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Giant kangaroo weighed 240kg, looked like a rabbit and walked like a human

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 20:03

Scientists believe the now-extinct two-legged sthenurine kangaroo was more than two metres tall and unable to hop

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What would a world without fossil fuels look like?

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 19:00
Our advanced civilisation is built on easily exploited coal, oil and gas. New Scientist explores an alternative history that holds lessons for us all (full text available to subscribers)






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Extinct giant kangaroos didn't hop, they walked

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 18:00
They had faces like rabbits and some were 2 metres tall, but the oddest thing about extinct relatives of modern kangaroos is that they walked just like us






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Cancer code aims to nudge us all into avoiding risks

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 17:30
Along with the usual suspects, cigarettes and booze, the European code for avoiding cancer has been updated to include having the HPV vaccine and breastfeeding






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Fly in the face of danger with first-person drone view

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 17:00
Zip past obstacles at 160 kilometres an hour but without risking life and limb – the immersive sport of first-person video drone racing makes it possible






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:45
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: whale chasing, Rosetta selfie, sight improved with stem cells, porcupine-inspired surgical staples, and more






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Lockheed announces breakthrough on nuclear fusion energy

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:57
  • 100MW reactor small enough to fit on back of a truck
  • Cleaner energy source could be in use within 10 years

Reality check: has Lockheed really cracked fusion?

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Mini MRI to check bone health on space station

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:24
A wrist-scanning MRI could fly to the ISS to monitor astronauts' bone health in microgravity, as well as helping people in far-flung parts of Earth






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Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock on the power of dreams video

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:14
Maggie Aderin-Pocock tells the 2014 Observer Ideas festival about the power of dreams, the wonder of science and her journey from a dyslexic girl at the back of the class to internationally renowned space scientist.

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Will Mars Ones volunteers get to live on the red planet? Yes, briefly

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:00
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology reckon settlers on Mars would all be dead within a few months Continue reading...






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Lighting cities with cheap, glaring LEDs is a dim move

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 14:32
The roll-out of cheap energy-saving street lights with a bluish glare has little regard for people or wildlife. There is a better way, says Jeff Hecht






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Australia prime minister to chair new science council

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:45
Still no appointed science minister, but there will be a council with a budget of A$12 million to improve the focus on science, mainly through education






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Up with the thunderclouds above the Amazon rainforest

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 12:00
A tricked-out Gulfstream jet called HALO tackled 100 °C temperature swings and forest fire smoke to penetrate the storm clouds above Brazil






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Rosetta's latest selfie: just showing off now

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 11:00
This is the last photo we're getting before the Philae lander touches down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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UK science: look at the state we're in

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 09:42

Briefings published today by the Campaign for Science and Engineering highlight science policy issues that should be debated vigorously before next years election

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Chemical signal gives melanoma cancer cells a green light to spread

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 06:00

Researchers have identified a chemical that melanoma cells follow when they spread around the body raising the prospect of eventually switching it off

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From the archive, 15 October 1969: Globetrotting Apollo wives talk moonshop

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 04:30

Astronauts wives Janet Armstrong, Joan Aldrin, and Pat Collins are perfectly able to take this public parade in their stride

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Celebrity psychic Sally Morgan fires husband for threatening sceptic

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 00:13

John Morgan and son-in-law Daren Wiltshear sacked from management team over homophobic tirade at Mark Tilbrook

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Stem cell therapy success in treatment of sight loss from macular degeneration

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-14 23:01
After three years of follow up, researchers say the treatment is safe and most patients have notably improved vision Continue reading...






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Stem cells improve vision enough for horse riding

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 23:00
People blinded because of degenerating retinal cells have seen improvements in their sight thanks to injections of retinal cells made from stem cells






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