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Bacterial waste makes you feel fuller for longer

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-12-12 16:19
Doughnuts? No thank you. An edible powder made from stuff our gut bacteria excrete can stop people gaining weight when taken daily






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Fungal fighters: Cruel weapons of the forest floor

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-12-12 16:00
From body invasion Alien-style to hallucinogenic poisons and limpet mines, fungi have astonishingly creative ways of dispatching their foes (full text available to subscribers)






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Geminid meteor shower: share your photos from around the world

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:55

The annual Geminid meteor shower is expected to begin this weekend, and we would like to see your best photos of the event

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Nasa’s parody music video: All About That Space - video

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:44
After landing on a comet and exploring distant space, Nasa has embarked on a new project: viral marketing. Interns from Nasa's Johnson Space Centre have released a music video that parodies Meghan Trainor's infectious pop single All About That Bass. All About That Space has received lukewarm reviews since its release on Thursday Continue reading...
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The fight back against rape and death threats online

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:00
Twitter, police and law courts are waking up to the ugly abuse that women endure online, with systems, algorithms and trials closing in on perpetrators






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Chris Hadfield: Guardian live interview - video

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-12-12 14:38
The Canadian astronaut talks to Guardian science editor Ian Sample about flying to Mars, going blind in space and his first view of the Earth. Commander Hadfield was speaking at a Guardian Live event at the Royal Geographic Society in December 2014. Find out about upcoming Guardian Live events and debates and how to sign up as a member Continue reading...
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The sites that know your dream job before you do

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:00
We use algorithms to connect to people and things we'll love, like suggestions on Netflix – soon they might connect us to jobs we'll love too






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How to say om nom nom in Hungarian, and other onomatopoeic insights

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

All languages have words that imitate sounds in the real world. But how does a French dog bark, and a Turkish duck quack?

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Feedback: Weight of evidence of error

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:00
Reviewers' proofread fail, plucky little lander plot, they took rockets for a walk and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Your telltale video camera shake can identify you

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-12-12 11:34
Footage captured on wearable cameras contains a motion signature unique to you – protestors and police alike should beware






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Stamping out online abuse is a job for all of us

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-12-12 08:00
Governments, tech giants and individuals must act together if we are to clamp down on threats and abuse in the digital world






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Why whale poo matters

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:00

Not only does nutrient-rich whale poo help reverse the effects of climate change – it’s a remarkable example that nothing in the natural world occurs in isolation

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Hangover severity may be partly genetic

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-12-12 06:30

Alcohol researcher Sally Adams investigates recent research suggesting that a tendency to experience horrendous hangovers is partially inherited

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Egyptian mummy removed from coffin for first time in 2,300 years

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-12-12 05:00

Conservation efforts begin on body of 14-year-old Minirdis, found in 19th century at Nile burial site and brought to the Chicago Field Museum in the 1920s

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Santa Claus deniers: why do they get so much airtime?

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

A comedian runs into trouble when she states on television, repeatedly, that Santa is not real. Why are deniers given so many high-profile platforms to spout their views when the scientific evidence for Santa is so overwhelming?

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How to think about… Space-time

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:00
It has often been described as a rubber sheet, but Einstein's twisted space-time is more intangible than that (full text available to subscribers)






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Great wall of trees keeps China's deserts at bay

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-12-12 02:00
Millions of trees planted in northern China are taming dust storms, but critics wonder whether the Great Green Wall is a long-term solution






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Peer inside the head of a giant prehistoric groundhog

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-12-11 20:30
A virtual replica of the first complete skull of a mysterious mammal is revealing the structure of its bizarre bones






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This means spore: The brutal world of fighting fungi

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-12-11 20:00
Single combat, assassination, chemical warfare, even mind control: the Geneva conventions don't apply when fungi go to war (full text available to subscribers)






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