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Tumbling science on its head

Paging through the CV of a PhD student, one would expect to see a long list of published research papers... not Benjamin Perez.

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Man’s best friend for 40 000 years

Most scientists believed man first domesticated dogs from wild wolves 16 000 years ago. This may not be the case.

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Flight-tracking site takes off

It’s not just airline geeks that are flocking to Flightradar24, even airline accident investigators are fans.

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Tumbling science on its head
May 25 2015 at 13:28

Paging through the CV of a PhD student, one would expect to see a long list of published research papers... not Benjamin Perez.

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Man’s best friend for 40 000 years
May 25 2015 at 13:28

Most scientists believed man first domesticated dogs from wild wolves 16 000 years ago. This may not be the case.

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Flight-tracking site takes off
May 25 2015 at 13:20

It’s not just airline geeks that are flocking to Flightradar24, even airline accident investigators are fans.

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Social media fumes over rhino hunt
May 25 2015 at 11:27

“Serial trophy hunter” says his shooting of the black rhino has raised awareness of the plight of black rhinos.

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Ad blockers as intrusive as ads
May 25 2015 at 11:12

In the battle between ads and ad blockers no-one on the web really wins.

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Celebrating Russia's space programme
May 25 2015 at 08:24

The first man to walk in space launched a landmark exhibition in London devoted to Russia's pioneering space programme.

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‘Ten Commandments’ sees light of day
May 25 2015 at 08:24

Penned on parchment more than 2 000 years ago, the scroll fragment is one of humanity's most precious documents.

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Prostate cancer finding brings hope of cure
May 25 2015 at 08:24

In what is being called the 'Rosetta Stone' of prostate research, scientists identified the genetic mutations linked with the spread of prostate cancer.

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Cold snaps more lethal than heatwaves
May 25 2015 at 08:24

Cold weather kills nearly 20 times as many people as hot conditions, according to a large study.

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The deafening sound of wind turbines
May 25 2015 at 08:23

The noise from building offshore wind turbines could be damaging the hearing of seals, ecologists warned.

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