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Brazil’s resettlement of farmers has driven Amazon deforestation

31 July 2015 - 2:00pm
More than a million people have been given land in the Amazon area since the 1970s, causing 13.5 per cent of all deforestation there

Mix fish secretions with shrimp shells to make super sunscreen

31 July 2015 - 1:06pm
The same chemicals that stop fish from getting sunburned have been used to make a super-effective sunscreen – and it won't make you smell like seafood

Ebola vaccine success: Race is now on to protect those at risk

31 July 2015 - 12:45pm
It took just one year to test a vaccine to prove it works. Now, how soon can those who need it get jabs?

Cancer scare halts pioneering stem-cell trial to cure blindness

31 July 2015 - 11:03am
The first ever trial of reprogrammed stem cells is put on hold while scientists investigate whether the procedure caused a potentially cancerous mutation

The cyber-mechanics who protect your car from hackers

31 July 2015 - 10:06am
After coders remotely seized control of a Jeep on the highway, it's revealed that car companies are already doing some explorative hacking of their own

Nemo seems to thrive in waters warmed by climate change

31 July 2015 - 9:10am
A species of clownfish has been shown to grow bigger in warmer conditions, suggesting that some animals may benefit from global warming

Caterpillar drugs ants to turn them into zombie bodyguards

31 July 2015 - 7:00am
Ants protect caterpillars in exchange for a sugary secretion, but there're more to their relationship than meets the eye

#RosettaWatch: Philae lander reveals comet 67P’s fluffy surface

30 July 2015 - 2:00pm
Comet 67P has previously unseen organic molecules and fluffy surface grains – just a few of the discoveries in the first set of papers from the Philae team

Ancient crystals show Earth’s magnetic field switched on early

30 July 2015 - 2:00pm
Earth needed its magnetic field to protect the nascent atmosphere – but when did the field turn on? Magnetic rocks show it was earlier than we thought

In So Many Words: Minute world with big stories to tell

30 July 2015 - 12:49pm
In so many words is where we retell our stories on space and physics using only the 1000 commonest words in English

NASA plans smart air traffic control for drones

30 July 2015 - 12:12pm
If every home has a drone, then every home will serve as an airport – and that will need a new kind of air traffic control

Zoologger: The giant sea spider that sucks life out of its prey

30 July 2015 - 11:48am
The unusual creatures of Antarctica's Southern Ocean are all legs and no body, with a long proboscis to suck up their soft-bodied prey, such as jellyfish

Newly discovered species of peacock spider is a masked seducer

30 July 2015 - 2:00am
Nicknamed 'blueface', these tiny creatures have just been discovered in bushland in Western Australia

Layer of melting ice helps spheres fall faster through water

29 July 2015 - 1:00pm
Skaters know melting ice cuts friction, it turns out the trick works under water too. Balls coated in ice fell faster in a tank of water as the coating melted

The apps that let you earn money while you holiday

29 July 2015 - 1:00pm
New gig economy apps that let you take on small tasks while travelling are a clever way of making a bit of extra spending money for your trip

Bitter foods are healthy: How to cook them like a pro

29 July 2015 - 1:00pm
Learn how to cook with bitter foods and you can reap their health benefits and enjoy the delicious taste too, says chef and author Jennifer McLagan

Neptune’s sudden jolt could explain weird ring in Kuiper belt

29 July 2015 - 1:00pm
A band of strangely tight-knit icy objects in the Kuiper belt has defied explanation. Now a simulation rewinding the solar system to its babyhood has an answer

Clusters of living worlds would hint life came from outer space

29 July 2015 - 1:00pm
Using future telescopes to map exoplanets where life may exist could help test the panspermia theory - that life can cross space and take root on new worlds

Hackers take control of smart car via the internet

29 July 2015 - 1:00pm
Fiat Chrysler issued a recall of 1.4 million vehicles after hackers showed they could take control of them via the internet-connected entertainment system

Hillary Clinton wants every home to be powered by clean energy

29 July 2015 - 1:00pm
The presidential candidate chides climate-denying rivals as she launches her plan to combat global warming by embracing renewables