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Make your own comet 67P with dirt and dry ice

Tue, 2014-11-11 11:54
The Rosetta mission faces formidable challenges as it prepares to send its lander down to a comet. To get an idea of what it will find there, we made our own






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First 'smoking' TV ad for half a century a bad move

Tue, 2014-11-11 10:00
Allowing the first UK TV ad showing e-cigarette use flies in the face of growing concerns about their impact, says a leading public health expert






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Mass grave tells tales of life on the Forgotten Front

Mon, 2014-11-10 23:00
From the care taken with burial to the health of the victims, the largest ever investigation of a wartime mass grave has revealed far more than identities (full text available to subscribers)






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How human existence doesn't have to cost the Earth

Mon, 2014-11-10 20:00
From Tibet's endangered ecosystems to the crazy cost of saving beaches to New York's green example, three books probe the price tag of development






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Blood odour chemical gets carnivores drooling

Mon, 2014-11-10 19:00
An aldehyde molecule gives blood its distinctive smell – Siberian tigers and wild dogs even chomped on wood smeared with the stuff






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An embryonic understanding of our humble beginnings

Mon, 2014-11-10 18:30
How do multicellular beings know up from down or front from back? Life's Blueprint: The science and art of embryo creation cuts through the complexity






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Epic space collision rips away galactic gas

Mon, 2014-11-10 17:30
A rainbow streak across deep space could reveal why stars stop forming in galaxy clusters






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Today on New Scientist

Mon, 2014-11-10 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: when Somerset's riverbanks bust, our new geological phase, super-thin solar cells, monster cancer chromosome and more






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Is Earth in a new geological phase thanks to us?

Mon, 2014-11-10 17:00
It may be time for science to recognise Earth's new era – one shaped by humans. So argues a geologist involved in defining new phases in geological time






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Monster cancer chromosome is made from shattered DNA

Mon, 2014-11-10 17:00
Giant chromosomes that grow by sucking up cancer-promoting genes are seen in lots of cancers. Now we know how they form, we might be able to stop them






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Critics say wider breast screening trial 'unethical'

Mon, 2014-11-10 11:50
We need more evidence to justify a wider age range for breast cancer screening, says UK parliament's science select committee as a controversial trial continues






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I want to build solar cells thinner than a human hair

Mon, 2014-11-10 08:00
Materials called perovskites will transform the way we build and use solar cells – by making them bendy, says the researcher behind the idea






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Flood fighters: What to do when the riverbanks bust

Sun, 2014-11-09 20:00
Can we prevent a repeat of the disastrous floods that hit south-west England last winter – and keep both farmers and conservationists sweet at the same time? (full text available to subscribers)






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Centaurs galloped into Saturn's rings

Fri, 2014-11-07 19:30
Two of Saturn's rings show signs of a recent collision. Centaurs – strange objects that are half-comet and half-asteroid – are probably to blame






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Cyborg cockroaches home in on sounds of distress

Fri, 2014-11-07 18:30
Cockroaches fed microphone signals via their antennae can pinpoint sound sources – and could one day be deployed to find disaster victims buried in rubble






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Republican win corners Obama in key US climate battle

Fri, 2014-11-07 18:00
Barack Obama has stalled for years on Keystone XL, the proposed tar-sand oil pipeline. Republican election gains will force his hand, says Josh Voorhees






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Today on New Scientist

Fri, 2014-11-07 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: the truth about acid bath murders, smart health monitors, penicillin resistance pre-penicillin and more






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Privacy conscious CCTV takes you out of the picture

Fri, 2014-11-07 17:28
By selectively removing people and other objects from footage, a company seeks to protect the privacy of people caught on CCTV






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Monkey malaria jumping to humans and on the rise

Fri, 2014-11-07 16:18
The disease was thought to be rare in humans, but last year 68 per cent of people hospitalised with malaria in Malaysian Borneo were infected with it






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Feedback: Read, watch and forget

Fri, 2014-11-07 12:00
Silence and gold, infinitely many ineffables, numbers are provably interesting and more (full text available to subscribers)






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