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Humble spud poised to launch a world food revolution

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-10-18 13:50
Dutch team is pioneering development of crops fed by sea water Continue reading...






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Caw vs. Kraa: meaning in the calls of crows and ravens

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-10-18 13:09

This short video, by the Cornell Lab of O, discusses the differences between and potential meanings of the sounds made by crows and ravens.

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New dinosaur species remains discovered in Venezuela - video

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-10-18 12:33
Scientists have discovered the remains of a new species of dinosaur after a 20-year investigation in western Venezuela. The species, called the Tachiraptor Admirabilis, is thought to have lived 200 million years ago. Scientists think the dinosaur could have been an ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus Rex Continue reading...






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Light beacons let map app talk to blind people

New Scientist - news - Sat, 2014-10-18 11:00
A museum in Delhi has installed a new infrared navigation system to help visually impaired people find their way with audio directions






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Space talk: Ann Leckie and Caleb Scharf books podcast

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-17 17:37
We turn our gaze to the stars, with multiple award-winning science fiction writer Ann Leckie and astrobiologist Caleb Scharf Continue reading...
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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 17:30
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: nature's walking dead, Estonia's e-citizenship, poisonous frogs sing louder, Google's Express delivery, and more






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Locked-in people's awareness revealed by rainbow hair

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 17:01
A colourful visualisation of brain signals could offer a quick and easy way to identify people who are conscious but can't move or speak






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Can Google Express deliver on same-day shopping?

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 17:00
Google has found another way to reach into our lives with its same-day delivery service. But it needs to harness new technology to make Google Express viable






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Poisonous frogs evolve to sing longer and louder

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 16:02
The strong poison and bright warning patterns of the little devil frog mean it can sing shamelessly longer and louder in its efforts to woo a mate






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New books party: Books that arrived recently

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:25

After my bookgasm (book-buying binge) at last weeks Frankfurt Book Fair, Ive got a mountain of wonderful books to share with you -- a project that will take place over the next few weeks.

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E-citizens unite: Estonia opens its digital borders

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 13:00
Estonia has invited people to register as e-residents - a step towards a world where a person's identity online matters just as much as their identity offline






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Who owns the moon?

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-17 12:43
As states are not allowed to claim sovereign rights in outer space, land ownership on the moon and planets will in all likelihood be outlawed Continue reading...






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Consensus, chemical signals and colouring by letters - blogs roundup

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-17 12:39

Posts on our network this week included analysis of the state of UK science, a primer on social anxiety, and a look at the statistical adventures of Jean Golding

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Feedback: Einstein said: I didn't say that

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 12:00
A bee quote for the birds, Albert Einstein's 200 motels, spooky attribution at a distance and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Brain baloney has no place in the classroom

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-17 11:59

A study published this week brilliantly debunks myths about the brain that pervade the education system

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Mitochondrial replacement: no need for a rethink

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 11:47
Despite recent claims in New Scientist, there is no evidence mitochondrial replacement is unsafe, says UK government adviser Robin Lovell-Badge






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Killer in the brain could help treat Parkinson's

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 07:30
The discovery of a possible trigger for the onset of Parkinson's disease could lead to new treatments for patients who still depend on a 50-year-old drug






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Sugary soft drinks may be linked to accelerated DNA ageing study

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-16 20:00
Research finds that people who reported drinking 350ml of fizzy drink per day had DNA changes typical of cells 4.6 years older Continue reading...
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We can stop the extinction of nature's 'walking dead'

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-16 20:00
In a slow-motion apocalypse, half of the animals on the planet are shuffling towards oblivion. But we still have time to swing into action to save them (full text available to subscribers)






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Saturn's moon Mimas might have its own subsurface sea

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-16 19:00
Mimas's odd wobbles suggest it could have an exotic, partly liquid interior, making it the smallest in the pantheon of icy moons with hidden seas






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