Wild Gorillas Sing for their Supper

March 9, 2016, 2:45 p.m.

For the first time, researchers have discovered that wild gorillas sing and hum while they eat. This discovery could help us to understand how language evolved in early humans.

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Scientific Breakthrough as Gravitational Waves Discovered

Feb. 17, 2016, 2:33 p.m.

Physicists have confirmed the detection of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that Albert Einstein first predicted in 1916.

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British Astronaut Makes Historic Spacewalk

Jan. 18, 2016, 3:24 p.m.

Major Tim Peake, the first astronaut representing the UK to carry out a spacewalk, has described the experience as ‘exhilarating’.

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Small Cousin of the Triceratops Discovered

Dec. 3, 2015, 3:22 p.m.

The discovery of a dinosaur fossil found on the East Coast of North America is evidence that the continent was divided by a shallow sea 100 million years ago.

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Oxygen Discovered on Comet

Nov. 2, 2015, 4:21 p.m.

Rosetta scientists have discovered oxygen in the atmosphere of comet 67P, saying it is the most surprising discovery of the mission to date.

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Love birds make better parents

Sept. 18, 2015, 4:28 p.m.

Researchers in Germany have discovered that birds make better parents when they are allowed to choose their own mates.

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Salad in Space

Aug. 17, 2015, 1:36 p.m.

Astronauts have enjoyed a ‘home-grown’ snack in space. A crop of red romaine lettuce has been growing aeroponically on the International Space Station.

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Philae Makes Contact Again!

June 17, 2015, 11:44 a.m.

Philae, the first spacecraft to ever land on a comet, has made contact with Earth for the first time in seven months.

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Microwave Oven to Blame for ‘Alien Signals’

May 19, 2015, 10:17 a.m.

For 17 years, scientists have been trying to uncover the source of mysterious radio signals being picked up by the telescope at the Parkes Observatory in Australia.

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Plucking Hair Can Stimulate Growth

April 15, 2015, 10:44 a.m.

Scientists have discovered that when hairs are plucked in a particular way, the follicles in the skin send out a ‘distress’ signal that leads to even more hairs growing back!

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