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A 69-year-old amateur scientist has apparently discovered that her garden snails have a homing instinct.

2010-08-03

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Virtual reality is allowing scientists to ask difficult questions about human behaviour that were previously not possible or were thought too unethical.

2010-08-20

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Nearly 60 years ago, a French town was hit by a sudden outbreak of hallucinations, which left five people dead and many seriously ill. For years it was blamed on bread contaminated with a psychedelic fungus - but that theory is now being challenged.

2010-08-23

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Barry Marshall changed the face of medical science when he swallowed a petri-dish of dangerous bacteria to prove it caused stomach ulcers. His theory meant that they could be treated with a simple anti-biotic rather than expensive surgery. Dr Marshall also claimed that his research continues to save up to 500,000 lives per year.

2010-11-03

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US-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has made the first compensation payment to Nigerian families affected by a controversial drug trial 15 years ago.

2011-08-11

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The collaboration behind the finding in September that neutrinos may travel faster than light has carried out an improved version of their experiment - and found the same result. If confirmed by other experiments, the find could undermine one of the basic principles of modern physics.

2011-11-18

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An experiment to repeat a test of the speed of subatomic particles known as neutrinos has found that they do not travel faster than light.

2012-03-16

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