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How the moon lost its magic even before Apollo 11

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-07 19:00
In No Requiem for the Space Age, a new history of NASA's Apollo programme, Matthew D. Tribbe says the moon landings came too late for Americans tired of war






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-07 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: testosterone myths busted, magic mushrooms tested, ancient Down's, sensor for a concentrating brain and more






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Stephen Hawking: I was close to death after bout of pneumonia in 1980s

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-07 16:09
Physicist considered 'so far gone' doctors offered to turn off his life support machine, professor tells Royal College of Surgeons Continue reading...






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Sex, health, muscle, sport: Testosterone myths busted

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-07 16:00
Testosterone supplements are sold as a cure-all for anything that might ail the ageing male, from erectile dysfunction to spare tyre – but do they really work?






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Triceratops horns evolved over time

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-07 12:32

A new study reveals that small-scale evolutionary changes can be tracked in dinosaur fossils

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Saving the bacon during the first world war

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:05

Were vegetarian sausages invented during the first world war? Why did the German government slaughter 9 million pigs in 1915? Vanessa Heggie explores the surprising connections between war and pork products

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I'm modelling whale ways to keep them safe from ships

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:00
The unique Sri Lankan blue whales live in busy shipping waters. Marine biologist Asha de Vos is using mathematical models to put them out of harm's way






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Scientists threaten to boycott 1.2bn Human Brain Project

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:00
Researchers say European commission-funded initiative to simulate human brain suffers from 'substantial failures' Continue reading...






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Science Weekly podcast: Robbert Dijkgraaf on where great minds think

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-07 06:00
The celebrated Dutch mathematician discusses his role as director of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies and why, from Einstein to Chomsky, big ideas are born there Continue reading...






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Man up: Is testosterone an elixir of youth?

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-07-06 20:00
Testosterone supplements promise men a butch boost of resurrected libido, energy and mood. But there's a better way to restore virility (full text available to subscribers)






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The Guardian view on the end of the peer review

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-06 19:32
Nature and the BMJ, like all serious scientific journals, rely on peer review to establish the authority of the papers they publish, and peer review, it appears, is less reliable than it sounds Continue reading...
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2,500-year-old erotic graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean island

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-06 14:57
Racy inscriptions and phalluses carved into Astypalaia's rocky peninsula shed light on very private lives of ancient Greece Continue reading...






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Antibiotic resistance: only global co-operation will succeed against this deadliest of threats

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-06 00:05
For a quarter of a century, the drugs industry has focused on more lucrative projects. Now governments must pull together and take concerted action Continue reading...
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In-flight science: how the world works when you're sitting on a plane

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-06 00:04
It's the best place to see a rainbow and the worst place to drink tea Brian Clegg reveals 21 in-flight facts, from Einstein's influence on GPS to why turbulence is nothing to be scared of Continue reading...






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New to Nature No 126: Asbestopluma monticola

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-06 00:04
A killer sponge in the deep Pacific uses microscopic hooks to capture its prey Continue reading...






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Two years ago the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced. What's new?

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-07-05 22:20

Two years ago yesterday the discovery of a new boson - later confirmed as the Higgs - was announced at CERN, as the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) began in Melbourne. This week, ICHEP is underway again, this time in Valencia. What's new?

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Hamsters, pizzas and playgrounds

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-07-05 09:43

Dwarf hamsters are small but they have an outsized effect on one's life.

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How magic mushrooms induce a dreamlike state

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-04 19:00
A psychedelic trip on mushrooms is a surreal, dream-like experience because it triggers the brain changes that are also experienced when someone is dreaming






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Mind-wandering software knows when you've zoned out

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-07-04 18:30
A detector is able to figure out when a person's attention shifts from their task and get them to focus on it again






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