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Estimating childbirth deaths in prehistory

Modern United Nations data offers a way to assess the rates of maternal mortality in ancient communities. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Archaeology, Andrew Masterson, Modern United Nations


Genetic engineering promises improved bone marrow transplants

First clinical trial shows partial donors can be used in blood cancer treatments. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Gum tree parents determine heat stress survival in seedlings

Protein research reveals that coping with high temperatures is a function of location and history. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


NASA announces new mission to probe the universe

Project will hunt for post-Big Bang clues and look for water closer to home. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Nasa, Andrew Masterson


Mars was volcanically active “extremely recently”

Claims for a subterranean lake imply the presence of magma, geophysicists say. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Mars, Andrew Masterson


Mars orbiter sent down closer to the surface

NASA repositions its atmosphere mission in readiness for new role. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Nasa, Andrew Masterson


Polio returns to Papua New Guinea

Low vax rates blamed for a slew of new cases in recent months. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Society, Papua New Guinea, Andrew Masterson


Trump’s idiosyncratic boasts are actually properly presidential

Analysis of two centuries of POTUS oratory finds current commander-in-chief fits right in. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Society, Trump, Andrew Masterson


Genetics and training combine to produce musicians with perfect pitch

The rare quality appears linked with structures in the brain. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Scientists crack mystery of ancient Chinese pottery found in shipwreck

X-ray fluorescence reveals exact origin of porcelain recovered from the ocean floor. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Archaeology, Andrew Masterson


NASA pushes forward with commercial partnerships for moon mission

Two reports reveal negotiations between the agency and private companies, but doubts about viability remain. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Nasa, Andrew Masterson


Old folks benefit from Pokémon Go

The popular phone game increased exercise rates for over-55s. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Society, Andrew Masterson


Observed: a jet that extends for light years

Astronomers record a massive outburst from a new star in a nearby galaxy. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Andrew Masterson


Science history: The man who invented the Periodic Table

Dmitri Mendeleev triumphed over adversity to revolutionise chemistry. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Chemistry, Dmitri Mendeleev, Andrew Masterson


Space agency ups risk of asteroid-Earth collision

Assessment pushes new rock up the danger list, but possibility remains very remote. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Andrew Masterson


Bigger bubs and taller mums mean more C-sections

Research finds improvement in generational health correlates with more surgical births. Andrew Masterson reports. 
Tags: Society, Andrew Masterson


Water temperature found to drive fish evolution

A common South African fish is splitting into new species, propelled by heat. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


The Milky Way is warped and twisted

Ingenious research finally reveals the true shape of the galaxy. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Andrew Masterson


Seaweed prospers with a little kelp from its friends

Size is definitely an issue for critical kelp forests, researchers find. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


The eyes don’t have it

That person staring directly at you is probably looking at your mouth. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


People with a well developed cortex find quinine less bitter, study finds

Australian research holds promise for new approaches to eating disorders. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Hole almost the size of Manhattan found under glacier

NASA observations prompt increased concern over Antarctic ice-melt. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Climate, Nasa, Manhattan, Antarctic, Andrew Masterson


The return of the Celtic cowboys

Isotope analysis challenges the assumption that Iron Age people were stay-at-home types. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Archaeology, Andrew Masterson


Blood pressure, vampire bats and drug traffickers

Research on a bat with a scary image is interrupted by the arrival of genuinely scary humans. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Call to correct Gulliver’s Travels food estimates

Researcher finds famous satirist made mistakes on Lilliputian physiology. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Vaccinate public against science misinformation, researchers urge

If the battle for hearts and minds over climate change is to be won, simply being right is not enough. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Climate, Andrew Masterson


When conditions are right, honey bees turn selfish

South African Cape bees turn the honey bee reputation for cooperation on its head. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Drug deaths among US women surge

Report describes an “evolving epidemic”. Andrew Masterson reports. 
Tags: US, Society, Andrew Masterson


Interpreting the cosmic Cow

For the first time, the transformation of a star into a black hole has been caught on camera. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Andrew Masterson


Deceptive conduct: fruit flies use sex chemicals to disguise their eggs

Study reveals a waxy layer in the eggs shells prevents cannibal competition. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson