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Killer sperm ravages internal organs of luckless worms

Wed, 2014-07-30 14:26
The sperm of one nematode species harms the females of other species, perhaps explaining why the species remain distinct






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My genes could help cure childhood diseases

Wed, 2014-07-30 08:00
Juhan Sonin is donating his DNA to the hunt for medical breakthroughs. He explains why he decided to share his genome, and why you might want to do the same






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7 rogue wave disasters, from Columbus to cruise ships

Tue, 2014-07-29 21:00
Huge waves out of nowhere were dismissed as legends of the deep, but they may have caused many grisly shipwrecks from seafaring history






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Genetic superheroes wanted to fight childhood diseases

Tue, 2014-07-29 20:00
Biologist Stephen Friend is searching for exceptional people who carry genes for serious childhood disease but have never got sick – are you one of them? (full text available to subscribers)






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UK's national parks may not be safe from fracking

Tue, 2014-07-29 17:38
The UK government has almost ruled out fracking in beauty spots, many of which conceal shale oil and gas reserves, but it has left the door ajar






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Today on New Scientist

Tue, 2014-07-29 17:00
All the latest on newscientist.com: rogue monster waves, how to read a baby's mind, Shakespeare and autism, ebola briefing, psychedelic cells and more
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Art in science: Watermarks, whirls and spherulites

Tue, 2014-07-29 15:39
Is there an art to science? Images submitted to a Princeton University competition reveal the beauty underlying some current student research






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Europe makes final delivery run to space station

Tue, 2014-07-29 13:44
Delivering fuel, food and a game of Pong for astronauts on the ISS, the final launch of the ATV prepares the European Space Agency for crewed moon missions






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Ebola outbreak: What you need to know about its spread

Tue, 2014-07-29 12:38
The disease has now reached Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, after a passenger boarded a flight from Liberia. But how far can it spread?






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Psychedelic cells are fruit of Alan Turing's equations

Tue, 2014-07-29 12:00
It looks like living cells – but this image evolved in a computer following an algorithm based on Alan Turing's ideas about the patterns on animals' bodies






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How Shakespeare's intensity may help people with autism

Tue, 2014-07-29 08:00
A special retelling of The Tempest shows how people with autism may be able to tap into the rhythmic heart of Shakespeare's plays






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Rogue waves: The real monsters of the deep

Mon, 2014-07-28 20:00
They were dismissed as sailors' tall tales, but they're real: huge waves that rise without warning and can destroy ships. Is there any way to predict them? (full text available to subscribers)






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Protector gene's evil twin linked to spread of cancer

Mon, 2014-07-28 20:00
A newly discovered variant of a protein that helps protect us against cancer may trigger cancer and promote its spread around the body






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A parent's guide to reading a baby's mind

Mon, 2014-07-28 19:00
The Psychology of Babies by Lynne Murray is a fascinating insight into infant minds – but don't be surprised if it turns you into a worried armchair expert






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Mon, 2014-07-28 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: tech for your tongue, fossils on the moon, the intelligence of flocks, nothing spooky about genetic modification and more






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UK failing to protect bees from pesticides, say MPs

Mon, 2014-07-28 17:23
A report by the Environmental Audit Committee says the UK's coalition government is too soft on neonicotinoid pesticides that harm pollinating insects






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Ancient Earth fossils could be found on the moon

Mon, 2014-07-28 16:06
Experiments with a large cannon have shown that fossilised algae could have travelled to the moon intact, providing an exciting window into Earth's past






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Bahamian paradise built by bacteria using Saharan dust

Mon, 2014-07-28 13:40
The islands of the Bahamas sit on a mysterious limestone column that may have its origins in a desert 8000 kilometres away






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We're putting a forest on a climate-change fast-track

Mon, 2014-07-28 09:00
An ambitious experiment that exposes a natural woodland to rising carbon dioxide levels will tell us what's in store for the world's trees, says Rob Mackenzie






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Genetic moderation is needed to debate our food future

Mon, 2014-07-28 08:00
GM is now a term loaded with baggage. Scientists must allow for people's objections to show the public there's nothing "spooky" about it, says Susan Watts






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