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Clever clams and algae show how best to harvest light

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:30
Special cells in clams allow columns of hidden algae to near-perfectly harvest light for photosynthesis, pointing the way for efficient biofuel production






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Astronauts take 6.5-hour spacewalk for International Space Station repairs

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:22

It was first spacewalk for flight engineers Reid Wiseman with Nasa and Alexander Gerst with the European Space Agency

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The jaguar whisperer who gave them a voice

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:00
As a stuttering boy, Alan Rabinowitz liked talking to a zoo jaguar. The inspiring tale of how he grew up to save the big cats awaits in An Indomitable Beast






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Nobel prize in physics awarded to Japanese and US scientists - video

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-07 18:25
Three physicists from Japan and the US are announced as Nobel prize winners for their invention of the blue LED light. Isamu Asaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura invented the energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly light 20 years ago. Asaki takes a phone call from Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, congratulating him on the success Continue reading...






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Moon water blew in on solar wind

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-07 18:22
A fresh analysis of Apollo moon samples suggests that most of the moon's surface water came from interactions with the solar wind, not comets and meteorites






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Lightbulb moment for Nobel physicists: prize awarded for inventing blue LEDs

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-07 18:18

One laureate paid just $200 for invention that allows energy-efficient lighting and could save quarter of worlds electricity

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Extreme coping tips for climbing your personal Everest

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-07 18:00
Most of us don't have the right stuff for a space mission or shot at the South Pole, but we can have fun reading about what it takes in Extreme






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'Final' word on female orgasm is an anticlimax

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-07 17:55
Women have no G spot and can't have vaginal orgasms, claim Italian sexologists who say clitoris is just a female penis






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-07 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: stopping art rot, womb transplant, thinking deep with geology, inherent vice, Nobel news, mind expansion and more






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Microbubbles illuminate a rainbow web of blood vessels

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-07 16:00
By combining bubbles as small as a red blood cell with standard ultrasound images, we can now see the body in unprecedented detail






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Super-close supernova used to map the Cigar Galaxy

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:46
Astronomers are using echoes of light from the second-closest supernova ever recorded to build a 3D map of its host galaxy






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Our campaign goes on, despite threats from psychic Sally Morgan's team

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-07 14:55

Threats of legal consequences and violence will not deter us from encouraging audiences to think about whether psychics really can speak to the dead

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Physics Nobel won for invention of blue LEDs

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-07 14:32
Invention of blue LEDs has transformed the way we light our world, watch movies and store data – and can save billions in energy bills






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Nobel prize in physics goes to inventors of blue light-emitting diodes

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-07 14:15

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win prize for energy-efficient and environment-friendly blue LEDs

Live blog: coverage of the Nobel prize from Stockholm

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The Imitation Game: how Benedict Cumberbatch brought Turing to life

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:53

As the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game premieres around the world, mathematician and Turing author S Barry Cooper looks at how art and science can come together to change modern perspectives of a true genius

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Addictive and probably carcinogenic: scientist reveals dangers of Daily Mail

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-07 12:54

While many view the Daily Mail as a harmless, recreational newspaper, a newly published study definitively absolutely 100% proves it is actually highly addictive, causes mental judgement problems and damages health

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Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 as it happened

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-07 12:50

Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano at Nagoya University, Japan, and Shuji Nakamura of UC Santa Barbara have won for inventing blue light-emitting diodes, a new, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly light source

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Womb transplant: old uterus as good as a 20-year-old's

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-07 11:43
A baby was born after growing in a uterus transplanted from a 61-year-old donor – find out if womb age matters, and if the operation will become routine






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Mind expanding: Become a logical and rational being

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-07 10:45
Logic doesn't come easily to humans, but it is possible to go beyond your gut reactions – if you practise (full text available to subscribers)






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