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Retractions are coming thick and fast: it's time for publishers to act

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-14 12:47

Journal publishers must acknowledge the limitations of traditional peer review and embrace post-publication peer review

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Dream Job: Science impresario at summer music fests

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-14 11:07
Sex and science and rock & roll? Celebrating the diversity of human sexual organs at a world famous music festival is all in a day's work for Zoe Cormier






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I'm homing in on the genetic essence of life

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-14 11:00
Synthetic biologist Hamilton Smith wants to find the smallest genome that will keep a bacterium alive – and tidy up evolution's sloppy work






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US bioterror fears are driving Ebola drug development

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:00
Research provoked by the 9/11 attacks has given us the best hope yet of averting future Ebola epidemics in West Africa, says Curtis Abraham






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Silent, not deadly; how farts cure diseases

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:15

A recent study from the University of Exeter has been reported as showing that smelling farts can cure cancer, as well as many other diseases. Although the study itself doesnt actually say this at any point, if farts do have healing powers it would have numerous wide-reaching implications

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Is compulsive sexual behaviour comparable to drug addiction?

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:00

A new brain imaging study offers a thoughtful take on the touchy subject of pornography addiction

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Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-07-14 00:01
The remains, displaying breaks and slash marks of violent death, were found in a cemetery on the banks of the Nile river Continue reading...






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Phone invaders: The rise of mobile malware

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-07-13 20:00
Your most intimate companion may be betraying you. Smartphones are lucrative targets for cybercriminals and keeping them true might not be as easy as we hoped (full text available to subscribers)






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Southern Australia faces water crisis by end of century due to climate change

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-13 18:00

Perth in Western Australia identified as most vulnerable city under prediction of massive 40% reduction in rainfall

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Australia is drying out thanks to our emissions

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-07-13 18:00
South-west Australia can expect to see annual rainfall drop by 40 per cent compared with the mid-20th century, and it seems humans are to blame






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Supermoon: views from around the world - video

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-13 16:20
A 'supermoon' lights up skies around the world as the moon's proximity to Earth makes it appear much larger and brighter than usual. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when a full moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to Earth. The moon was 353,000 kilometres away at its closest point Continue reading...






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How to create a perfect vineyard: buy a GPS

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-13 09:59
UK winegrowers are fast becoming serious contenders in the world's sparkling wine market and are now using hi-tech gadgets to try to get an edge on their competitors and produce the perfect crop Continue reading...






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Britain plans to build commercial spaceport

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-13 09:49
Eight possible locations for spaceport will be announced by ministers at Farnborough air show on Tuesday

Richard Branson insists he will be aboard first Virgin Galactic space flight Continue reading...






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Eye tests could detect early Alzheimer's

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-13 09:41
Researchers say Alzheimer's marker can be detected in retina and lens of eye Continue reading...
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The Fourier transform lets you have your cake and understand it

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-13 09:00
Teasing apart the ingredients of a jumble helps scientists to study complex things that change over time or space Continue reading...






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The index card - holiday planning

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-13 08:30
Dr Emel Aktas brings a systematic approach to preparing for a summer break Continue reading...






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Laboratory-grown beef: meat without the murder, but would you eat it?

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-13 07:00
Growing meat in labs could cut hunger, tackle climate change and end animal slaughter, but creator Professor Mark Post says the biggest beef will be convincing consumers Continue reading...






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From dust-free bottles to easy-peeling bananas: your science questions answered

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-13 07:00
Why shampoo bottles don't get dusty and seemingly random events can be explained by probability laws Continue reading...






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Jane Goodall and David Attenborough lead fight to save Kew Gardens

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-07-13 00:03
Campaigners weigh in as world-renowned botanical research centre faces budget reduction of £5m Continue reading...






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