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5 weird tastes that can sneak into your wine

Mon, 2015-05-11 13:00
Wine experts use some unusual words to describe the flavours of what they taste, and there's often more to it than flowery language. Discover the science behind the taste (full text available to subscribers)







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First baby born with IVF that uses stem cells to pep up old eggs

Mon, 2015-05-11 12:03
… At least, that's the claim. Zain Rajani's mother had her eggs "rejuvenated" using mitochondria from her ovarian stem cells. New Scientist looks at the evidence







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Can we do without animal research? Not yet

Mon, 2015-05-11 11:00
A million-strong petition is challenging the use of animals in experiments in Europe. Some are vital for the future of medicine, says Catherina Becker







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Millions of missing galaxies found hiding in plain sight

Mon, 2015-05-11 10:00
A type of galaxy thought to be all but extinct has turned up in our own backyard in the same abundance as in the early universe







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Au revoir, terroir? The science of what makes great wines tick

Sun, 2015-05-10 20:00
A vineyard's unique traits makes a wine – but not as expected. From minerals to microbes, we uncover the forces at work behind the world's favourite tipple (full text available to subscribers)







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Could ancient laws help us sue the internet?

Sun, 2015-05-10 10:00
A medieval law could help us bring to book all those responsible for algorithms that run – and ruin – our lives







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Blame the enlightened self for the distractions in our lives

Sat, 2015-05-09 15:00
Two new books explore what it means to be human in the digital age and dig into the philosophical roots of why our lives are so filled with distraction







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I've won a day in court for two chimps

Sat, 2015-05-09 11:00
Chimps in research units deserve the same legal protection as detainees, says lawyer Steven Wise – and a US court seems to agree







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Rosetta's real revolution is right here on Earth

Fri, 2015-05-08 19:00
From heart surgery breakthroughs to robotic sniffers and bedbug detectors, space tech spin-offs from the mission have a real world purpose (full text available to subscribers)







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Supernova blast shows stars die in lopsided explosions

Fri, 2015-05-08 18:00
A closer look at a supernova confirms simulations that an asymmetric explosion is required to trigger stellar death







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A new Hope: first Arab Mars probe given mission to track water

Fri, 2015-05-08 17:30
The United Arab Emirates' first Mars probe now has a scientific mission: taste the atmosphere to find out where Mars' water went







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Dire warning for Tories on research, environment and health

Fri, 2015-05-08 17:16
The hard facts of science and technology present David Cameron's new UK government with hard problems – and professor of politics Tim Bale sees trouble coming







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Has Facebook finally popped its filter bubble? Not quite

Fri, 2015-05-08 16:40
Facebook says users screen out conflicting world views more than its algorithm ever does. But the network's research is being questioned, says Aviva Rutkin







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City living in Roman Britain meant longer lives but worse teeth

Fri, 2015-05-08 15:30
Roman bones unearthed in Dorset show that city dwellers lived longer, but had poor dental health thanks to a sugary diet







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Autonomous truck cleared to drive on US roads for the first time

Fri, 2015-05-08 14:58
At a ceremony at the Hoover Dam last Wednesday, automotive manufacturer Daimler unveiled a self-driving truck –and it could revolutionise industry







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Rock-forming microbes may be suited for life on other planets

Fri, 2015-05-08 14:00
Some microbes live inside the limestone houses they build – a unique lifestyle that could be suited to the harsh conditions on alien worlds







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How did the pollsters get the UK general election so wrong?

Fri, 2015-05-08 12:33
Polling companies have egg on their faces after months of suggesting a Conservative majority win was virtually impossible. Why?







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Feedback: Cosmic signals lunched out by microwave

Fri, 2015-05-08 12:00
The way of the homophobe is strait, black swans are common as muck and joyous, monetarist-geometrist tinkering with the currency and more (full text available to subscribers)







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Syrian war helps shape seismic map of explosions

Fri, 2015-05-08 10:00
Seismic readings from a Syrian army base attack have refined a model of surface explosions, helping emergency response teams to grasp size of blast from afar







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Rosetta's wrong water could be right after all

Thu, 2015-05-07 20:00
Comet 67P's water isn't like Earth's – it's interstellar stuff, from the same mould as the pristine material that made the solar system (full text available to subscribers)







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