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Trial to see how personalised treatment can fight cancer set to begin this year

Guardian Science - 1 hour 21 min ago
Cancer Research UK, AstraZeneca and Pfizer to create a pioneering clinical trial for patients with advanced lung cancer Continue reading...






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No more primal soup: Creating life without water

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 20:00
The last thing the first life needed was a wet environment – so did it even start here on Earth? (full text available to subscribers)






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Will an anti-viral drug put paid to measles?

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:35
A new drug promises to stop the measles virus in its tracks after people have been infected. Will it help us eradicate measles?






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How ancient needs still drive our weird ways

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:00
In Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare, evolutionary psychology pioneer Gordon H. Orians traces the roots of today's human quirks in the minds of our ancestors






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Fertility mystery solved: protein discovered that joins sperm with eggs

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:02
British scientists' identification of Juno molecule opens door to new developments in fertility treatment and contraception Continue reading...






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:59
All the latest on newscientist.com: quantum-coded texts, digital mirrors, a polypill for heart disease and more






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Criminal gang connections mapped via phone metadata

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:54
Information about who suspects call and when is helping police work out who is linked to which crimes and even their place in the criminal hierarchy






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Swirling red nebula is part of angry chicken in the sky

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:47
A crucible of bright stars illuminates a nebula in glowing red hydrogen that would normally be too faint for the human eye to see






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Future Nokia phones could send quantum-coded texts

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:14
A new system allows you to carry a quantum cryptographical key generator in your cellphone – and has already been patented by phone-maker Nokia






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'Blood moon': your images of the total lunar eclipse

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:14

The 'Blood moon' may not - yet - have heralded the end of the world, but it did make for some excellent photographs for our skywatching readers

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Quick off the market: what's fair in flash trading?

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:00
Keeping up with algorithmic traders is tough – getting everyone off the starting line at the same time will help






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Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle - Review

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:42
The third installment in a children's book series that follows the adventures of twin amateur sleuths who build several science-y spy gadgets to aid them in their quest to solve a mystery. Continue reading...






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Slow-motion tremors make Tokyo megaquake more likely

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:00
Increasingly frequent slow-slip earthquakes, coupled with the after-effects of the 2011 Tōhoku megaquake, may be pushing the Tokyo area towards disaster






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We can't be too fussy when it comes to green energy

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:00
Germany is the greenest of industrialised nations when it comes to power generation, but its current struggle shows how difficult such choices can be






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Digital mirror reveals what lies under your skin

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:58
Step in front of a mirror and see your skin and flesh stripped away, revealing your organs below






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Space Oddity: astronaut Chris Hadfield travel Q&A

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:47
The singing spaceman, Chris Hadfield, reveals his thoughts on space tourism, the beauty of New Zealand from above, why he always travels with a guitar and most importantly, what tastes better; space food or plane food Continue reading...






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Mysterious mermaid stripped naked

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:00

Paolo Viscardi reveals what it takes to make a convincing, fake mermaid

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Atomic time lord to battle sneaky high-speed trades

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:38
Hyper-accurate time will soon get pumped into London's financial heart to prevent traders from exploiting tiny time differences for profit






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Popping a polypill makes treating heart disease easier

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:01
The largest review yet of polypills, all-in-one pills for the different facets of heart disease, suggests they work as well as taking the drugs individually






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Scans can be vital in judging severity of brain damage

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:00
Doctors use beside observation to gauge consciousness in people with brain damage, but PET scans may be more accurate at predicting recovery






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