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Drug can ‘prevent half of breast cancers’

A drug that halves a woman's risk of breast cancer continues to work long after they stop taking it, say researchers.

Briton Audrey Schoeman revived after six-hour cardiac arrest

A British woman whose heart stopped beating for six hours has been brought back to life in what doctors have described as an "exceptional case".

US meteorite adds to origins mystery

In January 2018, a falling meteorite created a bright fireball that arced over the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, followed by loud sonic booms.

Typhoid vaccine ‘works fantastically well’

A new typhoid vaccine works "fantastically well" and is being used to help stop an almost untreatable strain of the infection, doctors say.

Mars rover hopes to grab a piece of history

British engineers have begun testing technologies that will be needed to bring samples of Martian rock to Earth.

Distant star’s vision of our Sun’s future 'death'

A newly-discovered planet offers new insights into the Solar System after the Sun reaches the end of its life in 5-6 billion years.

Twitter decides to not remove inactive accounts

After a backlash from its users, Twitter has decided not to remove inactive accounts until it finds a way to memoralise accounts of the deceased.

Facebook, Instagram down!

Social media users have been flocking to Twitter as popular networking sites Facebook and Instagram are reportedly down.

Facebook getting strict on ‘adult’ content

Social networking website Facebook and its photo-sharing app Instagram are planning to put in place a system to stop minors from watching sexual content on their platforms, according to a report in The Telegraph.

Europe keen to demonstrate Moon ambitions

The European Space Agency (Esa) will show its commitment to the new wave of lunar exploration when member-state research ministers meet in Seville, Spain, next week.

Nasa probes oxygen mystery on Mars

The oxygen in Martian air is changing in a way that can't currently be explained by known chemical processes.

Complementary cancer therapies ‘do more harm than good’

Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal products because some of the ingredients could stop their treatment working, a cancer conference has heard.

Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun

Mercury has made a rare transit, where the planet passes across the face of the Sun as seen from Earth.

'Astonishing' fossil ape discovery revealed

Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how and when walking on two legs evolved.

How space affects women and men differently

Some 564 people have been into space - 65 of them women. That's despite the fact that the first woman in space, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, went into orbit as early as 1963.