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Monstrous Science: How the Yeti gets research funded

Guardian Science - 3 hours 56 min ago

Struggling to find research funding? Have you considered adding a Yeti hunt to your grant application? Read on to see how it has worked for some scientists, as well as having a rather surprising connection to superspy James Bond and some missing plutonium

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The stereotype of scientist as crazy genius does no favours to the mentally ill

Guardian Science - 4 hours 26 min ago

People who suffer from mental health issues also suffer from its stigma. Portraying mental illness as a good thing helps no one

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Halloween: the science of cashing in

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-30 23:04

Halloween is increasingly popular, so you can expect to see countless articles, adverts, TV shows, product offers and more all themed around it, even if the association is extremely tenuous. Why does this happen? And isnt this article just another blatant example of it? Yes, yes it is.

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Nasa's next generation of spacecraft and rocket designs stress safety and escape

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-30 22:13

As private spaceflight firms SpaceX and Orbital Science take charge of missions, Nasa returns to lessons of history to design safer shuttles

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Smoke without fire: What's the truth on e-cigarettes?

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-30 20:00
They've been called safe, dangerous, a way to quit smoking – and a way to start. New Scientist sifts through the evidence about e-cigarettes (full text available to subscribers)






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White noise for your nose cancels pungent aromas

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-30 19:30
By combining compounds in just the right mixture, researchers have worked out how to produce the olfactory equivalent of white noise






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Left or right-wing? Brain's disgust response tells all

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:07
People sensitive to disgust are more likely to be conservative – so much so that their brain's response to a disgusting image can predict political leaning






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Earth's blue beauty glimpsed from far side of the moon

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:00
China's Chang'e 5-T1 spacecraft captures a stunning image of our planet hanging in space next to the looming moon as it heads back home






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Spoiler-free guide to the science of Interstellar

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:36
With physics grand-master Kip Thorne doing the science, Interstellar promises to be the most fact-packed blockbuster of the year. Time to brush up






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: screen vs paper, TTIP, brain decoder, computers that see like we do, supernova shock waves and more






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Reading on screens is different – does it matter?

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:30
We're beginning to understand how digital devices affect literacy – but don't assume that paper is always better than screens






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Why bird divorces are good news for the females

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:00
When bird pairs break up females often lay more eggs with a new partner, but the split can be disastrous for the male of the species






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Heart ops shrink thanks to surgeon in your vein

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-30 12:42
A tiny tube with a blade at the end can enter your heart via your neck to fix defects without having to cut open your whole chest






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World Bank pledges $100m to send health workers to Ebola-hit countries

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-30 12:30
Treatment centres are being built in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea but still big need for doctors and nurses to staff them Continue reading...






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Supernova shock waves create glowing arcs across sky

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-30 12:00
A forest of mysterious radiation arcs seen across our view of the universe might be down to a supernova-powered bubble expanding towards our sun






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Gold origami exerts strange power over light

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-30 11:55
Sheets of gold one nanoparticle thick have been folded into tiny origami. Dubbed plasmene, the material has some of the weirdest optical properties around






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Plant scientists urge Europe to stop blocking GM trials on political grounds

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-30 06:00

Politicians who ignore message cannot in future say they take science seriously, open letter says

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Pumpkin geometry: stunning shadow sculptures that illuminate an ancient mathematical technique

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-30 06:00

Henry Segerman and Saul Schleimer paint beautiful shadows based on the maths of stereographic projection, a method originally used by cartographers to map the Earth

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Sad students see science experiments go up in smoke aboard Antares rocket

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-29 20:07

Children at schools in Texas, New Jersey and Michigan had worked for a year to develop projects for the International Space Station

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Goodbye, paper: What we miss when we read on screen

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-29 20:00
Digital technology is transforming the way we read and write. Is it changing our minds too – and if so, for better or worse? (full text available to subscribers)






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