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Beautiful blood clot could reveal deadly detail

23 January 2015 - 8:01pm
An award-winning extreme close-up of a blood clot could give insight into the causes of heart disease and stroke

Finding ET – we're gonna need a bigger dish

23 January 2015 - 1:17pm
We need to widen the way we listen for broadcasts from alien civilisations – looking for short pulses packed with information as well as simpler radio signals

Robot jazz band showcases its freestyling skills

23 January 2015 - 12:56pm
Watch as four robots accompany a human musician and show how artificial intelligence lets them improvise and play complex music

Videos reveal rich upside-down world under polar ice

23 January 2015 - 11:57am
A secret underwater world thrives on algal meadows that hang under the polar sea ice – now we get some of the first glimpses of it

Mice evolve better, not bigger, balls in sperm race

23 January 2015 - 11:29am
Size isn't everything. When many male mice mate with the same females, their descendants evolve testes that can produce more sperm

Smart clothes double as pregnancy health tracker

23 January 2015 - 8:30am
Pregnant? Love gadgets? You'll adore this maternity wear that lets you track the vital signs of your changing body

Feedback: Words for worthless whatsits

23 January 2015 - 8:00am
Newspapers recycling fear-mongering, Muphry was here, and here, amazing discovery at St Pancras Station and more (full text available to subscribers)

Peer-to-peer lending heralds mortgages without banks

23 January 2015 - 4:00am
Crowdsourced loans and peer-to-peer lending are cutting banks out of the mortgage market – and this is just the start

Where heroes come from – and how to become one

22 January 2015 - 4:00pm
"I did it without thinking," people often say after saving a stranger's life. The truth is, heroism develops over a lifetime – and it's never too late to learn (full text available to subscribers)

Weird cosmic echoes may offer new glimpse of big bang

22 January 2015 - 3:00pm
Any event that creates photons may leave a kind of electromagnetic echo. If so, echoes from the big bang itself may still be detectable

Human ancestors got a grip on tools 3 million years ago

22 January 2015 - 3:00pm
The shape of fossil hand bones found in Africa suggests the first toolmakers walked on Earth before humans did

#RosettaWatch: My summer holiday around a comet

22 January 2015 - 3:00pm
The first big batch of science results from the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft are just out. Here's our pick of the bunch.

Shapely photons break rules to fly slower than light

22 January 2015 - 3:00pm
Light is the fastest thing around, but shaped beams travel slower than expected, even in a vacuum. No need to throw your physics textbooks out yet though

Anti-radiation drug could work days after exposure

22 January 2015 - 2:45pm
A drug that protected mice three days after exposure to radiation could buy more time for survivors of a nuclear disaster

Dinosaur-killing impact recreated in mini BBQ

22 January 2015 - 2:30pm
Did the meteorite blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs do it by igniting global firestorms of tremendous heat? Only one way to find out…

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22 January 2015 - 1:30pm
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Meteorite mineral named after beer is time capsule

22 January 2015 - 11:55am
The nitrogen in the breath you just took matches that in carlsbergite from a meteorite, which means it was probably formed at the same time as our solar system

Lab-bound bacteria could lead to 'safer' GM organisms

22 January 2015 - 7:30am
Genetically modified E. coli have been created to survive only if they have access to unnatural amino acids, dying if they escape into the wild

We're in for the long haul in UK's nuclear clean-up

22 January 2015 - 6:00am
Short-termism when the Sellafield nuclear plant was founded 50 years ago means the clean-up plan runs until 2120. Don't bet against that slipping further

Can politics keep up with the rise of high-tech cities?

22 January 2015 - 5:00am
Follow Stephen Goldsmith and Keller Easterling through the city of the future to find out who benefits from reprogramming our surroundings