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What are the advantages of being bilingual? And does it help us later in life?
How does our brain turn speech into meanings? Does the answer lie within learning nursery rhymes...?
Worldwide, we use over a trillion plastic bags every year. Can a caterpillar help reduce our waste?
Can one pill make us run for longer AND gain less weight?
Did a falling apple really inspire Isaac Newton's theory of gravity?
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Will we ever beat cancer?
How scientists are literally zooming in on cancer
Is there a way to lower your risk of cancer by changing your genes?
How do your genes affect your chances of getting cancer?
What are tumours made from, and how can we destroy them safely?
How does radiotherapy work, and where is it going in the future?
Cancer is a global problem, but what is it and why is it so deadly?
Female researchers are less likely to be invited to review scientific papers.
Artificial stimulation of the brain can boost performance in certain memory tasks.
Nematode worms use a pheromone to kill off unwanted males
A drug found only in an Indian plant can be produced on a large scale in engineered yeast
A shortage of oxygen causes the bacteria S. aureus to form biofilms that protect it from antibiotics
The science behind IBS and what can be done to help sufferers.