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Mind expanding: Set your watch for genius

Fri, 2014-10-10 10:00
From razor-sharp focus to creative thinking, your brain is at its best at different hours of the day. Here's how to plan your day for greatness (full text available to subscribers)






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Wonder stuff: Shrimp plus spider kills plastic

Fri, 2014-10-10 08:00
Combine the hard stuff in shrimp shells with a spider silk protein and you get shrilk, a tough, biodegradable replacement for world-choking plastics (full text available to subscribers)






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Upside-down world: the goggles that remake reality

Thu, 2014-10-09 20:00
Goggles that warp your vision might be the key to understanding the redness of red, the softness of velvet and the nature of consciousness itself (full text available to subscribers)






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Sidewinding snake-bot slithers over sandy surfaces

Thu, 2014-10-09 19:00
With no limbs to speak of, a snake-shaped robot has been built to skitter sideways in environments that would stump most automatons






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Lung cancer's long hibernation may be its weak spot

Thu, 2014-10-09 19:00
Cancerous cells can lie dormant in the lungs for decades before turning deadly. The delay raises hope of destroying the cancer before it can strike






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Ebola could never spread widely here. Could it?

Thu, 2014-10-09 18:00
After the first cases of Ebola in Europe and the US, how well prepared are nations beyond western Africa to cope with the virus, asks Debora MacKenzie






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Brave or reckless? Thrill-seekers' brains can tell you

Thu, 2014-10-09 17:53
A study of skydivers suggests that brain scans can identify those who feel fear but overcome it, and those whose brains don't assess danger properly






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Today on New Scientist

Thu, 2014-10-09 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: Seven materials to change the world, closest link to Eve found, world's oldest hand stencil, new particles and more
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Treasure aplenty in ancient Spanish tomb raid

Thu, 2014-10-09 17:22
A tomb with bodies surrounded by gold and silver riches is just one of the discoveries at an excavation of the El Argar civilisation's royal city in Spain






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Wonder stuff: Glass that will store your info for ever

Thu, 2014-10-09 16:00
Hard drives can be wiped. DVDs degrade. So let's do like Superman and record our most precious memories in shards of data-hungry glass (full text available to subscribers)






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LSD's ability to make minds malleable revisited

Thu, 2014-10-09 15:32
It's been 40 years since LSD was initially investigated for its promise in psychotherapy. After a long hiatus, it is now getting a more rigorous treatment






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Wild panda land threatened by China's forest reforms

Thu, 2014-10-09 14:49
Chinese government legislation could see 15 per cent of panda habitats sold off for commercial use, but they could be protected for just $1.3 billion






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Found: closest link to Eve, our universal ancestor

Thu, 2014-10-09 14:00
A man who died in 315 BC in southern Africa is the closest relative yet known to humanity's common female ancestor – mitochondrial Eve






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Mind expanding: Can you increase your IQ?

Thu, 2014-10-09 09:00
Like it or not, most of our intelligence is genetic – but there's one part of our brain power that we can count on improving with age (full text available to subscribers)






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Zoologger: No escape from hunting harvestman's sticky grasp

Thu, 2014-10-09 08:00
The harvestman uses a special viscoelastic glue to ensnare its nimble prey and crush its last-ditch struggles to escape






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See inside the heads of the biggest dinosaurs ever

Wed, 2014-10-08 22:00
Reconstructions of the muscles on the skulls of the largest animals to have walked the Earth reveal the diets of these huge dinosaurs and how they managed to coexist






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World not on course to meet 2020 biodiversity targets

Wed, 2014-10-08 21:30
Out of 20 biodiversity targets set in Nagoya, Japan, in 2010 few are on track – some are even further away from being realised than they were four years ago






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Two new strange and charming particles appear at LHC

Wed, 2014-10-08 21:00
A complicated technique used on LHC data for the first time has revealed two new particles, one of which has a combination of properties never seen before






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Mind expanding: Creativity on demand

Wed, 2014-10-08 20:30
Great ideas sometimes come out of the blue, but we don't always have time to wait around. Here are the latest tips to get your creativity flowing (full text available to subscribers)






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Computer mind meld gives voice to man after a stroke

Wed, 2014-10-08 19:00
A man left locked-in after a stroke has found his voice via a brain-computer interface, the first stroke patient to master the device






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