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Robin McKie

Robin McKie

    You owe your grandparents big time
    You owe your grandparents big time
    Thirty-thousand years ago the human species had a senior moment. Numbers of adults reaching the age of 30 began to rise dramatically. Very soon...
    Chernobyl 25 years on: A poisoned landscape
    Chernobyl 25 years on: A poisoned landscape
    Yuri Tatarchuk has a disconcerting way of demonstrating Chernobyl's grim radioactive legacy. An official guide at the wrecked nuclear power plant,...
    Asthmatic Earth denied remedy
    Asthmatic Earth denied remedy
    On an observatory 3353m up on Mauna Loa, a volcano in Hawaii, a pair of ageing automated detectors have been churning out details about the make-up...
    Copenhagen: How climate change will shape these lives
    Copenhagen: How climate change will shape these lives
    They are the citizens of tomorrow and each faces a grim and uncertain future. Born on four different continents within the last month, these five...
    New-style malaria vaccine could save millions
    New-style malaria vaccine could save millions
    Scientists have developed a revolutionary vaccine that could protect billions of people against the world's deadliest disease: malaria.
    Nasa hopes for inch-perfect landing on Mars
    Nasa hopes for inch-perfect landing on Mars
    Space engineers were on Saturday making their last nervous preparations for the landing of their Phoenix probe near the north pole of Mars...
    Kruger battle goes from YouTube to TV
    Kruger battle goes from YouTube to TV
    David Budzinski, a Texan on his first visit to Africa, was riding in a four-wheel drive across the Kruger National Park in South Africa in...
    Nasa studies real-life Rain Man's brain
    Nasa studies real-life Rain Man's brain
    It took Kim Peek just more than an hour to read Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October. Four months later, when asked to give the name of the...
    Nasa joins search for life on Mars
    Nasa joins search for life on Mars
    The world's most sophisticated -- and expensive -- car will begin its historic journey today, when it is blasted towards Mars on an American Delta...