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Cave art discovery is rewriting human prehistory

Mon, 2014-10-13 09:00
The discovery of the oldest hand stencils in Indonesia strike a death blow for a Eurocentric and chauvinistic view of human evolution
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Wonder stuff: Things that repair themselves

Sun, 2014-10-12 20:00
Scratch-free cars and chip-free nail varnish are only the start of dreams for "Terminator" materials that can regenerate themselves (full text available to subscribers)






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Lunar volcanoes suggest the moon may still be warm

Sun, 2014-10-12 18:00
Newly found patches on the moon suggest lunar volcanism lasted far longer than thought - and that radioactive elements may keep the interior warm today






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Desktop sonic black hole emits Hawking radiation

Sun, 2014-10-12 18:00
A model black hole that traps sound instead of light has been caught emitting quantum particles - it could be the first time theoretical Hawking radiation has been seen






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Virtual reality throws you in at the deep end

Sun, 2014-10-12 13:00
The latest prototype of virtual reality headset Oculus Rift allows you to step right into the movies you watch and the games you play






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Nowhere to hide: the danger of satellite spies

Sun, 2014-10-12 08:00
The next generation of surveillance is already here and will redefine what we mean by public space






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Wonder stuff: Frozen smoke to clean the world

Sat, 2014-10-11 16:00
Almost as light as air, aerogels are a heavyweight solution for everything from heat-bleeding windows to carbon emissions (full text available to subscribers)






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Gamers polled on Xbox can predict US election results

Sat, 2014-10-11 12:00
Cheaper, faster and able to reach larger audiences than traditional methods, polling through game consoles could predict the outcome of US elections






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Martian methane sniffer adapted for Earth

Sat, 2014-10-11 08:00
The hypersensitive methane detector on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is being repurposed to ferret out gas leaks on Earth






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Exercise may be the best anti-ageing pill

Fri, 2014-10-10 18:30
Muscle loss is now seen as a cause - not a consequence - of disease and frailty in old age. Will muscle-boosting drugs aid those unable to exercise?






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Ebola deaths to peak in places before vaccine is ready

Fri, 2014-10-10 18:06
Vaccine trials are starting but there won't be enough doses to make a difference until April – by which time the epidemic may have peaked in some regions






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Violins evolved by Stradivarian design

Fri, 2014-10-10 18:00
Evolutionary tree spanning four centuries of violin shape shows how the maestro of violin-making came out on top






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Australia's toad vanguard hops straight to invade fast

Fri, 2014-10-10 17:38
The fastest of Australia's cane toad invaders hop along straighter paths, allowing them to invade ever further and faster






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Today on New Scientist

Fri, 2014-10-10 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: goggles that remake reality, Ebola in the rich world, lung cancer's weak spot, sidewinding snake-bot and more
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Look into the eye of typhoon Vongfong as it nears land

Fri, 2014-10-10 17:21
Satellite images reveal the fury of the storm that is set to hit Japan this weekend, just one week after the typhoon Phanfone struck






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Explosive meteors may have seasonal peaks

Fri, 2014-10-10 15:02
Powerful incoming meteors like the rock responsible for last year's explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, may not be completely random after all






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Chicago uses big data to save itself from urban ills

Fri, 2014-10-10 15:00
The Windy City is using sophisticated predictive models to pinpoint risk areas and help it reduce everything from rat problems to cases of lead poisoning






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Wonder stuff: Electron freeway for cool gadgets

Fri, 2014-10-10 13:00
Wish your smartphone could keep its cool? Then discard its wasteful silicon chip and get on the stanene superhighway instead (full text available to subscribers)






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A heroic family fight against paralysis

Fri, 2014-10-10 12:46
Ten years after the death of everyone's favourite Superman, Christopher Reeve, his son Matthew Reeve is pushing ahead with a spine-tingling clinical trial






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Feedback: Do cats give you the blues?

Fri, 2014-10-10 12:00
Fancy dress in Svalbard, salt pork to the rescue, like seeing sausages made and more (full text available to subscribers)






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