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Not again! First ever case of anxiety-induced déjà vu

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:00
A 23-year-old man is the first person to report a feeling of persistent déjà vu that seems to be triggered by anxiety rather than a neurological condition






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Amateur cloud enthusiast dreams up name for newly identified formation

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-12-17 12:47
Gavin Pretor-Pinney’s ‘undulatus asperatus’ could become first official new classification in 63 years Continue reading...
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Smart shoes with lasers make strides in mobility

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-12-17 12:00
Adding laser tips to ordinary shoes can improve the stride and pace of people with Parkinson's disease






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DIY device to define the kilogram – using Lego

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-12-17 10:00
Just in time for Christmas, instructions for a Lego watt balance, which can fix the official value of the kilogram, have been published






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Microplastic deposits found deep in world's oceans and seas

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:57

Study of 12 sites concludes that deep sea sediments are acting as a sink for substantial quantities tiny pieces of plastic

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Curiosity rover's discovery of methane ‘spikes’ fuels speculation of life on Mars

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-12-17 08:35

Nasa’s rover measures fluctuations of gas not easily explained by geology or organic material dropped by meteorites

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Wellcome Library archive sheds new light on history of mental healthcare

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:30
A new online collection of documents reveals the wide range of treatment given to patients in 18th- and 19th-century asylums Continue reading...
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How to think about… Evolution

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:00
Evolution is all about making freaks normal – but it doesn't always involve natural selection and the survival of the fittest (full text available to subscribers)






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Thought control makes robot arm grab and move objects

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:01
By analysing brain activity linked to hand and arm movements, a team has created a robotic arm that a paralysed woman can control with her thoughts






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Machine assistants learn to run your schedule

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-12-16 21:00
Got a busy calendar? Let AI assistants set your meetings for you and suggest friends for you to interact with






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Asteroid soil could fertilise farms in space

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-12-16 20:30
We can now grow plants in microgravity – and crops grown in asteroid soil could sustain vast human populations off-planet






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Born to dance: The animals with natural rhythm

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-12-16 20:00
Dogs and ducks are duds on the dance floor. So how come cockatoos and sea lions can move to a beat, and what does that tell us about our own musicality? (full text available to subscribers)






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Table-top 'mini-LHC' ramps up to record energy

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-12-16 19:30
A laser-driven particle accelerator just 9 centimetres long is gearing up to rival heavyweights like the Large Hadron Collider






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Is sexology just too human to study?

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-12-16 19:00
Can we hope to study something as human as sex in any scientific way? A new exhibition and two books leave plenty of room for doubt






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Curiosity rover detects Martian methane burps

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-12-16 18:30
NASA's Mars rover has sniffed out short-lived bursts of methane, but whether it's Martian life or just a geological by-product is still unclear






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'This is our policy': New Scientist after 3000 issues

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-12-16 18:00
A lot has changed in science, and science journalism, over the past 58 years – but our responsibilities remain the same






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-12-16 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: bespoke cancer drugs in a day, climate change and Christmas trees, vacant graphics, mountain sculpting and more






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Should privacy regulation be more than just data protection?

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-12-16 17:01

To protect citizens, policymakers need to move beyond a narrow understanding of what privacy is

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How to think about… Relativity

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:00
It's been called the greatest theory ever devised – we explain it using two spaceships, two clocks and a black hole (full text available to subscribers)






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Red hot lava battles snow as Russian volcano erupts

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:00
Volcano observations reveal jets of steam shooting out of the ice and lava moving like a giant caterpillar – although the lava type can make a big difference






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