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Sea creature’s soft side

This beautifully preserved 525-million-year-old fossil is barely 4 cm in length, but minute details can be seen including 36 tiny tentacles along one feathery arm.

Discovered in Yunnan Province in China, the new fossil belongs to an important group of primitive sea creatures that used the tentacles for feeding.

Science week: rainbows & robots

Fluorescent tail tags TB

A new way of detecting TB inside cells has been developed by scientists from Oxford University and NIH in the US.

Methods for diagnosing TB haven’t changed much in a century, still relying on the staining of tissue sections and chest X-rays.

Satellite spies Christchurch quake

New radar imagery from the Alos satellite is helping researchers to map the devastating earthquake which hit Christchurch, New Zealand, on 22 February.

The search for sparticles

One of the key theories underpinning modern physics is being tested by the latest results from the LHC’s ATLAS experiment.

Supersymmetry theory says that every particle must have a Supersymmetric partner particle yet so far ATLAS hasn’t found a single one of these ‘sparticles’.

Problem proteins in Alzheimer’s

In Alzheimer's disease, two proteins are known to accumulate and build up in the brain.

Family history to tackle dementia

A novel way of finding people to take part in a new study of dementia is being employed by researchers from the universities of Oxford and London.

Everest pedal explores thin air

Cancer's unusual suspects

The standard treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia, the most common type of leukaemia in adults, is chemotherapy. But in some people the cancer of the white blood cells can come back after initially successful treatment.