Science

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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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South Australian eagle fossil identified as one of the oldest raptor species in the world
The 25m-year-old fossil reveals ancient eagle had features unlike any seen among modern hawks and eagles

Donna Lu

27, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Starwatch: catch a glimpse of the Andromeda galaxy as nights draw in
Vast collection of a trillion stars is farthest celestial object that can be seen with the unaided eye

Stuart Clark

27, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Gene editing ‘would allow us to create hardier farm breeds’
The biotechnology is comparable to traditional breeding methods and vital to create livestock resistant to disease, droughts and heatwaves, says group

Robin McKie Science and environment editor

26, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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