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In the run-up to a debate on deep-sea fishing, new data suggests trawling should be banned below 600 metres to protect threatened species
A new site invites people to vote on which note should come next in a melody. Can a mob of strangers on the internet really create an enjoyable tune?
Four species of the iconic birds on the Galapagos Islands rub themselves with leaves that deter mosquitoes and parasitic flies
Firstborn women are more likely to be overweight then their secondborn sisters. A result of their parents doting on them, or their mother’s inexperienced womb?
The physics of musical wine glasses gets an update with a glass inside water, instead of water inside a glass
Software that can analyse medical data and diagnose conditions is coming. Could it do better than a doctor?
Financial events this week reflect what made the nation’s tough emissions targets possible – a shift from heavy industry towards a more advanced economy
A mosquito can bear up to 23 times its total body weight on each leg, which is crucial for landing on water – the insect’s secret is way it stands
Strong winds and dry weather have fuelled fires in the US Pacific Northwest – but the weather may finally be turning in firefighters’ favour