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Want to know your risk of dying in the next five years? Take the Ubble age test

OPINION: Scientists create website that allows you to calculate your five-year risk of dying.

Scientists find missing link of microorganisms

The tree of life has to be rewritten after a new type of microorganism was found recently in the depths of the ocean.

Space travelling cancer cells filmed for the first time

A team of scientists have filmed living cancer cells in space for the very first time.

Researchers to trawl ocean for new biotechnology resources

Biodiversity hot spots in the ocean are an un-tapped resource for safer, cheaper and greener products.

Tobacco plants may boost biofuel- and biorefining industries

Researchers will genetically modify tobacco plants to produce enzymes that can break down biomass from forest raw materials. This may lead to a more effective, economic and sustainable production of biofuels.

New study could change the treatment of blood clots

Doctors find new method to treat patients with blood clots in the heart that reduces risk of death by 44 per cent.

Scientists rediscover extinct sea snakes

A team of scientists from Australia and Denmark have rediscovered two species of sea snakes that were though to have been extinct since 2001.

Surprising bacteria discovery has puzzled scientists

A new species of bacteria has been found in a Danish man with blood poisoning. The bacteria's closest relative lives in the alimentary tract of African termites.

Tomorrow's technology will lead to sweeping changes in society – it must, for all our sakes

OPINION: The shift to tomorrow's society will not take place over hundreds of years, but within a generation, argue two researchers.

Satellite images reveal ocean acidification from space

Techniques that use satellites to monitor ocean acidification are set to revolutionize the way that marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean.