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Challenges for US-Iran nuclear talks

Wed, 2014-11-19 21:00
An interim deal freezing Iran's nuclear enrichment programme expires on 24 November – the race is on to agree a new deal






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Gay gene discovery has good and bad implications

Wed, 2014-11-19 20:30
The finding that male homosexuality has a strong genetic component should be a boon for gay rights – but it could backfire






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What it's like to have Parkinson's for 15 minutes

Wed, 2014-11-19 19:30
A theatre company in London is using simple technology to build a first-hand experience of disabling conditions like Parkinson's






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Hackathon develops tech tools to fight Ebola epidemic

Wed, 2014-11-19 19:00
Innovations such as pulse readings by webcam and triage by SMS are just some of the ideas coders are pursuing to help rein in Ebola






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Contact lenses with built-in video could be 3D printed

Wed, 2014-11-19 18:30
A new technique for 3D-printing nanoscale LEDs into contact lenses could one day turn them into heads-up video display – or tools to spot pilot fatigue






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'Good viruses' defend gut when bacteria are wiped out

Wed, 2014-11-19 18:15
Some viruses may help protect the body from disease and injury by keeping the gut healthy, much like "good bacteria" do, suggests a study in mice






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Today on New Scientist

Wed, 2014-11-19 17:30
All the latest in newscientist.com: why it's simpler to be two things at once, mystery Russian spacecraft, weed evolution (it's our fault) and more






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US and China's emission cuts may not be enough

Wed, 2014-11-19 17:00
Pledges made last week won't keep global warming below the 2 °C limit. But adopting best practices could allow the US and China to go beyond those promises






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Tagged fish make an easy meal for eavesdropping seals

Wed, 2014-11-19 16:53
Seals learn quickly that "pings" make tagged fish easy to find, putting tagged animals, and scientific findings based on tagging studies, at risk






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Plastic pads let you climb walls like Spider-Man

Wed, 2014-11-19 16:29
Using a new adhesive, climbers can now shimmy up walls gecko-style. Plus the greatest human migration tracked by smartphone and the danger of killer robots






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Dawn of farming sparked speed-evolution in weeds

Wed, 2014-11-19 15:31
Just a few millennia after farmers began domesticating crops, weed species had also adapted to survive exclusively on agricultural land






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Flushing is a feminist issue this World Toilet Day

Wed, 2014-11-19 15:06
These striking portraits reveal a daily struggle for sanitation that affects the health, safety and schooling of millions of women and girls






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Chance to bury your DNA on the moon in a time capsule

Wed, 2014-11-19 00:01
A venture called Lunar Mission One aims to crowdfund a moon shot to bury a time capsule including your hair and digital records of human civilisation






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Quantum logic: It's simpler to be two things at once

Tue, 2014-11-18 20:00
From city design to economics, we can improve our models of complex systems if we embrace quantum weirdness, argue physicists Vlatko Vedral and Mile Gu (full text available to subscribers)






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Gift-wrapped: Exploring the history of selling pleasure

Tue, 2014-11-18 19:00
Packaged Pleasures explores the sensual mass marketing that technological innovation in the 19th century make possible






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Philae lander sleeps but Rosetta mission lives on

Tue, 2014-11-18 18:30
The European Space Agency has announced that Philae has detected organic molecules on comet 67P – and there are many more scientific discoveries to come






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Is mystery Russian spacecraft a satellite-killer?

Tue, 2014-11-18 18:19
A Russian spacecraft is visiting satellites, raising fears it could be part of an anti-satellite programme – if it's not an inspection craft






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Today on New Scientist

Tue, 2014-11-18 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: rise of killer robots, sharp-eared electronic watchdog, quantum biology, green G20, bird flu and turkeys, and more






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Green fund pledges at G20 may herald climate consensus

Tue, 2014-11-18 17:25
The Green Climate Fund to help poor nations adapt to climate change may reach its initial target of $10 billion by this week's deadline






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Starfish made of feather-light foam wins photo prize

Tue, 2014-11-18 13:30
With its spindly neon tendrils, a false-coloured image of graphene foam, stripped of its skeleton, has won first prize in an annual engineering photo competition






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