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The man who grew eyes

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-08-26 20:15

Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. I met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells

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Can we consciously control our immune system?

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-26 20:00
Work with the "iceman" Wim Hof has led intensive-care researchers Matthijs Kox and Peter Pickkers to test the power of the mind over immune responses (full text available to subscribers)






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Northern lights filmed from space - timelapse video

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-08-26 19:33
Amazing timelapse footage released by the European Space Agency shows the northern lights being filmed from the International Space Station (ISS). The images were taken on the 23 July and show and intense green light surrounding the space station. The station can be seen orbiting the planet as normal before the green lights come into view Continue reading...






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A glorious, comprehensive A to Z of living birds

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-26 19:00
The World of Birds by top ornithologist Jonathan Elphick gives a colourful and in-depth insight into the splendour and diversity of the avian world






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Amputee hails new prosthetic: 'It's like they've given me my leg back'

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-08-26 18:32
Implant attached to bone in pioneering technique that helps prevent infection and discomfort Continue reading...






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Californian earthquake piles stress on dangerous fault

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-26 18:31
The magnitude-6.0 quake that hit California's Napa Valley wasn't the "big one", but it loaded stress on to the Hayward fault close to the Bay Area






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The high-tech hunt for James Foley's killer

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-26 18:22
Scotland Yard and the FBI are using voice-recognition technology and video analysis to identify the masked Islamic State member who killed a US journalist






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Five sites shortlisted for Rosetta's comet landing

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-26 17:30
In orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe has whittled down potential targets for its Philae lander






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-26 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: wildlife in the great indoors, solar power from the ground, firstborn favouritism, Doctor Who, music and more






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From marvellous to awesome: how spoken British English has changed

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-08-26 16:11
A study called the Spoken British National Corpus 2014 reveals how our use of language is evolving. Is British English succumbing to American influence? Continue reading...






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Government science advice: where are the honest brokers?

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-08-26 13:52

Scientific and political leaders need to focus more attention on the integrity of advisory processes, rather than taking sides in the political battles of the day

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Avast! It's a gas-filled blob with a sting in the tail

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-26 12:00
Besides its wondrously alien look, the coolest thing about the Portuguese man-of-war is that it is not an individual animal at all, but an entire community






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Feedback: Build in how many dimensions?

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-26 12:00
Is this headline correct? Can we hope for an oracle? Is this online rule wrong? and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Principles and politics of scientific advice

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-08-26 11:37

This week, scientists, policymakers and experts from more than forty-five countries assemble in Auckland, for the largest-ever summit on scientific advice. Sir Peter Gluckman, chief science advisor of New Zealand and convenor of the meeting, previews the topics that will be discussed.

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Modified yeast makes opiates for the first time

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-26 10:36
Yeast that can make opiates from other molecules raise the prospect of tanks of drug-producing microorganisms replacing open fields of opium poppies
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Talking to the voices in our heads

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-08-26 07:00

A promising approach to treating people who hear voices, also known as auditory hallucinations, is to get the patient or therapist to interact with the speaker

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Perfect harmonies: How music was built into science

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-08-25 22:00
Music was key to Western teaching from Plato up to the 18th century. In Music and the Making of Modern Science, Peter Pesic claims it shaped today's science
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Rare flu strains could be key to super-vaccine

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-08-25 20:00
Research suggests that unfamiliar flu strains cause immune system to release broadly effective antibodies Continue reading...






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Earth electric: Harnessing our planet's low glow

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-08-25 20:00
Heat is constantly flowing into space from the ground beneath our feet. Might we capture some of it to generate electricity? (full text available to subscribers)
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I'm exploring the health toll of firstborn favouritism

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-08-25 15:00
Deep-rooted preferences for firstborn sons in India lead to malnutrition in other children, says economist Seema Jayachandran






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