Planets orbiting the first stars could have been habitable, challenging arguments for a multiverse.
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A ten-dimensional theory of gravity makes the same predictions as standard quantum physics in fewer dimensions.
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Imperial College London accepts heavy criticism from independent reviewers after exposé by animal-rights group.
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Any areas of water could be off-limits to all but the cleanest spacecraft.
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Geophysicists are scouring the globe for evidence of mantle plumes — the presumed source of some mega-eruptions.
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Competing neuronal pathways help adults to choose locations with just the right amount of alcohol for their offspring to thrive.
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Incoming director of major US research centre predicts identification of key genes to target with cancer drugs.
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Latest views of the planet settle a decades-old argument about its evolution.
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Researchers claim that some buck trend in mortality and fertility, challenging evolutionary theory.
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Announcement reveals hurdles to virus detection in patients.
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Language centres struggle to access phonetic information.
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Findings support idea that gut microbiome has a role in disorder.
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Slow-moving cells had been hunted for decades.
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US Institute of Medicine says the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee's activities should be scaled back.
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Ocean drilling finds thin, weak layer of clay was behind giant earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
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The week in science: Sun-grazer comet fragments; controversial study on GM maize retracted; and China launches a Moon rover.
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As a flurry of interest in workplace discrimination subsides, efforts to raise awareness and eliminate abuses continue, says Kathleen Raven.
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Analysis of oldest sequence from a human ancestor suggests link to mystery population.
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Method for checking global literature leads to investigation of cancer researcher.
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What researchers are learning from an unprecedented survey of mortality in India.
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