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In praise of ... supermoons

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-08-11 19:35
There are three perigee moons this year, but this weeks comes closer to the earth than any of the rest Continue reading...






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Perseids meteor shower and supermoon offer divine heavenly show

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-08-11 19:33
Astronomers and amateur skywatchers excited as perigee moon and comet Swift-Tuttle appear together for dazzling skies

Supermoon lights up skies around the world in pictures
Share your pictures of the supermoon with GuardianWitness Continue reading...






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Machine predicts heart attacks 4 hours before doctors

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-08-11 19:00
Training an algorithm on hospital visit data allows it to tell if a patient is likely to go into cardiac or respiratory arrest






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Runners in Alaska cover nearly 600 miles in six days

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-08-11 18:41
Marathons have nothing on these athletes, who pushed themselves to the limits of human endurance






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What is the best way to see the Perseid meteor shower?

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-08-11 17:43
The spectacular sight of hundreds of shooting stars streaking across the sky might be obscured by the supermoon this year. But you can improve your chances of seeing it

View the Perseid meteor shower in pictures Continue reading...






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Sea of selfies – social media's monoculture threat

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-08-11 17:40
Social media's just fun, right? No, says a new art exhibition: tweets and selfies are creating monoculture, an online equivalent to crops like rape seed






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-08-11 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: big beasts back in Europe, Copenhagen's big smart street light test, self-experimenting Nobelist, human harp and more






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Human harp makes music by playing the Brooklyn Bridge

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:45
A body suit can transform the vibrations of architectural structures into works of art






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Targeted clot-busting drug won't boost bleeding risk

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:14
A designer enzyme can be injected near a dangerous blood clot to break it down without risking bleeding elsewhere – unlike standard blood-thinning drugs






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City and rural super-dialects exposed via Twitter

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:11
An analysis of millions of Spanish tweets found two popular speaking styles: one spoken by people in cities, another favoured by those in small towns






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Riveted review the science of why we find things compelling

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:00
Jim Davies's exploration of the psychology behind our passions and interests is full of attractive ideas Continue reading...






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Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen review a compendium of clever quotes and shrewd observations

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-08-11 09:00
Why are we so seduced by the idea of invisibility? Philip Ball's investigation is both original and thought-provoking Continue reading...






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The surprising power of the unseen

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-08-11 09:00
Primitive notions about hidden beings and forces have helped shaped science, argues Philip Ball in his book Invisible: The dangerous allure of the unseen






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Did Aristotle invent science? podcast

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-08-11 06:00
Evolutionary biologist Armand Leroi argues that Aristotle laid the foundations of modern science. Plus, the Ebola outbreak; Rosetta's rendez-vous with a comet; and taking aspirin to prevent cancer Continue reading...






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Where the wild things are: Big beasts return to Europe

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-08-10 20:00
It's a feel-good conservation story but can Europe's human inhabitants really coexist peacefully with wolves, bears and lynx? (full text available to subscribers)






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Surprise! Keystone XL will make climate change worse

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-08-10 18:00
The controversial oil pipeline will boost carbon dioxide emissions by 110 million tonnes per year, far more than the US government claimed






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Supermoon lights up skies around the world in pictures

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-08-10 16:36

Satellite at perigee stage, meaning at closest point to Earth, and will be 14% larger and 30% brighter than normal

Supermoon and Perseids shower offer divine heavenly show

Supermoon 2014: share your pictures

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The 'bionic ear': the couple who helped the world to hear

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-08-10 14:35
Ingeborg and Erwin Hochmair hope to further advance their cochlear implant credited as the first device ever to replace a sensory organ Continue reading...
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Massive smart light lab tests tech to slash emissions

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2014-08-10 12:00
Copenhagen is the site for a huge experiment in smart lighting that could save money, cut carbon emissions and even alert police to suspicious activity






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