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Life-extending drugs take humanity into new territory

New Scientist - news - 3 hours 23 min ago
The reasons to be cautious about taking longevity drugs probably won't hold us back. They will just be too tempting to turn down

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Digital flip-book shows changing cities in time-lapse

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-01 20:30
A 3D-modelling system called Scene Chronology pulls photos from across the internet to automatically show how places have changed over time

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Ebola case in the US highlights risk to other nations

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-01 19:36
As long as the African epidemic continues unabated, researchers warn that the risk to countries in Europe and elsewhere will keep rising

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Monster neutrino solves cosmic-ray mystery

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-01 19:30
A cosmic coincidence hints that high-energy neutrinos and superfast cosmic rays both come from the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy

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Baby used in notorious fear experiment is lost no more

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-01 19:09
In 1919 "Little Albert" was conditioned to fear harmless animals in an infamous experiment. Now it looks as if we've solved the mystery of his later life

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Your nose knows death is imminent

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-01 19:00

Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research.

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Watson supercomputer looks for genetic heart danger

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-01 19:00
The Jeopardy!-winning supercomputer is teaming up with a powerful individual heart simulator to diagnose someone's chances of sudden cardiac arrest

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Look inside a giant supernova that seeded the universe

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-01 18:30
Some of the very massive stars that populated the early universe exploded completely, sowing the seeds of future stars, solar systems and galaxies

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Rift valleys rewrite moons fiery history

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-01 18:00

The discovery of rift valleys for the first time on the moon challenges conventional wisdom about our neighbours evolution

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New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-01 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: marshmallow psychologist, wildlife halved in 40 years, chimp social network, longevity drugs, where to be old and more
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World's smallest microphone is just one molecule

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-01 17:26
By making the tiniest microphone, researchers hope to listen in on super-small sounds made in chemical and biological reactions

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Immune signature predicts recovery time after operation

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-01 17:00
Some people are on their feet within days of major surgery while others are confined to bed for weeks – a blood test could one day predict which you'll be

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India's first spacecraft sends pictures of Mars - video

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-01 16:05
Images of the planet Mars sent back to Earth by India's Mangalyaan spacecraft. The images of the red planet show the planet from pole to pole, including a regional dust storm over the northern hemisphere. Mangalyaan is equipped with five instruments, including a sensor to track methane or marsh gas, a colour camera and a thermal-imaging spectrometer to map the surface Continue reading...

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Shuttle map gives the best view yet of Earth's curves

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-01 16:00
Fourteen years ago, the space shuttle flew a mission to map the contours of our planet in unprecedented detail. Now the data is finally released in full

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Everyday drugs could give extra years of life

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-01 15:31
Evidence is emerging that some widely used drugs can prolong lifespan for well people – and insiders have started taking them off-label

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Mind expanding: 7 ways to fine-tune your brain

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-01 14:59
From peak focus to maximum creativity, optimise your brain's features and avoid its bugs with these tips from the cutting edge of cognitive research
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Walrus mass on Alaska beach - in pictures

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-01 14:49

Pacific walrus unable to find sea ice on which to rest in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in north-west Alaska. Females give birth on sea ice and the animals use it as a diving platform to reach snails, clams and worms on the shallow continental shelf, but climate change means there is ever less available

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What causes paranoia, hallucinations and grandiose ideas?

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-01 07:00

The widespread symptoms typically associated with schizophrenia are at least as likely to be triggered by peoples environment as their genes, a new study suggests

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Lifestyle changes could prevent half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-30 23:30
Smoking, poor diet, inactivity and being overweight increase risk of developing gestational diabetes by up to 48%, says study
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