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Tests shed light on life origins
Scientists examine the results from 1950s experiments to show how the foul-smelling hydrogen sulphide may have been an important precursor in the chemistry that eventually led to life on Earth
Quantum computing takes big leap
A best-in-class demonstration of a quantum computing device shows that, after years of development, real quantum computers may be on the horizon.
'Extinction threat' to religion
Decades of census data, alongside a mathematical model, suggest religion in nine secular countries is being driven to extinction.
Two-thirds not religious - survey
The death of language? TODAY
UK nuclear support despite Japan
More Britons support the building of new nuclear power stations than oppose it, despite the crisis in Japan - but support has fallen.
Full face transplant for US man
A 25-year-old man horrifically injured by an accident involving an electric power line has received a full face transplant in the US.
Power cables laid at Japan plant
Teacher trainees 'poor at maths'
Appeal on Wales badger cull
Rare albatross is unique species
'Drugs to the brain' breakthrough
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Roman hoard to stay in county
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