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Record sea ice around Antarctica due to global warming

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-17 17:30
The extent of Antarctica's sea ice has hit yet another record high, and counter-intuitively global warming is responsible






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World closes in on goal of halving hunger by 2015

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-17 16:57
The number of people without enough to eat has fallen rapidly over the past 25 years, but sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia are still struggling






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Shockers: Psychology experiments that we'd ban now

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-17 16:10
You can learn a lot about people if you mess with their minds. Here are four infamous experiments in which psychologists gave in to unethical temptations






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Boeing and SpaceX bag NASA's $6.8bn space taxi prize

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-17 14:40
NASA has announced that two private companies, Boeing and SpaceX, will start launching astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017






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Leaky wells, not fracking, polluted US drinking water

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-17 12:57
The act of fracking is probably not contaminating US drinking water – the real problem is leaks from the wells that bring natural gas to the surface






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Test your science knowledge

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-17 12:00
Which extinct creature has been named after Mick Jagger and who is the latest celebrity to be introduced to the dating app Tinder? Try this quiz and find out how up to date your science and technology knowledge is Continue reading...






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Stem cells used in landmark therapy for failing sight

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-17 11:03
A Japanese woman with macular degeneration is the first person to be treated with induced pluripotent stem cells, made from her own skin






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US launches mystery satellite into space - video

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-17 09:12
A mystery satellite is launched into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday evening. The US government's classified CLIO satellite was built by Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest defence contractors. Atlas rockets are known to carry payloads into space relating to weather, telecommunications and national security Continue reading...






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The Imitation Game is strangely shy about Alan Turings sexuality

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-17 08:00
The biopic makes soft-focus cinematic capital from the prejudice that led to its heros fate Continue reading...
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No, Jaws is not lurking off the Cornish coast

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-17 08:00
Scaremongering claims of a great white shark in UK waters could have been easily avoided, says shark conservation biologist David Shiffman






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A giant in New York. Lonesome George returns from the dead

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-17 07:14

Lonesome George, the worlds most famous tortoise, goes on display at the American Museum of Natural History. He might be dead, but he will not be forgotten

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Ambulance-chasing Large Hadron Collider collisions

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-17 07:01

Ben Allanach on the impure fun of rapid-response physics

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Giving birth and boozing? The risks of drinking during pregnancy

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-17 07:00

With new research published about the harms of binge drinking while pregnant, what is the evidence for how much, if any, is too much alcohol?

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Scientists latch on to colossal squid

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:33

Huge specimen caught in Antarctic waters by New Zealand fishing crew is one of few ever examined

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Richard III died in battle after losing helmet, new research shows

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:35
Detailed scans of bones show that he sustained 11 wounds at or near the time of his death, nine of them to the skull Continue reading...
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Simple urine test detects cervical cancer virus

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:30
It is not as accurate as sampling HPV DNA from the cervix itself, but the test might benefit women who are too scared to have a conventional smear test






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Nasa grants Boeing and SpaceX contracts for manned space flights

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-16 21:29
  • Deal ends Nasas reliance on Russia for trips to space station
  • First manned commercial flights planned for 2017
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The war for our attention in a land of infinite choice

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-16 19:00
With more content than ever before, its hard to extract what's preferred from what's promoted. Two books explore the effect digital media has on us






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: Socrates among the psychopaths, putting a "language gene" into mice, students saved by stress-detecting app and more






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Failing students saved by stress-detecting app

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-16 13:00
Smartphone sensors can record students' stress, depression and loneliness, and compare them to academic performance






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