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Scientists publish first mathematical proof explaining the reason it might always seem like everyone else is doing better than you – because (on average) they are
A leading toxicologist has said that Alexander the Great may have died after drinking wine made from a poisonous plant that would have cause a slow and painful death
A coronal mass ejection two days ago could make the aurora visible
Sophie Lester, 7, asked the ‘lovely scientists’ if she could have a dragon to play with at weekends
Work will allow it to perform the highest energy particle collisions ever attempted
He was the father of modern computing whose work on the Enigma code at Bletchley Park is said to have shortened the Second World War.
People with the gene variant are less able to recognise faces
Coalition of leading scientists claim ferret experiments could lead to a pandemic
George Eustice argues that reducing quotas will result in more fish being discarded – at least until 2016, when a discard ban begins to be applied
In April of this year, Marina Chapman, a sixtysomething grandmother from Bradford, published an autobiography in which she made an astonishing claim. She said she had been kidnapped from her family home in Colombia at the age of five and abandoned in the jungle, where she was taken in and raised by a group of capuchin monkeys. Instead of just smiling and nodding politely, like many of the Breakfast TV interviewers did, National Geographic made Woman Raised By Monkeys, a documentary in which their cameras accompanied Marina on a trip to Colombia and attempted to investigate the veracity of her claims.
Scientists believe life may exist within underground ocean - living off minerals and using tidal heat as a source of energy
From avenging their dead to mimicking human speech, elephants get up to all sorts of things you'd never expect
Newly analysed data showed the temperature plunged to -93.2C (-135.8F) in August 2010
British women scientists researching cures to the world’s most deadly diseases are less likely to receive funding than their male counterparts, and also receive significantly smaller sums, a study has found.
Air quality regulations in Europe may not be sufficient to protect people from harmful sooty particles in traffic and factory fumes, research suggests.
New research into the “deep biosphere” indicates that the first replicating life-forms on the planet may have originated deep underground