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25 April 2014 Last updated at 00:23

Mystery of dazzling supernova solvedSupernova

An exceptionally bright supernova that baffled scientists has been explained - its light is amplified by another galaxy acting as a "lens".


Portrait of Louis XVIBlood 'is not from headless king'

An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.

JetUK team to shoot for fusion record

The director of a UK science facility says it could set a new world record in nuclear fusion by the end of the decade.

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The ascent vehicle blasts off from MarsHow to put a human on Mars

UK team's concept for putting the first people on the Red Planet

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Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed

Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.

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