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New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Image copyright SPL Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus – making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and the

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Birds ‘churring’ is a sign isles’ shipwreck rats dying out

Image copyright JJM/Geograph Image caption The Shiant Islands could be declared free of non-native black rats next year The calls of a small seabird have been recorded for the first time on a group of islands in The Minch. Conservationists hope the sound of storm petrels’ “churring” is an indication that an effort to eradicate

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Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea

Image copyright Copernicus Sentinel data (2017) Image caption Widening gap: The picture contains data gathered on 13 and 16 September The giant berg A-68 looks finally to be on the move. Recent weeks have seen it shuffle back and forth next to the Antarctic ice shelf from which it broke away. But the latest satellite

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Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

Image copyright Jessica Thompson Image caption Burials at Mount Hora in Malawi yielded DNA used in the study DNA from ancient remains has been used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa. Researchers sequenced the genomes of 16 individuals who lived between 8,000 and 1,000 years ago. The data shows how the

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Plant-eating dinosaurs ‘strayed from veggie diet’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Duck-billed dinosaurs may have been tempted away from a vegetarian diet The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet has been called into question. New evidence suggests that some dinosaurs snacked on shellfish and insects as well as plant food. A study of fossilised droppings indicates

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Neanderthal brains ‘grew more slowly’

Image copyright Joan Costa Image caption The skeleton of a boy that shattered our view of Neanderthal brain development A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours. An analysis of a Neanderthal child’s skeleton suggests that its brain was still developing at a time when the brains of modern human children

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Neolithic Orkney rivalries detailed in new study

Image copyright Colin Richards / UHI Image caption Ring of Brodgar is a famous Orkney site Rivalries in Orkney more than 4,500 years ago led to competition between communities including over how people were buried, according to new research. Scientists were able to gather much more precise estimates of the timing and duration of events

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Owls hold secret to ageless ears

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Barn owls rely on their hearing to hunt Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered. Previously, starlings have been found to have this ability, suggesting birds are protected from age-related hearing loss. Understanding more about the “ageless ears” of barn owls could

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UK strikes research deal with US in run-up to Brexit

Image copyright Fredex8 The UK and US have reached a deal to develop a special relationship for science. An agreement between the two countries aims to make it easier for researchers to travel, collaborate and share facilities. US science bodies are said to be “eager” to take advantage of research opportunities lost because of Brexit.

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Outwitted

Image copyright Science Photo Library Try to swat a fly and it will soon become clear that they’re faster than you. Much faster. But how on Earth do these tiny creatures – with their minuscule brains – outwit us so easily? You’ve probably pondered it after chasing a fly around your house and flailing your

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