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'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion

Image copyright PA Heathrow expansion can only be justified if the government proves it will not breach laws on climate change and pollution, MPs say. Ministers say a third runway will not exceed environment limits. However, the Commons Environmental Audit Committee has accused the government of “magical thinking” – wishing the problem away without a […]

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Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record

Media captionAll seven planets are thought to have Earth-like characteristics (Photo credit: Nature) Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. The researchers say that all seven could potentially support liquid water on the surface, depending on the other properties of those planets. But only three are within the conventional “habitable” […]

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Most scientists 'can't replicate studies by their peers'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scientists attempting to repeat findings reported in five landmark cancer studies confirmed only two Science is facing a “reproducibility crisis” where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, research suggests. This is frustrating clinicians and drug developers who want solid foundations of […]