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Mammals' reptile ancestors may have hunted at night

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-03 12:23
We thought the first mammals turned nocturnal to escape dinosaur predators, but 100 million years earlier, the precursors of mammals were active at night






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The geckos sent into orbit died, but dont give up on life in space just yet

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-03 12:08
This century we may discover whether biological evolution is unique to Earth, or if the cosmos teems with it but it will be post-humans making the interstellar trips Continue reading...






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See all the copper from a mine in one giant ball

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-03 12:00
A hundred years of chipping away at the earth is condensed into this uncanny image of a long-abandoned South African mine






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The big Australian science picnic of 1914

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-03 07:57

100 years ago, British scientists travelled to Australia for the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. The event was meant to promote science, progress and empire but was overshadowed by the announcement of war

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The Sense of Style review lessons in how to write

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-03 07:29
What makes some prose compelling and some soggy? And do split infinitives matter? Steven Pinker has written a new and jaunty style guide

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It's wearying to promote science in Australia just ask the chief scientist

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-03 06:45

Science in Australia is caught in a pincer between the governments hostility and its desire to cut spending. No wonder Ian Chubb is freelancing on the nations science strategy

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Zoologger: Cockatoos learn to make and use a tool

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-03 00:01
After a lone Goffin cockatoo figured out how to make and use a simple tool, others have learned the same trick by watching him






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Beautiful but doomed: Demise of the passenger pigeon

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-02 21:00
Hubristic humans should heed the tale of the passenger pigeon's demise, recounted by three books published on the centenary of its extinction






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Formula E: Roar power matters for electric racing cars

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-02 20:00
The scream of a Formula 1 engine, the growl of a luxury saloon: both evoke visceral reactions. Can electric cars do the same? (full text available to subscribers)






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Biography of our ingenious species is full of twists

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-02 19:00
Humans innovate to dodge disaster, and we are pretty good at it, according to The Big Ratchet by Ruth DeFries – but can we do it indefinitely?






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Children who skip breakfast might raise diabetes risk

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-02 19:00
If kids regularly miss out on eating breakfast, they may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, just as adults are






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-02 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: how Jennifer Lawrence leaked from the cloud, proton therapy, idyllic conservation, extreme Ebola measures and more






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Great Barrier Reef may be safe from massive mud dump

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-02 17:00
The dumping of millions of tonnes of sediment in the Great Barrier Marine Park looks set to be scrapped, but the sediment still has to go somewhere






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Polar bear DNA from footprints in Arctic snow reveal bloody killing of seal

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:52

First of its kind CSI-style technique to gather genetic material from animals could help track plight of endangered species

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Ebola outbreak: call to send in military to west Africa to help curb epidemic

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:23
Head of Médecins sans Frontières says the world is 'losing the battle' as cases and deaths continue to surge Continue reading...
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'Factorisation factory' smashes number-cracking record

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:00
A series of huge numbers have been broken into their prime-number building blocks faster than ever before, with implications for online cryptography






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The passenger pigeon by Errol Fuller - review

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-02 12:26

Written by an artist and authority on extinct species, this book shares rare photographs and other visual materials to provide a general overview to the history of the extinct passenger pigeon.

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Neanderthal abstract art found in Gibraltar cave

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-02 11:29
Discovery is a significant shift in our understanding of human development, say experts Continue reading...






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Soviet-era hyperboloid tower saved from destruction

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-02 11:09
Modern technology appears to have saved a Soviet relic, following a smartphone vote on the fate of Moscow's extraordinary Shukhov Tower






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A brief history of psychedelic psychiatry

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-02 08:55

In the 1950s a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.

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