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What would happen to us if we suddenly switched our Sun for a red dwarf?
With the face of a duck, tail of a beaver and body of an otter, the Duck-billed Platypus looks like nature’s tribute to Dr. Frankenstein, but this mammal’s oddities don’t stop there
Draper Laboratory’s Jim Bickford chats about his antimatter discovery and its uses for space travel
Inside the machine that helped the Allies decipher messages and shorten the war
Find out about the techniques and chivalric code of duelling
It’s a magnificent structure but what is it hiding from astronomers?
Meet the future technology that could harness power and energy from a star in the most unusual way
Find out in this Sunday’s Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey
Is it possible to catch the Southern Hemisphere’s Magellanic Clouds at the furthest northern latitude?
Learn how to make a tasty treat for your feathered friends
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Astrobiologist Charles Cockrell tells us what creatures we might find on Mars
Despite only existing for 16 months, the Pony Express’s impact on American culture was huge
Find out how these relatively bulky insects are able to defy gravity
The unsung astronomer who helped to discover our place in the universe
Discover how this famous blaze took hold of the city
Meet the alien worlds capable of melting metal
It’s all hands on deck to Alpha Centauri aboard the interstellar Ghost Ship
What’s the story behind the longest man-made structure on Earth?
Learn about the incredible properties of light in Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey
Discover the story behind Charles Babbage’s mechanical calculator
What makes samurai swords so tough?
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Discover the manmade structures giving salmon a helping hand
Find out how these stony-faced presidents were immortalised in granite
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Learn more about the time machines that exist on Earth with Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey
Scientists from the Royal Vetinary College have been able to recreate the steps taken by two dinosaurs by digitally reconstructing the event using photographs from 73 years ago. The original images…
The largest land mammal should not be taken lightly
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A chemical reaction turns dull colours vibrant red.
The V-2, short for Vergeltungswaffe-2 and also known as the A-4, was the world’s first ballistic missile and was created by the Nazi military during World War II and has inspired many…
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They’re not part of a planetary system, so how are these wandering worlds made?
We asked two experts this mind-bending question