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City planners against global warming - Rethinking the design of towns and cities could help to restrain the spiralling growth of traffic and cut emissions of carbon dioxide

ByMICKHAMERItwouldtakeanintrepidshoppertovisitSainsbury’ssupermarketatHeyfordHillontheoutskirtsofOxfordwithoutacar.Thereisnopublictransport

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Rocky road to a stable planet

ByMICKHAMERSustainabledevelopment

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Technology: No winners at Chernobyl

ByJUDITHPERERAUkraine’sMinistryforChernobylAffairsistoinviteproposalsforwaysofmakingsafethereactorthatwasdevastatedbyanaccidentin1986.Aninternationalcompetitiontofindasolutionattracted300entries

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Rotting reservoirs

Hydroelectricitymaynotbesuchanenvironmentallyfriendlysourceofpowerafterall.AnewstudyinCanadahasfoundthatsomehydroelectricreservoirsgiveoffasmuchcarbondioxideandmethane–thetwomostimportantcausesofthema

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Patents: A charged life

ByBARRYFOXBatterieshavealimitedshelflife

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Technology: Destroying toxic wastes in a pressure cooker

ByJONATHANBEARDinNEWYORKAconcreteslabpouredafewweeksagoatapetrochemicalplantinAustin

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Science: Are we living next door to a cannibal?

ByKENCROSWELLinBERKELEYThenearbyAndromedagalaxyhasadoublenucleus

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Have periods, will seek therapy: Do some women go mad every month? An influential group of psychiatrists seems to think they do

ByGAILVINESThousandsofwomenregularlyfeelseverelydepressed

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金沙游戏官网:Science: Sick impala gives trees a break

ByJOHNTIMSONScrubisspreadingfastinsomepartsofAfrica.Accordingtomany

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Technology: Sony picks up the bits in CD recordings

ByBARRYFOXTherecordingindustryisbeingofferedfreelicencesfromSonytouseanewsystem

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Faulty plan

America’sDepartmentofEnergyhasnotgivenenoughprioritytotechnicalandscientificinvestigationsofYuccaMountaininNevada

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Refreshment for the thirsty Everglades

ByVINCENTKIERNANAlongdrinkofclean

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Kites' comeback

OneofBritain’srarestbirdsofprey

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Technology: Apple sows seeds of a future without keyboards

ByBARRYFOXAfteryearsofbuildupandmonthsofdelay

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Science: A supergiant step for black holes

ByKENCROSWELLinBERKELEYBlackHolesmaybemorecommonthanpreviouslythought

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Patents: Light up, clean out

ByBARRYFOXFiatofTurinhasdevisedagadgetthatautomaticallyfumigatesacarwheneveritscigarettelighterisused.Europeanpatentapplication526827tellshowthedashboardcigarettelighterismountedinahiddensleeveofplast

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Prop for probe programme

Thisimageofagrowingcrystaldemonstratestheresolvingpowerofscanningprobemicroscopy

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Technology: How a MiniDisc could supplant 1000 floppies

ByBARRYFOXSonyistryingtoencouragesalesofitsCD-likeMiniDiscsystembypublishingspecificationsforitsuseindatastorageandretrieval.ThismaygivetheMDabetterchanceofsuccessthanPhilips’stape-basedDigitalCompact

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Tamoxifen trial 'too soon'

ByHELENSAULKeyresearchthatcouldprovideabetterpictureoftherisksoftakingthedrugtamoxifenwilltakeonlyayeartocomplete

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金沙游戏官网:Europe's fishing rules slip through the net

ByDEBORAMacKENZIEinBRUSSELSSchemesdesignedtoprotectEurope’sshrinkingfishstocksbytrimmingthesizeofthefishingfleetaremakingtheproblemworse

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Welsh reactor shuts for good

Britains’sonlyinlandnuclearpowerstation

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Triumvirate steers course for Britain

ByWILLIAMBOWNBritain’ssciencepolicywillnowberunbya‘troika’madeupofthescienceminister

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How blue genes could green the cotton industry

ByROSIEMESTELinLOSANGELESBluejeansinthefuturemaybemadeusingbluegenes.Thefabricdyesusedtodaytocolourcottonarenottheworld’smostenvironmentallyfriendlysubstances.Theiringredientsareoftenhazardousandtheir

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Technology: Organ transplants prepare for the big chill

ByANDYCOGHLANAsophisticatedchemicalwhichactslikeantifreezeisbeingdevelopedbyAmericanresearcherswhobelieveitcouldsoonpreservehumanorgansoutsidethebodyindefinitely.GregFahyoftheAmericanRedCrossinBethesd

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Patents: Sprinting made easy

ByBARRYFOXSprintersneedtopractisetheirexplosiveburstsofspeed

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Science: Synchronised exloration

NowthatSirRanulphFiennesandMichaelStroudhavewalkedacrosstheAntarcticcontinent

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Create outrage and challenge authority with just a few clicks

Myappwillbecontestingthatticket(Image:CALLUMBENNETTS/MAVERICK)ITWASwinterinCalifornia.EricSchoffstall

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Science: A giant step for artificial enzymes

