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Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly

Image copyright Science Photo Library The secrets of how malaria became a human-killer have been revealed by a genetic study. The work, led by researchers from Wellcome...

Grace mission launches to weigh Earth’s water

Image copyright SpaceX A joint US-German mission has gone into orbit to weigh the water on Earth. The Grace satellites are replacing a pair of highly successful...

Environment Agency warns of serious water deficits for England

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ladybower reservoir in Derbyshire supplies water for drinking and hydro electricity England is facing significant water supply...

China launch will prep for Moon landing

Image copyright AFP Image caption The satellite launched on a Long March-4C rocket from the Xichang launch centre China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a...

‘Permanent’ interstellar visitor found

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption An illustration of a grey/white asteroid on a starfield An asteroid in Jupiter’s orbit may have come from...

PM will pay to have ‘full association’ with EU research

Image copyright PETER POWELL Image caption The Prime Minister sets out her proposal for a special research relationship with the EU post-Brexit at Jodrell Bank The Prime...

Dinosaur parenting: How the ‘chickens from hell’ nested

Image copyright Zhao Chuang How do you sit on your nest of eggs when you weigh over 1,500kg? Carefully – according to a new study from an international team of...

Delay for Bloodhound supersonic car’s high-speed trials

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The car conducted “slow speed” trials in October last year The Bloodhound 1,000mph car project is going to...

Seeds of hope: The gardens springing up in refugee camps

Image copyright Marvin J Willis Viola Vale Ltd Image caption Aveen Ismail in her garden “Syria is green,” says Aveen Ismail. “But here it was like a...

Stephen Hawking thanksgiving service public ballot closes

Image copyright André Pattenden Image caption Professor Stephen Hawking’s life will be celebrated at a service in June Organisers of a public ballot for places at...