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Starwatch: Taurus and Orion point way to Cetus the sea monster
Obscure constellation’s name features in Perseus myth as beast denied chance to devour Andromeda

Stuart Clark

29, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The James Webb space telescope: in search of the secrets of the Milky Way
Billions of dollars over budget and years late, the most expensive, complex telescope to be sent into space will launch next month. What will it learn?

Robin McKie

27, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Sir Eric Ash obituary
Leading figure in the field of electrical engineering whose work played a huge role in modern electronics

Polina Bayvel and Simon Bennett

25, Nov, 2021 @5:04 PM

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Find vet before buying pets for Christmas, Britons warned
Increase in dog and cat ownership in lockdown and Brexit standards issues have led to vet shortage

Lisa O'Carroll and Nicola Davis

25, Nov, 2021 @1:59 PM

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Nasa delays James Webb space telescope launch after ‘sudden’ incident
Technicians were preparing to attach spacecraft to launch vehicle when unplanned event took place

Stuart Clark

25, Nov, 2021 @10:20 AM

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AstraZeneca to run more clinical trials in people’s homes to improve diversity
Experts say shifting data collection to the home may break down barriers to participation in research

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Dart mission: why is Nasa crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid?
The robot spacecraft will travel 6.8 million miles through the solar system in an attempt to nudge moonlet Dimorphos a fraction off course

Warren Murray and agencies

24, Nov, 2021 @1:33 AM

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New tests show neolithic pits near Stonehenge were human-made
Ring of hollows has been called the largest prehistoric structure found in Britain, but some were sceptical

Dalya Alberge

23, Nov, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Nasa to slam spacecraft into asteroid in mission to avoid future Armageddon
Test drive of planetary defence system aims to provide data on how to deflect asteroids away from Earth

Linda Geddes

22, Nov, 2021 @4:04 PM

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Starwatch: a close lunar encounter with Pollux
The brightest star in the constellation Gemini, the twins, is named after the son of Leda and Zeus

Stuart Clark

22, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Gas station in space’: new plan to make rocket fuel from junk in Earth’s orbit
Australian company joins global effort to recycle dangerous space debris

Tory Shepherd

19, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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UK’s warmer, wetter weather sparks bumper year for mushrooms
Kew Gardens and RHS reporting glut of fungi as public sends in ‘weird and wonderful’ samples

Helena Horton

19, Nov, 2021 @9:25 AM

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