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Aids deaths tumble but rising resistance to HIV drugs threatens gains

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-07-18 07:00
Warning over growing resistance to antiretrovirals dampens hopes that Aids can be eliminated by 2030 Continue reading...
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NHS medicines watchdog lowers bar for statins prescriptions

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-07-18 00:05
An estimated 4.5 million more people will be eligible for statins under new guidance, in addition to 13 million already eligible Continue reading...
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What was the Malaysian jet doing over a war zone?

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 21:57
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine. But why was it flying in such a dangerous area?

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Bubble wrap used for cheap blood and bacteria tests

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 21:14
Cheap, lightweight and sterile, the common packing material can replace pricey chemistry gear when budgets are tight

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Sensor-laden smart bandages to monitor vital signs

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 21:00
A project called Bioscope is building a type of bandage that senses a hospital patient's heart rate, temperature, internal body noises and physical movement

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Sorry, tiger: Why we should save weird species first

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 20:00
With more than 4000 species on the brink of extinction and limited resources to help them, conservation needs to move beyond the cuteness factor (full text available to subscribers)

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Books out, 3D printers in for reinvented US libraries

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 19:30
Across the US, libraries are setting up maker labs as they turn themselves into hubs for high-tech innovation and training

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Fix farms in a few countries and feed 3 billion people

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 19:00
A handful of countries and crops account for most of our issues with food production – if we sort them out, we could feed far more mouths

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World's fastest humanoid robot learns sign language

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 18:32
The latest evolution of Honda's iconic white android, Asimo, combines athletic running with a delicate and dextrous touch

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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: computers that go beyond logic, arthritis drug could stall Alzheimer's, cosmic light crisis, diamonds squeezed and more

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: how scientifically plausible is it?

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:46

The latest Planet of the Apes movie is in UK cinemas from Thursday. Six experts in primate evolution, anatomy, behaviour and communication deliver their verdicts on the film

Scroll down to watch Carole Jahme interview Andy Serkis, who plays the chimp Caesar

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Waste paper turned into a super-spongy battery

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 14:00
Treat paper in the right way and it can become a form of porous carbon capable of sucking up charge – making it the perfect battery for storing wind energy

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How to handle the heat (with science)

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:30

Many are reporting that this weekend could see a heatwave in the UK. But wherever and whenever they are, intelligent humans have developed ways to cool down, some of which are more drastic than others

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What will hypercomputers let us do? Good question

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:00
Machines that go beyond human logic could help us understand how we think – if we can only figure out what to ask them

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Higgs boson glimpsed at work for first time

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 11:43
Rare particle scattering detected at CERN may help test how the Higgs boson imparts mass to other particles – and perhaps lead to new physics

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Strange dark stuff is making the universe too bright

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 10:00
Sky surveys suggest that dark matter or some other mysterious dark material may be lighting up the universe with too much ultraviolet radiation

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Scientists name new species of water mite after Jennifer Lopez

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-17 09:32

Litarachna lopezae was given its name as a 'token of gratitude' for the singer's music, which biologists listened to as they documented their discovery

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Spark of life revisited thanks to electric bacteria

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-07-17 08:00
The discovery and culturing of bacteria that eat and excrete electrons means we may soon find out just how little electricity fundamental life requires

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Films that help parents bring science home to their children

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:00
Many home science demonstrations fail to convey crucial aspects of the subject. The Royal Institution's ExpeRimental films aim to change that Continue reading...

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Breakthrough made in quest for new malaria drugs as resistance fears grow

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:17

Australian scientists starve parasite of crucial proteins, providing a target for the development of new antimalarials

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