ByDAVIDBRADLEYChemistsinBritainhavecomeastepnearertobuildingan‘artificialenzyme’–amoleculewhichcouldspeedupsomereactionsthatareusefultoindustry.JeremySandersandhiscolleaguesattheUniversityofCambridgeh

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Letters: Maxwell meet

BySTUARTLEADSTONEReaderswho

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Forum: At sixes and sevens with the ultimate question - Murray Batchelor and Bruce Henry attempt to raise the curtain on the great mystery

ByMURRAYBATCHELORReaderswhoarefamiliarwithDouglasAdams’sHitchhiker’sGuidetotheGalaxyseriesofbookswillrecallthat

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Uncertain future for clean coal technology

ByMICHAELCROSSBritain’seffortstodevelopcleanwaysofburningcoalfaceaninsecurefuture

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Raw deal for Japan's problem children

ByPETERHADFIELDinTOKYODespitetheirreputationfordisciplineandconformity

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Tropical countries veto rainforest protection scheme

ByFREDPEARCECountrieswithsomeofthelargestsurvivingtropicalrainforestshaverefusedtobackamajorinternationalresearchproject

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Satellite uncovers ancient Arabian river

GeologistsstudyingremotesensingimagesofArabiahavefoundadryriverbedcoveredbydesertsands.The850-kilometrechannelbeginsintheHijazMountainsofwesternSaudiArabiaandendsinadeltathatcoversmorethantwo-thirdsof

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Glaciers seed ocean with silicon – and fuel plankton growth

ChristopheBoisvieux/CorbisByColinBarrasFromicywatercomeslife.ThemeltwaterbeneathGreenland’sglaciersisanimportantsourceofthesiliconthatsomeplanktonneedtobuildtheirglassyskeletons–andclimatechangecoulda

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Costly mistakes in Antarctica

ByMICKHAMERAllfouroftheBritishAntarcticSurvey’smajorcapitalprojectsareoverbudgetandtwoofthemarerunninglate

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金沙游戏官网:Science: The mathematics of synchronised mountaineering

ByIANSTEWARTImaginethatinthemiddleofamountainrangethereisasinglepeakwhichishigherthantheothers–let’scallitMountEverest.Fromoppositeendsoftherange

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Zoologger: Daring raptors lock talons mid-air and cartwheel down

ByJoshuaSokolShouldwecallitraptor-batics?(Image:SergioBitrán)Species:Manybirdsofprey

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Bed-wetting dries up after magnetic stimulation of lower back

ByClareWilson(Image:Getty)Transcranialmagneticstimulationusuallyinvolvesholdingadevicethatgeneratesamagneticfieldoversomeone’shead.It’sbeentriedoutineverythingfromstroketoschizophreniaanddyslexiatod

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Technology: Here is the (virtual) nine o'clock news . . .

TelevisionviewerswatchingBBCnewswillsoonbewatchingthenewsreadersittinginthemiddleofavirtualnewsroom.From13April

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Octopuses seen throwing things may be using shells as weapons

BySandhyaSekarOctopuseshavebeenrecordedgatheringuparmfulsofdebris–andremember

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Geopolitical turmoil changes Middle East's air pollution

ByJoshuaSokol(Image:RatibAlSafadi/AnadoluAgency/GettyImages)TurmoilintheMiddleEastisreflectedintheair.Accordingtomeasurementsfromspace

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金沙游戏官网:Science: Modified clover could create super sheep

ByTIMTHWAITESinMELBOURNEAustraliansheepmaysoonbegrowingmorewoolwiththehelpofagenefromsunflowers.Thiswouldallowthesameamountofwooltobeproducedfromfewersheep

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Feedback

Inaworldwherechoosingtherighttechnologybecomesevertrickier

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Letters: Nice spiders

ByTONYCANNINGThedescriptionoftheeffectsofthebiteofthewoodlousespider(Forum

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Thistle Diary: Winning ways to make the grade - Comment from Westminster by Tam Dalyell

ByTAMDALYELLAnewConservativebackbenchergaveoneofthemostinterestingspeechesinthedebateonmanufacturingindustryandunemployment.Ashehasspokenrarely

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Wrong altitude

ThefirstsatelliteinanewgenerationofAmericanmilitarycommunicationsspacecraftfounditselffunctioningperfectlyafteritslaunchlastweek–butinthewrongorbit.Aclusterofauxiliaryrockets

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Letters: Too many sheep

ByTONYandJANEWHITTENThephotographofadeforestedanderodedWelshhillsidewassupposedtoinspirewalkersandothervisitors(Review

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Review: Edinburgh celebrates science

The1993ScienceFestivalopenson10Aprilwitharichmixtureofexhibitions

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Alaskan camp may rewrite hisory

ByROSIEMESTELinLOSANGELESArchaeologistshaveuncoveredan11700-year-oldhuntingcampinAlaska.ThetoolsscatteredaroundthesitearedifferentfromanyothersinAlaskafromthattime

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Is it time to let some species go extinct?

ISITtimetoletsomethreatenedspeciesgoextinct?Thehereticalnotionisworthyofconsideration

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