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'Artificial womb' breakthrough sparks row over how long human embryos should be kept in lab

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎15 hours ago‎
An ethical debate over how long human embryos can be grown in a lab has erupted after Cambridge University announced it had allowed fertilised eggs to mature for 13 days - just one day short of the legal limit.
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Biologist who snatched eggs from nests of world's rarest bird wins the 'Nobel prize' of conservation

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎13 hours ago‎
A Welsh biologist once criticised for stealing eggs from the nests of the rarest bird in the world has been awarded the 'Nobel prize' of conservation after his controversial methods saved nine species from extinction.
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Space calling Otley: I've grown 3cm and I don't wash my trousers

Yorkshire Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Grace Rhodes, Y5, asks Tim Peake " What would happen to a ballon in the ISS that isn't attached to a string?".Picture by Bruce Rollinson.
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Horizon: Ice Station Antarctica: why people want to live in the coldest place on Earth - review

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎15 hours ago‎
There's getting away from it all, and then there's visiting Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica - a set of colourful pods on a floating ice shelf in one of the planet's most remote locations.
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Out of this world! Watch dizzying footage taken by a GoPro as it is launched into space on a ROCKET

Daily Mail - ‎27 minutes ago‎
For most people, being fired into space with enough speed to exit the atmosphere before peering down at the curvature of the Earth is something we can only dream of.
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Iron Man and Captain America costume designer makes spacesuits for Elon Musk's SpaceX astronauts

International Business Times UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Hollywood costume and prop designer responsible for the iconic Iron Man suit and Captain America superhero outfits has been commissioned by Elon Musk to create a spacesuit for SpaceX astronauts.
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Meteor shower set to light up night sky

RTE.ie - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Star gazers could be in for a celestial fireworks show overnight, if weather conditions are suitable. Particles of dust from the tail of Halley's Comet will bombard the Earth's atmosphere, generating up to ten times more "shooting stars" or meteors ...
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Physicists Abuzz About Possible New Particle as CERN Revs Up

Sci-Tech Today - ‎5 hours ago‎
Was it a blip, or a breakthrough? Scientists around the globe are revved up with excitement as the world's biggest atom smasher -- best known for revealing the Higgs boson four years ago -- starts whirring again to churn out data that may confirm ...
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Setting a new course for corporate climate policy

Huffington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
“We need a trade association for industries that don't exist yet.” This is what Thomas Lingard, VP of global policy and advocacy at Unilever, said to me at an event recently.
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Planet Mercury crosses the face of the Sun in rare event May 9

MLive.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
It isn't quite once-in-a-lifetime, but it will be out of this world when the planet Mercury crosses the face of the Sun Monday, May 9. "It's not that common," said Mike Murray, planetarium manager and astronomer at the Delta College Planetarium in ...
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WATCH: Astronomer demonstrates shocking dangers of staring at the Sun

Daily Star - ‎22 hours ago‎
This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Share. But that's exactly what could happen this week, warns astronomer and TV presenter Mark Thompson.
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Govt's should study worst-case global warming scenarios –former UN official

GMA News - ‎9 hours ago‎
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - A United Nations panel of scientists seeking ways for nations to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius should not dissuade governments from concentrating on bleaker scenarios of higher temperatures as well, its former chief ...
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Ice Age Europeans had some serious drama going on, according to their genomes

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The entire drama of human history is encoded in our DNA. Where we went. Who we slept with. How we died - or almost did. It's basically a scientific soap opera, complete with occasional discoveries of long-lost cousins we never knew we had.
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IBM makes (or does not make) quantum computing available to all

TelecomTV - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Excuse the quantum physics pun in the headline, but as the great Werner Heisenberg once said: “The atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.
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Habitat loss, skin trade, trophy hunting: How leopards lost their spots

Hindustan Times - ‎43 minutes ago‎
A leopard quenches its thirst on a hot summer day at a Zoo in Surat. (PTI). Share. Share. Share. Share. Leopards, one of the world's most iconic big cats, have lost 75% of their historic range - with habitats across Asia plummeting by nearly 98%, the ...
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United Arab Emirates Mulls Building Artificial Mountain To Change Weather, Bring Rain

Tech Times - ‎59 minutes ago‎
It seldom rains in UAE so the desert country wants to build an artificial mountain to alter the weather and induce rainfall. Will it work?
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Humans Paid for Bigger Brains With Gas-Guzzling Bodies

The Atlantic - ‎19 hours ago‎
Evolution works on a strict energy budget. Each adaptation burns through a certain number of calories, and each individual can only acquire so many calories in the course of a day.
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