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The forgotten carbon sink

More than two-thirds of our planet is covered by water – what role, if any, does this large expanse play in the climate change of our planet? Dr David Woolf, explains more about the role of the oceans in lessening the effects of global warming.

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Old dog, new tricks

Have we overlooked some incredible pharmacological properties of aspirin? Martyna Petrulyte takes a look at the growing body of evidence and wonders if patients will soon be able to ask: “Doctor, please cure my disease for 55p”

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A comet’s tale

Were the molecular building blocks of life on Earth seeded by comets? The evidence is mounting – but there has been an important missing piece; ribose. Here we find out how making a comet in a lab has provided tantalising clues to the understanding of life on Earth.

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