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African baby turtles start life with a 24-hour swimathon

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-24 19:30
Loggerhead turtles from Cape Verde complete an epic sprint before they turn into chilled-out turtle surfers, like the ones in Finding Nemo






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Biological litmus paper detects Ebola strains

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-24 18:30
Litmus paper embedded with DNA from jellyfish and other organisms has the potential to identify any biological molecule – changing how infections are diagnosed






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Asteroid miners to launch first private space telescope

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-24 18:00
Private company Planetary Resources, which one day hopes to mine asteroids, is preparing to launch a prototype of a telescope designed to find them






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-24 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: humanity's next 1000 years, future Ebola explosions, slumdog mapmakers, seeing brain chatter, Interstellar and more






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Cutting off the Ebola zone would be a mistake

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-24 17:30
Travel bans aren't the answer: distancing ourselves from countries and people afflicted with Ebola could prove tragic for the world






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Zoologger: Extreme nomad scrambles for shrimp bonanza

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-24 17:00
Australia's banded stilts sense distant rains and then fly more than 2000 kilometres to find a bonanza of freshly hatched shrimp






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Slumdog mapmakers fill in the urban blanks

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-24 16:30
The Missing Maps initiative aims to chart slums around the world as a way of fighting disease outbreaks and hastening development






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New books party: Books that arrived recently

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:36

Heres a few more books to help you become that modern polymath you want to become.

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Future scenarios show how easily Ebola could explode

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:24
The first model to explore how healthcare efforts affect Ebola's final toll suggests cases could hit 700,000, but may reach many millions if efforts falter






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Caos calmo al Milan - ilCatenaccio.es Italia

Marcus du Sautoy news - Fri, 2014-10-24 14:30

Caos calmo al Milan
ilCatenaccio.es Italia
Marcus du Sautoy non si è di certo ispirato al Milan per scrivere il suo saggio, ma il titolo sembra scritto apposta per il susseguirsi dei portieri rossoneri. Sono 28 anni, da quando Silvio Berlusconi è diventato presidente e proprietario del club ...

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£200,000 smart drugs seizure prompts alarm over rising UK sales

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-24 14:00
Experimental medicine Sunifiram among record haul of drugs that are increasingly being bought online by students Continue reading...






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Comet stinks of rotten eggs and cat wee, finds Rosetta

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-24 14:00
Data from the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe reveals that eau de comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko smells awful – but that's good news






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Information Age: 'The whole place lit up' 1950s telephone operator recalls the death of King George VI video

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-24 13:43
Rose Young tells Guardian science editor Ian Sample about her work as a telephone exchange operator during the 1950s, including the day the exchange lit up as news spread that King George VI had died. On Friday Queen Elizabeth II, his daughter, opened Information Age at London's Science Museum Continue reading...






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Feedback: Indemnifies and holds harmless

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-24 13:30
Terms and conditions refused, I hereby assign my first-born, watch don't need no education and more (full text available to subscribers)






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EU emissions target isn't as ambitious as it seems

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-24 13:30
The European Union's agreement to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 sounds impressive, but we're halfway to that already






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Global agency needed for battling infectious diseases

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-24 12:50
Ebola underlines the urgent need for a new way of responding to global epidemics, say Harvey Rubin and Nicholas Saidel






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Bears, okapis, crows and Wren - blogs roundup

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-24 12:08

Blogs on our network this week included a tribute to famed puzzler and mathematician Martin Gardner, a primer on quantum tunneling, and a look at the super world of super-resolution microscopy

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Should the creation of novel viruses be banned? podcast

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-24 12:06
Do the benefits of creating enhanced viruses to study transmissibility and virulence outweigh the risks? Virologist Wendy Barclay and epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch debate this controversial question Continue reading...






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Information Age: All you need is love (and three satellites)

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:32

In 1967, The Beatles and a BBC executive called Aubrey Singer managed to unite the world, albeit briefly, with the first global satellite broadcast

Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World at the Science Museum, London, opens on Saturday 25 October

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Coils and cables: Science Museum opens information age gallery

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-24 10:08

Museum unveils the UKs first permanent gallery dedicated to the history of information and communications technology

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