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Siberian dinosaur spreads feathers around the dinosaur tree

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-24 19:26

Newly discovered Kulindadromeus opens up the possibility of many more dinosaurs having been coated in feather-like structures

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Less than 10% of human DNA has functional role, claim scientists

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-24 19:02
Large stretches may be no more than biological baggage, say researchers after comparing genome with that of other mammals Continue reading...






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Wiping out species can push people into slavery

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-24 19:00
A new analysis suggests that the decline of wildlife fuels social unrest and slavery, but giving local people control over their local wildlife could help






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Feathersaurus: plant-eating dinos had plumage too

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-24 19:00
New fossils suggest it was not just bird-like dinosaurs that had elaborate feathers – the other major dinosaur group had them too






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Untried death cocktails causing botched executions

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-24 17:39
Arizona death row inmate Joseph Wood took almost 2 hours to die – why is a drug combination is being experimented with in the death chamber?






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Piggybacking cells hold clue to cancer growth and treatment for melanoma

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-24 17:00

Discovery of how fast growing tumour cells hitch ride on invasive cells could help create a new drug to tackle skin cancer

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As sanctions deepen, just how crucial is Russian gas?

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-24 17:00
Gas exports to Europe are regarded as a key Russian trump card amid anger over its role in Ukraine. Just how reliant are we, wonders Jon Excell






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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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