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Taming of the bunny rewrote rabbit genome

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-08-28 19:00
When rabbits were domesticated, around 100 regions of their genome changed to make them less fearful, but the variations are not fixed






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Moving home? Your microbes will make the trip too

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-08-28 19:00
Families have identifiable collections of microbes that travel with them. It can take just 24 hours for the microbes to take over a new house






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Mapping the web of disease in Nairobi's invisible city

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-08-28 18:30
Peter Guest discovers how studying the way diseases jump from animals to humans sometimes means wrestling pigs in a slum that doesn't officially exist






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Fossil dinosaur nursery includes babysitter's bones

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-08-28 17:45
A crèche of 30 dinosaur infants looked over by an older animal shows that even terrible lizards needed a night away from the kids






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-08-28 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: Death Valley's sliding stones mystery solved, forecasts with climate change blame, portrait of a quantum cat and more






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Labour warns UK will lose global science lead without more investment

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:57
Shadow universities minister says Britains science base at risk if government does not increase research spending

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Robot frogs' sexy signals lure hungry bats to attack

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:27
Hunting bats don't just listen out for male frogs' mating calls: they can also use echolocation to detect when the frogs inflate their throat sacs






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Experiment tests whether universe is a hologram

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:07
A new device searching for fundamental units of space and time has officially started taking data, and could reveal new features of the nature of reality






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And now the weather, featuring climate change blame

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:00
A new technique connecting individual weather events with the impact of greenhouse gas emissions could bring climate change into everyday weather reports






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Your death microbiome could catch your killer

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-08-28 15:06
Identity, time of death, cause of death, even whether a corpse has been moved – the body's trillions of microbes could reveal it all






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Panda accused of faking pregnancy for more buns and bamboo was maligned

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-08-28 14:38
Claims that Ai Hin was faking pregnancy to get better treatment have been debunked by leading panda expert Continue reading...






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Iceland volcano: why a repeat of the 2010 flight chaos is unlikely

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:39

Geologist Andy Hooper explains why the chances of a huge eruption of the Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland and massive disruption of air travel are low

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Valuing the public in science advice

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:25

We need a strong scientific voice in policy and decision-making, but there is also a crucial role for the public

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Europe launches two satellites into wrong orbit

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-08-28 08:00
Two satellites destined for the Galileo global positioning network may have to burn most of their fuel to get back into formation, or be replaced






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Mental health stigma hasn't gone away

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-08-28 07:00

Stigma surrounding mental health comes in many forms, and its important to understand what the differences are

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Every living thing in the Antarctic Ocean mapped

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 20:00
A new atlas draws on thousands of records reaching back to the 18th century and describes more than 9000 species, ranging from microbes to whales






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Ferguson protests spark calls for cops to wear cameras

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 19:30
On-body cameras mean police use less force, and a range of new apps are giving citizens new ways to hold errant police officers to account
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Vibrations in rings reveal Saturn's inner secrets

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 19:30
Eavesdropping on Saturn's rings has given us clues about surprises in the gas giant's interior






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Swap bad memories for good at the flick of a switch

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 19:04
Hate that holiday because you spent your whole time arguing? There may be a way to overwrite your reminiscences if what works in mice works in humans






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