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Hillary Clinton wants every home to be powered by clean energy

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
The presidential candidate chides climate-denying rivals as she launches her plan to combat global warming by embracing renewables









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Nigeria’s polio-free year sees Africa inch closer to eradication

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
The World Health Organisation is doing its final checks and could declare Nigeria officially free of polio by September. Somalia could be next









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First MERS vaccine to be tested in monkeys shows promise

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
MERS causes only mild symptoms in monkeys, so although the vaccine seemed to reduce their symptoms, it's hard to know if this will apply to humans as well









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Earth-like alien world looms into view through Kepler telescope

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
The alien planet is a rocky world circling a sun-like star at a distance that should allow it to carry liquid water









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New Horizons spots oozing glaciers and hazy skies on Pluto

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
The New Horizons spacecraft took a backlit shot of Pluto after its historic fly-by, and saw surprisingly Earth-like features









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60 Seconds

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
How cockerels decide when it's dawn, why Stephen Hawking is scared of Skynet, fear that stem-cell therapy could spark cancer, and more









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When should you get pregnant? Computer knows age to start trying

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
A computer model can give couples an idea of when to start trying for their first child, based on their desired family size and whether they'd consider IVF









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One Per Cent

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
No dopers in gaming and drone misuse









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Is it possible to permanently delete a social media profile?

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
The 37 million people using the Ashley Madison adultery service have to pay to have their accounts deleted, but deleting yourself online might be impossible









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Clusters of living worlds would hint life came from outer space

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
Using future telescopes to map exoplanets where life may exist could help test the panspermia theory – that life can cross space and take root on new worlds









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Megafauna extinction: DNA evidence pins blame on climate change

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
Humanity has long been on trial for the demise of mammoths and other large mammals – new forensic evidence reveals the true killer









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Leading climate scientist: future is bleaker than we thought

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
Will this century bring massive sea-level rises and powerful superstorms? The world's most renowned climate scientist thinks so - although others disagree









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What would happen if a massive comet crashed into the sun?

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
Most comets that brush past the sun end with a whimper, but if a big one plunges into the sun it could go out with a bang









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Four-legged fossil holds secret of snake’s slithering origins

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
An ancient animal with a serpent-like body plan and four tiny legs could reveal details about the evolutionary origins of snakes









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ButtonMasher: The gamers who only want to explore virtual worlds

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
Bigger and more complicated games have spawned a new way of playing – where finding and sharing images is more important than completing a mission









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Living lasers made by injecting oil droplets into human cells

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
Individual cells can be made to act like tiny lasers, offering a more accurate way to tag and monitor tumour cells, among other uses









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Interpreting body language is no problem for kids with autism

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
Autistic children are just as good at reading emotions from the body as those without – they just don't like the closeness that interpreting emotions from faces requires









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Resistant bacteria don’t just evade drugs – they are fitter too

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
When bacteria acquire antibiotic-resistance genes they become better at surviving in the body, challenging the dogma that resistance comes with a cost









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Plague may not be solely to blame for Black Death’s mortality

Wed, 2015-07-29 18:00
About 60 per cent of the European population succumbed to the Black Death – perhaps because health in general was in poor shape in the 14th century









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Earth now halfway to UN global warming limit

Wed, 2015-07-29 16:15
The UN wants to limit warming to 2 °C, but we are already halfway to this threshold, exclusive analysis for New Scientist finds









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