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Human genetics revolution starts now

The gene-editing technique known as Crispr/Cas9 has become a recognised 'game-changer'. Steve Connor investigates.

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The real cost of trophy game hunting

Is there more to this industry than the desire of rich white men to demonstrate their machismo, asks Tom Bawden.

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Fight to save Indonesia's jungle corridors

Camp Leakey in the Tanjung Puting National Park in Indonesia is home to around 6 000 rescued orangutans.

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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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Classic novels, in 140 characters
July 29 2015 at 07:52

A literary agent invites Twitter pitches for new novels, so John Walsh imagines how famous novels might be tweeted.

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The mighty strength of an ant army
July 29 2015 at 08:51

Ants have an astonishing ability to mix collective muscle with individual initiative for heavy lifting, a study has found.

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Lax pilot training caused crash - probe
July 29 2015 at 08:52

Investigators cited inadequate training of test pilots as a leading factor behind last year's fatal crash of Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship.

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Bones found outside Kimberley resort
July 29 2015 at 08:52

Yet another Late Stone Age burial site may have been uncovered on the banks of the Vaal River.

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T. rex had unique serrated teeth - study
July 29 2015 at 08:51

Scientists unveiled a comprehensive analysis of the teeth of the group of carnivorous dinosaurs called theropods.

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Big Brother is watching, thankfully
July 28 2015 at 10:54

Alan Cooper discovers that sometimes it is useful to have a cellphone that knows exactly where you are.

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Stop killer robots - researchers
July 28 2015 at 11:29

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

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Finding aliens not straightforward
July 28 2015 at 13:09

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
July 28 2015 at 13:08

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

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Online affairs are not cheap
July 28 2015 at 11:03

Oscar Quine takes the plunge and discovers that finding a hook up on Ashley Madison is a pricey business

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