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Stem cells improve vision enough for horse riding

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 00:00
People blinded because of degenerating retinal cells have seen improvements in their sight thanks to injections of retinal cells made from stem cells






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What I'd ask Spider-Man, mascot of bio-inspiration

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 20:00
Like Peter Parker, Jeff Karp takes ideas from nature and improves on them to make the world a better place. His superpower is innovating in medical technology (full text available to subscribers)






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A life spent chasing down how whales evolved

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:00
The intriguing story of how whale evolution was unpicked is told in The Walking Whales, revealing what it's like to be a globe-trotting palaeontologist






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: storytelling machines, algorithms devour us, future stuff, fish like oil rigs, quagga mussel invasion and more






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Google Glass user treated for internet addiction caused by the device

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-14 17:28

Patient appeared to suffer withdrawal symptoms when prevented from using Google Glass and dreamed he was wearing it

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Pentagon warns the US military of climate change

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:30
A US Department of Defense report says the impacts of climate change could fuel armed insurgency and challenge governments, and aims to prepare the US army for the worst






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Wonder stuff: Amazing material that does grow on trees

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:00
Wood could hold up the skyscrapers of the future – now that it's stronger and more versatile than ever before (full text available to subscribers)






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Top 10 science and tech books for October: from Brian Cox and wacky Mother Nature to space and pizza

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-14 14:01

From the celebration of life on earth and quantum mechanics to the science of dining and how to serve food properly at a party

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Home Office rules on animal welfare in laboratories are too weak

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-14 13:13
The rules may be followed, but undercover investigations by the BUAV expose the reality of life for lab animals Continue reading...






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5 reasons to worry about a quagga mussel invasion

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 12:48
The invasive quagga mussel has been spotted in the UK. It breeds rapidly and suffocates other mussel species, but could be controlled with a poison pill






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Told by a robot: Fiction by storytelling computers

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 12:30
Once upon a time there were three AIs that trawled the web for stuff they could turn into stories. Read on to find out how good they are






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Grizzled veteran chimp shares snack with stripling

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 12:00
How come this elder male chimpanzee is happy to share berries with a 4-year-old? Thanks to Jane Goodall, we know them so well we can hazard a guess






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Jean Golding: a tale of illness, adventure and statistics

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-14 11:18

As its Ada Lovelace Day, Suzi Gage shares an extract from a book chapter she wrote about Professor Jean Golding, who set up the Children of the 90s birth cohort

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Absent tots give early alarm on disease

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 11:01
Monitoring absences in daycare could give health authorities warnings of illnesses like flu and gastroenteritis weeks before they hit the wider community






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Citizen science from studying bees or seaweed to solar storm-watching

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-14 10:00

The range of projects that you and your family can get involved with is staggering, and the potential rewards are immense

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Brian Coxs guide to becoming a citizen scientist

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-14 10:00

The internet and technology have opened up opportunities for amateur scientists you may discover new planets or species

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We must try a lot harder to beat fake antimalarials

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 10:00
Malaria medicines that are too weak or downright fakes are harming health and could aggravate drug resistance, says epidemiologist Paul Newton






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Let science decide the voting age

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 08:00
Research on the adolescent brain can help us decide whether 16-year-olds should have the vote, says psychologist Laurence Steinberg






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Serpentine Marathon Explores The Complex And Timely Topic Of Extinction - ArtLyst

Marcus du Sautoy news - Tue, 2014-10-14 07:01

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Serpentine Marathon Explores The Complex And Timely Topic Of Extinction
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... artist and poet Jimmie Durham; mathematician Marcus du Sautoy; palaeontologist Richard Fortey; agriculturalist and biodiversity archivist Cary Fowler; artists Gilbert & George; cultural critic and queer theorist Jack Halberstam; artist and designer ...

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