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Is it time to let some species go extinct?

ISITtimetoletsomethreatenedspeciesgoextinct?Thehereticalnotionisworthyofconsideration

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Fizzy drink ban has little effect on students

ByAndyCoghlanNothing

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Skyscraper-sized asteroid set to buzz Earth

ByWendyZukerman(Image:NASA/JPL-Caltech)Update:NASAhasreleasedashortvideoofasteroid2005YU55madewithradarimagestakenonMondayA400-metre-wideasteroidisabouttobuzzEarthatlessthanthedistanceofthemoo

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Skin 'sees' the light to protect against sunshine

ByWendyZukermanStepintothesunandit’snotjustyoureyesthatsensethelight.Yourskincontainsphotoreceptorslikethoseintheretina

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Virtual robot links body to numbers just like humans

ByCelesteBieverReadmore:“Squishybots:Soft

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Fantastic Voyage probe detects dangerous blood clots

ByAndyCoghlanThemovieFantasticVoyagehadaminiaturesubmarinesentintoaVIP’sbloodstreamtodestroyalife-threateningclot.Anewprobeishotonthefictionalmicrosub’stailfins:itcanpassthrougharteriestospotthemos

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Fukushima scare prompts look at 'criticality' criteria

ByLisaGrossmanTheTokyoElectricPowerCompanyinJapanplanstoreviseitscriteriafordeterminingifadamagednuclearpowerplantispoisedtostartadangerous

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Fizzy drink ban has little effect on students

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Frog-killer disease was born in trade

NEXTtimeyoufindyourselfcontemplatingamealoffrogslegs

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Frog-killer disease was born in trade

ByMichaelMarshallTheglobalamphibiantradespreadthelethalchytridfungus

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Gamma rays reveal youngest stellar dervish

ByDavidShigaAfloodofgammarayshasrevealedwhatmaybetheyoungestultrafast-spinningstarknown.Turningupmorenewborndervishescouldshedlightonwhatsetsthestarsspinningsofastinthefirstplace.Millisecondpulsarsare

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Astrophile: Attack of the mystery green blobs

ByDavidShigaObjecttype:GlowinggascloudMass:BillionsoftimesthemassofthesunImaginemakinganight-timetrektoaremotestretchofdesert

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Warm water lured landlubber animals back to sea

ByJeffHechtWarmweathermayhavepushedthelandlubberancestorsofsomemarineanimalsbacktothesea.Vertebratesventuredfromwaterontolandonlyonce

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Male wren more alert to female's song than his own

NOTallmalepartnersarebadlisteners.Birdbrainresearchsuggeststhatwhenmaleplain-tailedwrenssingduetswithfemalestheypaymoreattentiontohercontributiontothemelodythantheirown.Thesamecan’tbesaidoffemales

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金沙游戏官网:Single molecule ties itself into famous knot

ByChelseaWhyteAsinglemoleculeconsistingofjust160atomshasbeentiedintoaknotthatismorecomplicatedthananyothersyntheticcompound.Themoleculeconstitutesthesmallestversionofthepentafoilknot–whichhasbothcultu

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金沙游戏官网:Mars 500 crew share thoughts on their mission

ByAnne-MarieCorley

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Mind control key to improving Parkinson's symptoms

ByJessicaHamzelouHowwellcanyoucontrolyourthoughts?Mind-controltrainingcouldimprovesymptomsofParkinson’sdisease.Deepbrainstimulation

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Thawing microbes could control the climate

ByMichaelMarshallAstheArcticpermafrostmeltsoverthecomingdecades

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Planetary probe hall of fame

Wenowhavemorethanhalfacenturyofspaceexplorationbehindus.ThetechnologyanddesignofspacecrafthasadvancedmassivelysincewefirstmanagedtosendanobjectoutoftheEarth’sgravitationalpullin1959.SpaceProbes:50yea

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Tough astronaut bugs to blast off for Martian moon

ByMaggieMcKeeUpdateon8November:TherocketcarryingthePhobos-Gruntspacecraftlaunchedat2016GMTbutreportssuggestthespacecraftisnotbehavingasplannedAragtaggroupofruggedtravellersissentonathree-yearroundtr

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Single-molecule nanocar takes its first spin

ByChelseaWhyteTHEtiniestcarintheworldhasgoneforadrive.Madeofasinglemolecule

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Cave painters did see spotty horses, not just in dreams

ByAndyCoghlanStoneAgecavepaintingsofwhitehorseswithblackspotsmayhavedepictedrealanimals

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Zoologger: The only cross-dressing bird of prey

ByMichaelMarshall(Image:V.Bretagnolle)(Image:V.Bretagnolle)(Image:V.Bretagnolle)(Image:A.Sternalski)Species:CircusaeruginosusHabitat:throughoutEuropeandwesternAsia

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Boom and bust shapes Saturn's rings

ByLisaGrossman(Image:JPL/SpaceScienceInstitute/NASA)(Image:JPL/SpaceScienceInstitute/NASA)SATURN’Sringsarefarfromthesereneplaceyoumightimagine.Instead

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San Francisco's huge new quake-proof bridge

ByJimGilesinSanFranciscobayASIdriveoutontoSanFranciscobay’snewbridge

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金沙游戏官网:Cluster bombs

ASNewScientistwenttopressonTuesday

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Shaky engineering

LASTyear’sKobeearthquakeexposedJapaneseearthquakeengineeringasfundamentallyflawed

