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Biological pacemaker keeps a beat without the hardware

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:00
Adult pigs have been cured of heart block by turning their own cells into a pacemaker using a gene involved in embryonic heat development






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Watchdog must be tougher on climate sceptic 'charity'

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:31
Decisive action is needed to curb Nigel Lawson's Global Warming Policy Foundation, which lobbies against climate change mitigation, says policy expert Bob Ward






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Largest laser gives diamond a record-setting squeeze

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:00
A laser used to spark nuclear fusion has compressed diamond at unprecedented pressure, giving the first data on how carbon may behave inside giant planets






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Arthritis drug shows potential to stall Alzheimer's

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:00
Etanercept might be able to reduce the cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a small pilot safety study






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: psychotherapy that transforms lives, secret writing, electric life forms, world's first home robot and more






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Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 17:08
Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere






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Epic map reveals Mars's geography in unrivalled detail

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 17:00
It took four spacecraft, billions of dollars and 16 years to gather the data for this glorious map of the Red Planet – now you can have it on your wall






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Odor-resistant gym clothes delivered to International Space Station

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:57

Shipment that launched three days ago from Virginia also includes food, science experiments and mini-satellites

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Meet Jibo, the cute social robot that knows the family

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 14:00
It doesn't just recognise you – it can field your phone calls and chat to you at dinner. Hal Hodson meets Jibo, the first home robot






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Nasa's Curiosity rover finds large iron meteorite on Mars

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 13:58

The iron meteorite discovered by the Curiosity rover must once have been at the heart of a growing planet that was shattered aeons ago

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Let's get to the bottom of science's class divide

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 13:56
As the son of a milkman, new science minister Greg Clark might want to know he has a social mobility problem to fix, says Michael Brooks






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Rosetta's target comet is a surprise double space rock

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:53
Pictures from the European Rosetta probe suggest the comet selected for an attempted landing, Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is actually two icy rocks stuck together






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Church takes 'important' long-term view on fossil fuel

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:04
The World Council of Churches has said investing in fossil fuels is unethical. The move won't affect emissions, but it could have a wider impact






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Science quiz - test your knowledge

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:00
From the size of Britain's food mountain to Seahenge: test your Observer Tech Monthly science knowledge Continue reading...






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Observer Tech Monthly science quiz

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:00
Test your science knowledge, from food mountains to fish-eating spiders to kangaroos' tails Continue reading...






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Cargo craft delivers supplies to International Space Station - live stream

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 11:26
Watch live as an Orbital Sciences rocket carrying a Cygnus craft loaded with supplies and equipment connects with the International Space Station. The cargo includes food, hardware, satellites, and space walking equipment Continue reading...






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Defending the grand vision of the Human Brain Project

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 11:04
Criticism of the European Union's Human Brain Project misses the point of its unifying mission, says the project's co-executive director Richard Frackowiak






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Google Streetview cars sniff out gas leaks in cities

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 11:00
Sensors strapped to the top of Google's cars have mapped hundreds of methane leaks around Boston, Staten Island and Indianapolis






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It could save my children, but I don't want to know

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:01

What do particle physics and medical screening have in common? And why might we want to be tested, but not hear the result?

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Cannabis really can trigger paranoia

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:00

The largest ever study of the effects of the main psychoactive component of cannabis suggests that it can cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals

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