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No ghosts, no gods, no aliens on my atheism channel

Mon, 2014-09-08 17:00
Viewers in the US are bombarded with nonsense masquerading as fact. They should switch to AtheistTV, says founder David Silverman






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All newborns should be similar size in ideal conditions

Mon, 2014-09-08 15:16
International growth charts that say the size of babies born to well-fed mothers is similar no matter her ethnicity are causing consternation






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Europa's icy plate tectonics may support life

Mon, 2014-09-08 13:18
Jupiter's moon Europa may be the first world other than Earth to sport plate tectonics, only above its ocean instead of below






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Coffee genes help hackers home in on the perfect brew

Mon, 2014-09-08 12:59
Armed with the genome of robusta coffee, aficionados hope to make coffee tastier, tweak the caffeine content and protect the beans against climate change






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We need shrinks in hospital emergency rooms

Mon, 2014-09-08 10:00
It's time to abandon mind-body duality in medicine: we need psychiatrists in hospitals and better physical care for psychiatric patients, says Simon Wessely






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Ebola's silver lining: We can clamp down on bushmeat

Mon, 2014-09-08 08:00
The smuggling and consumption of wild animals has helped Ebola spread in West Africa. What better moment to act, says an animal protection campaigner






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Win a VIP trip to the Royal Museums in Greenwich

Sat, 2014-09-06 12:00
Win a day out for two at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the National Maritime Museum, plus dinner and a stay at the Mercure London Greenwich Hotel (full text available to subscribers)






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Rubbery robot battles flames, snow and gets run over

Fri, 2014-09-05 19:00
It may look like a softy, but this robot is a rugged survivor that can survive fire, ice and getting squashed by a car






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Tornado of hot gas caught emerging from fiery volcano

Fri, 2014-09-05 18:26
A huge gas tornado has been photographed spewing from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano on an infrared camera designed to let pilots see volcanic ash clouds






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WHO vaping report is 'misguided', say tobacco experts

Fri, 2014-09-05 18:00
A group of tobacco experts has called into question the reliability of the World Health Organization's guidelines on e-cigarettes






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Genes still patentable in Australia as appeal rejected

Fri, 2014-09-05 17:31
An Australian Federal Court has upheld last year's ruling that firms can patent naturally occurring genes as long as they are isolated from the body






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'Reckless' BP faces $18bn fine for Deepwater oil spill

Fri, 2014-09-05 16:30
A US court rules that BP's gross negligence was largely responsible for the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving it liable for a huge fine






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Targeted TV ads sell different people different stuff

Fri, 2014-09-05 16:00
Networks are tapping into your personal data to show you ads based on your demographic or even your voting record






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Mother of Higgs boson found in superconductors

Fri, 2014-09-05 15:41
Waves in superconductors were the inspiration for the Higgs boson, but they had remained almost as elusive as their particle physics equivalent - until now






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Weird creatures may be relics from dawn of animal life

Fri, 2014-09-05 15:03
New mushroom-shaped animals from the bottom of the sea look a lot like organisms that thrived just before the explosion of animal life more than half a billion years ago






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Win a kids' coding starter kit with 3 amazing gadgets

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:54
A Kano build-it-yourself Raspberry Pi computer, Play-i programmable robot toys and a Robot Turtles board game could turn your family coding crazy (full text available to subscribers)






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Feedback: Dowsing the night away

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:00
Verdicts on fake detectors, solar cleaner is like magic, bring back the Quackometer and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Iris register to eyedentify voting fraud in Somaliland

Fri, 2014-09-05 10:00
The most advanced voting register in the world is being trialled in Somaliland, using iris-based biometrics to stop people registering more than once






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Want to help your kids code? Here's how

Fri, 2014-09-05 06:00
If you're used to helping with your kids' homework but don't know your booleans from your for-loops, help is at hand






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Google Glass, now in tune with your emotions

Thu, 2014-09-04 21:30
A system that measures your heart rate, breathing, and records the world around you could provide unprecedented insight into your emotional well-being






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