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Scientists believe they have detected the first liquid waves on the surface of another world.
The signature of isolated ripples was observed in a sea called Punga Mare on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.
However, these seas are filled not with water, but with hydrocarbons like methane and ethane.
These exist in their liquid state on Titan, where the surface temperature averages about -180C.
Planetary scientist Jason Barnes discussed details of his findings ...
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We've all seen the films where an asteroid hurtles towards our planet, threatening civilisation.
What's less well known is that menacing space rocks sometimes come in twos.
Researchers have outlined some of the best evidence yet for a double space impact, where an asteroid and its moon apparently struck Earth in tandem.
Using tiny, plankton-like fossils, they established that neighbouring craters in Sweden are the same age - 458 million years ...
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Researchers have discovered the earliest confirmed case of cancer in a young man who lived in ancient Egypt.
The discovery of a diseased skeleton dating back to around 1,200 BC was made at the Amara West site in northern Sudan.
The new finding suggests that the disease has its roots in the distant past.
Details of the skeleton have been published in the Journal PLOS ONE.
The skeleton was discovered ...
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An investigation into a supposedly groundbreaking stem cell study in Japan has discovered "inappropriate handling" of the data.
It was reported in January that dipping cells in acid could cheaply and quickly convert them into stem cells.
Questions were raised about the images used in the scientific report and other research groups have failed to reproduce the results.
The interim report has not found any evidence of research misconduct.
Stem cells can become any other ...
A new report on genetically modified (GM) crops, commissioned by the prime minister, calls for more UK field trials and fewer EU restrictions.
The Council for Science and Technology (CST) wants "public good" GM varieties to be grown and tested in the UK.
It says GM crops should be assessed individually - like pharmaceuticals - taking potential benefits into account.
A new UK regulator similar to NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) ...
Minerals preserved in diamond have revealed hints of the bright blue rocks that exist deep within the Earth.
They also provide the first direct evidence that there may be as much water trapped in those rocks as there is in all the oceans.
The diamond, from central-west Brazil, contains minerals that formed as deep as 600km down and that have significant amounts of water trapped within them.
Researchers have published their findings in the journal ...
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