Science

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Country diary: thatched roofs’ purple secret is revealed
Paignton harbour, Devon: Thatch is a welcoming home for many fungi, as it provides the damp conditions they thrive in

Tom Allan

20, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Spacewatch: mission to clean up space debris set for launch
Astroscale hopes its Elsa-d satellite will demonstrate a system to remove unwanted pieces of junk

Stuart Clark

19, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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New bacteria lurking on ISS no space oddity, says scientist
New species were discovered in the International Space Station – but they probably didn’t come from outer space

Linda Geddes

18, Mar, 2021 @9:09 PM

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Second vessel in two weeks appears to float above UK waters
‘Superior mirage’ illusion resurfaces in Dorset a fortnight after similar pictures taken near Falmouth

Haroon Siddique and Ian Sample

18, Mar, 2021 @3:56 PM

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Kew Gardens director hits back at claims it is 'growing woke'
Richard Deverell says there is ‘no acceptable neutral position’ on history of colonialism and racism

Nazia Parveen Community affairs correspondent

18, Mar, 2021 @11:49 AM

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Scientists form human cell clumps that act like early-stage embryos
Cultured stem cells turn into blastoid ‘balls’, like natural blastocysts after egg fertilisation

Ian Sample Science editor

17, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Sapria: the stinking parasitic plant reveals another odd feature
Sapria himalayana has lost about 44% of genes normally found in flowering plants

Paul Simons

17, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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For crying out loud: Dutch scientists grow human tear glands
Creation of mini-organs using stem cells will help research into tear-related disorders

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

16, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Scientists unlock secret of why hummingbirds hum
Researchers use 3D sound mapping to show aerodynamic forces during flight explain eponymous sound

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

16, Mar, 2021 @12:36 PM

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Don Mason obituary
Other lives: Research physicist, immunologist and Quaker activist

Simon Hunt

15, Mar, 2021 @6:09 PM

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Study sheds light on role of fingerprints in sense of touch
Scientists looking at why human fingertips are so sensitive have found the culprit hiding in our prints

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

15, Mar, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Neanderthals helped create early human art, researcher says
Archaeologist says ability to think and create objects may not have been restricted to homo sapiens

Dalya Alberge

15, Mar, 2021 @4:38 PM

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