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Antares disaster is stark reminder of the 'incredible dangers' of spaceflight

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:02

Former Nasa engineer and analysts question theories of old Soviet engine in Antares explosion, noting such missions are inherently risky

Antares rocket explodes in fireball seconds after launch

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Cellular alchemy turns skin cells into brain cells

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:00
To turn one cell into another you usually need to first rewind them into embryonic-like stem cells. But there is another, potentially safer, way






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Mysteries of the universe: Cern's astonishing unseen archive in pictures

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:57

The Geneva-based laboratory for particle physics has released a vast archive of photographs dating back to the mid-1950s. The problem is that many of them have no captions so scientists at Cern are asking the public for help

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Trap cells in sound to create strong cartilage

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:23
Ultrasound waves can be used to trap cartilage cells and bind them into sheets that can be easily grafted on to damaged tissue






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Antares rocket explodes seconds after launch in Virginia - in pictures

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:16

A private unmanned craft carrying supplies for the International Space Station explodes on launch after a catastrophic equipment failure

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Google is developing a cancer and heart attack-detecting pill

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:44

New nanoparticle pill could detect signs of disease before it becomes a problem for pre-emptive treatment, monitored by a wrist-worn device

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No, you cant fly over a rainbow that would break the laws of physics

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:07

Reports that a passenger photographed a rainbow from her plane are mistaken. The colours are caused by polarisation

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Number of disease outbreaks jumps fourfold since 1980

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-29 13:41
In the past 30 years, the number of disease outbreaks has increased, as has the number of diseases causing them – infections from animals are a big cause






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Antares rocket on ISS resupply mission explodes seconds after launch

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-29 12:57

Private unmanned craft carrying supplies for International Space Station crashes and burns on Nasa launchpad in Virginia

Antares disaster is stark reminder of incredible dangers of spaceflight

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A killer plague wouldn't save the planet from us

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-29 12:30
One-child policies and plagues that cut the population won't be enough to fix our ecological problems, models suggest. Only changes in consumption will do that






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Coming face to face with a shy thresher shark

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-29 12:00
Meeting sharks can be a moving experience, says photographer Jean-Marie Ghislain, who works to educate people on the plight of sharks around the world






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What one Amazonian tribe teaches us

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-29 10:00
From female suicide to the nature of being civilised, probing tribal life in the 21st century needs an unflinching, critical eye






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Quiz: what mental disorder do you have?

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-29 07:15

There are many online quizzes that claim to tell you what mental disorder you have, but this one takes the issue seriously

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Rocket explodes and crashes after takeoff from Nasa base - video

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-29 00:42
A rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station has gone down in a spectacular explosion in the US state of Virginia. No one was killed when the commercially manufactured Antares rocket crashed shortly after launch at Nasa's Wallops flight facility. The rocket was carrying more then 2000kg of supplies Continue reading...






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Guzzling milk might boost your risk of breaking bones

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-28 23:30
A study of more than 100,000 Swedes has revealed that drinking a lot of milk is associated with an increased risk of bone fractures and death






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The comeback cubs: The great sea otter invasion

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-28 20:00
After being nearly wiped out a century ago, the sea otter population in Canada is booming. But not everyone is glad to welcome them back (full text available to subscribers)






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Cold moon Enceladus has heart of warm fluff

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-28 18:04
Known for shooting spectacular plumes of water into space, Saturn's tiny moon keeps warm thanks to a core that is slushy and soft rather than rock solid






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Jonas Salk Google doodle: a good reminder of the power of vaccines

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:39

The story of the vaccines development is just one part of a rich and intertwined history of scientific discovery and controversy

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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:30
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: giant solar flares, our 2D future, recruiting gut bacteria to fight cancer, holograms you can touch and more






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Plan to save Great Barrier Reef doomed to failure

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:04
The only targets set by the Australian government's plan to maintain the Great Barrier Reef are impossible to meet. It's doomed to fail say leading scientists






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