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New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-24 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: world wakes up to Ebola, breast pump hackathon, bold pledges from climate summit and more






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Mind-altering plants and fungi from peyote to coffee at Kew Gardens in pictures

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-24 16:59

From the ancient Aztecs to Woodstock hippies, mind-altering plants have been used by different cultures for thousands of years, for everything from shamanic rituals to staying awake. A new exhibition at Londons Kew Gardens looks at some of the most popular. It runs until 12 October 2014

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Hackathon aims to invent breast pumps that don't suck

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-24 15:30
Aviva Rutkin attends an innovation session on reimagining the much-maligned gadget to be more comfortable, easier to use and quieter






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'Unprecedented' climate summit leads to bold pledges

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-24 14:59
Politicians and businesses met in New York and pledged to invest in renewables, halt deforestation and help poorer nations prepare for climate change






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NIH in bold move to fight gender bias in research

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-24 12:41
The National Institutes of Health is providing $10 million to explore sex difference in disease, part of a move to boost female numbers in clinical trials






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Meet the ancient megatrees of arid lands

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-09-24 12:00
The mighty baobab tree attracts incredible legends – but living for thousands of years and storing 100,000 litres of water is a pretty impressive feat






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India successfully sends satellite into Mars orbit - video

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-24 10:47
India's prime minister Narendra Modi celebrates with scientists as India successfully sends a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday. Clapping and cheering erupt from the Indian Space Research Organisation at mission control in Bangalore as India becomes the first nation to achieve the feat on its first attempt, and the first Asian nation to do so Continue reading...






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Who are the martyrs of science?

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-24 08:10

History suggests that scientists opposition to ideological manipulation has often been feeble. Philip Ball argues that the failings are not individual but institutional

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More women than men have added their DNA to the human gene pool

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:00

Counterintuitive effect may be the result of relatively few men mating with multiple women

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India's Mars satellite successfully enters orbit, bringing country into space elite

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:22

Prime minister Narendra Modi exultant as Indias landmark achievement puts China in the shade

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Mathematicians Are the Most Lucrative Career This Year Jumping 17 Notches ... - Venture Capital Post

Marcus du Sautoy news - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:52

Mathematicians Are the Most Lucrative Career This Year Jumping 17 Notches ...
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Mathematicians Are the Most Lucrative Career This Year Jumping 17 Notches Up from 2013, According to a Career Cast Survey. (Credit: REUTERS) Math professor Marcus du Sautoy from Oxford University says internet games can boost children's interest in ...

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The creepy crawly story of life on Earth

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-23 19:00
Mammals are normally considered the stars of the evolution show, but insects should be centre stage, says Scott Richard Shaw in Planet of the Bugs






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World wakes up to Ebola as cases set to top 1 million

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-23 18:18
Only decisive action can stop the virus becoming entrenched in Africa and spreading elsewhere, say epidemiologists






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-23 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: powerful aliens inhabiting you, Mongolia's dinosaur repo woman, Aristotle, what's warming the north-west US and more






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Does this climate narrative really change anything?

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-23 17:04
Naomi Klein's analysis of climate change is a full-blooded offensive against free-market fundamentalism and elite money-players, but key questions are left unanswered






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Indias Mars mission set for attempt to enter orbit

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-23 16:29
If mission succeeds, India will be first nation to get a rocket to Mars on first try, and first in Asia to reach red planet Continue reading...






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Myths and misconceptions in the UK science policy debate

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-23 15:44

A party conference fringe meeting provides the opportunity to think about myths and misconceptions in UK science and innovation policy thinking

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Manhattan Project radiation-proof window for sale

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-23 14:54
An auction house is selling off one of the few remaining leaded windows that physicists peered through when developing the first atomic bombs






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The woman who saved Mongolia's stolen dinosaurs

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-23 13:00
Though illegal for more than a century, looting Mongolian dinosaur fossils was commonplace – until culture minister Oyungerel Tsedevdamba stepped in (full text available to subscribers)






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Private flights may make space station more expensive

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-23 12:56
NASA will have to pay firms like SpaceX and Boeing more than it pays Russia for rides to the International Space Station, according to a new report






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