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Pictured: Striking shipwreck wins top prize in maritime photography competition

The Shipwrecked Mariners' Society has announced the winners of its tenth annual photography competition, which showcase the UK's relationship with the sea in vivid clarity.


You don't have to be good at puzzles to be a spy, GCHQ chief tells children

You don't need to be top of the class to be a spy, the GCHQ chief has told children, as the agency publishes its first kids' puzzle book. Sir Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ, said it was a “myth” that everyone at Britain’s cyber spy agency is…


‘Treatment milestone’ as new drug slows symptoms of motor neurone disease

A “remarkable” new drug that slows and even reverses symptoms of motor neurone disease (MND) in a year has been hailed as a “treatment milestone” for those with the progressive condition.


Haemophiliacs’ faulty gene could be cured with single injection

Haemophiliacs could receive a single injection to cure the faulty gene that causes the disease, a University College London (UCL) study suggests There are around 6,000 people in the UK with haemophilia, a genetic condition which disproportionately…


First ever human trial confirms magic mushrooms are safe to treat mental health patients

A psychedelic chemical found in magic mushrooms is safe to give to people in small doses, early research suggests.  The findings from King’s College London are based on a trial which gave 60 people psilocybin in either a 10 or 25 milligram dose.


Crispr mini: new genetic editing technology could cure hereditary diseases including Parkinsons

A genetic “Swiss army knife” has been created which could treat incurable hereditary diseases such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anaemia and Parkinson’s. The technology is an improvement on the ground-breaking Crispr gene-editing procedure first…


Vegan 'spider silk' created by Cambridge scientists could replace single-use plastic

A novel material, dubbed 'vegan spider silk', has been created by researchers at the University of Cambridge and may be a long-term replacement for single-use plastic.


Tiny swallowable cameras will check for cancer in 'sci-fi' development

Swallowable cameras the size of capsules will be given to NHS patients in a “sci-fi” bid to check for cancer. Taking more than 57,000 pictures as they work through the digestive system, the disposable devices are intended to replace complicated and…


Crane population in the UK reaches highest level for 400 years, conservationists reveal 

The UK's population of cranes has reached its highest level for more than 400 years, conservationists have said.


Food can be eaten for up to six months after the best-before date, Which? finds 

Food can be eaten for up to six months after the best-before date and weeks beyond its use-by date, according to consumer watchdogs.


Medics celebrate success 'beyond our wildest dreams' on haemophilia 

British medics say they have achieved results “beyond our wildest dreams” in efforts to treat the most serious form of haemophilia.


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