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British Museum explains why Greek statues are naked

British Museum launches Defining Beauty exhibition with explanation that the ancient Greeks 'didn't walk down the High Street in Athens naked'<p>When the British Museum opens its blockbuster exhibition of Greek sculpture this spring, curators believe visitors may have one burning question.<p>Why are all …


Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

Planets Outside Of Our Solar System

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

How Killer Fungus Burns Up Bats From the Inside

Hibernating bats with white-nose syndrome expend twice as much energy as healthy ones, a new study says.<p>A deadly invasive fungus has been wiping out hibernating bats for years in the U.S., eating away at their wings and muzzles. But it's been unclear exactly how the interloper kills its victims, …

Flexible Spinal Implants Put Paralyzed Rats Back on Their Feet