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What do astronauts and one in five women have in common?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images For thousands of years, nutrition has been a driving factor behind the success or failure of human exploration. This is particularly true in the case of space flight.It is vital to prevent the astronauts from becoming malnourished during missions, which often last months. But modern space nutrition goes further than that. It aims to maximise the crew's performance while reducing the damaging effects of space
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Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThese chicken nuggets were grown in a lab from cells taken from a living animal There's a looming crisis over the world's growing appetite for meat. Could a chicken running around a farmyard in San Francisco hold the key to a solution?In 1931, Winston Churchill predicted that the human race would one day "escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken
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Supersonic Bloodhound hits cash roadblock

[ad_1] The project to race a car at more than 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration.The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South Africa.The administrators, FRP Advisory LLP, have already begun to talk to potential suitors.But without the funds the project faces being
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Bloodhound 1,000mph car goes into administration

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The car is essentially built; it just needs funding to go and set records The project to race a car at over 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South
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Bloodhound supersonic car hits financial roadblock

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The car is essentially built; it just needs funding to go and set records The project to race a car at over 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South
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Europe’s new koalas arrive at Longleat

[ad_1] Five southern koalas have been flown half way round the world as part of plans to create a back-up population of the species away from their native Australia. Although not an endangered species, they are considered to be vulnerable.Scientists in the UK will be looking for ways to help them thrive, away from the threats of diseases such as chlamydia.They're now settling in to their new home, at Longleat