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Sir Paul McCartney with his new partner, Nancy Shevell

Turn veggie to save planet, says Sir Paul

Ex-Beatle claims eating less meat is 'single most effective way' to cut emissions

Inside Science

Mycology - the study of fungi - is no longer taught as a distinct subject in British universities

Fungi scientists are endangered species

Friday, 28 November 2008

Budget cuts threaten research into basics that propagate life on Earth

Turtles have a unique body plan that has barely changed since the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago

How turtles got their shells... and other evolutionary mysteries solved

Thursday, 27 November 2008

The discovery of the earliest known ancestor of turtles has finally explained the riddle of how it developed its armour

The jagged rim on the Victoria Crater on Mars

A Martian's view of Mars

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Remarkable new images taken by Nasa rover vehicles on the surface of the Red Planet show a rocky, barren desert that looks surprisingly like home

'Endeavour' astronaut Shane Kimbrough makes his way toward the International Space Station's solar arrays

Yippee! Houston we can turn urine into water

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Leonard Doyle: Astronauts fix purification equipment that will allow more crew on space station

UK at risk of losing lead in stem cell research

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Britain's attempts to take stem cell research from the laboratory to the clinic are being undermined by government red tape and a lack of interest from City investors, according to experts meeting in London today.

Coral at the Great Barrier Reef. Rising carbon dioxide levels in the world's oceans due to climate change, combined with rising sea temperatures, could accelerate coral bleaching, destroying some reefs before 2050, said an Australian study in January 2002.

Acidic seas threaten coral and mussels

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Impact of rising carbon dioxide levels far worse than previously thought

Funding needed to keep stem cell research in UK

Monday, 24 November 2008

The UK risks losing its command of stem-cell research to the USA, a group of leading scientists said today.

Reporter Paul Bignell awakes from a pleasant night's sleep during the Dream Director experiment at the ICA

The stuff of dreams

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Paul Bignell furthers the cause of art and science by taking part in a unique experiment that involves sleeping with 20 strangers.

Scientists 'wrong about ecstasy'

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Controversial plans to downgrade ecstasy to a class B drug will be the subject of fierce debate on Tuesday, when the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) is presented with evidence on why the drug should remain class A.

British scientists claimed a world first last April after they helped a
blind man to see with an injection into the back of the eye.

Patient, heal thyself: Grow your own new organ

Saturday, 22 November 2008

The idea of growing your own new organ is now a reality. The possibilities are endless, say Steve Connor and Jeremy Laurance

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Columnist Comments


Terence Blacker: The greasy gravy train of lobbyism

The idiocy and graft at work in the system barely merits a second glance.


Dominic Lawson: When 'life' should mean life.

Sometimes the public feel the perpetrator should not be released.


Steve Richards: Who is accountable for the police?

Why was Damian Green arrested with such spectacular insensitivity?

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