The quest to develop ever-faster and more powerful computers has led to one of the most rudimentary methods of counting being given a 21st century make-over.
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A new research group will focus on how seafood can be safely and sustainably produced for the world's growing population.
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The quest to discover how planets found in the far reaches of the universe are born has taken a new, crucial twist.
Amazonian farmers discovered how to manipulate wild rice so the plants could provide more food 4,000 years ago, long before Europeans colonised America, archaeologists have discovered.
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Scientists have made a crucial step towards unlocking the "holy grail" of computing - microchips that mimic the way the human brain works to store and process information.