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British scientists produce working thymus, a vital immune system 'nerve centre' located near the heart<p>Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.<p>British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune …

Climate change’s deadly new threat

Scientists say harmful algal blooms like the ones currently affecting Lake Erie could be a sign of things to come<p>Algae have a lot to offer. They feed the world’s marine life, thicken ice cream, and may provide the key to solving the world’s energy crisis. Algae hold your California roll together. …

Chilly molecules pave way for 'ultracold' science - Futurity

Physicists have chilled molecules to almost absolute zero using lasers fired from an apparatus they built in the lab.

How much do our genes dictate our GCSE results?

Your scores in your GCSEs are heavily influenced by your genetic heritage<p>Almost three quarters of a million students will have received their GCSE results this week and congratulated themselves on – or bemoaned the lack of – the effort they put in back in May. Of course, hard work is important, but …

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Using DNA Forensics To Track Elephant Poachers

New methods to track and trace ivory's origins<p>The shocking news that Satao, the much-loved African Elephant who lived in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park, has been killed and butchered for his tusks highlights once again the terrible and unsustainable toll of poaching elephants for their …

Let Them Sleep In: Docs Want Later School Times for Teens

Your teenager wants to sleep later and now his doctor agrees. Middle and high school students shouldn’t have to start school until 8:30 in the morning or later, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.<p>“The research is clear that adolescents who get enough sleep have a reduced risk of being …