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Colouring by letters: the life of Dorothy Hodgkin

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-10-12 15:05

BBC Radio 4s An Eye for Pattern: the Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin provides a vivid insight into the life of one of Britains greatest scientists

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Virtual reality throws you in at the deep end

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-10-12 13:00
The latest prototype of virtual reality headset Oculus Rift allows you to step right into the movies you watch and the games you play






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Make your own memories: one day youll be able to replace the bad ones with good ones

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-10-12 09:59

Science fiction fantasies such as Total Recall, Blade Runner and Eternal Sunshine could become reality

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Win tickets to Brainsex at Dundee Science Festival

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-10-12 09:30
Festival, in its fifth year, is packed with events from talks on the role of optimism in athletes to hands on tinkering with Raspberry Pi computers Continue reading...






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The index card. Looking at how we see

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-10-12 08:30
Dr Nicola Logan looks at some popular misconceptions about eyesight Continue reading...






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Nowhere to hide: the danger of satellite spies

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-10-12 08:00
The next generation of surveillance is already here and will redefine what we mean by public space






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From dyed shirts to dense matter your science questions answered

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-10-12 06:59

Understanding how colour catchers can stop your whites going pink in the wash, why gravity is actually part of space-time, and how you can have a nice cup of tea and a sit down without worrying about the caffeine

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Cave art and harpoon tips show African roots of our creative genius

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-10-11 21:30
The discovery of wall paintings in Indonesian caves suggests that the human ability to express ourselves began before we trekked out of Africa Continue reading...






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Wonder stuff: Frozen smoke to clean the world

New Scientist - news - Sat, 2014-10-11 16:00
Almost as light as air, aerogels are a heavyweight solution for everything from heat-bleeding windows to carbon emissions (full text available to subscribers)






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Robotic dive suit helps explore ancient shipwreck off Antikythera island  - video

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-10-11 14:32
An international team of divers find new artefacts while excavating an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. A high tech robotic diving suit was used to search the luxury cargo ship which sank in the first century BC, and was first discovered in 1900. A warrior's spear, a table vase and parts of a bed were found in the latest dive Continue reading...






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Life and Physics in pictures - No. 2

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-10-11 14:27

Some vaguely physics-related snaps from the past few weeks

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Gamers polled on Xbox can predict US election results

New Scientist - news - Sat, 2014-10-11 12:00
Cheaper, faster and able to reach larger audiences than traditional methods, polling through game consoles could predict the outcome of US elections






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Martian methane sniffer adapted for Earth

New Scientist - news - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:00
The hypersensitive methane detector on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is being repurposed to ferret out gas leaks on Earth






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Exercise may be the best anti-ageing pill

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 18:30
Muscle loss is now seen as a cause - not a consequence - of disease and frailty in old age. Will muscle-boosting drugs aid those unable to exercise?






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Ebola deaths to peak in places before vaccine is ready

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 18:06
Vaccine trials are starting but there won't be enough doses to make a difference until April – by which time the epidemic may have peaked in some regions






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Violins evolved by Stradivarian design

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 18:00
Evolutionary tree spanning four centuries of violin shape shows how the maestro of violin-making came out on top






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Australia's toad vanguard hops straight to invade fast

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 17:38
The fastest of Australia's cane toad invaders hop along straighter paths, allowing them to invade ever further and faster






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: goggles that remake reality, Ebola in the rich world, lung cancer's weak spot, sidewinding snake-bot and more
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Look into the eye of typhoon Vongfong as it nears land

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 17:21
Satellite images reveal the fury of the storm that is set to hit Japan this weekend, just one week after the typhoon Phanfone struck






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Scientists hope to unravel mystery of the Titanic of the ancient world

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-10 15:16

Third search for truth about sunken vessel near Antikythera island in Greece reveals objects including bronze spear

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