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Rock-Paper-Scissors Tactics Revealed

May 13, 2014, 1:35 p.m.

What’s the best way to win at rock-paper-scissors?

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Mysterious “bio-duck” sound identified

May 1, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

A sound, detected by sonar, has been identified as the call of the minke whale.

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Cosmic inflation followed Big Bang

March 23, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

There's new evidence that the Universe underwent super-rapid expansion in the moments immediately after the Big Bang.

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3D printing used to rebuild face

March 14, 2014, 1 p.m.

A UK-based medical team has used 3D printing technology to rebuild a patient’s face.

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Jade Rabbit re-awakens

Feb. 18, 2014, 1:09 p.m.

In the last few days the Jade Rabbit on the Moon rover has been able to transmit signals back to Earth, suggesting its mission isn’t over just yet.

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Rhino hunting license sold for $350,000

Jan. 27, 2014, 2:44 p.m.

A permit to hunt and kill an endangered black rhino was sold at auction for $350,000, making news headlines around the world.

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2014: The year of crystals

Dec. 31, 2013, noon

Happy New Year! The United Nations have named 2014 the International Year of Crystallography, marking 400 years since Kepler first examined the symmetry of snowflakes.

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Ancient DNA from "Pit of Bones" sequenced

Dec. 12, 2013, noon

DNA retrieved from a 400,000-year-old leg bone has raised new questions about human evolution.

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Philippines: The wake of a super typhoon

Nov. 20, 2013, noon

On 9 November, Super Typhoon Haiyan broke records by making landfall with wind speeds over 315 kilometres per hour.

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Experts reset the body's clock

Nov. 7, 2013, noon

Using specially modified mice, scientists at Kyoto University have found a way to “reset” the part of the brain responsible for keeping track of time, raising the possibility of a cure for the effects of jet lag. Watch Time Zones to learn more about why international travel disrupts our body clocks.

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