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Spidery forest gadgets catch secret nuclear blasts

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-09 23:00
Hidden in the Norwegian forest, this huge steel web can sense the inaudible rumble of a nuclear blast or a meteor strike half a world away






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Harness randomness to succeed at life

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-09 20:00
From tennis to the stock market, How to Predict the Unpredictable by William Poundstone aims to teach you how to overcome a universal human weakness






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New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-09 17:45
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: no easy landing for comet probe, the truth about Nazi space rockets, transhumanist manifesto throws caution to the wind, and more






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Nasa questions whether crater in Nicaragua caused by meteorite

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-09 16:31
Experts say meteorite cannot be ruled out, but lack of accounts of fireball in sky suggest something else is behind event Continue reading...






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No easy parking spot for first-ever comet landing

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-09 16:25
High-res images from the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft show its target comet is covered in cliffs – great for science but scary for landing






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What the polls really mean for the future of Scotland

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-09 15:08
Scotland will vote "yes" to independence, according to two opinion polls – but analysing polling stats suggests the vote is balanced on a knife-edge






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Bereavement can disrupt immune system of older people, says study

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-09 14:11
Damaging effects of grief on the immune system not seen in younger people, whose defences seemed more resilient Continue reading...
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Zoologger: Fish that picks its work partners wisely

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-09 13:06
Coral trout work together with moray eels to winkle out hidden prey – and they skilfully decide both when to collaborate and which eels are best






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WHO fast-tracks use of experimental drugs for Ebola

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-09 11:03
The World Health Organization is launching the biggest emergency clinical trials in history as experimental treatments are prepared for the Ebola epidemic






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The last supermoon in pictures

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-09 10:15

This full moon marks the third in a trilogy of supermoons this summer. July and Augusts full moons both fell during the moons perigee when it was at the closest point in its orbit to Earth. It is also a harvest moon, which rises around the same time that the sun sets, giving the moon a reddened, swollen appearance. This was welcome in an agrarian era when farmers worked late into the night trying to harvest their crops before frost set in

10 things you should know about the supermoon

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10 things you should know about the supermoon

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-09 09:17

On 9 September the moon may appear 14% larger and 30% brighter as it comes closer than usual to the Earth

The last supermoon - in pictures

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Microlithography techniques give arrays the nanoscale edge

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-09 08:00

A recent advance in nanotechnology could herald the widespread uptake of nanoelectrode arrays and the next generation of low-cost, high-performance nanoscale biosensing devices

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Myths and reality of the Nazi space rocket

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-09-09 08:00
Seventy years ago this month, one of the second world war's scariest weapons began to rain terror on London. But the V-2 was also the world's first spacecraft






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Crazy paving: the twisted world of parquet deformations

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-09-09 07:10

Craig Kaplan is master of the geometrical technique in which tiles are constantly changing shape

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The Imitation Game review: Knightley and Cumberbatch impress, but historical spoilers lower the tension

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-08 20:19
The Alan Turing biopic has all the elements of drama going for it, but somehow the script fails to catch fire Continue reading...
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Burning blue sky: Earth's cloud shield is failing

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-08 20:00
It's the clouds that stop the oceans boiling. But as the planet warms, our main defence against the sun's fierce heat is weakening (full text available to subscribers)






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Meteorite strike in Nicaragua puzzles experts

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-09-08 19:28
Officials appeal for witnesses after residents report a loud boom but no one reports seeing the space rock streaking in the sky Continue reading...






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A manifesto for playing god with human evolution

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-08 19:00
Fancy living forever, or uploading your mind to the net? The Proactionary Imperative embraces transhumanist dreams, but reminds why we need medical ethics






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New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-08 17:45
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: mother's diet - not ethnicity - key to baby size, coffee gene hacked for tastier brew, volcano spouts fiery tornado, no ghosts channeled on atheist TV, and more






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Muddy flood engulfs all but top of Kashmiri temple

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-09-08 17:32
Six days of heavy rain have led to the Kashmir's worst flooding in over five decades






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