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Crazy weather traced to Arctic's impact on jet stream

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-26 19:00
Evidence is mounting that melting of Arctic ice is weakening the jet stream, causing weeks of cold, hot or stormy weather in the northern hemisphere






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Oh give me a rainbow home where the buffalo roam

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-26 18:29
A vibrant photo captures bison ranging on the lurid and forbidding landscape of the largest hot spring in the US






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India's Mars triumph signals a rising space power

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-26 18:00
With a low-cost Mars mission in the win column, the Indian space programme is setting its sights on more ambitious goals elsewhere in the solar system






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Scientists got it wrong on gravitational waves. So what?

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-26 17:56
The team involved has been criticised for publishing results before they were peer reviewed. But this is what science is: debate, discussion, deliberation Continue reading...






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-26 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: traps to arrest spreading cancer, cosmic inflation, water older than the sun, India's tiger-trading hotspots and more






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Tesla museum crowdfunding project closes in on $200,000

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-26 17:03

Contributors who donate $125 will be given an engraved brick at museum site in Long Island

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Kew's Intoxication season: live the high life

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-26 16:36
From blue lotus to kola nut, just what does it take to get off your face in London's Kew Gardens?






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Emma Watson nude photos hoax: why not all publicity is good publicity

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-26 13:41

The hoax threat made to Emma Watson is the most high-profile of countless recent examples undermining the claim that theres no such thing as bad publicity. Where does this belief come from, and is there ever any truth to it?

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ISS Soyuz rocket delivers new crew safely - video

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-26 13:36
A Russian Soyuz rocket safely delivers two Russian cosmonauts and one Nasa astronaut to the the International Space Station on Friday. The incoming crew joins the team of Russian Commander Maxim Suraev, US flight engineer Reid Wiseman and flight engineer Alexander Gerst - a German astronaut of the European Space Agency. The present ISS crew, which has manned the space station since May, is set to return to Earth in November Continue reading...






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Maven, martyrs and mental disorders - blogs roundup

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-26 11:43

Posts on our network this week included a proposal to send Lonesome George on a world tour, a look at some amazing pendulum art, and the psychology of Burning Man

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Climate impact of black carbon severely overestimated, says study

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-26 11:34

Global warming efforts should focus on CO2, not soot particles known as black carbon, say Norwegian team

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Gifts in the desert: the psychology of Burning Man

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:00

At the Burning Man festival, kindness flourishes and generosity is widespread. Research on the psychology of human altruism helps explain why

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Society of Biology photography award shortlist in pictures

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:00

From sea turtle eating jellyfish to wasps building clay pots to protect their young, here is a pick of some of the best images from 800 entries on the theme of Home, Habitat and Shelter. The competition is open to amateur photographers with top prize of 1,000 for above 18 age group and £500 for below 18. The winners will be announced on 14 October

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Four ways you can see the multiverse

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-09-25 22:00
The multiverse, where every choice spawns many universes, sounds like a philosopher's fantasy, but these four experiments show it may be very real






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Spacecraft duo beam back their first Mars snaps

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-09-25 21:00
In their first images, India's orbiter tweets a top-down view of the Red Planet while NASA's spacecraft shows four faces of Mars






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Tumour traps: How to arrest cancer as it spreads

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:00
Some surgery to treat cancer can actually make it spread. But traps to mop up tumour cells as they infiltrate the body can boost chances of survival (full text available to subscribers)






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Hotspots in India's tiger-trading network revealed

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-09-25 19:30
The traders in tiger parts prefer to smuggle their illegal wares via the nation's railway routes, reveals data on 40 years of poaching






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Up to half of Earth's water is older than the sun

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-09-25 19:00
Modelling suggests much of the solar system's water comes from interstellar space, meaning many exoplanets could well have water too






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Make tough tasks seem easier by zapping the brain

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-09-25 18:30
Can you trick yourself into feeling stronger? Yes, if you stimulate the brain in the right away






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