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Starwatch: Mercury up before the sun – but only in the southern hemisphere
Northern latitudes will have to wait until March and April for better view of the inner planet

Stuart Clark

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Dark energy ‘chameleon trap’ wins £100,000 prize for Nottingham scientist
Ingeniously simple lab experiment led by Prof Clare Burrage recognised by Blavatnik awards

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @6:39 PM

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‘This will happen before 2030’: how the science behind Covid vaccines might help to fight cancer
The success of mRNA-based drugs in combating coronavirus is inspiring scientists to create similar vaccines for melanoma and other tumours

David Cox

22, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Fourscore years and more: greater longevity is a false challenge | Robin McKie
In 10 years, a quarter of the British population will be over 65. Yet it’s not lifespan but healthspan we should be trying to improve

Robin McKie

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Over the moon! Buzz Aldrin marries ‘long-time love’ on his 93rd birthday
Second man to walk on the moon says he and Anca Faur are ‘as excited as eloping teenagers’

Tom Ambrose

21, Jan, 2023 @1:16 PM

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Next stop, Twatt! My tour of Britain’s fantastically filthy placenames
The UK is full of extremely rude-sounding towns and villages. But what’s it like to live in them? Some locals can’t wait to change the names, while others embrace the quirk – even selling signpost souvenirs

Tom Lamont

21, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘3D medieval puzzle’: Newport ship to be reassembled from 2,500 pieces of timber
Oak and beech 15th-century vessel is being returned to Welsh city where it was found in riverside mud in 2002

Steven Morris

19, Jan, 2023 @3:08 PM

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Could the return of El Niño in 2023 take us above 1.5C of warming? – podcast
Scientists have predicted the return of the El Niño climate phenomenon later this year. Its arrival will result in even higher global temperatures and supercharged extreme weather events. Ian Sample speaks to environment editor Damian Carrington about what we can expect from El Niño and whether we’re prepared

Presented by Ian Sample with Damian Carrington, produced by Holly Fisher, sound designed by Solomon King, and executive produced by Ellie Bury

19, Jan, 2023 @12:05 AM

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Scientists suggest eating oily fish linked to lower risk of kidney disease
Association found between higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids from seafood and reduced risk of kidney problems

Andrew Gregory Health editor

18, Jan, 2023 @11:30 PM

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From wetland wonder to Woodstock: in praise of the alder tree
Plantwatch pays tribute to a water-resistant species whose uses range from flood defence to Hendrix’s Fender Stratocaster

Paul Simons

18, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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What’s the reality behind the ‘Love Island smile’? – podcast
As the ninth series of ITV show Love Island kicked off yesterday, viewers may have noticed contestants’ perfectly straight, white teeth. But are there risks associated with achieving a flawless smile? Madeleine Finlay speaks to dentist Paul Woodhouse about some of the dangers of dental tourism

Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay, sound designed by Joel Cox, and executive produced by Ellie Bury

17, Jan, 2023 @5:05 AM

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Scientists steer lightning bolts with lasers for the first time
Demo during heavy storms at top of a Swiss mountain involved firing powerful laser pulses at thunderclouds

Ian Sample Science editor

16, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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