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Direct recordings have revealed what happens in our brains as we make sense of speech in a noisy environment, scientists say.
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Uncertainty over the nature of the UK's future relationship with the EU is having a "corrosive" effect on science.
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Surgeons describe a new treatment for early stage prostate cancer as "truly transformative".
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Scientists at Cern have found a new way to unlock the secrets of antimatter.
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A deep sea octopod, dubbed Casper after the film ghost, may be at risk from mining, scientists say.
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Scientists say Earth's outer core contains a kind of "jet stream" - a fast-flowing river of liquid iron that is surging westwards under Alaska and Siberia.
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Prehistoric pottery shows plants and grains were cooked as early as 10,000 years ago.
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British-Chinese cameraman Jacky Poon is one of a few professionals documenting endangered animals in China.
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An app that turns a smartphone into an earthquake detector helps citizens monitor tremors.
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The UK fishing industry will need continued access to EU markets after Brexit, a House of Lords report warns.
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Mexican authorities try to save the world's smallest porpoise by seizing illegal fishing nets.
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A global map of areas without roads shows large tracts of wilderness remain unprotected.
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Why scientists are weighing the rainforests with lasers.
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European scientists have flown instruments back and forth across the South Pole to map its hidden depths.
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The Atacama Desert - the driest desert on Earth - may once have had lakes and wetlands, scientists report.
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Limiting access to federal research would do an "enormous disservice" to the US and the world according to former Nasa chief scientist.
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Small satellites, meant to detect wind speed in stormy weather, blast off over Cape Canaveral on an air-launched rocket.
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Europe launches its long-delayed Galileo satellite system, aiming to be the world's most accurate.
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Babies made from two women and one man win approval from the UK's fertility regulator.
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The song and behaviour of the UK's favourite bird is being affected by light and noise pollution, a study reveals.
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Six new animal species are identified at deep-sea vents beneath the Indian Ocean.
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A newly discovered spider bears an "uncanny" resemblance to a magical hat in the Harry Potter books.
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Guerrilla archiving
15 Dec 2016 0:51:47
Canadian "guerrilla" archivists will help in scramble to preserve US federal climate data.
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Scientists in Iceland are drilling in to a volcano to harness the energy from beneath the Earth.
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Geologists in Iceland are drilling into the heart of a volcano to create a super-hot borehole they can tap for energy.
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