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35,000 year-old Indonesian cave paintings suggest art came out of Africa

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 09:17

Ghostly hand markings and animals in Sulawesi caves are much older than thought, pushing back probable date for origin of art

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Mind expanding: Can you increase your IQ?

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 09:00
Like it or not, most of our intelligence is genetic – but there's one part of our brain power that we can count on improving with age (full text available to subscribers)






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Zoologger: No escape from hunting harvestman's sticky grasp

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 08:00
The harvestman uses a special viscoelastic glue to ensnare its nimble prey and crush its last-ditch struggles to escape






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Supersized dinosaurs divided up their dinner

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 07:30

New study reveals that giant, long-necked sauropod dinosaurs evolved skulls to eat different foods, promoting diversity

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Hollywood makes history with first ever box office pangram

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 07:07

Lovers of wordplay are joyful that for the first time the top 10 movies in the US contain all the letters of the alphabet

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They have chosen ignorance open letter

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 07:00

The national policymakers of an increasing number of Member States, along with European leaders, have completely lost touch with the reality of research, say a concerned group of European scientists

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After giant panda Tian Tian lost her cub, will she become pregnant again?

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 07:00
Iain Valentine, director of Edinburgh zoos Giant Panda Project, explains how to help a panda get pregnant Continue reading...






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Blood moon total lunar eclipse shines red across Australia

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 02:02

Rain in Sydney and clouds in Melbourne disrupt the view but other areas get perfect conditions for the lunar phenomenon

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UK astronaut could walk on Mars in future Nasa mission

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 01:39
Nasa chief says Britain would be perfect partner for US mission due to tradition of aeronautical innovation Continue reading...






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'Blood moon' and total lunar eclipse - the best photos

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 01:34

On Wednesday night skywatchers were treated to the unusual sight of a blood moon. Here are some of our readers best shots alongside the best photography from the agencies

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See inside the heads of the biggest dinosaurs ever

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-08 22:00
Reconstructions of the muscles on the skulls of the largest animals to have walked the Earth reveal the diets of these huge dinosaurs and how they managed to coexist






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World not on course to meet 2020 biodiversity targets

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-08 21:30
Out of 20 biodiversity targets set in Nagoya, Japan, in 2010 few are on track – some are even further away from being realised than they were four years ago






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Two new strange and charming particles appear at LHC

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-08 21:00
A complicated technique used on LHC data for the first time has revealed two new particles, one of which has a combination of properties never seen before






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Mind expanding: Creativity on demand

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-08 20:30
Great ideas sometimes come out of the blue, but we don't always have time to wait around. Here are the latest tips to get your creativity flowing (full text available to subscribers)






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Computer mind meld gives voice to man after a stroke

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-08 19:00
A man left locked-in after a stroke has found his voice via a brain-computer interface, the first stroke patient to master the device






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Prosthetic hand recreates feeling of cotton bud touch

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-08 19:00
Two people who lost their hands have been trying a prosthesis that transmits complex tactile sensations, such as the feel of water trickling over their hand






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Acid damage to coral reefs could cost $1 trillion

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-08 18:30
Lost revenue from tourism and other industries help make the economic case for governments to start acting to stop ocean acidification






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World's oldest hand stencil found in Indonesian cave

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-08 18:00
Some of the oldest cave art ever discovered, including a hand stencil and animal paintings, reveal that the birth of art was not a Europe-only affair






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Under the blood moon: total lunar eclipse caught over China - video

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-08 17:30
The rare opportunity to see a lunar eclipse presents itself on Wednesday, over China. The 'blood moon' eclipse happens when the Earth comes between the moon and the sun, causing the moon to appear a red colour. This is the first lunar eclipse since 15 April 2014 and China is set to see another three lunar eclipses over the next four years Continue reading...






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World's first space detective agency launched

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-08 17:30
Satellite and drone images are increasingly being used as evidence in court. Now two experts in the field have started a specialist agency






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