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Orbital mechanics affect methane levels
Antarctic lake keeps its secrets for now
How snakes lost their legs
Researchers ponder cancer origins
Forming social networks a no-brainer
'Niceness' partly genetic, say scientists
Omega-3 may keep blindness at bay
Coral shines light on rainfall records
Old bone proves Lucy was no swinger
Scientists unlock cosmic ice riddle
Study links pesticides to Parkinson's
Digital world growing faster every year
Energy drinks put kids at risk: report
Robotics speed up cancer drug development
Zinc cuts short the common cold
Counting kicks in at 18 months
NASA spacecraft unravels comet mystery
Astronomers dig up cannibalised galaxy
Study links extreme weather to climate change
Turkey quake gives warning clues
US scientists build first 'antilaser'
Website meltdown leaves scientists fuming
Earth 'unrecognisable' by 2050: experts
Canola fungus genome unravelled
Orbital mechanics affect methane levels
Changes in the Earth's orbit, not human activity, may be behind a subtle increase in methane levels 5000 years ago, according to new research.

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Antarctic lake keeps its secrets for now
Russian scientists are on the brink of piercing through to the secrets of an icebound lake which has been sealed deep beneath Antarctica's frozen crust for 15 million years.

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How snakes lost their legs
Some, if not all, snakes used to have legs, and now new research suggests snakes lost their limbs by growing them more slowly or for a shorter period of time.

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Researchers ponder cancer origins
Cancer could be an 'evolutionary throwback' locked within our genes, linked to the time before we became multicellular animals, according to a new study.

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Forming social networks a no-brainer
An animal behaviour study has challenged the assumption that complex, dynamic social networks are unique to animals with big brains.

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'Niceness' partly genetic, say scientists
Selflessness and civic-mindedness can be inherited, especially if you are a woman, according to a new study.

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Omega-3 may keep blindness at bay
New research suggests omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent retinopathy, an eye disease that can lead to blindness in premature babies and people with diabetes.

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Coral shines light on rainfall records
Australian researchers studying corals off the coast of Queensland have found the frequency of extreme rainfall events has increased over the past 100 years.

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Old bone proves Lucy was no swinger
A single bone discovered in Ethiopia has led scientists to the conclusion that 'Lucy' the loveable Australopithecus walked on two legs and had abandoned tree-climbing for good.

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Scientists unlock cosmic ice riddle
Scientists have discovered the mechanism behind an unusual material that shrinks when heated and expands when subjected to pressure.

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Study links pesticides to Parkinson's
US researchers say they have found people who used two specific varieties of pesticide were more likely to develop Parkinson's disease.

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