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I'll never fall in love again – citation needed

Guardian Science - 4 hours 27 min ago

Inadequately referenced, badly designed and poorly executed studies are perverting the course of science

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12-gram songbird flies for days non-stop over Atlantic

New Scientist - news - 11 hours 27 min ago
The blackpoll warbler migrates up to 2770 kilometres south from North America every year in an epic oceanic three-day flight







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Werewolf plant waits for the light of the full moon

New Scientist - news - 11 hours 27 min ago
A conifer relative that only produces a nectar-like liquid when the moon is full is the first plant ever to sync its pollination to the lunar cycle







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Medieval hospital cemetery for poor found under Cambridge University

Guardian Science - 11 hours 27 min ago

Remains of more than 1,000 people, many thought to be struggling scholars from 13th-15th centuries, discovered during excavations at St John’s College

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Jeremy Clarkson joins Guardian drive for fossil fuel divestment

Guardian Science - 11 hours 27 min ago

Former Top Gear presenter says being sacked by the BBC was a ‘wake-up call’ as he joins host of celebrities backing climate change campaign

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Bird 'backpacks' help scientists discover the longest oversea migration

Guardian Science - 11 hours 28 min ago

By fitting it with tiny geolocators, scientists have proven that the blackpoll warbler completes the longest known oversea journey for any land bird

A tiny North American songbird migrates 1,500 miles non-stop over the Atlantic, scientists have discovered, in the longest known oversea journey for any land bird.

The blackpoll warbler weighs only as much as a £2 coin and normally lives in forest environments, but once a year it embarks on a perilous three-day journey, scientists have found.

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Paracetamol doesn't help lower-back pain or arthritis, study shows

Guardian Science - Tue, 2015-03-31 23:30

Researchers want doctors to rethink endorsement of the drug, which they say is no more effective than a placebo for these conditions

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AI interns: Software already taking jobs from humans

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2015-03-31 22:00
People have talked about robots taking our jobs for ages. Problem is, they already have – we just didn't notice







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Superdrug criticised by doctors for stocking genetic self-testing kits

Guardian Science - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:59

Campaigners also accuse high street chain of ‘acting irresponsibly’ after retailer teams up with 23andMe to sell products currently banned in the US

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Fire ants kill and eat baby caimans as they hatch

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:00
Tiny insects can overcome young crocodilians in Argentina – and the invasive ants could be an even bigger threat to turtles, birds and deer in the US







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I believe: Your personal guidebook to reality

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2015-03-31 20:00
Belief is central to science as well as religion – but we rarely stop to think how bizarre it is. Find out what your core values are really built on (full text available to subscribers)







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The moon's got two tails - and its friends might too

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2015-03-31 19:00
The man in the moon wears a tailcoat. The discovery of a second stream of particles from the moon's dark side suggests a way to probe alien worlds from afar







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Seahorse reveals secrets of paradoxical grasping tail

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2015-03-31 18:30
See how 3D reconstructions are giving insight into the origins of the seahorse tail, which is rigid yet flexible







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Why can’t English speakers say what they smell?

Guardian Science - Tue, 2015-03-31 18:10

Researchers have found a tribe in the Malay peninsula rainforest who are markedly better than westerners at identifying aromas

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Is this ET? Mystery of strange radio bursts from space

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2015-03-31 18:00
Mysterious radio wave flashes from far outside the galaxy are proving tough for astronomers to explain. Is it pulsars? A spy satellite? Or an alien message?







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Asian solar spending helps drive renewable energy boom

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:30
A new UN report finds that green technology investment in developing countries rose 36 per cent last year, outstripping the rest of the world







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We must pull together to grasp consciousness

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:00
Human-like artificial intelligence and consciousness are two of the toughest topics in science. Margaret Boden explains why







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Men don’t worry about their sperm count – but they should

Guardian Science - Tue, 2015-03-31 14:35
Male fertility in the west is in crisis. But, thanks to a lack of anxiety among men, we haven’t yet taken the problem seriously Continue reading...







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Researchers identify gatekeeper neurons that control pain and itch

Guardian Science - Tue, 2015-03-31 13:35

New research provides direct evidence for an influential model of pain first proposed in 1965.

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Eek! How your face reveals your body's real age

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2015-03-31 12:23
Looking good… or bad: Software that uses a 3D image of your face can predict how quickly your body is ageing







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