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Own the record-breaking scramjet NASA and Russia built

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-21 18:30
In its day, this CIAM-NASA HFL "Kholod" scramjet was the fastest thing in the air. Just the thing for your private museum






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-21 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: the other side of a black hole, self-sculpting rock arches, hungry seals at wind farms, smart goggles and more






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Genome editing of crops may be restricted by EU rules, warn scientists

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-21 17:21

New technology designed to fight disease and improve yield, but different from GM, speeds up natural process of gene adaptation

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Smart goggles let helicopter pilots see through fog

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-21 17:16
An augmented reality headset may allow the pilots of business jets and helicopters to take off and land in fog, torrential rain, snow and dust storms






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Hungry seals tour offshore wind farms looking for food

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-21 17:00
Grey and harbour seals in the North Sea weave in and out of offshore wind farms in search of fish, which gather around turbines






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Drug combo 'game changer' for drug-resistant TB

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-21 16:04
Early results of a drug combination called PaMZ offer the best hope in decades of bringing the pernicious, drug-resistant form of tuberculosis under control






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Galaxy mapper's first discovery: surprise space debris

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-21 15:57
The Gaia satellite is being hit by far more micrometeoroids than anticipated, which might spell trouble for spacecraft headed to the same orbital position






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Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game named as London film festival opener

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-21 15:25

Prestigious red-carpet slot in London's West End goes to life story of renowned codebreaker, starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Why are we so obsessed with films about the second world war?
Alan Turing biopic accuracy questioned

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Great moments in science (if Twitter had existed)

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-21 12:00

Twitter is the source of a great deal of modern news, and scientists are often encouraged to tweet about their research. So what if Twitter had been around during the times of historic scientific breakthroughs and discoveries?

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Flashy facilities arent enough to keep UK science healthy

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-21 10:30

The UK must invest in the triple-helix capacity of its universities: world-leading research, world-class education and training, and strong links with business and local economies, writes the Royal Society of Chemistry's Richard Walker

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The five biggest threats to human existence

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-21 09:37

We have a duty to prevent existential threats from becoming reality. Here are some of the greatest facing humanity

Back to the future with antibiotic resistance

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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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