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How super-resolution microscopy made me fall in love with science (again)

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-21 07:30

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a super-resolution image may be worth a thousand gigabytes and its changing the course of biomedical research

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Can you solve Martin Gardners best mathematical puzzles?

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-21 06:32

The maestro of recreational maths was born 100 years ago today. Here we celebrate his birthday with eight of his most celebrated puzzles

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Information Age: the radio transmitter that changed our world

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-21 06:00

The second in our series on the major inventions that shaped the information age revisits the London transmitter 2LO and the birth of British broadcasting

Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World at the Science Museum, London, opens on Saturday 25 October

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Siding Spring observatory under threat from coal seam gas light pollution

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-21 05:46

Astronomers warn light pollution from planned Santos coal seam gas developments in NSW may force Australias top observatory to close

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Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:49

Medical team regrow cells of patients severed spine in breakthrough that offers hope to millions with disability

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Quantum computer buyers' guide: Buy one today

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-20 19:00
Can't wait to get your hands on a shiny new quantum computer? The good news is that you can buy one today. The bad news is nobody knows if it actually is one
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Quantum computer buyers' guide: Apps

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-20 19:00
What will you be able to run on your quantum computer? Here's our pick of the best apps in the pipeline
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Quantum computer buyers' guide: Hardware

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-20 19:00
Spin or superconductor? It's the "Apple vs Android" of the quantum computing world. Here's what you need to know to choose
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Quantum computer buyers' guide: Getting started

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-20 19:00
Baffled by how a quantum computer is supposed to work? Some of the biggest brains in physics can't figure it out either. Here's a rundown of the basics (full text available to subscribers)
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Why language is neither an instinct nor innate

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-20 18:00
The ideas of Noam Chomsky, popularised by Steven Pinker, come under fire in Vyvyan Evans's book The Language Myth: Why language is not an instinct






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The Extinction Marathon: the art world's bid to save the human race - The Guardian

Marcus du Sautoy news - Mon, 2014-10-20 17:56

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The Extinction Marathon: the art world's bid to save the human race
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Notable participants ranged from mathematician Marcus de Sautoy, who told three mathematical stories about extinction, and Turner-nominated artist Cornelia Parker who gave a personal “tirade”, to a new sound installation of flocks of starlings by ...

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Comet immortalised before close call with spacecraft

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-20 17:33
A comet making its first trip in from the Oort cloud was caught on camera before a near miss with four spacecraft currently orbiting the Red Planet






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Number of eggs a woman has predicts heart attack risk

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-20 17:14
A woman's biological clock may also tell her cellular time. The number of eggs a woman has shows how fast her cells are ageing and predicts her heart disease risk






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-20 16:45
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: world's oldest genitals, secret spaceplane returns home, arthritis genes leak from fetus to mother, wearable tech tracks workers, Vietnam loses taste for rhino horn, and more






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In defence of offering egg freezing to women workers

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-20 16:00
The critics are wrong – offering egg freezing to female staff is a welcome boost to their family ambitions, says pregnancy expert Chavi Eve Karkowsky






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China set to launch probe on round trip to the moon

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-20 15:00
The Chinese space agency's newest space launch will test atmospheric re-entry technology ahead of a more complex mission to collect moon rocks in 2017






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Venomous spider found in Waitrose shopping 'beautiful but aggressive'

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-10-20 13:35

While most spiders scurry away when confronted, the Brazilian wandering spider stands its ground, says David Clarke of London Zoo

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    Campaign blunts Vietnamese demand for rhino horn

    New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:35
    Polls suggest that Vietnam is losing its taste for rhino horn, but rhino poaching is still on course to break records again this year






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    Google Doodle forgets to celebrate Christopher Wren the man of science

    Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-10-20 09:39

    Todays Google Doodle marks the birthday of Christopher Wren, the architect, but we should also remember him as an astronomer and founding figure for the Royal Society and Royal Observatory

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    Wearable tech lets boss track your work, rest and play

    New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-10-20 08:00
    How will our lives change as more and more firms digitally monitor their employees' movements and health, at work and beyond. We're about to find out






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