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Manchester international festival founding director off to New York

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-25 23:01
Alex Poots says he is looking forward to building city’s Culture Shed ‘brick by brick’ following success of MIF Continue reading...
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James Holden – 'The Inheritors' (Full Live) - Tone Deaf

Marcus du Sautoy news - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:52

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James Holden – 'The Inheritors' (Full Live)
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... drummer Tom Page of Rocketnumbernine and percussionist Camilo Tirado) to Oxford mathematician and TV presenterMarcus Du Sautoy's multimedia lecture on 'Consciousness' and the brain, performed at London's Barbican arts centre and the Latitude ...

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Neurons light up Times Square for Midnight Moment

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-25 21:00
When it comes to conveying the wonder and scale of the brain, less is more






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10 years ago science was broken – I'm making it better

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-25 20:00
Science is plagued by bias, sloppy methods and dodgy statistics. John Ioannidis has dedicated his career to pointing out the flaws and getting rid of them (full text available to subscribers)






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Great Ormond Street stem cell freezing problem may have led to girl’s death

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-25 19:33
Coroner rules that deaths of three other children at hospital were not connected to difficulties with medical procedure Continue reading...
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Win these 10 great popular science books for Christmas

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-25 19:00
Treat your friends or family to a science page-turner this Christmas. These 10 titles are a good place to start, and are up for grabs in our competition






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Lamb chop launched into space – video

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-25 18:51
A group of friends send a lamb chop into space using a a GoPro camera and a weather balloon to capture its journey from east London into space. The balloon burst soon after launch and the camera was lost until it was recovered by a farmer. Author Nikesh Shukla used the stunt to promote his upcoming novel Continue reading...
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#Rosettawatch: homing in on Philae's resting spot

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-25 17:39
Its on-going mission, to explore the strange new comet, to seek out new plumes of dust and gas, spewing from the warming surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-25 17:30
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: run your own supercollider experiments, El Niño children left short, Iran nuke deal on hold, seeing beyond the big bang, season gift guide, and more






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Students nationwide inspired by Hay Levels videos - Hereford Times

Marcus du Sautoy news - Tue, 2014-11-25 17:23

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Students nationwide inspired by Hay Levels videos
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Fellow student Pawel Opalach added: “The maths films by Marcus du Sautoy showed that content drilled into us for maths examinations was relevant to the real world.” You can view the videos on the Hay Levels Youtube page here http://bit.ly/1A7W9Wg .

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Students nationwide inspired by Hay Levels videos - Ledbury Reporter

Marcus du Sautoy news - Tue, 2014-11-25 17:15

Students nationwide inspired by Hay Levels videos
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Fellow student Pawel Opalach added: “The maths films by Marcus du Sautoy showed that content drilled into us for maths examinations was relevant to the real world.” You can view the videos on the Hay Levels Youtube page here http://bit.ly/1A7W9Wg .

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Alexander Grothendieck obituary

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-25 17:15
He sought out the connections between whole areas of mathematics

Alexander Grothendieck, who has died aged 86, was the leading figure in reshaping the contours of mathematics in the second half of the 20th century. Born in Germany but brought up in France, he established his international reputation with a paper published in Japan in the Tohoku Mathematical Journal (1957). It came to be known just as the Tohoku paper, and put forward a radically new application of algebraic techniques to the investigation of the broadest categories of mathematical structure.

The core of his work concerned the connection between space and structure, and he set himself enormous research programmes intended to reveal the underlying connections between whole areas of mathematics. His ambition was to unite algebra and geometry, arithmetic and topology in the most general terms, and in so doing to bring together concepts of symmetry and geometry.

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Iran nuke deal blocked after key inspections refused

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-25 16:22
An official reason for the talks' postponement hasn't been given, but Iran's refusal to allow inspectors into the Parchin military site will have been a stumbling block






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Us vs universe: Seeing before the cosmos's first light

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-25 16:00
The universe's dark age lasted for 380,000 years after the big bang. Now we've found ways to pierce the fog before light was set free (full text available to subscribers)






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What luxury would you take to space?

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-25 13:54
A coffee machine has just been delivered to the International Space Station. Tell us what you couldn’t do without Continue reading...
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Hermit style: Meet the sea's most decorated animal

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-25 12:00
Hermit crabs upcycle shells from dead molluscs, hangers-on and all. This one is part of a huge collection of photos of invertebrates from the Pacific Ocean






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Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need?

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-25 09:17

Many people just refuse to accept the facts that surround them, even if we saw 100 more years of it plain and apparent

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Palliative care can provide a better death – and even a longer life

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-25 07:00

Despite death being our only shared destiny, there is an amazing amount of misinformation about what medicine can achieve at the end of life

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Scientists reveal the 12 'megashocks' that threaten Australia's biosecurity

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-25 02:29

CSIRO says megashocks including terrorist attacks and pandemics could hit Australia in the next few decades

A bioterrorist attack or swine flu-like pandemic.

Incursion of a new wheat disease or fruit fly crippling crops.

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Severe El Niño stunted Peruvian children's height

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-25 01:00
Children born during or shortly after the 1997 El Niño, which saw 16 times more rain in northern Peru than usual, are shorter than they should be






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