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Just obeying orders? Rethinking obedience and atrocity

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-12 20:00
Ordinary people can commit atrocities simply by following orders, iconic 1960s experiments concluded – but this notion of the "banality of evil" is wrong (full text available to subscribers)






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Ultimate human stem cells created in the lab

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-12 19:00
A new type of human stem cell, never seen in nature, should be better at making replacement organs than existing stem cells






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Icequake before and after snapped by NASA scouts

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-12 18:24
NASA scientists practising for a future satellite mission chanced across a magnitude 6 earthquake rearranging Arctic terrain






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Urban wastelands worth millions for what they give us

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-12 18:14
Abandoned lots in cities may seem like a waste of space, but the ecosystem services they provide can be worth hundreds of millions of dollars






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Pinpoint key ports to stop aquatic invaders

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-12 18:00
Finding the hubs and ships most likely to spread invaders could go a long way to stopping species from doing billions of dollars in damage






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-12 17:45
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: woman found with missing cerebellum, supermarkets driving deforestation, spongy ceramics, shark-eating Spinosaurus, and more






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Stringy fields may make the universe swell faster

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-12 17:00
Dark energy's latest guise comes from the world of string theory, and could help bring our universe's chance of existing down to reasonable odds






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The week in wildlife in pictures

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-12 16:55

Rhino, cougars and painted storks are among the pick of this weeks images from the natural world

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Northern lights may put on a show over the UK tonight

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-12 15:51

The aurora borealis could be pushed further south than usual by a coronal mass ejection from the sun on Friday

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Superbugs meet their match in rapid genome sequencing

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-12 14:53

Close to real-time tracking of deadly superbugs such as MRSA promises to close down outbreaks faster and save lives

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Water-splitter could make hydrogen fuel on Mars

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-12 14:17
A safer, low-input way to make hydrogen fuel cells could make it feasible to use renewable energy to heat homes and fuel rockets






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A plea for Mr Obama and other world leaders: its time to support science

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-12 13:59

As the Ebola epidemic demonstrates, the world is an ever more dangerous place, and wealthy democracies have a moral obligation to invest in less fortunate countries and to support a more stable and secure world. But neglecting science will be devastating in the long run

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Curiosity reaching science peak after years of driving

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-12 13:59
Mars rover Curiosity has spent the past two years driving to a mineral-rich layered peak called Mt Sharp, and it finally arrived. Now the real science can begin






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Comment sections are poison: handle with care or remove them

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-12 12:40

Comments are often regarded as a right but they can do more harm than good. In the absence of strict moderation, wed be much better off without them

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Crystals, crazy paving and classification systems - blogs roundup

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-12 12:22

Posts on our network this week included a look at the 1970 British Science Festival, the search for the Higgs, and the ethics of the internet of things

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Feedback: Taking Einstein's name in vain

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-12 12:00
Delusions of gravitas, we request help collecting Einstein fakes, egregious Ebola exploitation and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Twin solar storms arrive at Earth

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-12 03:55

Space weather experts say double event unlikely to cause problems but alert issued to power and communication networks

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Quantum control: How weird do you want it?

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-09-11 20:00
Entanglement used to be the gold standard of the quantum world's weirdness, now a new and noisy phenomenon could give us all the benefits with less of the fuss (full text available to subscribers)






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Quasicrystal quest: The unreal rock that nature made

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-09-11 20:00
How did a mystery mineral acquire remarkable properties not mimicked in the lab until 30 years ago? Finding out took one cosmologist to the ends of the Earth (full text available to subscribers)






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