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It's the faster, stronger, better Large Hadron Collider

4 March 2015 - 4:00pm
Still basking in the glory of the Higgs discovery, CERN's celebrity particle smasher is aiming for even wilder particles – and the truth about supersymmetry (full text available to subscribers)

Oldest known member of human family found in Ethiopia

4 March 2015 - 2:00pm
A skull fragment 2.8 million years old may mean our ancestors were around 400,000 years earlier than thought

Modified yeast perfume: What the future smells like

4 March 2015 - 2:00pm
Genetically engineered microorganisms could replace flowers as sources of ingredients for perfumes – and even recreate scents from plants long extinct

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4 March 2015 - 1:45pm
All the latest on Facebook's intelligence test, cheap wonder metals and why the US is being urged to eat less meat

Cyborg cockroach has its nerves controlled wirelessly

4 March 2015 - 1:35pm
Resistance is futile for this remotely controlled cockroach. A battery-powered microcontroller plugged into its nervous system can control its movements

Europe blazes trail against climate change

4 March 2015 - 12:34pm
Come flood, drought or heatwave, Europe is getting ready a whole host of projects designed to climate-proof the continent

Drill into Mars for clues to Earth's climate

4 March 2015 - 12:00pm
Earth's Little Ice Age may have been caused by a fall in solar activity – digging holes on Mars could help us find out

Cheap wonder metals will make a faster, cleaner world

3 March 2015 - 6:00pm
If only aluminium, titanium and magnesium were cheaper, they would replace steel and help us cut fuel bills and emissions. That day may not be far off

Here's the beef - think green and cut meat

3 March 2015 - 5:00pm
The US panel advising the government on dietary guidelines urges Americans to eat less meat. There is nothing wrong with that, says Josh Voorhees

Test yourself on Facebook's intelligence questions

3 March 2015 - 4:30pm
Fancy taking Facebook's AI exam for yourself? Here are some example questions that get progressively harder

Birth of a Theorem: Mathematics, Boltzmann and brio

3 March 2015 - 4:00pm
Birth of a Theorem: A mathematical adventure by Fields medallist Cedric Villani is an exhilarating but exhausting journey with a fascinating mind

Real flu hits just twice a decade

3 March 2015 - 3:00pm
Adults can expect to get flu only twice every 10 years, suggests an analysis of the antibodies in people's blood

Facebook invents an intelligence test for machines

3 March 2015 - 2:25pm
Forget the Turing test. Facebook has come up with a simple quiz that will help work out the intelligence levels of your latest AI

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3 March 2015 - 1:30pm
All the latest on the real reasons for child obesity, alien invaders going by Suez, smelly handshakes, zombie simulator and more

2015 a watershed year for assisted suicide in the US

3 March 2015 - 1:30pm
With bills introduced that could legalise the right to die in 20 more states, this year could be a turning point for the highly controversial practice

Tiny CubeSats could hitch a ride with ESA mission

3 March 2015 - 12:47pm
The European Space Agency is calling for small, boxy spacecraft called CubeSats to hitch a ride with a mission in 2020 – perhaps the first CubeSat trip into deep space

Dawn spacecraft set for first visit to a dwarf planet

3 March 2015 - 11:58am
The asteroid-hopping spacecraft will arrive at Ceres on Friday, making it the first to visit a dwarf planet and the first to visit two different worlds

After handshakes, we sniff people's scent on our hand

3 March 2015 - 10:00am
People sniff their hands much of the time and especially after a handshake, suggesting the greeting might convey chemical signals

Victory declaration on net neutrality may be premature

3 March 2015 - 8:30am
The US Federal Communication Commission has taken an important step to ensure net neutrality – but dangers remain

I've found the real reason so many children are obese

3 March 2015 - 8:15am
Don't blame gluttony or genes for the obesity epidemic – it's our sedentary habits echoing down the generations, says obesity theorist Edward Archer (full text available to subscribers)