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Deep-sea mining for rare metals will destroy ecosystems, say scientists
Businesses want to trawl for nickel, manganese and cobalt to build electric cars and windfarms

Robin McKie

26, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Gut bacteria in babies may predict type 1 diabetes in later life, study finds
Researchers identify ‘microbe signature’ found to be in infants who went on to develop disease in childhood or adolescence

Robin McKie Science Editor

26, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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A Brief History of Time is ‘wrong’, Stephen Hawking told collaborator
Thomas Hertog worked with cosmologist on a new book after he shared his doubts about A Brief History of Time

Robin McKie Science Editor

19, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Dogs and cats could be passing on drug-resistant bugs to owners, study finds
Swabs collected from hospitalised people found microbes shared with pets at home showing same antibiotic resistance

Robin McKie Science editor

19, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘A wake-up call’: total weight of wild mammals less than 10% of humanity’s
From elephants to tigers, study reveals scale of damage to wildlife caused by transformation of wildernesses and human activity

Robin McKie Science Editor

18, Mar, 2023 @5:07 PM

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Scientists warn of ‘phosphogeddon’ as critical fertiliser shortages loom
The excessive use of phosphorus is depleting reserves vital to global food production, while also adding to the climate crisis

Robin McKie, Science editor

12, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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New analysis of ancient human protein could unlock secrets of evolution
The technique – known as proteomics – could bring new insights into the past two million years of humanity’s history

Robin McKie Science Editor

05, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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The UK’s battle cries on net zero have led to nothing – and now time is running out | Robin McKie
The British government committed to achieving net zero by the middle of the century but all that has followed is inaction

Robin McKie

04, Mar, 2023 @6:34 PM

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UK government urged to consider changing law to allow gene editing of embryos
Citizens’ panel of people with experience of genetic conditions says discussion urgently needed for research

Robin McKie

04, Mar, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Lateral flow tests being prepared for UK outbreaks of avian flu
After a girl in Cambodia died from H5N1, the UK Health Security Agency is on alert but says human-to-human transmission is rare

Robin McKie

26, Feb, 2023 @9:34 AM

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From Piltdown Man to anti-vaxxers ... What science’s worst hoaxes can teach us
Covid disinformation prompts Royal Society to consider ways of countering forgeries and falsehoods

Robin McKie

25, Feb, 2023 @3:10 PM

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‘Bond villain’ DNA could transform cancer treatment, scientists say
Discovery that extrachromosomal DNA act as cancer-causing genes seen as breakthrough that could lead to new therapies

Robin McKie Science editor

18, Feb, 2023 @2:06 PM

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