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1.    July 23, 2014
Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?
Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

2.    July 23, 2014
Bats get 'the bends' from wind turbines
Conservationists once thought that bats flew into blades accidentally, but wildlife experts now bel...

3.    July 23, 2014
Three parent babies banned from knowing 'second mothers'
Babies born through a new 'three parent' technique which uses donor DNA to fix genetic flaws will n...

4.    July 23, 2014
Weird Cloud Atlas: a collection of spectacular cloud formations
In pictures: a collection of spectacular cloud formations, with explanations.

5.    July 23, 2014
African elephants have the best smell in the animal kingdom
Researchers have discovered that African Elephants have the largest number of genes dedicated to sm...

6.    July 22, 2014
Dot Earth Blog: Researchers Question Expansion of Antarctica’s Fringe of Sea Ice
Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as much as recent estimates concluded.

7.    July 22, 2014
Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement ab...

8.    July 22, 2014
Study Adds to Worries Over Use of Hysterectomy Procedure That May Spread Cancer
A study suggests that cutting uterine tissue into pieces before removal can inadvertently spread ca...

9.    July 22, 2014
Transforming waste in order to transform people's lives
When Elisa Teipel, and her collaborators began their research several years ago, their goal was to...

10.    July 22, 2014
Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 Shuttles
Mr. Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours in space, flew on the Columbia and the Challenger before they ...

11.    July 22, 2014
An Exaltation of Moths, Much-Maligned Kin of the Butterfly
Enthusiasts gathered in the Meadowlands around black-lighted sheets on Monday as part of National M...

12.    July 22, 2014
U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan
The United States military spent millions on garbage incinerators in Afghanistan, but they went unu...

13.    July 22, 2014
Smart seatbelts monitor heart rate to stop drivers nodding off
Spanish engineers are developing a seatbelt which monitors the heart rate of drivers and issues an ...

14.    July 22, 2014
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Models and conceptual drawings by famous car manufacturers

15.    July 22, 2014
Rare gene responsible for schizophrenia discovered by scientists
Researchers from University College London found people with a rare variant of the GRM3 gene were t...

16.    July 22, 2014
Lack of sleep implants 'false' memories in brain
Sleep deprived people are more likely to misremember events and hold 'false' memories of the past, ...

17.    July 22, 2014
Washington Mudslide Report Cites Rain, but Doesn’t Give Cause or Assign Blame
Scientists said that record-setting rains in the weeks before the landslide that killed 43 people i...

18.    July 22, 2014
Three person IVF plans 'progress'
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Departmen...

19.    July 22, 2014
Three-parent babies given green light by government
Britain set to become first country in the world to create babies with DNA of three people after go...

20.    July 22, 2014
New alien world has longest year
Astronomers in the US have discovered a distant world with the longest year of any planet outside o...