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Tuesday's TV Tips - Kildare Nationalist

Marcus du Sautoy news - Tue, 2014-04-15 18:38

Tuesday's TV Tips
Kildare Nationalist
Of course, he's not on his own in his problem solving - he's got the help of Oxford maths genius Marcus du Sautoy, and each episode feels far from a maths lesson what with the various comedians who get involved each week. In this latest instalment ...

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Star dust casts doubt on recent big bang wave result

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-04-15 18:29
Dust left over from an exploding star could mimic the effect that primordial gravitational waves would have had on ancient cosmic light






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Tuesday's TV Tips - BreakingNews.ie

Marcus du Sautoy news - Tue, 2014-04-15 18:23

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Tuesday's TV Tips
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Of course, he's not on his own in his problem solving – he's got the help of Oxford maths genius Marcus du Sautoy, and each episode feels far from a maths lesson what with the various comedians who get involved each week. In this latest instalment ...

and more »
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Five wonder materials that could change the world

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-04-15 17:14
Materials such as graphene and shrilk are so new that the scientists who discovered them hardly know what to do with them they only know they might yet transform our lives Continue reading...






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Drama helps kids with autism communicate better

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-04-15 17:01
Improvised drama sessions may help develop communication, interaction, and imagination skills – the "triad of impairments" seen in autism






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T. rex didn't need proper arms thanks to its neck

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-04-15 15:55
Tyrannosaurus rex was terrifying, apart from its silly little arms – but now it turns out that it didn't need proper arms because its neck was so powerful






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Dietary supplements: who needs them?

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:10

A Guardian article that claimed to 'tune out the hype' was far too eager to recommend vitamins and other supplements. In reality, most of us are better off without them

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Hangry: a stupid, made-up word for being hungry and angry at the same time?

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:40
No it's a real thing. A scientific study has found that people have difficulty regulating temperament when their blood sugar level drops and that married couples are more likely to argue when they're peckish Continue reading...






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Blood Moon: lunar eclipse as light passes through Earth's atmosphere, turning it orange

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:40
Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange. The total lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours when the moon began moving into Earth's shadow. The moon doesn't disappear completely but the Earth blocks all direct sunlight from reflecting off the Moon's surface and instead the light passes through the Earth's atmosphere, turning it orange Continue reading...






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Super-rats and cephalopods: the species that could conquer mankind

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:22

The media has recently reported on the rise of super-rats. While many have tried to downplay the threat, the truth is that normal rats pose enough of a threat to humanity. And theyre not the only ones; there are plenty of seemingly-harmless species that could doom us all

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The white walker: Longest horse trek crosses icy lake

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:00
See a re-enactment of a 17-year-old Cossack officer's ride across frozen Lake Baikal in 1889 – part of a 9000-kilometre journey through a Siberian winter






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'Blood Moon': share your images of the total lunar eclipse

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-04-15 11:59

The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 has taken place, and was visible across North and South America, among other places. Did you stay up to see it? Share your images via GuardianWitness

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'Blood moon' lunar eclipse in pictures

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-04-15 11:29

The moon turns red and orange during a total lunar eclipse due to a perfect alignment of the sun, Earth and the moon, otherwise known as a syzygy

Spotted the eclipse? Share your images with us

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Genetic risk of Alzheimer's has gender bias

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-04-14 23:00
Carrying a variant of the APOE gene increases Alzheimer's risk – but comparing men's and women's genetic risk suggests it's not that simple






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SpaceX to test landing legs for future reusable rocket

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-04-14 22:46
As part of its next cargo delivery run, commercial spaceflight's darling will try out rocket legs that may help lower spacecraft costs by a factor of 100






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-04-14 21:24
All the latest on newscientist.com: the submarine drone hunting for missing flight MH370, 'Big Bird' space neutrinos, and the IPCC says we must do carbon capture






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Syria chemical weapons deadline needs fair seas

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-04-14 21:00
Syria needs to get its remaining chemical weapons out of the country by the end of April to have any hope of meeting the June destruction deadline






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Killing with kindness: Conservation's cautionary tale

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-04-14 20:00
What looked like a classic conservation success story nearly ended in disaster. The Chatham Island black robin reveals the hidden perils of intervention (full text available to subscribers)






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Cuts and red tape are gagging US and Canadian science

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-04-14 19:00
Politicians in the US and Canada are undermining scientific freedom through cuts, shutdowns and media policies, says Index on Censorship editor Rachael Jolley






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We turn brainwaves into sound for music and medicine

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-04-14 18:00
A neuroscientist and a musician explain how they built the Brain Stethoscope, which is both brain scanner and musical instrument






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