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Male pipefish decide who survives
Saturn's rings a chaotic clutter
Researchers develop desal on a chip
Final missing piece of insulin lock found
Volcano helped dinosaurs gain upper hand
Bouncing current could speed up charge
Bleaching leaves Lord Howe reef 'on knife edge'
Floor price for booze good as taxes, study
Concerns over varroa mite resistance
Microbes breathe life into oxygen theory
Pre-history rewritten as new human discovered
Dung beetle claims strongest insect title
Scientists unearth Australian tyrannosaur
Splitting cyclone reveals Neptune's nature
Junk food can become addictive: study
Bumblebees have superfast colour vision
Black holes may be 'missing dark matter'
Magnets can manipulate morality: study
Sun helps bats find home in the dark
LHC to begin 'Big Bang' project
Trial of bionic eye within three years
Easter eggs may be good for your heart
Mega-flood triggered European ice age
Finch genome music to researcher's ears
Male pipefish decide who survives
A new study has found that pipefish, close cousin to the seahorse and sea dragon, choose which of the brood survives, on the basis of the mother's attractiveness.

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Saturn's rings a chaotic clutter
The serene and majestic rings of Saturn are actually a rough and violent mix of frozen particles, according to scientists.

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Researchers develop desal on a chip
Scientists have made a nanotech device to strip salt from seawater, paving the way to small-scale, battery-powered desalination for drought-hit regions and disaster zones.

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Final missing piece of insulin lock found
Scientists have finally pieced together the structure of the insulin receptor in human cells, paving the way for advancements in diabetes and cancer treatment.

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Volcano helped dinosaurs gain upper hand
It took a volcanic eruption and the loss of half of Earth's plant life 200 million years ago to tip the scales in favour of the dinosaurs over crocodiles, say researchers.

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Bouncing current could speed up charge
Scientists in the United States have come up with a new way to dramatically slash the time it takes to recharge a lithium battery.

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Bleaching leaves Lord Howe reef 'on knife edge'
Parts of the world's most southerly coral reef are under threat after it suffered its largest-recorded bleaching event.

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Floor price for booze good as taxes, study
Raising the minimum price for alcohol is as effective as raising taxes at reducing the harms caused by alcohol consumption, according to a new UK study.

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Concerns over varroa mite resistance
The spread of a pesticide-resistant mite, which can decimate honeybee hives, is causing concern among beekeepers in New Zealand.

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Microbes breathe life into oxygen theory
A new study of methane-munching microbes adds weight to the idea that bacteria were producing oxygen on Earth before photosynthesis evolved.

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Pre-history rewritten as new human discovered
Scientists in Germany have discovered a new human species that lived in Siberia around 30,000 to 50,000 years ago.

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New Zealand's GM livestock given reprieve
Nano diamonds to become a doctor's best friend
Ocean saltiness reaching new limits
Volcanic ash unlikely to cool planet
Silk forms 'intimate' brain connection
New drug improves hepatitis C outcome
Microbial life discovered in asphalt lake
Green tea may strengthen your teeth
Head-ramming dino had 'gears' in skull
Clever crows show innovative behaviour
Research casts doubt on brain training
Multiple unknowns cloud volcano's impact
Staying fit helps men 'do it longer'
Copenhagen sets Earth for more warming
Solar spacecraft begins study of our Sun
Mixed messages on gene patenting
Gene study finds multiple species of orca
Dreaming boosts learning and creativity
Scientists measure massive ocean current
Genes influence smoking addiction: study
Nanowires create volts of electricity
Fisheries urged to diversify their 'take'
Chimps confront death in human-like ways
Chile to host world's biggest telescope
Trapping light to improve solar cells
Experts debate use of HPV test
Japan to launch 'space yacht'
Sea ice loss key to Arctic warming, study
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Australian lasers to track orbiting junk
Thawing nitrous oxide overlooked: study
'Sound bullets' could blast cancer
Lasers could spark clean nuclear power
Seaweed slows black sea snakes down
Asteroid impacts cause crustal crisis: study
Flu jab link to increased H1N1 risk: study
Intestinal germ helps sushi digestion
Researcher closes in on freezing conundrum
Test identifies smokers at highest risk
New species of human found in 'death trap'
'Planet of love' still hot and active
Stress takes its toll on tiny lizard
Scientists record world's tiniest nudge
Cell signals shed light on breast cancer
Parasites behind seasonal allergies
Study finds maternal deaths falling
Pluto's family set to grow tenfold
Diet cuts Alzheimer's risk: study
Whales get physical when seas get rough
'Tweets' could warn of future epidemics
Quolls force-fed toads in survival fight
Researchers question use of silver dressings
Scientists create truly random numbers