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Transformers: 10 revolutions that made us human

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-22 20:00
Two million years ago we were just your average primate – then we started to have some revolutionary ideas and human evolution went into hyper-drive (full text available to subscribers)






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Nonchalant night-time chimp crime caught on camera

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-22 19:00
Incredible night-vision videos of daring raids on farmers' fields are the first to show chimpanzees operating under cover of darkness






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Bizarre dinosaur reconstructed after 50 years of wild speculation

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-22 18:00

Deinocheirus mirificus, or unusual horrible hand, had long, clawed forearms, a sail on its back and a duck-like bill

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Ancient human bone helps date our first sex with Neanderthals

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-22 18:00

Oldest genome sequence of a modern human suggests Homo sapiens first bred with Neanderthals 50,000-60,000 years ago

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Thoroughly modern humans interbred with Neanderthals

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-22 18:00
The oldest genome from a modern human reveals that modern humans with modern behaviour interbred with Neanderthals as they spread into Eurasia






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New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-22 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: quantum computer buyers' guide, life on Mars might be short, brain barrier opened to treat cancer and more






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Dark matter signal points to exotic black-hole origins

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-22 16:30
If our best sign yet of dark matter is what it seems, then the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy is a complex beast






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To defeat trolls, we need to do more than jail them

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-22 14:11
Changing entrenched attitudes that trivialise cyber-harassment against women will take more than harsh sentences, says law professor Danielle Citron






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Brain barrier opened for first time to treat cancer

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-22 12:43
Ultrasound has been used to open the brain's protective sheath in people with aggressive brain tumours – to deliver chemo drugs directly to cancer cells






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Ban of vulture-killing drug in India is working

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-22 11:53
Use of a cattle drug that has devastated vulture populations in India is in decline, offering hope of recovery – but vultures in Europe may now be at risk






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First Mars settlers may last only 68 days

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:00
The Mars One project aims to send people to the Red Planet, but a new analysis suggests oxygen poisoning from growing their own food could kill them






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Information Age: the (cake) computer that changed our world

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-22 07:00

It wasnt IBM that pioneered the first business computer, but the British teashop chain Lyons. This is the third in our series on the major inventions that shaped the information age

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

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Ebola virus: how it spreads and what it does to you video

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-22 07:00
The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest the world has ever seen, with more than 4,500 confirmed deaths in west Africa. Patients are often killed not by the virus itself, but by the overreaction of their immune system to the infection. Here, Ian Sample explains how Ebola is transmitted, the organs it disrupts, the symptoms of infection and the chances of survival Continue reading...
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Parents of disabled child appeal to MPs to allow three-person embryos

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-22 06:00

Parents of baby with fatal mitochondrial disease say techniques being considered by select committee could prevent them having another seriously ill child

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Could this bee love? Rekindling our affection for bees

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-21 20:00
A charming and poetic account of apiculture in Mark Winston's Bee Time reminds us why an ancient partnership between humans and bees needs saving






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Sleepy sun could make Mars trips deadly

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-21 18:19
An unexpected lull in the sun's activity will let more cosmic radiation into the solar system, endangering astronauts on long interplanetary missions






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-21 17:45
Today on newscientist.com: Julian Assange on surveillance, shopping for quantum computers, bat's winter portrait ends in tragedy, number of eggs predicts women's heart attack risk, and more






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Chaotic cosmic wombs may birth backwards planets

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-21 17:30
Rebel planets orbit their stars the wrong way around – and prenatal turmoil may be to blame






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Quantum internet could cross seas by container ship

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-21 16:30
Communication using quantum means is super secure, but sending it long distance is a problem. Perhaps container ships are the solution






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The future has arrived: the sci-fi inventions that have become reality

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:30

Tractor beams, hoverboards and invisibility cloaks were once just futuristic impossibilities. Not any more

Hey, Marty McFly! Hoverboard available on Kickstarter for $10,000

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