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Viruses killed equally by gentle cleansers and harsh soaps

Research explores the effectiveness of different hand hygiene products against viruses in COVID era.

There is still a role for retired stars in planet formation

Old stars roaming through new star-forming regions could be responsible for a radioactive heat source.

New insights into how desert ants navigate their complex worlds

New ‘decade in the making’ low-cost tracking technology.

An explosion the size of our solar system baffled scientists

The flattest explosion ever seen in space.

Scientists have discovered a new ring system in our Solar System

The ring system orbits much further out than is typical for other ring systems.

New AI model identifies genes responsible for motor neurone disease

The model has so far identified 690 risk genes for MND, many of which are discoveries.

Visualization of ‘dancing DNA’ inside a cell

First videos to show the helix of dancing DNA developed by scientists.

The Premonition: Agent based Model for fire safety

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has been working with researchers on the multiyear ‘premonition’ project. The project aims to develop new ways of keeping vulnerable communities safe from fire at a time when fire services are under increasing financial pressure.

How plants breathe and how humans shaped their ‘lungs’

The development of stomata and leaf airspace must be composed to set up a proficient and powerful network that enables gas exchange for photosynthesis....

There are more than 50 lakes lies beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet

By analyzing more than 500,000 km of airborne radio echo-sounding data, which provides pictures of the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet, scientists from...

Study reveals key step in cell protein production from genes

DNA is the information molecule. It stores instructions for making other large molecules, called proteins. These instructions are stored inside each of your cells,...

New solar technology aims to be the future of renewable energy

Innovative creation could also make solar power more efficient.

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