Abortion inquiry asks scientists to disclose links to faith groups
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Is there life on a moon of Saturn?
An influential inquiry into the future of Britain's abortion laws will begin today amid controversy over an apparent attempt by faith-based organisations to skew the balance of evidence presented to the committee of MPs.
New images of a giant planet's satellites taken by the 10-year Cassini probe have excited scientists.
SATURDAY 13. OCTOBER 2007
Bad science: After Madeleine, why not Bin Laden?
Ben Goldacre: Danie Krugel is an ex-policeman in South Africa who believes he can pinpoint the location of missing people anywhere on the map. He does this by using his special magic box, which works through "quantum physics", but you aren't allowed to know any more than that.
FRIDAY 12. OCTOBER 2007
Video: It's taking part that counts
Gore and UN share Nobel peace prize
Some of the the less likely participants at the Rubik's Cube World Championships in Hungary.
Cheap gene test may reveal risk of developing osteoarthritis
The former US vice-president Al Gore and the UN climate change panel will share the 2007 Nobel peace prize for raising awareness of the risks of climate change, the Nobel committee announced today.
Astronomers may be on brink of finding habitable 'second Earth'
Study to look at 500,000 regions of human genome £10 test could spot those needing early medication
Astronomers may be on the brink of discovering a second Earth-like planet, a find that would add fresh impetus to the search for extraterrestrial life, according to a leading science journal.
THURSDAY 11. OCTOBER 2007
Confusion over advice on alcohol for pregnant women
UK champion Dan Harris travels to the spiritual home of Rubik's Cube to take on the fastest cubers on the planet
Met Office gives storm warning on anniversary of 87 hurricane
· Standards body guideline permits glass of wine a day · Draft contradicts official policy of abstinence
Gore's climate film has scientific errors - judge
A great storm like that of 1987 would not arrive without warning today, according to the Met Office.
Nobel prize for chemist who shed new light on ozone layer
Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, was yesterday criticised by a high court judge who highlighted what he said were "nine scientific errors" in the film.
A German scientist whose work led to a profound understanding of the vanishing ozone layer, clean car exhausts and rusting iron celebrates his 71st birthday today as the latest Nobel prize winner in the field of chemistry.
WEDNESDAY 10. OCTOBER 2007
Islamic scholars produce guide to praying at 17,000mph
Response: Dr Nick Gay: This 'new life form' is just reassembled car parts
The first Malaysian man in space blasts off today with the approval of Islamic scholars.
Monster find at Hell Creek
Response, Dr Nick Gay: Great scientific advances - unlike these latest claims - open up whole new areas of knowledge.
Food and health firms taken to task over sales pitches by science's 'warriors against claptrap'
Dinosaur hunters have uncovered what could be the oldest footprint of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex ever found.
Nobel prize for discovery that led to mobiles and iPods
A group of scientists will today challenge some of the claims made in the marketing of products ranging from sandwiches and yoghurt to health spas and healing crystals. In a report highlighting the use of loosely worded scientific-sounding language, they call for 11 companies to justify their selling techniques.
The Nobel prize for physics was awarded yesterday for a discovery that sparked a boom in the information age.
TUESDAY 9. OCTOBER 2007
Ministers drop objection to mixed embryos
Leader: In praise of ... Sir Martin Evans
Plans to ban the creation of 'human-animal' embryos by mixing sperm and eggs from different species have been dropped by ministers in a rethink of fertility laws.
Vietnam, sea snakes and a suicide bid
Leader: Sir Martin Evans's discovery of embryonic stem cells has given scientists the key to treating a range of genetic conditions. His research method may not be universally popular but winners should be hailed, and youngsters taught about the difference they make.
Nobel prize for scientist who gave the world the knockout mouse
Swimming proved one of the few bright spots in genome pioneer Craig Venter's high school years. When he was drafted to serve in a frontline hospital, it was to offer him salvation, as he recounts in this second extract from his memoir.
New hope in search for Huntington's cure
A British scientist whose pioneering research led to the creation of legions of "knockout" mice that are genetically modified to develop human diseases was awarded a Nobel prize yesterday.
The buzzing of bees brings terror to the mighty African elephant
Scientists have made a breakthrough in the search for a cure for Huntington's disease. Hope for a future treatment has been raised by the discovery of a chemical that slows damage to the brain caused by the genetic disease.
The discovery that elephants fear bees could be used to aid crop protection in Africa.
MONDAY 8. OCTOBER 2007
Video: Ele-fright: Bee recording scares off elephants
Elephants never forget their fright of the humble bee
How the biggest land animal on the planet runs from one of the smallest - suggesting African farmers could use bees to protect crops.
Researcher show thick-skinned African giants are afraid of a swarm's buzz, possibly from being stung as babies.