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    For all the anxiety today about the bacteria in our gut being under constant assault by antibiotics, stress and bad diets, it turns out that a lot of the bacteria in our intestines have been with us for at least 15 million years, since we were pre-human apes.

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    When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand 360 million years ago, the powerful tails they used as fish may

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    The discovery power of the gene chip is coming to nanotechnology. A Northwestern University research team is developing a

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    A small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it will remain so for centuries to come.

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    All 36 countries that committed to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change complied with their emission targets, according to a

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    A multinational team of astronomers has found an Einstein Ring, a rare image of a distant galaxy lensed by gravity. The scientists, from Spain, Italy and the USA, report their discovery in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

  • Foldable material

    Imagine a house that could fit in a backpack or a wall that could become a window with the flick of a switch.

  • Mysterious infrared light from space

    A research team using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has detected the faintest millimeter-wave source ever observed.

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    People born with a rare genetic mutation are unable to feel pain, but previous attempts to recreate this effect with drugs have had surprisingly little success. Using mice modified to carry the same mutation, UCL researchers funded by the MRC and Wellcome Trust have now discovered the recipe for painlessness.

  • The Role of Bacteria

    Despite significant biomedical advances in recent decades, the very earliest events of human development – those that occur during a critical window just after fertilization – have remained an unobservable mystery, until now.

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