Researchers at oxford have found they can improve the recovery time of mice exposed to irregular patterns of light and dark

One step closer: the pill that brings jet lag down to earth

Scientists blocked particular gene to improve the recovery time of mice

How well do you know London? Test your cognition of the capital with Google Street View game Locate the London Location, by usvsth3m

Londoners revel in their civic sense, from memorising the tube map, to telling black cabs from the Addison Lees. They understand postcode peculiarities, know not all oysters are for eating, and avoid Oxford street on a Saturday.

Scientists use gene therapy to repair muscles damaged in heart attacks

Researchers were able to transform scar tissue in working heart muscles

Just imagine! Dentist plans to clone former Beatle John Lennon using DNA extracted from rotten tooth

Dr Michael Zuk hopes to team up with scientists who could work out the late singer’s DNA code

New research suggests 'female sperm' and 'male eggs' possible

Japanese researchers use skin cells from mice to create sperm and eggs that were later used to create a live birth

Mothers play a crucial role in determining how quickly their children grow old

Blame your mum if the years have not been kind: study says mothers pass on 'ageing gene'

Results could help in discovery of ways to slow down ageing in humans

In captivity the male giant panda is more interested in bamboo than in mating

Panda sex exposé: Why does the male struggle to perform his duty in captivity?

Roger Dobson gets the bear facts

DNA belonging to Tinker the cat led to David Hilder's conviction

Pet cat’s DNA helps convict owner who killed his friend after an argument

First time genetic code of a cat has been used in a criminal trial in the UK

The Facebook game that will help tackle ash dieback

A Facebook game that allows puzzle fans to help tackle the disease threatening the UK’s ash trees has been launched.

Fraxinus: the Facebook game where players crack the genetic code of ash dieback disease

Puzzle game flags up to scientists genetic variants of the ash tree that will help stop the destruction of the species

Team of scientists create cloned glow-in-the-dark rabbits

Two rabbits in a herd of eight glow flourescent green in the dark

Deadly new bird flu 'transmitted between people'

Case in eastern China sees virus pass from a father to daughter who was looking after him

Gene that doubles the risk of schizophrenia identified

Findings could lead to greater understanding of physical faults that might lead to psychiatric disorder

The News Matrix: Monday 5 August 2013

Arrest after tourist dies in car rampage

Police forced to destroy DNA records of thousands of suspected rapists and violent criminals

Labour claims Home Office ordered deletion process to begin months before officers are given legal power to appeal

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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
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You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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