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Etruscan tomb with female aristocrat

Archaeoloy In a tomb in Tarquinia northwest of the Italian capital of Rome, archaeologists have made a remarkable discovery: Behind a stone shield, they found a vaulted tomb full of artefacts of the…

Yeti scalp actually belongs to extinct bear

British genetics professor Bryan Sykes from the University of Oxford decided to subject alleged remains of the Himalayan Yeti legendary creature to genetic testing. And the result is surprising. Sykes analysed two wisps…

What became of the US space station?

30 years ago, the Americans dreamed of building a permanently manned space station, the Power Tower. What happened? Space stations are the future In Science Illustrated No. 10/1985, the first manned US space…

Preschoolers think like scientists

Child’s play is very similar to scientific experiments.

Snails improved their memory after “eating” chocolate

Turns out that flavonoids make snails smarter.

Plastic and print power

Plastic solar cells could pave the way for a clean energy industry.

See-through soil will improve crops

The mysterious world of the rhizosphere revealed.

A new viral treatment for acne has been developed

Viruses that live on the skin naturally quash acne-causing bacteria.

Protein could give IVF couples hope

One protein is critical for the beginning of life.

Scientists discover how bees develop optimised traplines

  Brainiac bumblebees buzzing with mathematical solutions.

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