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Children lie from the age of two, so here’s how to get them to tell the truth

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:58
Rather than threatening them we should reassure children that confession won’t land them in trouble – and will make you happy Continue reading...
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World's beaches being washed away due to coastal development

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:48

From Florida to the Costa del Sol, costly sea defences are accelerating beach erosion and will ultimately fail to protect coastal towns and cities from rising tides, say experts

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To save animals, we must work with their culture

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:00
For the first time, a global treaty has recognised non-human culture. Now we must rethink how we preserve key species, says biologist Philippa Brakes






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Shiny Appy Children

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:37

Current research suggests that the interactivity that makes children’s apps and digital books so exciting may be disrupting traditional literacy development. But do storyapps offer important benefits? Natalia Kucirkova investigates

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The distraction economy: how technology downgraded attention

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:30

Focus for a second. Tech companies such as Facebook and Tinder are battling to monetise your ephemeral interests

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Searching for life on Mars: ESA narrows choice of ExoMars landing sites

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:30

The European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover is due to land on Mars sometime towards the end of this decade. Dr Peter Grindrod at Birkbeck, University of London, brings us up to date on the search for a safe, scientifically interesting landing site

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Chris Hadfield on the future of manned space exploration - podcast

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-12-15 06:00
Former astronaut Chris Hadfield describes the thrill of rocket launches and spacewalks, and explains why he thinks it's too soon to send people to Mars Continue reading...
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How to think about… Probability

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:00
Probability is one of those things we all get wrong… deeply wrong. The important thing is not to use your intuition (full text available to subscribers)






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UN agrees way forward on climate change – but path is unclear

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-12-14 20:37

A global warming pact has been struck, but now nations must not only meet targets but fund clean development

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How to think about… The big bang

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-12-14 20:00
What came before the big bang, and what is the universe expanding into? Here are the physicists' shortcuts to visualising the unimaginable (full text available to subscribers)






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Pharaoh’s statue restored 3,200 years after collapse in earthquake

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-12-14 19:34
12.9-metre statue of Amenhotep III stands again at northern gate of king’s funerary temple in Luxor Continue reading...
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Painting by numbers - Otago Daily Times

Marcus du Sautoy news - Sun, 2014-12-14 16:36

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Painting by numbers
Otago Daily Times
Speaking from Auckland the day after arriving in New Zealand for a nationwide speaking tour, Prof Marcus du Sautoy, of the United Kingdom, does not sound like jet-lag is slowing his mind or speech. The University of Oxford professor for public ...

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Geminids meteor shower – in pictures

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-12-14 16:08

Sky-watchers have braved freezing temperatures to enjoy one of the year’s most spectacular meteor showers. Clear skies, which sent the thermometer plunging, ensured a good view of the Geminid meteor shower

Share your pictures of the annual Geminid metor shower

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Bare bones, rare bones: London's stegosaur

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-12-14 14:43

A most excellent Christmas gift for Londoners, courtesy of the Natural History Museum.

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Earth faces sixth ‘great extinction’ with 41% of amphibians set to go the way of the dodo

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-12-14 00:05

Analysis for prestigious Nature magazine sounds alarm on the way that human activity, from overfishing to agriculture, is forcing a vast number of species to vanish from the wild

Northern white rhino’s death leaves just five left in the world

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How to think about… Deep time

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-12-14 00:01
It's easy to measure time using human lifespans, but peering down the billions of years of Earth's history can give you vertigo (full text available to subscribers)






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How to think about… Infinity

New Scientist - news - Sat, 2014-12-13 16:00
Infinity is larger than large. It's only when you try to work out how much larger that you realise some infinities are larger than others (full text available to subscribers)






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