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IQ 'can change in teenage years'
The mental ability of teenagers can improve or decline on a far greater scale than previously thought, according to new research.
Scots carbon capture scheme scrapped
Plans for a pioneering carbon capture project at Longannet coal-fired power station have been scrapped, the UK energy secretary confirms.
'Broadband giant' heads skyward
The Viasat-1 broadband spacecraft, one of the most powerful satellites ever built, rides to orbit on a Russian Proton rocket.
Malaria vaccine trial raises hope
A malaria vaccine shows promising results in a clinical trial in Africa.
Researchers warn of new Stuxnet
Security firm Symantec has seen evidence that the authors of the Stuxnet worm could be working on a follow-up.
Reef fish live and hunt as a team
Ruling 'threatens stem cell work'
Med Bluefin tuna catch 'unabated'
Nigeria's coast 'threatened by shipwrecks'
Bacterium linked to bowel cancer
Scots fish farms face ban over lice
Scottish football '500 years old'
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A rocket abroad - Soyuz in French Guiana
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It is one of the most important weeks in the history of European space activity, with the first Russian Soyuz rocket set to launch from French Guiana.
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