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Rome's military women have been hiding in plain sight

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:00
Women were banned from Roman military life – so how come six are sculpted on one of the most-studied triumphal monuments in the world?






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Pope to make moral case for action on climate change

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2015-01-14 20:30
Catholics worldwide will hear Pope Francis's message – expected to plead for a climate deal that will protect the planet's three billion poorest






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Adapt first, mutate later: Is evolution out of order?

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2015-01-14 20:00
We used to think evolution had to start with random mutations, now walking fish and bipedal mice are turning our ideas on their head (full text available to subscribers)






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Romance algorithm predicts if you'll be lucky in love

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2015-01-14 19:30
Single? Wonder if you can do better? The Nanaya service will tell you the chances of finding the mathematically ideal partner






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Galactic zombies roam the cosmos and refuse to die

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2015-01-14 19:00
Cannibalism plays a big part in the life cycle of galaxies, but some rise from the dead as zombies – including one on a collision course with our own






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Nasa: no evidence of ammonia leak on International Space Station - video

Guardian Science - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:44
Nasa officials say they believe no ammonia has been leaked inside the International Space Station (ISS), but have moved the US crew as a precaution. ISS manager Mike Suffredini says there is no 'hard evidence' of a leak and the issue may instead be a sensor error. In the meantime, two Americans and an Italian astronaut have taken refuge with three cosmonauts in the Russian section of the station Continue reading...






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Free speech has to be for everyone, or not at all

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:30
The UK government wants to curtail online communication between terrorists, but any attempt will restrict free speech for everyone






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Scientists reveal which coral reefs can survive global warming

Guardian Science - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:00

Study shows for the first time which parts of the Great Barrier Reef and other reefs can be expected to bounce back from mass bleaching events

Scientists have identified which parts of the Great Barrier Reef and other reefs are most capable of recovering from mass bleaching events which will become more frequent due to global warming.

The information should help conservationists to target their efforts to protect the portions of reefs that are most capable of survival, they say.

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World's biggest magnet to power Indian neutrino hunter

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:00
The green light has been given to build the India-based Neutrino Observatory, whose massive magnet will help study the subatomic particles






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Brain signature of emotion-linked pain is uncovered

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2015-01-14 17:30
For the first time, scans have identified brain activity associated with pain linked to your state of mind. It could help treat conditions like fibromyalgia






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2015-01-14 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: NASA chief scientist's plans for Mars, pain in the brain, whale culture, long hours and hard drinking, and more






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Ancient sea scorpion shows off its land legs

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2015-01-14 17:04
The intact fossil of a new scorpion species shows that the animals could have evolved for life on land earlier than thought






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Poisoning Tibet's rabbit relatives may be a bad move

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2015-01-14 16:54
The Chinese government is poisoning pikas for wrecking the ecosystem, but they could be essential to the survival of the Tibetan fox and for regulating rivers






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Keystone XL pipeline inches closer - but may yet fail

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2015-01-14 14:58
The controversial oil pipeline from Canada to Texas wins approval in the US House of Representatives, but a Senate vote and presidential veto may yet derail it






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Proof that birds pick nest materials with camouflage in mind

Guardian Science - Wed, 2015-01-14 14:14

A recent study by a research team in Scotland reveals that birds intentionally choose colour-matching materials to camouflage their nests thereby reducing predation risk.

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International Space Station crew evacuates US section due to 'leak'

Guardian Science - Wed, 2015-01-14 14:10

Russian officials say ‘harmful substances’ leak caused isolation of US section, but six crew – three Russians, two Americans and an Italian – out of danger

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What Is Art And What Does It Mean To Primary School Children - ArtLyst

Marcus du Sautoy news - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:45

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What Is Art And What Does It Mean To Primary School Children
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... the arts and education, including Emily Pringle, Head of Learning at the Tate, artist Do Ho Suh, percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, composer Nitin Sawhney, drama educationalist Professor Joe Winston, and mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy.

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Celebrity Big Brother and the rise of the ‘quantum celebrity’

Guardian Science - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:15

The latest season of Celebrity Big Brother has proven to be just as awful as you might expect, but this and the increasing number of other questionable ‘reality’ TV shows are causing interesting and baffling new forms of fame and celebrity to arise, some of which can only be explained via quantum mechanics

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Huygens probe landed on Saturn's moon Titan on this day 10 years ago

Guardian Science - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:00

Tony Blair was prime minister, Facebook was virtually unheard of outside of the Ivy League, broadband had only just begun to overtake dialup – and a disc-shaped space probe landed on a distant world

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Is poker a game of skill, or a game of luck?

Guardian Science - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:00

Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?

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