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Volcanic blasts hint that Mercury is a migrant planet

Mon, 2014-04-07 17:48
Explosions seem to have rocked the planet Mercury for most of its existence – and that shouldn't be possible if it formed close to the sun






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Global plan to shush ships for the sake of whales

Mon, 2014-04-07 17:44
For the first time a set of guidelines will push shipping companies to keep the noise down, reducing the din bombarding marine animals






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Mon, 2014-04-07 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: where's Voyager? push-button orgasms, robot soldier, chromosomes grow up too soon, renewables go global and more
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Harsh world makes kids' chromosomes look middle-aged

Mon, 2014-04-07 14:59
By the age of 9, children growing up in tough environments can have telomeres that look like they belong to someone several decades older






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Almost half of new electricity is now clean and green

Mon, 2014-04-07 14:43
Investment in clean energy has fallen but nevertheless renewables like solar and wind are going global






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Robot soldier could help save human comrades' lives

Mon, 2014-04-07 14:41
Relax, puny humans – it may look like a prototype Terminator, but this android has come to help. Its job is to test equipment for the UK's armed forces






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Where am I? Voyager on the solar system's frontier

Sun, 2014-04-06 20:00
NASA says our furthest emissary has at last broken though into interstellar space – but Voyager's dispatches reveal that nothing is simple at the outer limits (full text available to subscribers)






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Flimsy rocks allowed Earth's plates to start moving

Sun, 2014-04-06 18:00
Earth is the only planet whose surface is known to be divided into shifting tectonic plates. An analysis of fragile rock may explain why






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The LADEE killers: NASA ready to crash probe into moon

Fri, 2014-04-04 22:24
The LADEE spacecraft will intentionally smash into the far side of the moon, and NASA wants you to help guess when and where the lunar probe will fall






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Best dark matter signal yet hints at heftier particles

Fri, 2014-04-04 19:23
Gamma rays from the Milky Way's middle are increasingly likely to be signs of dark matter, and hints of the same signal from dwarf galaxies boost the case






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Push-button orgasm isn't worth $6 million to medicine

Fri, 2014-04-04 18:16
The doctor who discovered that a spinal implant meant for pain relief can also trigger orgasms says that we are unlikely to see an orgasmatron any time soon






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NASA's Russia boycott may revitalise US space leadership

Fri, 2014-04-04 18:03
Cooling NASA-Russia ties is a familiar political game, but it may spark talk on reasserting US leadership in space, says security expert Joan Johnson-Freese






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Fri, 2014-04-04 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: lost human species, doctor woven into your clothes, Lake Superior on Saturnian moon, China's ancient coal use and more






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Smoky mass map weighs fat ancient galaxy cluster

Fri, 2014-04-04 17:11
It's not something in your eye. It's not smoke from a late-night barbecue. You're looking at a map of the most massive ancient galaxy cluster ever seen






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Zoologger: The blind fish that sucks it and 'sees'

Fri, 2014-04-04 16:49
For a creature with no eyes, the Mexican blind cavefish is surprisingly nimble, thanks to a unique navigation system based on the ability to suck






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Feedback: Stuff in its place

Fri, 2014-04-04 12:00
The German for recycling, the small print of virtue, do data do that and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Spike in smog raises questions over UK's air

Fri, 2014-04-04 05:00
In the wake of the severe smog that struck south-east England, New Scientist asks how harmful it is likely to be and whether it will recur






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Coal fuelled China long before industrial revolution

Fri, 2014-04-04 02:00
China may have been burning coal regularly as long as 3500 years ago, according to rare archaeological evidence found in the north of the country






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Clothes with hidden sensors act as an always-on doctor

Thu, 2014-04-03 21:00
Everyday clothes with invisible sensors woven in can monitor your vital signs. Future designs could tell you – or your doctor – when something is amiss






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Denisovans: The lost humans who shared our world

Thu, 2014-04-03 20:00
They lived on the planet with us for most of our history, yet until six years ago we didn't know they existed. Meet the species rewriting human evolution (full text available to subscribers)






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