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Do we need a new theory of evolution?
The long read: A new wave of scientists argues that mainstream evolutionary theory needs an urgent overhaul. Their opponents have dismissed them as misguided careerists – and the conflict may determine the future of biology

Stephen Buranyi

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Close your eyes and try to stay grounded | Brief letters
Brief letters: A test of skill | Touching distance | Country Diary lifts the spirits | Forerunner of rugby union | Ending the blue period

27, Jun, 2022 @4:08 PM

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Did you solve it? Are you smart enough to work for Elon Musk?
The answers to today’s planetary perplexities

Alex Bellos

27, Jun, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Can you solve it? Are you smart enough to work for Elon Musk?
The favourite interview question of the world’s richest man

Alex Bellos

27, Jun, 2022 @6:13 AM

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Starwatch: Libra is visible all evening but wait until midnight to do it justice
Often depicted as a set of scales, the zodiacal constellation is worth seeing in context between Virgo and Scorpius

Stuart Clark

27, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Can our mitochondria help to beat long Covid?
Mitochondria play a role in many aspects of keeping us healthy – and could be the key to unlocking treatments for chronic diseases, including Parkinson’s

David Cox

26, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Sleep scientist Russell Foster: ‘I want to take the anxiety around sleep away’
The Oxford professor has studied our circadian rhythms for decades – and says much of what we think we know is wrong

Killian Fox

25, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Go fish: Danish scientists work on fungi-based seafood substitute
Team call in Michelin-starred chefs to help crack challenge of mimicking texture of seafood

Rachel Hall

24, Jun, 2022 @3:27 PM

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Boom in UK dog fertility clinics raises welfare and ethics concerns
Experts worry about financial incentives for unnatural breeding methods without regulation

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

24, Jun, 2022 @1:45 PM

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Scientists discover world’s largest bacterium, the size of an eyelash
At about 1cm long, Thiomargarita magnifica is roughly 50 times larger than all other known giant bacteria

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

23, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Mites that mate on our faces at night face extinction threat
Study of tiny parasites points to gene loss from adaptation putting them on dead-end evolutionary course

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

22, Jun, 2022 @6:41 PM

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Half in UK back genome editing to prevent severe diseases
Survey also finds younger generations far more in favour of designer babies than older people are

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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