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Migrants and asylum seekers are not a zero-sum game

New Scientist - news - 2 hours 5 min ago
An unfounded fear of competition is driving anti-immigration sentiment in the West, but successful integration is possible, says a psychologist






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Confident? Your voice gives you away in milliseconds

New Scientist - news - 2 hours 42 min ago
Whether you're king of the spin or lacking in confidence, brain activity reveals clues as to the way others assess how much you believe in what you're saying






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Mighty El Niño is back - here's what you need to know

New Scientist - news - 3 hours 5 min ago
The return of the global-weather-shifting Pacific Ocean phenomenon known as El Niño has been officially declared. Meteorologist Eric Holthaus explains all






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NASA's Dawn becomes first probe to orbit dwarf planet

New Scientist - news - 3 hours 7 min ago
From its vantage point around one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, Dawn could unlock a time capsule from the formation of our solar system






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - 3 hours 20 min ago
All the latest on newscientist.com: how migraine changes your brain, quantum gravity in a cosmic haze, autism spectrum disorder, and more






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Sunfish and sharks get the Body Worlds treatment

New Scientist - news - 3 hours 35 min ago
Monsters of the deep are the latest creatures to be immortalised by an infusion of plastic






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Key to quantum gravity may lurk in cosmic haze

New Scientist - news - 6 hours 5 min ago
Any blurry observations of distant objects could suggest the universe itself is blurry at a minute scale, and hint at how to build a theory of quantum gravity






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Dawn spacecraft starts to orbit Ceres in mission to photograph dwarf planet

Guardian Science - 6 hours 30 min ago

Probe that took off in 2007 will spend next 16 months studying Ceres’ surface in the hope it will solve the mystery of bright spots that has intrigued scientists

The Dawn spacecraft has started orbiting Ceres, the largest-known body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, taking “close-up” images that scientists hope will reveal the mystery of a pair of bright spots on the dwarf planet.

Scientists have been intrigued by earlier images from the Nasa spacecraft of 621-mile-wide Ceres, with the brighter of the two spots in a crater reflecting at least 40% of the sunlight that falls on it.

Related: Dawn on Ceres: Nasa probe to enter dwarf planet's orbit

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Royal Society celebrates 350 years of scientific publishing

Guardian Science - 6 hours 52 min ago

The first issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society was published 350 years ago today, and established a new model for publishing scientific, medical, academic and scholarly research.

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Key to quantum gravity may lurk in cosmic haze

New Scientist - news - 7 hours 35 min ago
Any blurry observations of distant objects could suggest the universe is blurry at a minute scale, and hint at how to build a theory of quantum gravity






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Iraq's Nimrud before it was destroyed by Isis - video

Guardian Science - 8 hours 6 min ago
A look at the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud before it was looted and bulldozed by Islamic State (Isis) fighters. Footage shot in 2001 shows archaeologists working at the site, which is among Iraq's most celebrated. Nimrud, south of Mosul, was built around 1250 BC. Four centuries later it became the capital of the neo-Assyrian empire – at the time the most powerful state on Earth, extending to modern-day Egypt, Turkey and Iran Continue reading...






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Teachers, not Nobel laureates, are the experts in how to teach science

Guardian Science - 8 hours 25 min ago

Debates over practical work in school science have been hijacked by a scientific elite who seem uninterested in the evidence and expertise of practitioners

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Climate change: why the Guardian is putting threat to Earth front and centre

Guardian Science - 8 hours 32 min ago

As global warming argument moves on to politics and business, Alan Rusbridger explains the thinking behind our major series on the climate crisis

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Feedback: Nominative determinism redux

New Scientist - news - 9 hours 5 min ago
Rigorous riparian research, nominative contradeterminism, whistleblowers: don't blow it and more (full text available to subscribers)






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How many girls mask autism spectrum disorder, like me?

New Scientist - news - 10 hours 55 min ago
ASD is affecting more females than people realise – we're just better at compensating for it, like I did with Asperger's syndrome, says Hannah Belcher






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Lung cancer stem cell therapy to be trialled in UK

Guardian Science - 13 hours 11 min ago

Trial will involve 56 patients with metastatic lung cancer who will undergo treatment using genetically modified bone marrow stem cells

British patients will be the first in the world to receive a pioneering cell therapy that scientists hope will transform the treatment of lung cancer.

The treatment uses stem cells taken from bone marrow that have been genetically modified to find and destroy cancer cells.

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350 years of the scientific journal: celebrating the anniversary of Philosophical Transactions

Guardian Science - 13 hours 19 min ago

The first issue of the world’s first scientific journal was published on 6 March 1665. Its anniversary gives historians and scientists an opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future of scientific publishing

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Caught by the lens: the hidden secrets of nature – in pictures

Guardian Science - 14 hours 5 min ago

Daniel Kariko, assistant professor of fine art photography at East Carolina University, used a scanning electron microscope and a stereo microscope to produce this stunning image of a boll weevil’s head. It joins 19 other works – including extreme closeups of cats’ tongues and pollen grains – in this year’s Wellcome Image Awards

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Images of star exploding four times captured by astronomers

Guardian Science - 16 hours 7 min ago

Australian researchers were part of team able to capture images because of gravitational lensing, which magnified a supernova 9.3bn light years away

Australian researchers were among a team that captured images of the same star exploding four times, thanks to its location behind a massive cluster of galaxies.

The gravitational pull of the galaxies meant light and time were bent around them, creating a cosmic magnifying glass in a process known as gravitational lensing, which was first predicted by Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. This magnified the supernova, which at 9.3bn light years away would have been too distant for the Hubble space telescope to detect were it not for this lensing effect.

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Archaeologists find two lost cities deep in Honduras jungle

Guardian Science - 20 hours 34 min ago

Archaeological team say they have set foot in a place untouched by humans for at least 600 years in a site that may be the ‘lost city of the monkey god’

Archaeologists have discovered two lost cities in the deep jungle of Honduras, emerging from the forest with evidence of a pyramid, plazas and artifacts that include the effigy of a half-human, half-jaguar spirit.

The team of specialists in archaeology and other fields, escorted by three British bushwhacking guides and a detail of Honduran special forces, explored on foot a remote valley of La Mosquitia where an aerial survey had found signs of ruins in 2012.

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