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The super-abundant virus controlling your gut bacteria

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-25 17:38
A newly discovered virus could lurk in the guts of almost three-quarters of people around the world, possibly influencing how our gut bacteria behave






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-25 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: quantum split, California's Katrina, Baxter the gentle robot, first neuron hack, moon explorer in Alaska, Baidu and more






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War of letters over call to abolish EC scientific adviser role

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-07-25 16:16
Research charities and scientific organisations fight environmental NGOs to preserve role of adviser to EC president Continue reading...






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Six bizarre landforms created by global warming

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-25 16:09
Climate change will melt much of Earth's ice and transform its landscapes. Here are six landforms that will become more common as the planet heats up






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Baidu will battle Google for hearts and minds

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-25 16:00
The digital lives of people outside the West are up for grabs and a Chinese dragon will fight Silicon Valley giants to get to them first






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US government chatbot gets you to tell all

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-25 15:32
People looking to gain security clearance may soon face grilling from a computer program that wants to hear all about your bad behaviour






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New Books Party: books received this week

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-07-25 14:46
Lots of fabulous books to tell you about this week! These fascinating new titles will certainly keep me busy reading for the next few weeks! Continue reading...






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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: an evolutionary perspective

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-07-25 14:42
Carole Jahme interviewed Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis about talking apes, motion capture and extinction Continue reading...






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Combining astrology and healthcare: your medical horoscopes

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-07-25 13:28

MP David Tredinnick has stated that he wants to see more astrology used in healthcare and medicine in the UK. Rather than dismiss or mock such an idea, perhaps it would be better to see how it might pan out.

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'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-07-25 12:23
Satellites, power and water supplies would have been hit if billion-ton plasma cloud had erupted from sun a week earlier Continue reading...






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Social media, science advisors and Siberian dinosaurs - blogs roundup

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-07-25 12:00

Posts on our network this week included a lookat the meaning of exponential, new techniques for detecting dementia, and a profile of the most famous navigator you've probably never heard of

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Feedback: Bringing dark to our lightness

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-25 12:00
Afraid of the lights, the bulb from which a conspiracy theory grows, a recursive conspiracy conspiracy, and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Shipwreck excavation may explain how 17th-century warship blew itself up

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-07-25 11:38
Cotswold Archaeology and local divers hope to solve mystery of how the warship London sank off Southend Continue reading...






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Open thread: if Tomorrow's World came back, what should it be like?

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-07-25 11:19

Former presenter Maggie Philbin thinks the BBC should revive its popular science show, but how?

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La Noche de los Investigadores multiplica sus actividades este año - Novapolis

Marcus du Sautoy news - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:23

La Noche de los Investigadores multiplica sus actividades este año
Novapolis
Almería ya tiene lista la programación para La Noche de los Investigadores, una cita con la ciencia que este año se traslada al Parque de las Almadrabillas y multiplica sus actividades. La Noche de los Investigadores reunirá el 26 de septiembre a ...

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A six-state California faces a water war

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:00
An audacious plan to split California into six pieces is unlikely to succeed, but may force the state to tackle its water woes head-on






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The new Google? Baidu's big plans to bust out of China

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-25 02:00
China's biggest search engine is pushing at the boundaries of artificial intelligence – and self-driving bikes are just the beginning






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Icy moon explorer gets an Alaska road test

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-24 20:30
Camped on a glacier, Lisa Grossman meets a robot that could pierce the ice of Jupiter's moon Europa and check its hidden ocean for signs of life






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California's Katrina? The great delta dilemma

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-24 20:00
Drought is not the only threat to California's water supply – the state's single biggest source of water is a catastrophe waiting to happen (full text available to subscribers)






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Art by algorithm: Computer evolves new artworks

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-24 19:30
A computer algorithm that modifies images by mimicking the rules of natural selection can work with people to evolve novel works of art






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