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Race for the monopole: where we're looking for it

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-08-15 18:00
In a decades-long quest, researchers have hunted for evidence of monopoles – magnets with just a north or south pole – from the moon to the bowels of the Earth






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Esports: Boot camps give gaming teams the vital edge

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-08-15 18:00
Pro gaming is such big business that top teams approach competition like athletes do, even setting up training camps where gamers work out and bond






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-08-15 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: water from toilet to tap, first interstellar dust, robot swarm forms, esports, asteroid bombardment and more






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Peter Williams obituary

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-08-15 17:27
Director who oversaw the Wellcome Trust's growth and success Continue reading...






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Beetles so bright, you gotta wear shades

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:33
These beetles have scales that make them whiter than paper. No human technology can match their brilliance using such thin material






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New Books Party: books received this week

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-08-15 15:07

What good is a weekend without a good book to read? Take a look at these books -- hot off the presses -- that you may enjoy!

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Earth's early life endured long asteroid bombardment

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-08-15 13:00
Massive asteroids may have pounded Earth for a billion years longer than we thought – with early life forms suffering periodic melting of the surface






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Ebola outbreak: the vaccine and 'secret serum' explained

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-08-15 12:20
Could the serum contain the spread of the disease? Is the vaccine dangerous? An immunologist gives us the lowdown

Tackling the Ebola epidemic in west Africa: why we need a holistic approach Continue reading...






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Medals, Mork and the media - blogs roundup

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-08-15 12:19

Posts on our network this week included a tribute to Yoshiki Sasai, a look at one wolfs incredible journey across Europe, and a poignant reminder that suicide and depression are not selfish

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Feedback: Plumbing to be proud of

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-08-15 12:00
Papering over some differences, Platonists deny patentability, paradoxical numbers' plethora and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Harvards 1,000 Kilobot swarm demonstrates the future of robotics

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-08-15 11:46

A new system has replicated the hive mind with over 1,000 simple robots collaborating without human control

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Esports: Video games jump from couch to stadium

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-08-15 11:41
Professional video gaming has prizes, fans and superstars just like football or tennis – and it's only getting bigger
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Esports: Speedrunning turns any game into a sprint

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-08-15 11:28
Speedrunning – finishing a game in double-quick time – is one way to get into competing for prizes, and less famous games have their own contests, too






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Space is the place to solve the riddle of life, maybe

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-08-15 08:00
Understanding how life got started here on planet Earth may mean searching for its counterparts "out there"






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Who governs science?

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-08-15 07:53

Traditionally, science holds itself to account, primarily through internal systems of peer review. But the recent retraction of two papers on stem-cell research by the journal Nature highlights weaknesses in this self-regulatory framework that scientists need to address

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Esports: Live from the world's biggest esports event

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:30
Mark Harris sees adoring crowds, fire jets and glitter bombs usher in the finalists at the world's most prestigious esports tournament






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Toilet to tap: Drinking water at the press of a flush

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:00
Water grids are ruinously expensive to build and maintain. Treating wastewater in the home is a practical alternative – if we can get over the yuck factor (full text available to subscribers)






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Dust from beyond our solar system fell to Earth from space probe

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:01
Detectors dropped off by the Stardust probe in 2006 carried particles that may have originated in interstellar space Continue reading...






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Muscular dystrophy prevented in mice

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:00
Proof-of-principle experiment shows gene-editing can be used to prevent muscle wasting in Duchenne muscular dystrophy Continue reading...






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