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Google's fact-checking bots build vast knowledge bank

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:30
The search giant is automatically building Knowledge Vault, a massive database that could give us unprecedented access to the world's facts






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Brain drain: Are we evolving stupidity?

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:00
We got smarter and smarter in the 20th century, but now there are signs that IQs have begun to fall in countries such as the UK and Australia (full text available to subscribers)






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Digital textbooks adapt to your level as you learn

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 19:00
Struggling with chapter 3? Adaptive textbooks will give you extra, personalised help when you need it






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Neanderthal demise traced in unprecedented detail

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 18:00
A study of 40 archaeological sites in Europe suggests the Neanderthals died out 40,000 years ago, much earlier than thought, and that humans played a role






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Seals, not Spaniards, first brought TB to Americas

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 18:00
Seals and sea lions may have brought a form of tuberculosis to the Americas, centuries before the Spanish did so






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First samples of Antarctic lake reveal thriving life

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 18:00
About 4000 microbe species have been found in Lake Whillans, 800 metres beneath Antarctica's ice sheets, raising hopes for life on Mars and Europa






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:33
All the latest on newscientist.com: why we must daydream, ultimate rejuvenation trial, our place in the universe, police in Ferguson, alien heat and more






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Young blood to be used in ultimate rejuvenation trial

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:30
In California, people with Alzheimer's will be given transfusions of young blood to see if improves their cognition – there's good reason to hope it might






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How many motors can NASA cram on its fryer-oil flier?

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00
NASA's grease-fuelled hybrid aircraft seems to have been inspired by a magical movie car






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Crowd-control policing in the US is stuck in riot mode

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 16:34
Protest policing in the US adheres to outdated, aggressive tactics that only deepen tensions. There is a better way, says Michael Bond






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Spot ET's waste heat for chance to find alien life

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 15:45
A new approach to the search for intelligent aliens looks for the heat from galaxy-spanning technology – and may have found some promising candidates






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Nearby galaxy may be victim of dark matter hit-and-run

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 15:17
A massive hole in a small spiral galaxy may have been punched by a huge "subhalo" of dark matter – and the same thing may have happened to the Milky Way






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More great moments in science (if Twitter had existed)

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-08-20 07:15

A month ago, we looked at what great moments in science might have looked like if they happened via Twitter. Many who read it wanted to see more. So here are some more

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Echo of Soviet Union's fall in nations' heart health

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:05
In Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, men in their early fifties are more likely to die of heart disease than French men 20 years older – but it's getting better






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How daydreaming can help you beat information overload

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-19 20:00
Life is throwing ever more information our way. But there are simple tracks that can help us cope, says neuroscientist Daniel Levitin (full text available to subscribers)






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Just how rare is intelligent life in the universe?

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-19 19:00
Although intelligent life may exist on other planets, The Copernicus Complex by Caleb Scharf argues that Earth will still be special after all






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Otherworldly view of a giant Californian wildfire

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-19 18:00
Long exposure gives an ethereal view of fires raging across Yosemite National Park, where drought and a hot summer have created unprecedented conditions






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-19 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: enigma of shrinking Y chromosome, dark net, Michael Brown autopsy, California's drought plan, Ebola quackery and more






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African elephants are being poached to extinction

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-08-19 17:15
The surge in the illegal ivory trade is shrinking Africa's elephant population by up to 3 per cent a year, which could ultimately wipe out the species






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