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Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system

Sensors which monitor cells' health developed

Tiny sensors which monitor the health of cells have been developed by scientists in a move which could improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and degenerative illnesses.

One Day, Lone Scherfig, 108 mins, (12A)<br/>Conan the Barbarian, Marcus Nispel, 112 mins (15)

The surprisingly enervating film of David Nicholls' hit novel may win you over in the end, but it would have been better as a four-hour TV mini-series

One Day (12A)

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson

David Nicholls: I understand the Emma Morley casting controversy

The author of bestselling novel One Day talks about the film adaptation which stars American actress Anne Hathaway as the main character. Matilda Battersby reports

Edinburgh embraces a Hollywood affair

In the footsteps of this summer's rom-com hit, Matthew Bell finds out if love really is in the air of Scotland's capital city

What Remains, Traverse @ University Medical School, Edinburgh

The Scottish site-specific pioneers Grid Iron have moved into Edinburgh University's magnificent medical school, specifically the anatomy department, for a creepy show about music, medicine and madness. The smell of death, or at least preserving fluid, is in the air and we are greeted with a rendition of the magnum opus of Gilbert K Prendergast (composer/ performer David Paul Jones), on a baby grand in the echoing entrance hall.

The science of the trailer

A stunning teaser can make a mediocre film look like a classic, but what are the vital ingredients when making one? David Crookes finds out why a pop song can be just as key as a classy voiceover

We may not have found God particle after all, admits Hadron chief

Fevered speculation about the discovery of the so-called "God particle" by physicists at Europe's underground atom-smasher experiment is premature, according to the director general of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) near Geneva.

Breakthrough hailed in quest for 'God particle'

You wait millions of years for a God particle to come along, and then two clusters turn up at once.

Two Britons killed in French Alps

Two british climbers have fallen 900 metres to their deaths in the French Alps. Mountain rescue services found the pair roped together, suggesting that one climber lost his footing, taking his partner with him.

Professor Noreen Murray: Scientist whose work paved the way for genetic engineering

Noreen Murray was recognised internationally as being one of Britain's most distinguished and highly respected molecular geneticists.

Genes clue to Paget's disease

At least seven genes may account for the development of a type of arthritis which affects up to one million people in the UK, scientists have discovered.

From Essex to Chelsea: meet the new reality stars

It promises "love triangles, bitchiness and heartache" but Made In Chelsea is a reality TV show that positions itself in a class of its own.

Scientists reveal how stress exacerbates memory loss



Scientists claim to have discovered how stress can contribute to memory loss in old age.

Brenda Moon: University librarian who had a clear vision of the transformative effects of digitisation

In 1980 Brenda Elizabeth Moon was appointed chief librarian of the University of Edinburgh, so becoming the first woman to hold such a post in Scotland, and one of the first in a major UK research library.

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