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Why no Sir Colin?

Letters: It is disheartening that the honours committee has once again snubbed Professor Colin Blakemore (Report, December 29), apparently because of his willingness to speak out on the valuable role played by animal research in advancing medicine


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Up for grabs

Environmentalists want an end to coal-fired power stations but that looks unlikely to happen any time soon. Is capturing and storing their emissions a realistic answer to climate change? James Randerson reports.


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2007: A year of stunning progress in the science of life

When the human genome was sequenced seven years ago, scientists knew that most of the major scientific discoveries of the 21st century would be in biology. This was particularly true of 2007, which saw huge leaps in our understanding of how genes cause disease and how life works (and can be manipulated) at its most fundamental level.


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Forgotten jet pioneer

Letter: Perhaps Sean Kaye-Smith (Letters, December 20) should not be surprised that Britain overlooked the 25th anniversary of Jane Arden's death. The national media managed to miss completely this year's centenary of the birth of Sir Frank Whittle, the inventor of the jet engine