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Meet Jibo, the cute social robot that knows the family

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 14:00
It doesn't just recognise you – it can field your phone calls and chat to you at dinner. Hal Hodson meets Jibo, the first home robot






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Nasa's Curiosity rover finds large iron meteorite on Mars

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 13:58

The iron meteorite discovered by the Curiosity rover must once have been at the heart of a growing planet that was shattered aeons ago

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Let's get to the bottom of science's class divide

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 13:56
As the son of a milkman, new science minister Greg Clark might want to know he has a social mobility problem to fix, says Michael Brooks






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Rosetta's target comet is a surprise double space rock

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:53
Pictures from the European Rosetta probe suggest the comet selected for an attempted landing, Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is actually two icy rocks stuck together






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Church takes 'important' long-term view on fossil fuel

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:04
The World Council of Churches has said investing in fossil fuels is unethical. The move won't affect emissions, but it could have a wider impact






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Science quiz - test your knowledge

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:00
From the size of Britain's food mountain to Seahenge: test your Observer Tech Monthly science knowledge Continue reading...






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Observer Tech Monthly science quiz

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:00
Test your science knowledge, from food mountains to fish-eating spiders to kangaroos' tails Continue reading...






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Cargo craft delivers supplies to International Space Station - live stream

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 11:26
Watch live as an Orbital Sciences rocket carrying a Cygnus craft loaded with supplies and equipment connects with the International Space Station. The cargo includes food, hardware, satellites, and space walking equipment Continue reading...






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Defending the grand vision of the Human Brain Project

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 11:04
Criticism of the European Union's Human Brain Project misses the point of its unifying mission, says the project's co-executive director Richard Frackowiak






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Google Streetview cars sniff out gas leaks in cities

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-07-16 11:00
Sensors strapped to the top of Google's cars have mapped hundreds of methane leaks around Boston, Staten Island and Indianapolis






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It could save my children, but I don't want to know

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:01

What do particle physics and medical screening have in common? And why might we want to be tested, but not hear the result?

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Cannabis really can trigger paranoia

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:00

The largest ever study of the effects of the main psychoactive component of cannabis suggests that it can cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals

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Know this: the latest psychotherapy transforms lives

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-07-15 20:00
Economist Richard Layard and psychologist David Clark champion evidence-based therapies for depression and anxiety. They tell how their mission has just begun (full text available to subscribers)






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Space race: eight sites shortlisted for UK's first commercial spaceport

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:23
Bid to transform the UK into a leading space nation, with six of the proposed venues lying north of the Scottish border Continue reading...






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Revealing all: A history of secret writing

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:00
A history of secret messages that runs from lemon juice to codes in digital photos, Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies doesn't quite live up to its glamorous title






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US admits security breaches with deadly virus samples

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-07-15 17:43
Biosecurity slip-ups in US labs handling anthrax and smallpox happened because of lack of oversight and failure to follow protocol, says new report






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-07-15 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: rogue elements in the periodic table, how behaviour genetics jumped the rails, Ebola, Detroit water, UK science and more






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Four-winged flying dinosaur unearthed in China

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-07-15 17:18
Newly discovered Changyuraptor yangi lived 125m years ago and was like 'a big turkey with a really long tail' Continue reading...






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Olga Hudlická obituary

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-07-15 17:16
Vascular physiologist whose work on skeletal and cardiac blood vessels has benefited many patients Continue reading...






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High-precision hydrogen clock to hunt for new physics

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-07-15 16:00
An ultra-precise clock that ticks to the rhythm of hydrogen molecules could offer a way to probe particle masses and look for signs of odd behaviour






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