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New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-04-18 12:00
Defenestrations in history, global flattening squashed, memetic engineering and you, and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Pterosaurs cast a giant shadow over today's biggest winged creatures

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-04-18 10:00
The largest specimen among Earth's first flying vertebrates boasted a 10-metre wingspan, dwarfing modern-day giants Continue reading...






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Wikipedia searches and sick tweets predict flu cases

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-04-17 22:00
Flu cases across the US can be accurately estimated using Wikipedia searches, and fluey tweets from Twitter users also give the game away






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Smallest life-friendly exoplanet may be lit by auroras

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-04-17 20:00
Found by NASA's Kepler telescope, the world is slightly bigger than Earth and orbits an active red star that could drive dazzling sky shows






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Nasa Kepler telescope discovers planet believed to be most Earth-like yet found

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:57
Kepler-186f is 10% bigger and occupies its star's 'habitable zone' where temperatures would allow liquid surface water Continue reading...






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Longest experiment sees pitch drop after 84-year wait

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:30
The longest-running experiment in the world has for the first time glimpsed a drop of viscous pitch fall – although the event comes too late for one man






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Why we get autism but our Neanderthal cousins didn't

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:00
First maps of gene expression in Neanderthals and Denisovans could explain why they looked different from us – and why autism may be unique to humans






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EU hatches legal plan to fight invasive species

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-04-17 18:41
Alien invaders in the EU cause damage to the tune of €12 billion a year – a new law will strengthen and coordinate efforts to keep the worst at bay






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Threatwatch: Is the MERS virus spreading its wings?

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-04-17 17:23
The Philippines and Malaysia have identified their first-ever MERS cases, while infections in Saudi Arabia surge, particularly among health workers






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Flesh-eating sponges are beautiful but deadly

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-04-17 16:52
Four new species of carnivorous sponge discovered on the deep sea floor along the west coast of North America prefer scampi to fries, or other vegetables






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Zoologger: Gender-bending cave insects found in Brazil

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-04-17 16:10
Newly discovered insects called Neotrogla are anatomically reversed: males have a vagina and the females a penis






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Win a VIP trip to the Science Museum in London

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:26
Enter our competition to get a chance to enjoy a private tour of the Unlocking Lovelock exhibition and a stay at a the four-star Hilton London Hyde Park






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The story of climate change gets star treatment

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-04-17 13:01
To engage the public, Years of Living Dangerously and Sand Wars take different approaches, one is a Hollywood behemoth, the other is shrewd and assailing






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How to create a successful science blog

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:31

Setting up your own science blog is a great way to publicise a field that is close to your heart, hone your writing skills and make a name for yourself

The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, in association with the Guardian and the Observer, is open for entries. The closing date is 11 May 2014

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Multiple sclerosis and 'miracle cures': sometimes it's the hope that'll kill you

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:23

Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable and often devastating illness, so it's hardly surprising if sufferers will jump at the chance of a possible but untested cure. But such optimism can sometimes do even more damage

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Tobacco industry-funded research, peer review, and nannying

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-04-17 11:45

Another journal bans research funded by the tobacco industry. It's time to stop treating us like children

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Trial of GM plants to help fight heart disease given go-ahead

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-04-17 08:39
Scientists to grow a crop of camelina plants genetically modified to produce fish oils that could be used in health supplements Continue reading...






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Dispelling the nightmares of post-traumatic stress disorder

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:00
Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder can take months, but an intense course may relieve symptoms in just a week Continue reading...






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Sharks more evolved than thought, fossil discovery shows

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:01

325m-year-old shark ancestor with tiny teeth and fish-like features challenges the predators living fossils status

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Stem cells debacle: Obokata admits enhancing images

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-04-17 05:00
The lead scientist behind a revolutionary method to turn adult cells into stem cells has been found guilty of misconduct, but insists the mistakes were unintentional






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