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What a comet smells like

Rotten eggs, horse pee and alcohol: this is the bouquet of odours you would smell if a deep space comet was brought back to Earth.

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iol scitech oct 23 Candice Swanepoel
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10 models to follow on Instagram

Models are just like us; they take selfies, have lunch with friends and go on holidays.

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Clean slate for your phone

Here are tips on how to wipe your phone, safely, before you resell.

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What a comet smells like

Rotten eggs, horse pee and alcohol: this is the bouquet of odours you would smell if a deep space comet was brought back to Earth.

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Absolute zero: copper cube gets close
October 22 2014 at 09:31

An Italian lab has cooled a cubic metre of copper to within a tiny fraction of 'absolute zero', setting a world record.

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Ebola drug may also fight norovirus
October 22 2014 at 09:31

The drug works by causing the virus to self-destruct in a process known as 'lethal mutagenesis', which causes errors in its genetic information.

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Battle of the celeb blogs gets serious
October 21 2014 at 13:51

Competition heats up as actresses flock to lifestyle guru trade to promote their online identities, writes Stephanie Merry.

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US, China can tip balance in climate quest
October 22 2014 at 09:31

The US and China could reduce by a quarter the envisaged 2020 shortfall in emissions cuts required to curtail global warming, say researchers.

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China to send orbiter to moon and back
October 22 2014 at 09:30

China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon.

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A man's world, but leave Mars to women
October 21 2014 at 13:44

Thanks to their size, women are, on average, cheaper to launch and fly than men, writes Kate Greene.

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Antibiotics may help animals spread salmonella
October 21 2014 at 13:51

The findings could point to a new concern over feeding healthy livestock low doses of antibiotics to help them grow.

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Apple’s OS collects location data by default
October 21 2014 at 13:45

The change is the latest by a major technology company hoping to more closely integrate individual devices with remote cloud services.

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App a ‘game changer for commuters’
October 21 2014 at 09:23

Cape Town is the first city in Africa to offer commuters a free mobile application that gives them real-time information on public transport.

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Microsoft to provide tools for tackling Ebola
October 21 2014 at 09:22

Microsoft will provide free cloud-computing and research applications to qualified medical researchers working on the Ebola virus.

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