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Finding aliens not straightforward

If this is the only place in the galaxy with intelligent life, then Earth is some sort of miracle, say scientists.

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'Editing' DNA to fight off deadly illness

Scientists believe a new development could eventually result in a new approach to fighting viral infections and tumours.

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Stop killer robots - researchers

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak add their voices to call to ban autonomous weapons.

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Women stars to debut on FIFA 16 game

Female footballers such as Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan will be pictured on the cover of FIFA 16 video game.

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Agincourt fleet had 650 ships, records show
July 28 2015 at 08:52

Researchers at Southampton University now believe Henry V's fleet was made up of only 650 ships - less than half the old estimate.

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HIV case: breakthrough or false dawn?
July 28 2015 at 08:52

The latest HIV 'cure' case proves the HIV virus may be even more elusive than previously thought, writes Charlie Cooper.

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Productivity not adding up in cyber age
July 27 2015 at 14:36

Why is the hi-tech boom not increasing productivity? It’s a question that is puzzling many corporations.

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Feral cats ‘are tsunamis of violence, death’
July 27 2015 at 13:22

French actress Brigitte Bardot has condemned an Australian plan to cull two million feral cats to stop them harming native animals.

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Pluto wrapped in haze, ice flows
July 27 2015 at 13:22

Analysis shows distinct layers of haze in Pluto's nitrogen, carbon monoxide and methane atmosphere.

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Fake iPhones: China shuts factory
July 27 2015 at 12:09

Chinese police arrest nine people linked to counterfeiting operation and seize hundreds of fake Apple iPhones.

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Cape judge rules on domain name
July 27 2015 at 11:46

An internet domain name spat between a residential property developer and an estate agent ended up in court.

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App wrap: two to get
July 27 2015 at 10:25

Get up to speed with Nasa, or play a word game, in this week’s app round up.

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Banking on the blockchain
July 27 2015 at 10:16

Banks are among the firms looking to Bitcoin’s infrastructure to imrove secutiry and transaction times.

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How thrillers can boost memory
July 27 2015 at 08:33

Experts have uncovered the reason why Alfred Hitchcock was the master of suspense - and it's all in our brains.

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