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Starwatch: five-star Cassiopeia is a queen chained to her throne
Constellation represents boastful woman punished by Poseidon, and shares mythical roots with its neighbours

Stuart Clark

04, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Antony Hewish obituary
Radio astronomer who won the Nobel prize for physics for his role in the discovery of pulsars

Michael Rowan-Robinson

03, Oct, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Jim Townsley obituary
Other lives: Industrial chemist with the photographic film company Ilford Limited

Ruth Townsley

03, Oct, 2021 @11:10 AM

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BepiColombo spacecraft sends its first images of Mercury during flyby
European-Japanese probe swoops in to almost 200km above Sun’s nearest planet, photographing its pock-marked features

Staff and agencies

03, Oct, 2021 @12:57 AM

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Nasa launches latest Landsat 9 to monitor Earth’s surface
Satellite will capture agricultural productivity, forest health, water quality, coral reefs and glaciers

Stuart Clark

01, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Gavin Vinson obituary
Other lives: Professor of biochemistry at Barts, London, and editor of the Journal of Endocrinology

Bronwen Vinson

30, Sep, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Fossilised ‘hell heron’ dinosaur unearthed on Isle of Wight
Discovery along with another species enhances island’s reputation as Europe’s best place to find dinosaurs

Hannah Devlin

29, Sep, 2021 @4:07 PM

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Dutch scientists may have solved mystery of why some twins are identical
Discovery of DNA modifications raises hope of treatment for disorders that particularly afflict twins

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

29, Sep, 2021 @1:41 PM

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‘Prickles down the neck’: project reveals unsung female heroes of Sutton Hoo dig
Barbara Wagstaff and Mercie Lack’s photographs of 1939 excavation left in plastic bag at National Trust

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

29, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Pinker’s progress: the celebrity scientist at the centre of the culture wars
The long read: How the Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker became one of the world’s most contentious thinkers

Alex Blasdel

28, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Quentin Bone obituary
Other lives: Marine zoologist who studied how fish swim

Andrew Packard

27, Sep, 2021 @7:22 PM

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Carolyn Shoemaker obituary
American astronomer, leading asteroid hunter and co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which crashed into Jupiter

Michael Rowan-Robinson

27, Sep, 2021 @5:46 PM

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