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The future's flat: The wondrous world of 2D materials

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-27 20:00
Graphene started it all, but even as we try to exploit its distinctive properties, a host of new materials just atoms thick are already in the works (full text available to subscribers)






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Phone call pulse shows millions hitting the beach

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-27 19:00
France throbs like a beating heart as people converge on Paris from Monday to Friday, before heading out to the countryside at weekends, phone calls show






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: baby turtle swimathon, litmus paper for Ebola strains, chocolate memory boost, winter weather warning and more






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Australian skies lit up by 80,000 lightning strikes

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:30
A spectacular electrical storm struck southern Australia last night, causing power outages and setting a house ablaze






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Arctic melt means more severe winters likely - for now

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:04
The vanishing Arctic ice is making extremely cold Eurasian winters more likely, but the trend won't last and warming will eventually take over






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Fresh hints of dark matter at Milky Way's core

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:00
The discovery of a third type of light associated with dark matter could strengthen the case that we are seeing a signal of the mysterious stuff






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Chocolate component reverses memory loss in older people, claims study

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-10-27 15:51

Columbia University research indicates high-flavanol cocoa rejuvenates specific brain activity through increased blood flow

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Can chocolate boost memory? Only in insane amounts

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-27 14:55
Drinking beverages enriched with compounds found in cocoa beans improved older adults' performances on a memory test – but there's a catch






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Le Mystère des nombres de Marcus du Sautoy - Le Suricate

Marcus du Sautoy news - Mon, 2014-10-27 14:47

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Le Mystère des nombres de Marcus du Sautoy
Le Suricate
Les mathématiques seraient-elles la réponse à toutes les questions de notre quotidien, même celles que l'on ne se pose pas ? Marcus du Sautoy, à travers son essai, nous guide et nous ouvre les yeux sur les rapports entre cette science et notre vie de ...

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The guillemots of Skomer need YOU!

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:28

In 2013, the Countryside Council for Wales withdrew funds (around £12,000 per year) for one of the longest running animal studies on record. Tim Birkhead recalls his early research on the guillemots of Skomer and asks for your help to keep the project going

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Astronomers capture first ever data of an exploding fireball from a nova star

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:16

Researchers reveal the nova was about 14,800 light years from the sun, meaning the explosion witnessed in August last year happened 15,000 years ago

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Caos calmo al Milan - ilCatenaccio.es Italia

Marcus du Sautoy news - Sun, 2014-10-26 13:30

Caos calmo al Milan
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Marcus du Sautoy non si è di certo ispirato al Milan per scrivere il suo saggio, ma il titolo sembra scritto apposta per il susseguirsi dei portieri rossoneri. Sono 28 anni, da quando Silvio Berlusconi è diventato presidente e proprietario del club ...

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William Burroughss drugs cure inspires Alzheimers researcher

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-10-25 23:05
Authors search in South America for the shamans plant hallucinogenic yagé and use of apomorphine to control his addiction leads neurologist to call for clinical trials Continue reading...






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Youre powered by quantum mechanics. No, really

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-10-25 23:05
For years biologists have been wary of applying the strange world of quantum mechanics, where particles can be in two places at once or connected over huge distances, to their own field. But it can help to explain some amazing natural phenomena we take for granted Continue reading...






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SpaceX Dragon concludes fifth mission to International Space Station - video

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-10-25 15:48
The commercial cargo ship SpaceX Dragon concludes its fifth mission to the International Space Station and is headed back to Earth. The craft, which delivered 2267 kg of supplies and experiments to the ISS crew, is expected to splash down off the Californian coast on Saturday night. SpaceX will bring with it 1360 kg of what scientists call 'downmass' for analysis Continue reading...






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Legalise online protests to safeguard democracy

New Scientist - news - Sat, 2014-10-25 12:00
Internet law needs reform, because criminalising online activism undermines democracy and freedom of speech, says media researcher Molly Sauter






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Google executive Alan Eustace jumps 130,000ft from edge of space - video

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-10-25 10:04
Google's vice president Alan Eustace sky dives from the edge of space, breaking the world altitude record previously set by Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner. Wearing a specially designed spacesuit, Eustace jumps from 130,000ft over the southern New Mexico desert, reaching a top speed of 822mph during a freefall that lasted four-and-a-half minutes Continue reading...






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