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Human footprints thought to be oldest in North America discovered
Ancient tracks found in New Mexico are believed to be between 21,000 to 23,000 years old, study says

Gloria Oladipo

23, Sep, 2021 @9:17 PM

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Doctor’s ‘brilliant’ new first aid technique can stem blood loss after shark attack
Described by another expert as a ‘fantastic life-saving idea’, the simple procedure could save lives by stopping catastrophic blood loss from shark bites

Royce Kurmelovs

23, Sep, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Dinosaur fossil with ‘totally weird’ spikes in skeleton stuns experts
Extraordinary ankylosaur remains dating back 168m years a first for Africa

Ian Sample Science editor

23, Sep, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Scientists use AI to create drug regime for rare form of brain cancer in children
Hopes that breakthrough marks new era where artificial intelligence can develop treatments for all types of cancer

Andrew Gregory

22, Sep, 2021 @11:05 PM

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Two-legged dinosaurs may have swung tails to run faster, say scientists
A computer simulation could help us better understand the evolution of movement in animals

Linda Geddes

22, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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More microplastics in babies’ faeces than in adults’ – study
Researchers say children’s mouthing behaviour and products such as bottles may be to blame

Sofia Quaglia

22, Sep, 2021 @3:10 PM

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Mathematicians discover music really can be infectious – like a virus
New music download patterns appear to closely resemble epidemic curves for infectious disease, study finds

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

22, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Research suggests a diet rich in dairy fat may lower the risk of heart disease
Study’s lead author says evidence shows ‘type of dietary fat, or the source of dietary fat, is actually more important than the amount’

Donna Lu

21, Sep, 2021 @6:05 PM

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Did you solve it? Russia’s Prime Minister sets a geometry puzzle
The answer to today’s teaser

Alex Bellos

20, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Too much of a good home is bad for panda mating, say scientists
Success of species tails off if more than 80% of an area is ideal habitat, in line with Goldilocks principle

Nicola Davis

20, Sep, 2021 @2:48 PM

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Can you solve it? Russia’s Prime Minister sets a geometry puzzle
The ruler with a ruler

Alex Bellos

20, Sep, 2021 @6:10 AM

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Starwatch: the arrival of autumn brings the lovely harvest moon
This is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, the day when the lengths of day and night are equal

Stuart Clark

20, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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