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Technology : Marilyn lives...on computer

WITHthehelpofacomputerandamachinecalledtheMarilynMonroeMeter

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Spanish flu's frozen secrets

ByPhilipCoheninSanFranciscoTHEfrozenremainsofsevencoalminersmayholdthesecretsofadiseasethatwipedout20millionpeoplejustaftertheFirstWorldWar.ResearchersinCanadaandtheUSareplanningtoexhumebodiesburiedin

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Dutch and Australians at loggerheads over forestry

ByIanAndersoninMelbourneAROWoverAustralianhardwoodishighlightingconflictingideasovertheenvironmentalpedigreeofdifferenttimbers.WesternAustralia’sforestrychiefsclaimthattheirforestsaresustainablymanage

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Secrecy for all, urges US academy

ByKurtKleinerTHEUSgovernmentshouldbeencouragingtheuseofelectronicdataencryptioninsteadoftryingtorestrictthepractice

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Netropolitan

THEREisalotofsoftwareavailablethatwillmarkimageswithanundetectabledigitalwatermark

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Cold cure

TWENTYpercentofpeoplecomplainingofacoldcouldbenefitfromtakingantibiotics

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Living sea walls keep floods at bay

ByFredPearceVietnamhas3000kilometresofcoastline

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Stone Age drinkers had a taste for turpentine

ByHazelMuirNEOLITHICpeoplewerenostrangerstothemiseryofhangovers.USresearchershavediscoveredthatpeopleintheMiddleEastwereknockingbackwineatleast7000yearsago—some2000yearsearlierthanpreviouslythought.An

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Puzzling out an uncrackable code

A150-year-oldmathematicalpuzzlehasnowbeengivenatwistthatcouldleadtothedevelopmentofunbreakablecodestoprotectelectroniccommunications

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Megacities plan spurns science

ByFredPearceinIstanbulEFFORTStomaketheworld’scitiesbetterplacestoliveinareoverlookingscienceandtechnology

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Do you really need that aspirin?

ByMichaelDayMISUSEofpainkillerssuchasaspirinandparacetamoliscostingtheeconomiesofEuropebillionsofpoundseachyear

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Murky waters

BRITISHscientistslastweeksentconflictingmessagestoministersontheenvironmentalrisksfromdumpingoilplatformssuchastheBrentSparatsea.AreporttoenergyministerTimEggarfromtheNaturalEnvironmentResearchCouncil

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Engineering healthier vegetable oil

ByDavidBradleyATOUCHofhumaninterventionmayhelpoil-seedcropssuchasrapeproduceamorenutritiousoilthantheydonaturally.Americanbiologiststhinktheyhavefoundawayofgeneticallyengineeringplantssothattheycarryo

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Science : Schrödinger's cation leaps into reality

ByMarkWardONEofthemostfamousthoughtexperimentsinphysicshasbeenbroughttolifebyresearchersintheUS.TheyhavecreatedaSchrödinger’scat–or

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Gamma rays shake pollutants to pieces

RADIATIONhasbeenusedforyearstosterilisemedicalmaterials.NowitlooksasifionisingradiationcanalsobeusedtoremovepollutantssuchasPCBsandheavymetalsfromwater.Theradiationtreatmentisbeingdevelopedbyresearche

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Strange matter of the early Universe

ByHazelMuirTINYfireballsliketheonethatfilledtheearlyUniversemayhavebeenappearingatCERN

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Technology : Astra's new satellite slot does for the dishes

ByBarryFoxHUNDREDSofextrasatelliteTVprogrammesandinteractiveservicesareonthecardsafterAstra’sannouncementthatitplanstolaunchanewseriesofsatellites.ThesnagisthatEuropeansatelliteviewerswillnolongerbeab

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Netropolitan :

ACADEMICSonJANETcanaccesstheBritishLibrary’scatalogueforfreeusingadifferentsystemcalledtheNetworkOPAC(http://portico.bl.uk/access/network-opac.html)

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Pill kills roaches

ACONTRACEPTIVEpillforcockroachesthatalsokillstheinsectswithindayscouldsoongoonsaleintheUS.DevelopedbyHeatherWrenandhercolleaguesatVirginiaPolytechnicInstituteandStateUniversity

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Technology : Memories are made of this

ByScottVeggebergPhiladelphiaThankstopositronemissiontomography

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Winning the war on ozone eaters

ByFredPearceINTERNATIONALeffortstostoptheozonelayerbeingdestroyedarefinallypayingoff.Forthefirsttime

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金沙游戏官网:Repair kit for damaged nerves

ByMichaelDayUNTREATABLEnervedamagecausedbyanythingfromacaraccidenttomultiplesclerosismaybeathingofthepastifanewfamilyofcompoundslivesuptoitsdiscoverers’expectations.Sofar

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Fears mount for gene scrutiny as watchdog faces axe

ByVincentKiernaninWashingtonDCTHEpioneeringUScommitteethatfortwodecadeshasvettedgeneticexperimentstoweedoutthosethatareunethicalorunsafeisonthevergeofbeingabolished.TheRecombinantDNAAdvisoryCommittee(

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Blustery outlook

Denmarklastweeklaunchedthefirstphaseofitsplantousewindpowertogenerate5500megawattsofelectricity—halfitsnationalconsumption—by2030.EnvironmentministerSvendAukenannouncedthat500largeturbines

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