Scientists mapped the DNA of a sabre-tooth tiger for the first time

The iconic sabre toothed cat was a deadly long distance hunter, according to new research. (Credits: University of Copenhagen /

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Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate safe, early reports say

Research has found that a Covid-19 vaccine developed in China could be promising (Credits: PA) A Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate

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First ever ‘space petrol station’ to be built in the UK

Illustration of the Lunar Gateway. Built with commercial and international partners, the Gateway is critical to sustainable lunar exploration and

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Human memory prioritises high-calorie foods, study finds

People can more easily recall the locations of high calorie foods (Credits: PA) People can more accurately recall the locations

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Scientists found something weird when they scanned dogs’ brains

Researchers at the department of Ethology at Eötvös Loránd University trained the dogs so they are capable of scanning the

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Vaccinating the UK population will take more than a year, experts warn

Vaccine development is ongoing but it will take a long time to inoculate everyone. (PA/AFP) It may take more than

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Astronomers find galaxies trapped in web of a supermassive black hole

An image from the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) of an artist’s impression of the web of a supermassive black

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PTSD risk for frontline Covid staff at par with terrorist attack survivors, says expert

Doctors treat a patient suffering from coronavirus on an Intensive Care ward at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey (Photo by

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53,000,000 tonnes of plastic in rivers, lakes and oceans by 2030, ecologists warn

A mallard duck seen among plastic in polluted water in Cardiff Bay (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images) An astonishing 53

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David Attenborough’s coral island ‘national treasure’ being destroyed by plastic

Aldabra has been dubbed the ‘Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’ (Credits: Foto Natura / SWNS.COM) A coral island described by

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We now know the average global temperature during the last ice age

Scientists looked at plankton fossils to calculate the temperature during the last ice age (Credits: Getty Images) The average global

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Gigantic woolly mammoth bones uncovered beneath military base

Mexican Army Captain and Engineer Jose de Jesus Cantoral Herrera shows a mammoth skeleton discovered during the construction of Mexico

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Lactose tolerance spread throughout Europe in a few thousand years, says study

Bones from more than 100 individuals that have been discovered in the Tollense valley, Germany. (Stefan Sauer/Tollense Valley Provider: PA)

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3D scans reveal secrets of mummified animals 2,000 years after death

The 2,000-year-old mummified remains of a kitten believed to be around five months old. (Credits: PA) Scientists have used 3D

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Predator that roamed oceans 240m years ago dug up..with giant lizard in its belly

The ichthyosaur specimen with its stomach contents visible as a block that extrudes from its body. (Credits: Ryosuke Motani /

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Researchers hunt bats in Thai jungle to find the origins of covid-19

Initial research points to bats as the source of the global virus (Picture:Getty) Researchers have been trekking though the Thai

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