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Russia loses contact with satellite full of geckos

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:51
Photon-M satellite and five reptiles on board will be lost unless contact can be re-established, says space industry source Continue reading...
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The owl who liked sitting on Caesar by Martin Windrow - review

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:40
A gentle and moving memoir by a man who shared his seventh-floor London flat with an unlikely companion; a tawny owl Continue reading...
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This brand-new kingfisher is critically endangered

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:30
A survey of birds has identified 361 new species that had previously been confused with known species, a quarter of which are considered threatened






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When art changes the rules for science

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:03
A new exhibition, Automatic Art, explores how art that was built on logical and mathematical rules ended up giving science new ways of seeing the world






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Nerve implant retrains your brain to stop tinnitus

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-24 14:32
Tinnitus is a chronic ringing in the ears that can be debilitating. Now, an implant that stimulates a nerve in the neck could eliminate the sounds for good






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Science advisers should be supported, not sacked

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-24 13:10

A coalition of environmental NGOs is calling for the post of Europe's chief scientist to be axed. Roger Pielke Jr explains why this is a misguided and shortsighted proposal

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The Fightin Irish? Not when it comes to recession and austerity

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:00

Why has the Irish response to the financial crisis been so peaceful? Research in cultural psychology may provide some insights, argue Séamus A Power and David Nussbaum

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Give forests to local people to preserve them

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-24 01:00
The best way to protect forests, and the carbon they contain that could otherwise cause global warming, is to hand them over to local communities






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Paracetamol does not help lower back pain, study finds

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-24 00:01
Researchers say painkiller is no better than placebo despite being frequently prescribed for condition Continue reading...






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Risk of infecting surgery patients with CJD not taken seriously, say MPs

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-24 00:01
Ministers accused of complacency over hospital safeguards to prevent contamination of instruments with human form of BSE Continue reading...
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Quantum split: Particle this way, properties that way

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:00
Can you separate a bell from its ring? You can in the quantum world – the Cheshire cat experiment has shown neutrons splitting from their spins (full text available to subscribers)






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Researchers find first sign that tyrannosaurs hunted in packs

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-23 19:36
Discovery of three sets of dinosaur trackways in Canada reveals that predators were running together Continue reading...






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Dogs feel jealous of rival pets, study finds

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-23 19:02
Animal behaviour linked to primordial instinct of jealousy similar to that seen in babies when affection is divided Continue reading...






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Oxygen oasis for early life found in ancient rock

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-23 19:00
A 2-billion-year-old rock has revealed the first evidence of the isolated pockets where oxygen-breathing life may have evolved
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Baxter the robot brings his gentle touch to novel jobs

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:30
A robot designed to work alongside humans in factories is finding a range of unusual alternative applications – from treating patients to farming in space






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An easier way to turn plant scraps to plastics

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:05
A new way of turning vegetable waste directly into bioplastics could make such materials even more environmentally friendly






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Worm neuron hack to probe the mysteries of our brains

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:00
Hijacking how neurons of nematode worms are wired is the first step in an approach that could revolutionise our understanding of brains and consciousness






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: turning CO2 to stone, one woman and her hawk, alcohol sharpens smell, liquid computers and more






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Tragic cruise ship Concordia makes its final journey

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:58
After the world's most expensive salvage operation, the ill-fated Costa Concordia is being floated back to Genoa, where it will be chopped up for scrap metal






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