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2009-01-21 14:30:00

It has 20 percent of the world's population with 1.4bn people – but China's rapid economic and social change has caused its pensioners to feel lonely and alienated, a new study suggests.

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2008-12-18 14:25:00

A lunar base on the Moon may be possible due to craters on the Moon’s surface that astronomers believe could hold ice, providing a crucial water supply.

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2008-11-06 12:10:00

Scientists believe they may now have a better idea of where to search for dark matter thanks to the results of a giant computer simulation reported on Wednesday.

2008-09-23 18:00:15

NORTH East education experts are calling for a new approach to how science is taught in primary schools. Durham University researchers say national testing distorts the teaching and reduces opportunities to harness children's natural curiosity.

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2008-08-30 10:20:24

Scientists have exploited crystals from lavas to unravel the records of volcanic eruptions.

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2008-08-06 14:19:00

Wednesday marked the unveiling of the “first ever” Arctic map to show the disputed territories in the resource-rich region, British researchers said.

2008-06-20 18:00:39

NINE-YEAR-OLD Emily Cutmore's childhood has been blighted by regular bouts of tonsillitis. But the illness has inspired her to win a national art competition when she turned an image of her tonsils into a piece of art.

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2008-05-14 10:00:41

Scientists from Durham University will use robots to explore the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to study the growth of underwater volcanoes that build the Earth’s crust.

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2008-04-09 15:20:00

It may be possible to determine the sexual motives of members of the opposite sex based on facial features, researchers said on Wednesday.

2008-01-14 10:05:00

A national team of scientists led by experts at Durham University are embarking on one of the UK’s largest ever research projects into photovoltaic (PV) solar energy.


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