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Muddy flood engulfs all but top of Kashmiri temple

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-08 17:32
Six days of heavy rain have led to the Kashmir's worst flooding in over five decades






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No ghosts, no gods, no aliens on my atheism channel

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-08 17:00
Viewers in the US are bombarded with nonsense masquerading as fact. They should switch to AtheistTV, says founder David Silverman






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All newborns should be similar size in ideal conditions

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-08 15:16
International growth charts that say the size of babies born to well-fed mothers is similar no matter her ethnicity are causing consternation






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Europa's icy plate tectonics may support life

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-08 13:18
Jupiter's moon Europa may be the first world other than Earth to sport plate tectonics, only above its ocean instead of below






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Coffee genes help hackers home in on the perfect brew

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-08 12:59
Armed with the genome of robusta coffee, aficionados hope to make coffee tastier, tweak the caffeine content and protect the beans against climate change






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Science is not Neutral! Autumn 1970, when British science occupied itself

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-08 11:34

The British Science Festival has long frustrated people as more about PR than debate. In 1970, activists decided to shake things up and staged an intervention.

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Brainy processing at your fingertips

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-08 10:25

New research shows that nerve endings in the fingertips perform neural computations that were thought to occur in the brain.

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We need shrinks in hospital emergency rooms

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-08 10:00
It's time to abandon mind-body duality in medicine: we need psychiatrists in hospitals and better physical care for psychiatric patients, says Simon Wessely






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Meteorite 'caused mysterious boom in Nicaragua'

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-08 09:09
Asteroid fragment thought to have caused large crater and loud noise but uncertainty remains as no streak of light seen in sky Continue reading...






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Ashya King: An odd form of celebrity

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-08 08:20

The case of Ashya King highlights a peculiarity in our culture, the family medical human interest story. With a dangerously sick child at its centre, private pain becomes public property. But how did such stories become common in the media, and why is there a public appetite for following individual patient pathways?

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Ebola's silver lining: We can clamp down on bushmeat

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-08 08:00
The smuggling and consumption of wild animals has helped Ebola spread in West Africa. What better moment to act, says an animal protection campaigner






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Where science is concerned, I must part company with some of our economists

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-08 07:51

To transform our nation, we need to facilitate innovation in science on a scale weve never achieved. Thats too important to be left to chance, or to market signals

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When fridges attack: the new ethics of the Internet of Things

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-08 07:00

The following post is an edited version of the presidential lecture of the Mathematical Sciences Section of the British Science Association, given by Peter McOwan at the 2014 British Science Festival

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Human DNA belongs to no one - it shouldn't be patented

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-08 01:28

The Australian federal court ruled that isolated human genetic material can be patented. The US supreme court disagrees and the Americans got it exactly right

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The Theory of Everything review: Hawking's story packs powerful punch

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-09-07 23:57
Boffin biopic built on towering performances from Eddie Redmayne as the physicist and Felicity Jones as his first wife Continue reading...
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Hopes raised as Ebola vaccine protects monkeys for 10 months

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-09-07 18:50
Human trials underway aiming to prevent another outbreak of the virus which has swept through west Africa Continue reading...
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New to nature No 133: Aulacoseira coroniformis

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-09-07 00:05
This single-celled alga known as a diatom helps tell the tale of a Florida ecosystem's evolution Continue reading...






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Epigenetics: genes, environment and the generation game

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-09-07 00:04
New research claims that environmental factors affect not just an individual's genes but those of their offspring too. Diabetes, obesity even certain phobias may all be influenced by the behaviour of our forebears Continue reading...






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Predicting earthquakes: why seismologists have a mountain to climb

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-09-06 19:00
Pinpointing volcanic eruptions in Iceland is one thing but what about earthquakes? Well, they're a bit like London buses Continue reading...
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What does it feel like when everyone else finds the Higgs, and you don't?

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-09-06 13:57

A short film on the ups, but mainly downs, of a difficult search.

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