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Failing students saved by stress-detecting app

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-16 13:00
Smartphone sensors can record students' stress, depression and loneliness, and compare them to academic performance






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Texas proposes rewriting school text books to deny manmade climate change

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-16 12:31

Analysis of proposed 6th grade texts show they falsely claim scientific disagreement about global warming

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Portraits of the adorable creatures of the night

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-16 12:00
My, what big eyes you have! These photographs of nocturnal animals reveal the faces we rarely get to see






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Go low-carbon for the money, says high-profile report

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-16 05:01
A low-carbon economy will deliver fast economic growth, better lives and save the environment to boot, claims an audacious report from top economists






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Nasa will 'miss goal to find 90% of nearby potentially dangerous asteroids'

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-16 01:22
Agency's efforts are poorly coordinated and under-staffed despite budget increase, says report by its inspector general Continue reading...






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Landing on a comet: animation of Rosetta's mission - video

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:02
An animation of the European Space Agency's upcoming mission to land the first ever spacecraft on a comet. The billion Euro Rosetta probe will drop its 100kg robotic lander, Philae, onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 11 November. Rosetta blasted off from Earth more than 10 years ago and last month caught up with the comet Continue reading...






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Human 'language gene' makes mice smarter

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-15 20:00
Putting the human FOXP2 gene – thought to play a role in the development of language – into mice makes them quicker at learning tasks automatically






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The go-between: Life's unexpected messenger

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-15 20:00
Far from staying put, RNA – the less famous cousin of DNA – can roam far afield, carrying information to other cells in the body and even to other animals (full text available to subscribers)






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Socrates among the psychopaths

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-15 19:00
When a philosopher introduced the Socratic method to the inmates of a high-security psychiatric hospital, he found connections with the rest of us






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Thrills and spills at first electric Formula E race

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-15 18:34
Formula 1 fans may be tearing out their earplugs in horror, but the all-electric cars of Formula E proved that green racing is far from boring
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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-15 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: just obeying orders, ethical robots, curtain falls on Higgs photon soap opera, cannabis and suicide, and more






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India scents victory in Asian space race to Mars

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:50

After 10 months in space and a voyage of 666 million kilometres, Indias spacecraft is set to go into orbit around Mars next week

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Rosetta's probe may land 500 metres from jets that produce comet's tail

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-15 14:55

The European Space Agency is playing a high-stakes game but the potential science return makes it worth taking the chance

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Revolutionary diving suit to be used at site of 'world's oldest computer' find

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-15 14:41
Exosuit will enable divers to reach double normal depths during return expedition to wreck that yielded Antikythera mechanism Continue reading...






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Rosetta's mission impossible on comet 67P interactive graphic

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-15 14:01

After Rosettas 10-year journey across the solar system and rendezvous with comet 67P, the European Space Agency has identified a suitable site for the perilous landing of its Philae probe. The mission aims to discover whether comets were the source of water and amino acids vital for the origin of life on Earth

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Rosetta: landing site chosen for first comet mission

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-15 13:04
J marks the spot. The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission will touch down on the flattest part of the comet






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Five sigma and all that

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-15 12:52

Why do particle physicists demand 99.9999% certainty before they believe a new discovery? And what do you do if you cant be that sure?

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Comet landing site announced by Rosetta mission team

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-15 11:47
Mission scientists say the landing site is strewn with boulders and has slopes and cliffs, so success is far from guaranteed Continue reading...






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Eyewitness: Caithness, Scotland

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-15 11:25
Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series Continue reading...
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