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Open schools later so teens can lie in, say US doctors

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-08-25 05:01
The American Academy of Pediatrics wants all US schools with children aged 10 to 18 to delay their opening times to 8.30 am or later






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Scientists hail creation of working organ made from laboratory cells

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-08-24 23:06
British scientists produce working thymus, a vital immune system 'nerve centre' located near the heart Continue reading...






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Sex secrets of the weevil with a curiously long snout

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-08-24 23:00
Male giraffe weevils use their impressive snouts to win females, but less-endowed males use sneaky tactics to mate just as often






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Meet the lodgers: Wildlife in the great indoors

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-08-24 20:00
From cockroaches and bedbugs to fungi and microbes, your home is crawling with life. It has evolved with us for millennia, and now its fate is in our hands (full text available to subscribers)






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Eye implant turns smartphone into a glaucoma monitor

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-08-24 18:00
A sensor implanted in their eye could let people with glaucoma monitor the condition using just a smartphone
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Thatcher and Hodgkin: A personal and political chemistry?

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:37

Katharine Hodgkin finds Adam Ganzs new radio play about her grandmothers relationship with Margaret Thatcher an uncomfortable listen

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NHS cancer treatment given £6m for new radiotherapy trials

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-08-24 08:26
Health secretary says government wants to 'aim high' to tackle disease, announcing cooperation between charities and GPs Continue reading...






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The old categories of ageing are disappearing

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-08-24 06:00
Life and the way we divide it up used to be simpler before teenagers, baby boomers and grandmothers in jeans Continue reading...






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Galileo GPS satellites launched into wrong orbit

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-08-24 05:59

Setback for European-run navigational network as space agency announces satellites missed their target positions

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New to nature: No 131 Arapaima leptosoma

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-08-24 00:05
River giants of the Amazon are threatened with extinction through overfishing Continue reading...






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Ebola: research team says migrating fruit bats responsible for outbreak

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-08-23 21:23
A toddler's chance encounter with one infected bat in Guinea led to west Africa's present epidemic Continue reading...
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Doctor Who episode 1: a guide to the cool science bits

New Scientist - news - Sat, 2014-08-23 21:00
A giant dinosaur, clockwork robots and a Sherlockian mystery of spontaneous combustion. It could only be Doctor Who – now with a new, older Time Lord






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How tech could spell the end of animals in drugs testing

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-08-23 20:00
We are in a pharmaceutical ice age where fewer drugs are being developed. But new computer modelling and bioengineering techniques could revitalise the industry and make animal testing obsolete Continue reading...






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True Facts About Marsupials

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-08-23 11:44

A snarky caturday video by ZeFrank, who spoofs Morgan Freeman talking about Australias marsupials

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Even Daleks need a science policy

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-08-23 11:25

The new series of Doctor Who begins today and wherever the eponymous Time Lord goes his greatest foes will not be far behind. The Daleks are the most feared species in the Doctor Who universe, able to bring even the all-powerful Time Lords to the brink of defeat. So where did that technological superiority come from?

Marc Vincent: Who Loves Dinosaurs

Dean Burnett: The Brain of a Time Lord

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Who loves dinosaurs

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-08-23 08:40

From brainless behemoths to sprightly saurians, Doctor Whos prehistoric beasts have evolved alongside the Time Lord himself writes Marc Vincent

Dean Burnett: The Brain of a Time Lord

Kieron Flanagan: Even Daleks need a Science Policy


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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-08-22 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: how to see the world as a baby, China's net censors, short fiery lives of first stars, chimp empathy and more






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Shortcuts to an infant-like view on the world

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-08-22 16:00
Psychoactive stimulants such as caffeine and magic mushrooms may to some extent revert the brain to an infant-like state






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