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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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Sliding stones of Death Valley: Rocky riddle resolved

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 19:00
What causes boulders to glide hundreds of metres across a desert lake bed? Time-lapse footage and smart rocks have helped Ralph Lorenz crack the puzzle (full text available to subscribers)






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Fish reared on land replay the transition to four legs

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 18:00
Unusual fish with lungs have developed walking techniques and bodies like those of the ancestors of four-legged animals after being raised on land






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Schrödinger's cat caught on quantum film

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 18:00
The patron animal of quantum theory poses for a unique portrait in which the camera and the sitter don't share a single photon – except by entanglement






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Supernova find backs dark energy and universe expansion

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 18:00
The first evidence that type Ia supernovae are thermonuclear explosions solidifies one of the cornerstones to the discovery of dark energy






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Source of sun's power revealed by ghostly particles

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 18:00
The first detection of neutrinos produced by fusion in the sun confirms that our star has been stable for millions of years






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: controlling your immune system like the iceman, birds A-Z, Napa Valley quake, computers beat human scientists and more






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Supercomputers make discoveries that scientists can't

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:19
No researcher could read all the papers in their field – but machines are making discoveries in their own right by mining the scientific literature






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Do dams destroy rivers?

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:16

A new study has found links between dams and the declining health of river systems. With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates whether dams are killing the worlds great rivers.

Post your thoughts in the comments below, email karl.mathiesen.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @karlmathiesen

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Stretchy plastics hide secret pictures

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:12
A new invisible ink that reveals secret messages when squeezed could be useful in preventing fraud






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Three ways the iceman controls his immune system

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 14:00
The punishing exercises for mind, body and breath developed by "iceman" Wim Hof seem to give us conscious control over our immune system – here's how he does it






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Life in Lego: how mini-figure academics went viral

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-27 13:23
Donna Yates explains how her Lego female scientists became a Twitter hit






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Eggcellent citizen science: evolution of camouflage in bird eggs

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-08-27 10:42

How an online video game relies on citizen scientists to test the evolution of avian egg camouflage colours and patterns.

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