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25.10.2010

Newly discovered planet 'certain' to contain life

Planet is similar size to Earth and it is thought to be rocky with enough gravity to hold an atmosphere. The chances of alien life existing on a newly-discovered Earth-like planet are 100 per cent, an astronomer has claimed.

25.10.2010

Pet dogs reduce allergies in children, but cats increase them

Owning a dog could help children with allergies, but owning a cat will just make them worse, a study suggests.

25.10.2010

Buried at Stonehenge: boy with the amber necklace

Stonehenge was attracting sightseeing families thousands of years ago, archaeologists believe after discovering the Bronze Age remains of a Mediterranean boy near the monument.

25.10.2010

Britain's offshore windpower costs twice as much as coal and gas generated electricity

Off shore wind farms cost twice as much to produce electricity as gas and coal powered stations and will need subsidies for at least 20 years, a major report warns.

25.10.2010

Revealed: the secret world of the panda

New research has revealed that, contrary to popular beliefs, pandas are surprisingly well-equipped for survival.

25.10.2010

Natural History Museum: a natural wartime effort that bugged owners of period homes

London's Natural History Museum suffered like the rest of the city in the Blitz. Karolyn Shindler reports on the efforts to preserve its treasures.