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Researchers discover how laces come undone and offer alternative way to tie them that does knot involve your granny Things can start to unravel at any moment, but when failure occurs it is swift and catastrophic. This is the conclusion of a scientific investigation into what might be described as Sods law of shoelaces. The […]

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Archaeological research may represent first scientific evidence of English practices attempting to protect the living from the dead A study by archaeologists has revealed certain people in medieval Yorkshire were so afraid of the dead they chopped, smashed and burned their skeletons to make sure they stayed in their graves. The research published by Historic […]

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Our photographer hits the road with seasoned storm chasers in the Northern Territory to track down some of the regions famous lightning storms Im standing on a dirt track somewhere in the wilds of Australias Darwin storm chaser who has led me here. Reluctantly, I agree. The Top End is one of the worlds most […]

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Weve travelled two-thirds of the way to the south pole, seen an incredible display and were home for breakfast, says organiser The first commercial flight to view the Flight passenger captures the Aurora Australis. Our lives are forever altered by this incredible experience and we are eternally grateful to have been a part of this […]

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Drinking in moderation helps protect heart, with study finding it lowers risk of many conditions compared with not drinking Moderate drinking can lower the risk of several heart conditions, according to a study that will further fuel the debate about the health implications of alcohol consumption. The study of 1.93 million people in the UK […]

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Leading British physicist and cosmologist tells Good Morning Britain he is concerned about US presidents environmental policy Stephen Hawking, the leading British physicist and cosmologist, has said he no longer feels welcome in the US under Donald Trump. Prof Hawking is a recipient of the prestigious US Franklin medal for science and received the presidential […]

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Kidney disease has killed 20,000 agricultural workers, but no one knows why Two brothers stand in a dusty alley in the town of Chichigalpa in Nicaragua. They stare with suspicion at Wellcome Image award last week for its depiction of the impact of a medical condition that has been devastating the male population of central […]

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