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Polygenic screening of embryos is here, but is it ethical?
The first child born using the technique arrived last year. But can it really help reduce diseases in a new generation, or is it ‘techno-eugenics’?

Philip Ball

17, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Well you would say that: the science behind our everyday biases
Covid has turned us into pandemic experts, all too ready to gainsay scientists, but psychology can help us understand how our prejudices are formed

Adam Rutherford

16, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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How did Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin fail to dominate the billionaire space race?
The company employs the world’s top engineers and has access to unlimited money but is plagued by safety concerns and toxic workplace culture

Daniel Oberhaus

16, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Sensational’: skeleton buried in Vesuvius eruption found at Herculaneum
Archaeologists find remains of fugitive during first dig at site near Pompeii in almost three decades

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

15, Oct, 2021 @7:33 PM

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Nasa prepares to launch Lucy mission to distant asteroids
Six-year voyage to Trojans could reveal vital information on history of solar system

Stuart Clark

15, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ultrasound trial offers hope for brain cancer patients
New technique temporarily allows drugs to cross blood brain barrier to treat tumours

Linda Geddes

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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William Shatner in tears after historic space flight: ‘I’m so filled with emotion’
Star Trek actor, 90, says ‘I hope I never recover from this’ after becoming oldest human in space on Jeff Bezos rocket New Shepard

Richard Luscombe

13, Oct, 2021 @4:57 PM

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What will happen after the sun dies? ‘Serendipitous’ discovery gives clues
A distant gas giant found orbiting a white dwarf star suggests outer planets in our solar system might survive the sun’s demise

Donna Lu

13, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Rocket men: how billionaires are using celebrities as PR for their space projects
Critics see the ‘awful business’ of private space tourism as having little technological or exploration value

Richard Luscombe

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Drug trial offers new hope for those with metastatic breast cancer
Scientists are studying whether talazoparib could help treat those with incurable breast cancer

Andrew Gregory Health editor

12, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Australia to build 20kg rover to head to moon in joint mission with Nasa
Expertise in mining sector expected to aid development of rover which will collect lunar soil to help establish human presence on moon

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

12, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘I think there’s life out there’: powerful radio antenna used for first time to find exoplanets
Australian scientists part of team using Low Frequency Array to detect signals indicating planets beyond our solar system

Tory Shepherd

11, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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