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Starwatch: Matariki appearance marks start of Māori new year
Pleiades star cluster in Taurus marks month-long time of remembrance and celebration

Stuart Clark

04, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Memory games: how to boost your brain power
When it comes to recall, it’s very much a case of ‘use it, don’t lose it’. Here’s how you can improve yours, at any age...

Emma Beddington

03, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Explosion of life on Earth linked to heavy metal act at planet’s centre
Formation of solid iron core 550m years ago restored magnetic field and protected surface

Robin McKie

03, Jul, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Great auks and seal-headed men: a window into ice age Provence
The Cosquer cave near Marseille astonished the diver who discovered it with its ancient depictions of sea and land animals. Now it has been painstakingly recreated

Matthew Reisz

02, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Rise of the dinosaurs traced back to their adaptation to cold
Covering of feathers left them able to cope when other creatures died off in mass extinction event, scientists say

Ian Sample Science editor

01, Jul, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Scientists are still fleshing out Darwin’s theory of evolution | Letters
Letters: There can be no one unifying theory, writes Prof Jonathan Bard, while Nicholas Maxwell looks to the role of purposive actions and Pete Bibby says the fittest theory will survive

Letters

01, Jul, 2022 @4:49 PM

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‘Amazing development’: fossil finds show how panda’s false thumb evolved
Fossils of Ailurarctos, an extinct panda relative, are oldest known evidence for the radial sesamoid

Ian Sample Science editor

30, Jun, 2022 @6:56 PM

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Earliest Pacific seafarers were matrilocal society, study suggests
DNA analysis of 164 individuals from 2,800 to 300 years ago shows men would move to be with their wives

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Nerve-cooling implant could offer pain relief alternative to opioids, say researchers
Device which can dissolve in the body represents an ‘engineering approach to treating pain’

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Sir Colin Blakemore obituary
Neuroscientist, persuasive science communicator and advocate for rationality and openness

Georgina Ferry

29, Jun, 2022 @4:21 PM

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Dogs arose from two populations of wolves, study finds
Dogs genetically most similar to ancient Siberian wolves, but they are not direct ancestors and plenty of questions remain

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

29, Jun, 2022 @3:55 PM

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AI could improve welfare of farmed chickens by listening to their squawks
The technology correctly distinguished distress calls from other barn noises with 97% accuracy

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @11:06 PM

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