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Saved from turtle disaster: How April was shipped from the Maldives to Scotland

A sea turtle has a new home in Scotland after being found injured and entangled in a plastic bag in the Maldives.


World's first 'living robots' start to reproduce

Living robots designed by computer and built from stem cells have started to reproduce in a breakthrough which could lead to self-replicating machines, scientists have said.


Ding dong merrily on pie

A chef has taken Christmas dinner one step further this year, choosing to turn his turkey and trimmings into a pie that weighs a massive 1kg.


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.


Saving the whale is more important than planting trees when it comes to climate change, scientists argue

Saving the whale is more important than planting trees to combat climate change, scientists have found, as they capture vast amounts of carbon in their bodies before sinking to the bottom of the...


Zero-waste on the menu as chefs turn to leftovers

The zero-waste movement has seen chefs trained into how to turn leftovers into meals as customers become more aware of food waste.


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