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Three Identical Strangers review: a good film about bad science

5 December 2018 Three Identical Strangers review: a good film about bad science What begins as a feel-good human-interest documentary about the dance of nature and nurture will leave you feeling very angry indeed – and much better informed CAP/MFS Image supplied by Capital Pictures By Richard Webb It starts gently enough: […]

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We don’t need stars to navigate space – black holes work way better

5 December 2018 We don’t need stars to navigate space – black holes work way better If you want to find your way across the universe, forget using stars or GPS. The light from quasars billions of light years away can guide us and even help here on Earth Neil […]

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There won’t be many more gene-edited babies just yet – here’s why

5 December 2018 There won’t be many more gene-edited babies just yet – here’s why ER Productions Limited By Michael Le Page THE first IVF baby, Louise Brown, was born in 1978. But before she was even born, more than 5000 couples had applied to undergo the procedure. Forty years […]

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Facebook grew so big that it destabilised the world. What now?

6 December 2018 Facebook grew so big that it destabilised the world. What now? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to help connect people SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty By Chelsea Whyte What is Facebook good for? The company’s stated mission is to build community and bring the world closer together, but […]

Parrots are clever because their brains evolved the same way as ours
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Parrots are clever because their brains evolved the same way as ours

6 December 2018 Parrots are clever because their brains evolved the same way as ours A bird brain that evolved a little like ours did imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo By Chelsea Whyte Parrots are capable of complex cognition, and it turns out that the genes that play a role in […]