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Upside-down world: the goggles that remake reality

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 20:00
Goggles that warp your vision might be the key to understanding the redness of red, the softness of velvet and the nature of consciousness itself (full text available to subscribers)






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Sidewinding snake-bot slithers over sandy surfaces

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 19:00
With no limbs to speak of, a snake-shaped robot has been built to skitter sideways in environments that would stump most automatons






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Lung cancer's long hibernation may be its weak spot

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 19:00
Cancerous cells can lie dormant in the lungs for decades before turning deadly. The delay raises hope of destroying the cancer before it can strike






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Ebola could never spread widely here. Could it?

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 18:00
After the first cases of Ebola in Europe and the US, how well prepared are nations beyond western Africa to cope with the virus, asks Debora MacKenzie






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Brave or reckless? Thrill-seekers' brains can tell you

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 17:53
A study of skydivers suggests that brain scans can identify those who feel fear but overcome it, and those whose brains don't assess danger properly






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: Seven materials to change the world, closest link to Eve found, world's oldest hand stencil, new particles and more
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Treasure aplenty in ancient Spanish tomb raid

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 17:22
A tomb with bodies surrounded by gold and silver riches is just one of the discoveries at an excavation of the El Argar civilisation's royal city in Spain






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Anna Morpurgo Davies obituary

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 16:08
Historical linguist who unlocked the secrets of Ancient Greek and Anatolian Continue reading...






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Wonder stuff: Glass that will store your info for ever

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 16:00
Hard drives can be wiped. DVDs degrade. So let's do like Superman and record our most precious memories in shards of data-hungry glass (full text available to subscribers)






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LSD's ability to make minds malleable revisited

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:32
It's been 40 years since LSD was initially investigated for its promise in psychotherapy. After a long hiatus, it is now getting a more rigorous treatment






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Wild panda land threatened by China's forest reforms

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:49
Chinese government legislation could see 15 per cent of panda habitats sold off for commercial use, but they could be protected for just $1.3 billion






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Chemotherapy is brutal, but targeted drugs can reduce collateral damage

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:19

Targeted therapies are like heat-seeking missiles programmed to find and attack cancer but leave healthy cells alone

Chemotherapy: from world war to the war on cancer
The final article in this short series about the history and future of chemotherapy, published on Friday, will tackle drug resistance

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Found: closest link to Eve, our universal ancestor

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:00
A man who died in 315 BC in southern Africa is the closest relative yet known to humanity's common female ancestor – mitochondrial Eve






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Win tickets to join the world of Randall Munroe

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 12:00
Intelligence Squared will see cartoonist Randall Munroe attempting to answer the unanswerable in London Continue reading...






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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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