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Cancer has a new enemy. This blood test hunts down even the earliest traces of the disease

Life expectancy in the developed world is higher than ever before, but longevity comes at a cost. If you live in the UK, there's a 50 per cent chance …

10 breathtaking entries from the world's most famous photography competition

The competition aims to celebrate the planet's best photographers and will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2017.<p>Last year, there were a record-breaking 230,103 entries from 186 countries submitted to the three main categories — professional, open, and youth.<p>The final deadline for entries to …

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Evidence mounts that neutrinos are the key to the universe's existence

New experimental results show a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave, which could explain why matter persists over antimatter.

No Man's Sky: Eight tips to get you started

The highly anticipated exploration game has finally arrived. Here’s what you need to know to begin your journey<p>Well, it’s finally here. After two years of beautiful trailers, ambiguous claims and lofty expectations, No Man’s Sky has touched down and opened its blast doors. Judging by its opening …

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Do Managers and Leaders Really Do Different Things?

Business people and business theorists love to draw distinctions between management and leadership. They tell us that “managers do things right; leaders do the right thing” and “management is administration, but leadership is innovation.”<p>Management, we seem to think, is what we <i>need</i> to do, but …

A biologist has a radical plan to save the Earth

The global conservation movement has temporarily mitigated but hardly stopped the ongoing extinction of species.<p>The rate of loss is instead accelerating.<p>If biodiversity is to be returned to the baseline level of extinction that existed before the spread of humanity, and thus saved for future …

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New Treatment Improves Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate For The First Time in a Decade

This is awesome.<p>Scientists have just increased the survival rate of pancreatic cancer for the first time over a decade. At the world’s biggest cancer …

Depressing Theory: Cancer May Be An Evolutionary Safeguard To Protect Our Species

Living forever wouldn’t be good for the species. Did nature make a way to keep it from happening?<p>When our DNA is damaged and cannot be repaired, the damaged cell is marked for termination so its compromised DNA isn’t passed on. The cells are told not to reproduce. If this process, called apoptosis, …

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Does the yeti exist? Scientists use DNA evidence in bid to solve mystery of the abominable snowman

It is one of the world's greatest enduring mysteries. Stories of a yeti, or an abominable snowman, have been entrenched in Himalayan folklore for hundreds of years - but there has never been any definitive proof of its existence.<p>Now, a team of leading international scientists will use advanced DNA …

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How Did That Pesky Virus End Up in Our DNA?

Dendogram of endogenous retroviruses. Source: Wikipedia.<p>Two weeks ago I discussed a PNAS paper that reported the discovery of a new class of viruses, called pithoviruses, found in a layer of Siberian permafrost. In their paper [1], the researchers conclude:<p>"Our results further substantiate the …

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