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Pig to human heart transplants are the future. Are we ready for it?
Xenotransplantation promises to solve organ shortage and to reshape how we think about human longevity, but it also raises a host of questions

Simar Bajaj

04, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Science superpower’ plan risks making UK bureaucracy superpower, says peer
Author of Lords report says government’s approach ‘feels like setting off on a marathon with your shoelaces tied together’

Ian Sample Science editor

03, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Restoration of pig organs after heart stopped raises hopes for transplants
Findings point to improvements in organ transplants and raise questions over nature of death

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

03, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Scientists create world’s first ‘synthetic embryos’
Researchers use stem cells from mice to form embryo-like structures with intestinal tract, beginnings of a brain, and a beating heart

Ian Sample Science editor

03, Aug, 2022 @2:44 PM

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US and Australia to launch second joint spy satellite from site in New Zealand
Some in space industry bewildered by Australia’s lack of fanfare about the launch of the satellites, which will be used to collect intelligence for allied nations

Tory Shepherd

01, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Like an alien obelisk’: space debris found in Snowy Mountains paddock believed to be from SpaceX mission
Astrophysicist Brad Tucker says he often gets calls from people who think they’ve found space junk but the scorched metal found by two farmers is ‘very real’

Natasha May

01, Aug, 2022 @2:07 PM

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Oh my days! Midnight comes a fraction sooner as Earth spins faster
Analysis: Reflecting a recent trend, 29 June was the shortest day on our planet since the 1960s. What’s going on?

Ian Sample Science editor

01, Aug, 2022 @1:54 PM

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Starwatch: Mars guides way to spotting Uranus
Seventh planet technically visible as pale blue dot with help of binoculars

Stuart Clark

01, Aug, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Why you need to worry about the ‘wet-bulb temperature’
Scientists think we need to pay attention to a measure of heat and humidity – and it’s edging closer to the limits of human survivability

Jocelyn Timperley

31, Jul, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Can artificial intelligence really help us talk to the animals?
A California-based organisation wants to harness the power of machine learning to decode communication across the entire animal kingdom. But the project has its doubters

Zoë Corbyn

31, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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North holding its own against spread of southern English dialects, study finds
‘We won’t all be sounding the same,’ says researcher after comparison of extensive survey with findings from 70 years ago

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

31, Jul, 2022 @12:35 PM

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After 350 years, sea gives up lost jewels of Spanish shipwreck
Marine archaeologists stunned by priceless cache long hidden beneath the Bahamas’ shark-infested waters

Dalya Alberge

31, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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