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Could humans ever regenerate a heart? A new study suggests the answer is ‘yes’

A new study's findings point to potential for tweaking communication between human genes and advancing our ability to treat heart conditions and stimulate regenerative healing.

Could this strategy bring high-speed communications to the deep sea?

A new strategy for sending acoustic waves through water could potentially open up the world of high-speed communications to divers, marine research vessels, remote ocean monitors, deep sea robots, and submarines. By taking advantage of the dynamic rotation generated as the acoustic wave travels, also known as its orbital angular momentum, researchers were able to pack more channels onto a single frequency, effectively increasing the amount of information capable of being transmitted.

Collapse of European ice sheet caused chaos in past

Scientists have reconstructed in detail the collapse of the Eurasian ice sheet at the end of the last ice age. The big melt wreaked havoc across the European continent, driving home the original Brexit 10,000 years ago.

Dozens arrested at banned LGBT pride event

The governor banned Pride for the third year in a row, citing safety concerns and "serious reactions by different segments of society"

John McEnroe: Serena Williams couldn’t beat top men

John McEnroe says Serena Williams is the best female player ever, but comparing her to top male players "would be an entirely different story"

Iconic artist’s body to be exhumed amid paternity lawsuit

Pilar Abel says she is the offspring of an affair between Dali and her mother, Antonia

Conservatives agree pact with DUP to support May government

The deal will see the DUP support Theresa May in Parliament and £1bn extra cash for Northern Ireland. Source: BBC

John McDonnell: Grenfell victims ‘murdered by political decisions’

Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell says the Grenfell Tower victims were "murdered" by "political decisions taken over decades". Source: BBC

Holland & Barrett sold for £1.8bn to Russian billionaire

Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman buys 1,300-store chain from its private equity owner Carlyle. Source: BBC

Police officers injured in London protest over man’s death

Bricks are thrown and fires lit in the street after a protest over a man's death in east London. Source: BBC

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Pope Francis rejects “martyr” label for suicide bombers

Pope Francis said true martyrs don't harm others but rather are meek, honest and persecuted for their faith as true children of God

Ex-diplomat on why Putin aims to “chip away at American influence”

William Burns says Washington needs to send a firm message to Moscow

Public sector pay cap under review, No 10 suggests

Ministers hint the 1% limit could be lifted as a Labour move to scrap it is defeated in Parliament. Source: BBC