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Drone reproduces Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue

Wed, 2015-02-18 16:07
Thanks to thousands of photos snapped from the air, Rio de Janeiro's famous landmark can now be experienced on your screen in 3D






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Zoologger: Oral sex may be a life saver for spider

Wed, 2015-02-18 16:01
Male Darwin's bark spider use genital lubrication and binding to stop their mates from eating them after copulation






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Stretchy limpet teeth are nature's strongest material

Wed, 2015-02-18 14:13
Spider silk has lost its record for being the strongest natural material – these limpet teeth are six times as strong






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Huge epigenomic map examines life's impact on our genes

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:00
Analysing the DNA tags that affect how genes behave shows us how nurture interacts with nature to shape who we are and the diseases we develop






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Ebola outbreak still has things to teach us

Wed, 2015-02-18 11:33
Lessons from the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa last year are still being learned in preparation for future outbreaks






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Work in an age of robots

Tue, 2015-02-17 20:00
As automation and the internet sweep away employment certainties even for the creative classes, three books explore the depth of our predicament






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Today on New Scientist

Tue, 2015-02-17 17:45
All the latest on newscientist.com: Drone laws that could scupper Amazon's delivery plans, the skunk and psychosis link and when not to do your food shop






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UK party leaders unite on climate change

Tue, 2015-02-17 14:42
The leaders of the three major political parties in the UK have agreed to act on global warming, regardless of who wins the May election






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See one of the world's dirtiest jobs: e-waste disposal

Tue, 2015-02-17 12:00
This tiny workshop is one of thousands in China where our gadgets go to die – poisoning land and people on their way out






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Risking everything to save songbirds

Mon, 2015-02-16 22:00
Millions of migrant birds are illegally caught for food each year. A new documentary, Emptying The Skies, portrays the brave people fighting to enforce the law






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Skunk's psychosis link is only half the cannabis story

Mon, 2015-02-16 21:00
Although potent skunk cannabis is linked this week with psychosis, another dope ingredient may ease symptoms






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We've got the evolution of complex cells inside-out

Mon, 2015-02-16 20:00
It's one of the most critical events in the development of life on Earth. But we may have been thinking about it all wrong, say David and Buzz Baum (full text available to subscribers)






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People buy more stuff when they crave food

Mon, 2015-02-16 20:00
Don't go shopping on an empty stomach – you will buy more stuff and spend more money when you're hungry






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Digital judges to help settle disputes in online courts

Mon, 2015-02-16 18:03
A report from the UK's Civil Justice Council recommends a system to let people work out their differences online






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First drone laws could trip up Amazon's delivery plans

Mon, 2015-02-16 18:00
On Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a proposal for laws governing unmanned aerial vehicles in the US – and it's mixed news






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Today on New Scientist

Mon, 2015-02-16 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: love myths exploded, ultimate DNA time capsule, Mars blobs baffle astronomers, gum disease and cancer, and more
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Penguins' sense of taste hobbled by their icy habitat

Mon, 2015-02-16 17:00
Would you serve penguins lemon sole? It might go down well: genetic screening shows they haven't the chemical tools for anything but salty and sour flavours






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Mystery cloud-like blobs over Mars baffle astronomers

Mon, 2015-02-16 16:03
In 2012, amateur astronomers spotted at least one unidentified object rising into the Martian sky. Could auroras, volcanoes or aliens be to blame?






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Baby slump puts Italy at risk of 'dying'

Mon, 2015-02-16 14:23
The country's low fertility rate means it depends on migrants to boost its population and keep it youthful






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Split skull provides rare slice of dissection history

Mon, 2015-02-16 13:28
Dissection wasn't always a precise art. A rare specimen of a skull cut in half gives insight into the history of investigating human remains






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