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The white walker: Longest horse trek crosses icy lake

Tue, 2014-04-15 12:00
See a re-enactment of a 17-year-old Cossack officer's ride across frozen Lake Baikal in 1889 – part of a 9000-kilometre journey through a Siberian winter






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Genetic risk of Alzheimer's has gender bias

Mon, 2014-04-14 23:00
Carrying a variant of the APOE gene increases Alzheimer's risk – but comparing men's and women's genetic risk suggests it's not that simple






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SpaceX to test landing legs for future reusable rocket

Mon, 2014-04-14 22:46
As part of its next cargo delivery run, commercial spaceflight's darling will try out rocket legs that may help lower spacecraft costs by a factor of 100






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Today on New Scientist

Mon, 2014-04-14 21:24
All the latest on newscientist.com: the submarine drone hunting for missing flight MH370, 'Big Bird' space neutrinos, and the IPCC says we must do carbon capture






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Syria chemical weapons deadline needs fair seas

Mon, 2014-04-14 21:00
Syria needs to get its remaining chemical weapons out of the country by the end of April to have any hope of meeting the June destruction deadline






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Killing with kindness: Conservation's cautionary tale

Mon, 2014-04-14 20:00
What looked like a classic conservation success story nearly ended in disaster. The Chatham Island black robin reveals the hidden perils of intervention (full text available to subscribers)






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Cuts and red tape are gagging US and Canadian science

Mon, 2014-04-14 19:00
Politicians in the US and Canada are undermining scientific freedom through cuts, shutdowns and media policies, says Index on Censorship editor Rachael Jolley






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We turn brainwaves into sound for music and medicine

Mon, 2014-04-14 18:00
A neuroscientist and a musician explain how they built the Brain Stethoscope, which is both brain scanner and musical instrument






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Submarine drone dives into hunt for missing MH370 jet

Mon, 2014-04-14 17:45
An autonomous underwater vehicle is being dispatched on a series of 24-hour-long missions to look for the lost Malaysia Airlines flight






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German energy crisis points towards climate solution

Mon, 2014-04-14 16:50
Europe's powerhouse is leading the fight against climate change, but its push for renewables has left it burning ever more coal






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No option left but to suck CO2 out of air, says IPCC

Mon, 2014-04-14 16:47
It's too late to avoid dangerous climate change just by switching to renewable energy, so we will also have to pull the greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere






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'Big Bird' space neutrino has highest energy yet seen

Mon, 2014-04-14 16:30
A playfully named subatomic particle is confirmed, and beats rivals Bert and Ernie in terms of energy. Next step: to find a cluster of space neutrinos






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Dante's wildfire inferno in Chile's historic port city

Mon, 2014-04-14 15:43
Valparaíso's natural amphitheatre of wooded hills has become a cauldron of smoke and flame after a forest fire took root in the coastal city






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Einstein's waves would make a cosmic overture

Mon, 2014-04-14 09:00
We haven't heard a single gravitational wave in the century since Einstein said they should exist. Hopefully, that's about to change






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We're offering $2m for the best ocean acidity mapping

Mon, 2014-04-14 08:00
To keep the seas healthy, we need to measure how they are changing. It's no simple task, but here's an incentive, says oceans X Prize director Paul Bunje






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Einstein's silence: Listening for space-time ripples

Sun, 2014-04-13 20:00
To hear gravitational waves – faint murmurs in the fabric of space-time – requires a place quieter than quietness itself. Anil Ananthaswamy pays a visit (full text available to subscribers)






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Are RNA fragments making gene tweaks in descendants?

Sun, 2014-04-13 18:00
Strands of genetic material known as microRNAs could explain how what happens in your life can cause genetic changes and diseases in subsequent generations






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Exclusive: My lab-grown vagina and hopes for a family

Fri, 2014-04-11 18:04
A woman who underwent a pioneering vagina operation when she was 18 speaks exclusively to New Scientist






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Grand Canyon struggles to repel invading beefalo

Fri, 2014-04-11 17:54
Rangers in the national park want to evict herds of beefalo, a hybrid of American buffalo and domestic cattle, which are wreaking havoc on the ecosystem






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Today on New Scientist

Fri, 2014-04-11 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: how we'll swallow synthetic biology, bioengineered vaginas, digitising cave art, Heartbleed, pixelbots and more






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