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China set to launch probe on round trip to the moon

Mon, 2014-10-20 15:00
The Chinese space agency's newest space launch will test atmospheric re-entry technology ahead of a more complex mission to collect moon rocks in 2017






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Campaign blunts Vietnamese demand for rhino horn

Mon, 2014-10-20 12:35
Polls suggest that Vietnam is losing its taste for rhino horn, but rhino poaching is still on course to break records again this year






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Wearable tech lets boss track your work, rest and play

Mon, 2014-10-20 08:00
How will our lives change as more and more firms digitally monitor their employees' movements and health, at work and beyond. We're about to find out






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Europe's new scientific revolution

Mon, 2014-10-20 07:00
It's great to see scientists across the continent protesting in unison about funding and jobs, says the editor of a website exploring European research issues






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Powering up the poor shouldn't hurt the climate

Sun, 2014-10-19 17:00
When countries get rich, their emissions rise – but connecting poor rural households barely affects greenhouse gas emissions






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Oldest genitals found. Went out of fashion for eons

Sun, 2014-10-19 17:00
If you're going through a dry patch, it's nothing compared to the entire animal kingdom – it appears to have gone millions of years without copulating






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Fetus's arthritis genes can affect the mother

Sun, 2014-10-19 10:45
Stowaway DNA which seeps from fetuses to their mothers may raise their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, and dads may be to blame






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Secret US spaceplane lands after 674-day mission

Sat, 2014-10-18 15:00
What was it doing up there? A robotic, top secret US spaceplane landed in California on Friday, after a record-breaking 22 months in orbit






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Light beacons let map app talk to blind people

Sat, 2014-10-18 10:00
A museum in Delhi has installed a new infrared navigation system to help visually impaired people find their way with audio directions






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Today on New Scientist

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:30
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: nature's walking dead, Estonia's e-citizenship, poisonous frogs sing louder, Google's Express delivery, and more






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Locked-in people's awareness revealed by rainbow hair

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:01
A colourful visualisation of brain signals could offer a quick and easy way to identify people who are conscious but can't move or speak






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Can Google Express deliver on same-day shopping?

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:00
Google has found another way to reach into our lives with its same-day delivery service. But it needs to harness new technology to make Google Express viable






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Poisonous frogs evolve to sing longer and louder

Fri, 2014-10-17 15:02
The strong poison and bright warning patterns of the little devil frog mean it can sing shamelessly longer and louder in its efforts to woo a mate






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E-citizens unite: Estonia opens its digital borders

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:00
Estonia has invited people to register as e-residents - a step towards a world where a person's identity online matters just as much as their identity offline






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Feedback: Einstein said: I didn't say that

Fri, 2014-10-17 11:00
A bee quote for the birds, Albert Einstein's 200 motels, spooky attribution at a distance and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Mitochondrial replacement: no need for a rethink

Fri, 2014-10-17 10:47
Despite recent claims in New Scientist, there is no evidence mitochondrial replacement is unsafe, says UK government adviser Robin Lovell-Badge






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Killer in the brain could help treat Parkinson's

Fri, 2014-10-17 06:30
The discovery of a possible trigger for the onset of Parkinson's disease could lead to new treatments for patients who still depend on a 50-year-old drug






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We can stop the extinction of nature's 'walking dead'

Thu, 2014-10-16 19:00
In a slow-motion apocalypse, half of the animals on the planet are shuffling towards oblivion. But we still have time to swing into action to save them (full text available to subscribers)






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Saturn's moon Mimas might have its own subsurface sea

Thu, 2014-10-16 18:00
Mimas's odd wobbles suggest it could have an exotic, partly liquid interior, making it the smallest in the pantheon of icy moons with hidden seas






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Today on New Scientist

Thu, 2014-10-16 16:45
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: Turkey's eternal flames, viral frogs, a world without fossil fuels, drone racing and giant kangaroos






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