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UK scientist says gene-drive study rendering female insects infertile may lead to ‘self destruct mosquito’ field tests within 10 years
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Telescope picks up unexpected ‘luminous echoes’ – smaller, later and of different colour to bright flares
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Scientists believe the unusual tubular structures may be the remnants of prehistoric sponges
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A century ago, scientists knew that genes were spread across 23 pairs of chromosome but only now do we have a full, gapless draft of the human genome. But what does that mean? Carl Zimmer explains
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‘Marsquakes’ were detected within months of the InSight probe landing on the Red Planet, now they’ve helped us understand the interior of the planet, write Jessica Irving and Anna Horleston
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Scientists believe future studies can help unravel the evolutionary origin of dogs’ ability to distinguish between truths and lies.
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Trump sycophant Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the ex-president deserves credit for the jab rollout. If that’s the price of herd immunity, says Arwa Mahdawi, so be it
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Nation made rapid headway with vaccine drive but has now struck roadblocks, writes Andrew Buncombe
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Team will search for evidence of extraterrestrial life by looking for advanced technology it may leave behind
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Now is the chance to find Ophiuchus, which some view as the 13th sign of the zodiac
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Male spending – on petrol and meat – is apparently worse for the environment than women’s. But it’s the system, not individuals, that needs to change, writes Arwa Mahdawi
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Scottish analysis finds that despite shielding, high-risk individuals were more at risk of catching virus and dying
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In the lead-up to the athletics competitions at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Shivani Dave speaks to Geoff Burns, a biomechanist at the University of Michigan, about so-called ‘super spikes’
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Cities across the world are at risk of extreme rainfall overwhelming their streets
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NSW premier expected to announce Covid roadmap as Blacktown apartment block locked down
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Bright flash north of Oslo turned the night sky light
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Billionaire lost out to Elon Musk’s SpaceX in lunar bid but says he will waive $2bn payments if agency will award Blue Origin a contract
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The billionaire offers to pay $2bn in Nasa costs to be reconsidered for a key Moon lander contract.
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The first in-person climate meeting in 18 months sees tentative progress, but not enough.