New antibiotic family discovered in dirt

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US scientists have discovered a new family of antibiotics in soil samples. The natural compounds could be used to combat hard-to-treat infections, the team at Rockefeller University hopes. Tests show... Read More

New Beatrix Potter story discovered

New Beatrix Potter story discovered

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Beatrix Potter story Kitty-in-Boots discovered after 100 years 26 January 2016 From the section Entertainment & Arts Media captionThe Tale of Kitty-in-Boots will be released in September 2016 A new... Read More

New anti-malaria compound discovered

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New anti-malaria drug developed at Dundee University 17 June 2015 From the section Tayside and Central Scotland Scientists said new malaria drugs are “urgently needed” as parasites develop resistance to... Read More

New computer spying bug discovered

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Article written by Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent More from Rory Follow Rory on Twitter Symantec researchers likened the bug to Stuxnet, a computer worm that targeted Iran’s nuclear program A... Read More

‘Lost’ Sherlock film discovered

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Actor William Gillette is credited with coining the catchphrase ‘elementary’ to sidekick Watson A silent Sherlock Holmes film made in 1916 and featuring the only screen performance by William Gillette... Read More