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We're growing living walls to save lions

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-21 08:00
Masai people in Tanzania kill lions that kill their livestock – so conservationist Laly Lichtenfeld is helping them make corrals to keep all the animals safe






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Was this the last wild wolf of Britain?

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:01

Adam Weymouth picks up the trail of the wolf folklore suggests was the last to roam wildly in Great Britain before being shot in the Scottish Highlands in 1680

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Detecting dementia: the first steps towards dignity

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:00

While we are a long way off a cure for dementia, new techniques might help us in the drive to identify it earlier, explains Tania Browne

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From Roots to Riches: the power of plants - podcast

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:00
The first director of science at Kew Gardens, Kathy Willis, discusses her BBC Radio 4 series From Roots to Riches Continue reading...






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White holes: Hunting the other side of a black hole

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-07-20 20:00
Black holes suck – but do they have mirror twins that blow? A far-flung space telescope is peering into galactic nuclei to spot one for the first time (full text available to subscribers)






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Vast rock arches sculpt themselves out of sand

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-07-20 18:00
Amazing natural sculptures like Delicate Arch in Utah are hard to explain, but now it seems they form naturally when sandstone is weighted down
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The meaning of exponential

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-20 11:39

Why populations explode, and why traces of radioactive elements can hang around for a very long time

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New to Nature No 127: Frankenia fruticosa

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-20 00:05
The emergence of a previously undocumented dwarf shrub in an area of South Africa points to an adaptation success story Continue reading...






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Close encounter with Comet 67P may reveal origins of life on Earth

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-07-19 23:00
European probe Rosetta will close in on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko next month and its analysis could reveal whether comets brought Earth its water and amino acids Continue reading...






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Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-07-19 19:00
From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear' Continue reading...






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DNA mates: how genetic factors may play a subtle part in our friendships

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-07-19 10:00
Humans share biological markers with friends much as we do with extended family members, says a scientific study Continue reading...






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US satellite may have located Ukraine missile launch

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-18 22:45
US officials seem to have pinpointed the missile launch that downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. If so, they are likely relying on satellite intelligence






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From anthrax to bird flu the dangers of lax security in disease-control labs

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-07-18 19:26
A series of security failures in US disease-control labs handling lethal bugs such as anthrax, smallpox and bird flu has raised questions about the dangers of research into deadly pathogens Continue reading...
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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-18 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: why we should save weird species first, US libraries reinvented, hunting Australia's WIMPs underground and more






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EDGE is the new endangered: The top species to save

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-18 17:28
Animals with high EDGE scores typically have few close relatives and have distinct looks and ways. If they become extinct there will be nothing like them left






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Londoners, look out for these giant digital eyes

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-18 17:28
Gaze deep into the shop windows to the digital soul and discover something about your media-age emotions






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Exosuit aims to open up hidden undersea world to researchers

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-07-18 17:08

Scientists test 'superhero-style' suit that will enable underwater exploration and biological study at depths of up to 1,000ft

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Australia will pay dearly for repealing its carbon tax

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-18 16:00
Axing Australia's landmark carbon tax will probably lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions, and a loss of confidence in carbon trading schemes elsewhere






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Extra 5 million people in UK should take statins

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-18 15:10
Despite the long row over anti-cholesterol drugs, the UK's health-advice body now recommends them for people with a relatively low risk of cardiovascular disease






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Ethical 3D printing begins with plastic waste pickers

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-18 13:00
Pick the right plastic off a refuse tip, then shred, melt and convert it into feedstock for 3D printers – it's a living for some of India's poorest people






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