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Studies all can access and apply

The UK will make publicly funded studies open to all.

Mankind responsible for 70% of radical Arctic ice melt

A study has found only 30% of radical loss of the Arctic's ice is due to natural variability in the Atlantic, and it will probably get worse.

The fine art of the Neanderthals

Several times in the past 10 years scientists have had to rewrite the textbooks on Neanderthals, the last species of human to go extinct.

The beauty of the very best ideas

World's leading thinkers write on what impresses them -- from Darwinism to the concept of 'deep time'

US moon base needs money to move beyond dreams

In the latest tell-people-what-they-want-to-hear speech on the election circuit, Newt Gingrich made a remarkable promise: he wants a moon base.

Celebrity sense and nonsense

The pseudo-scientific utterances of famous stars are often dangerously misleading or just wrong.

New sea creatures found living in extreme conditions

Scientists exploring underwater vents near Antarctica have found a world of creatures thriving in temperatures of 400C°.

Caffeine boost for sunscreen

Scientists have worked out how caffeine might offer protection against some skin cancers, a finding that could lead to better sunscreens.

Expecting? Sleep on your left — just in case

Mothers who sleep on their backs or right-hand sides the night before giving birth are twice as likely to have a stillborn child.

Cocaine addiction linked to brain disorder

Scientists find abnormalities in key areas of grey matter in the frontal lobes.

Getting to the heart of antimatter

In science fiction stories, antimatter pops up everywhere as a power source for spaceships or the active ingredient in diabolical bombs.

Planets found in Milky Way

The planets, found by researchers at Notre Dame University, in the United States, do not orbit any star.

Passive smoking raises blood pressure in boys

Scientists have found that passive smoking can raise blood pressure levels in boys.

Give tuna and salmon a break

Cut back on tuna and salmon and load your plate instead with herring and sardines if you want to help save the world's fish.

Universal flu jab passes crucial test

Scientists at Oxford University have successfully tested a universal flu vaccine that could work against all known strains of the illness.

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Zondo deplores ‘attempted killing’ of state capture witness who implicated Molefe

The deputy chief justice says an attack on one witness may deter many others from giving evidence

State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

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