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Dogs really do understand what you are saying
Dogs really do understand what you are saying
Science News

If you’re not being sincere when you praise your dog he probably knows, say researchers.

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Scientists announce a new era in human history
Scientists announce a new era in human history
Science News

The Anthropocene marks a new period in which our collective activities dominate the planetary machinery.

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No guarantee La Niña will ease drought
No guarantee La Niña will ease drought

Weather forecasters say shifting weather patterns point to a La Niña effect which will not relieve the drought effects.

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How pot plants clean the air we breathe
How pot plants clean the air we breathe
Home

They brighten up our homes and cheer up our offices. But house plants also clean up the air we breathe, according to a study.

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Fall from tree may have proved fatal for ‘Lucy’
Fall from tree may have proved fatal for ‘Lucy’
Science News

Lucy, one of the best known ancestors of humans to ever roam the earth, may have died after a fall from a tree, University of Texas researchers say.

3 days ago
Space Station to open for business
Space Station to open for business
International

After 15 years as a pure research lab, the International Space Station might be ready for business.

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Need coffee? It’s in your genes
Need coffee? It’s in your genes
Science News

If you need mugfuls of coffee to get going in the morning it’s probably not tiredness causing that but your DNA

6 days ago
China lays claim to world’s greenest tower
China lays claim to world’s greenest tower
Asia

Shanghai Tower - the world's second tallest building - will have records for the highest hotel restaurant, as well as fastest lifts. [VIDEO]

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Second Earth found, and it could be home to ET
Second Earth found, and it could be home to ET
Space

At 4.2 light years away, Proxima b is right on our doorstep - and high speed spaceships could reach it within decades. [VIDEO]

7 days ago
Why chimpanzees prefer to co-operate
Why chimpanzees prefer to co-operate
Science News

Researchers have found that chimps will work together for the group’s benefit and will even shun freeloaders

8 days ago
Nasa to land on asteroid in search for origin of life
Nasa to land on asteroid in search for origin of life
Space

Two-year-long mission will see spacecraft rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 in search of samples.

8 days ago
Edible packaging to cut down on food waste
Edible packaging to cut down on food waste
Science News

Scientists are developing a milk-based edible packaging that they say will store food longer and taste better than plasic

12 days ago
VIDEO: Ape makes #WorldOrangutanDay song
VIDEO: Ape makes #WorldOrangutanDay song
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Kluet, an orangutan at an Australian zoo, has released his debut single to raise awareness for World Orangutan Day.

13 days ago
NASA launches $1m Mars robot challenge
NASA launches $1m Mars robot challenge
Space

Space agency opens competition to design robots to assist astronauts with expeditions to Mars.

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Is relying on Google and satnavs making us stupid?
Is relying on Google and satnavs making us stupid?
Science News

They make us seem clever and make roads easier to navigate but they may be fooling our brains into being lazy.