30 years designing a reusable, hybrid 'space plane'
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Study suggests EPAS1 was passed from the recently-discovered Denisovans to Tibetans so that their bodies acclimatised better to high altitudes

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Researchers find that two thirds of men and a quarter of women prefer shocks to 'alone time' but say it's got nothing to do with distractions from technology

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Researchers at St Andrews University studied 80 wild apes in Ugandan rainforest

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Researchers believe they are closer to discovering why we cannot remember our early childhood, after a study found the new cells constantly being formed in young children’s brains could increase forgetfulness.

Research suggests the formation of new cells in the brains of babies could be disrupting the circuits that hold memories

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Sample from a Swedish quarry is thought to be from a 'bullet' asteroid that set off a massive meteor shower 470 million years ago

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The flying ants have been everywhere in London over the last couple of days

Ever wondered what 'Flying Ant Day' is all about? 

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Mario Balotelli, Divock Origi, Loic Remy, Wilfried Bony and Karim Benzema
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Armando Iannucci, the creator of 'The Thick of It' says he has
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Luis Suarez looks towards the crowd during the 2-1 victory over England
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Detail of the dress made entirely of loom bands
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German supporters (left) and Argentina fans
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A mugshot of Ian Watkins released by South Wales Police following his guilty pleas
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Basketball superstar LeBron James gets into his stride for the Cleveland Cavaliers
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Javier Mascherano of Argentina tackles Arjen Robben of the Netherlands as he attempts a shot
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The successful ITV drama Broadchurch starring David Tenant and Olivia Coleman came to an end tonight
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Four ski officials in Slovenia have been suspended following allegations of results rigging
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14 March 2011: George Clooney testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing titled 'Sudan and South Sudan: Independence and Insecurity.' Clooney is co-founder of the Satellite Sentinel Project which uses private satellites to collect evidence of crimes against civilian populations in Sudan
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Balaban is indirectly responsible for the existence of Downton Abbey, having first discovered Julian Fellowes' talents as a screenwriter
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More than half of young adults have engaged in 'unwanted but consensual sexting with a committed partner,' according to research
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A binge is classed as four or more alcoholic drinks for women and five or more for men, consumed over a roughly two-hour period
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Los Angeles police have arrested 14 people for allegedly pulling off a stock manipulation scam that conned 20,000 investors out of more than $30m (£19m) by fraudulently pumping up the share prices with slick marketing campaigns, including one fronted by the actress Pamela Anderson
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New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
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Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
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