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Falcons learn to hunt by chasing drones

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2015-03-19 21:00
The ancient sport of falconry is embracing high-tech hunting, with falconers using robots to train their birds. The move could help conservation efforts






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Clucking hell: The nightmare world without chickens

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2015-03-19 20:00
Riots, pandemics, starvation – if this humble bird disappeared, we would be in big trouble. So how likely is chickageddon? (full text available to subscribers)






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Scientists create Terminator 2-inspired 3D printer

Guardian Science - Thu, 2015-03-19 18:45

New technique works 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing and makes objects within minutes by simply lifting them out of a pool of resin

Scientists have created a Terminator 2-inspired 3D printer that lifts objects fully formed from a pool of goo in a matter of minutes.

The technique, which could transform 3D printing, works up to 100 times faster than current methods and produces objects that are considerably stronger.

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Terminator 2-inspired 3D printing method - video

Guardian Science - Thu, 2015-03-19 18:18
A new method of 3D printing demonstrates how detailed solids can be 'grown' out of a liquid bath. Researchers have come up with a 3D printing method that dwarfs conventional 3D print speeds, making it possible to convert 3D designs into parts in minutes instead of hours. The technology could be used to print soft elastic materials, ceramics, and biological materials like tissues Continue reading...






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2015-03-19 18:12
All the latest on newscientist.com: the robot with a self, cool electric cars, recruitment by video game, solar eclipse guide, NHS game-changers, and more






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Arctic sea ice extent hits record low for winter maximum

Guardian Science - Thu, 2015-03-19 18:07

Record low ice coverage this winter is caused by climate change and abnormally mild weather, scientists say

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Create UN military unit to protect ancient sites from Isis, says Italy

Guardian Science - Thu, 2015-03-19 18:03

World’s archaeological heritage needs protection by UN ‘blue helmets of culture’ force akin to peacekeepers, says culture minister Dario Franceschini

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Cane toad has surprise effect on Australian ecosystem

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2015-03-19 17:57
Invasive toads in Australia poison predators that eat them, allowing other prey, like the crimson finch to flourish






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Eclipse 2015: Your guide to the solar spectacle

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:46
What will happen, where and when, and how to watch tomorrow's eclipse safely - as well as what scientists might learn from it






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Video games beat interviews to recruit the very best

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:30
Forget interviews. Being good at special video games could land you that plum job  – and help make recruitment a fairer process






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How chemistry affects the evolution of life

Guardian Science - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:18

In this fascinating video, Professor Ros Rickaby from Oxford chats with Professor Simon Conway-Morris at Cambridge about how Earth’s changing chemistry has affected evolution, and how this can sometimes lead to evolutionary convergence

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Solar eclipse 2015: what you need to know

Guardian Science - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:05

From science and superstitions to where you can see it and how to stay safe, here is everything you need to enjoy the sun’s upcoming vanishing act

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NHS game-changers: The key challenges to healthcare

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:03
With the UK general election looming, New Scientist looks beyond the funding crisis to the disruptive forces that the politicians aren’t talking about






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Mark Zuckerberg book club tackles the philosophy of science

Guardian Science - Thu, 2015-03-19 15:56

Facebook founder’s latest online book club choice is Thomas Kuhn’s classic The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, on the ebb and flow of progress

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Solar eclipse and freak weather may mess up renewables

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2015-03-19 14:47
This week's eclipse will test solar power resilience in Germany, but it may be just a taste of challenges ahead as we deploy more renewables






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Electric cars are so cool they may make it colder

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2015-03-19 14:30
A benefit of replacing conventional cars with electric ones could be a cooling effect in cities of up to 1 °C, which could cut air conditioning use






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Syrian seedbank wins award for continuing work despite civil war

Guardian Science - Thu, 2015-03-19 14:14

Syrian scientists who risked their lives preserving the region’s ancient farming heritage with nearly 150,000 seed samples are presented Gregor Mendel award in Berlin

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IVF nutrients may dictate if the baby's a boy or girl

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2015-03-19 14:00
For people undergoing IVF, the type of protein-rich liquid their embryos develop in could play a role in determining their baby's sex






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UK prepares for solar eclipse impact on electricity grid

Guardian Science - Thu, 2015-03-19 13:11

Event expected to trigger huge downturn in power demand as people go outside to watch, as well as sudden removal of solar power from electricity supply

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NHS game-changers: The antibiotic apocalypse

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2015-03-19 11:00
By 2050, antibiotic-resistant microbes could cost the world $1 trillion a year. We need new drugs and technology that can take the guesswork out of diagnosis






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