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Some HRT tablets linked to higher blood clot risk

Risingbd Desk: Women taking certain types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) tablets could be more at risk from serious blood clots - although the overall risk is low, BMJ research suggests.

Cheap common drugs may help mental illness

Risingbd Desk: Cheap and widely used drugs for diabetes and heart health have potential for treating severe mental illness, a study hints.

Snowman shape of distant Ultima Thule revealed

Risingbd Desk: The small, icy world known as Ultima Thule has finally been revealed.

Cane toads filmed riding python's back

International Desk: Some called it the Outback Uber - 10 cane toads have been caught riding a python.

Virtual tumour new way to see cancer

International Desk: Scientists in Cambridge have built a virtual reality (VR) 3D model of cancer, providing a new way to look at the disease.

World's rarest bird gets new home

International Desk: The rarest bird in the world - a species of duck called the Madagascar pochard - has been given a new home in time for the new year.

Why are more boys than girls born every single year?

Risingbd Desk: Every year, there are always more baby boys than girls born in England and Wales. Fact. Why?

Ten new plants discovered this year

Risingbd Desk: Plant collectors have searched for the hidden wonders of the plant world for centuries.

E-cigarette use among US teens rises dramatically

International Desk: The use of electronic cigarettes by US teenagers has dramatically risen this year, a new report says.

Why the chicken is a symbol of our times

Risingbd Desk: A study of chicken bones dug up at London archaeological sites shows how the bird we know today has altered beyond recognition from its ancestors.

Earth is swallowing

Risingbd Desk: Staggering amounts of water are being pulled deep into Earth’s interior as a result of tectonic activity.

Greenland ice sheet hides huge impact crater

Risingbd Desk: What looks to be a large impact crater has been identified beneath the Greenland ice sheet.

Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer

Risingbd Desk: A new discovery could explain why obese people are more likely to develop cancer, scientists say.

Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Risindbd Desk: Personal effects of Stephen Hawking, including a signed copy of his 1965 PhD thesis, have raised more than £1.8m at auction.

Oldest animal painting discovered in Borneo

Risingbd Desk: The earliest known painting of an animal has been identified in a cave on the island of Borneo.