Lucy and Ardi: The two fossils that changed human history

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THURSDAY 07 JANUARY 2021

Rare ant rescued from brink of extinction with help of DIY conservation tools

The narrow-headed ant's habitat had been reduced to a single site in England thanks to the loss of heathland.
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Extra exercise in midlife could protect the brain in later life

People who do greater amounts of moderate-to-vigorously intense physical activity in middle age are less likely to show signs of brain damage 25 years later, a study has found.
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COVID-19 vaccine ‘smart patch’ uses microneedles to deliver immunity

A small patch is being developed that will allow patients to self-administer the vaccine and monitor its effectiveness within their body.
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Instant Genius: Aliens

Everything you need to know about aliens, including first contact, what they'd look like and the mysterious planets they could live on.
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Lucy and Ardi: The two fossils that changed human history

Kermit Pattison, author of Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Ancestor and the Origins of Humankind, tells the story of two skeletons that changed our understanding of the evolution of humans.
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How swarm spacecraft could help us understand Earth like never before

Small, simple, cheap satellites are being developed to explore and study space in new ways. If we deploy them in vast swarms, these ‘CubeSats’ could change the way we see and protect our planet.
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COVID-19: Everything you need to know about the Moderna vaccine

Authorisation for the Moderna coronavirus vaccine is still being considered by UK regulators. Here's what we know so far about the jab.
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What is the strongest naturally occurring adhesive?

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