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Poisonous frogs evolve to sing longer and louder

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:02
The strong poison and bright warning patterns of the little devil frog mean it can sing shamelessly longer and louder in its efforts to woo a mate






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New books party: Books that arrived recently

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:25

After my bookgasm (book-buying binge) at last weeks Frankfurt Book Fair, Ive got a mountain of wonderful books to share with you -- a project that will take place over the next few weeks.

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E-citizens unite: Estonia opens its digital borders

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 12:00
Estonia has invited people to register as e-residents - a step towards a world where a person's identity online matters just as much as their identity offline






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Who owns the moon?

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-17 11:43
As states are not allowed to claim sovereign rights in outer space, land ownership on the moon and planets will in all likelihood be outlawed Continue reading...






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Consensus, chemical signals and colouring by letters - blogs roundup

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-17 11:39

Posts on our network this week included analysis of the state of UK science, a primer on social anxiety, and a look at the statistical adventures of Jean Golding

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Feedback: Einstein said: I didn't say that

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 11:00
A bee quote for the birds, Albert Einstein's 200 motels, spooky attribution at a distance and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Brain baloney has no place in the classroom

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-17 10:59

A study published this week brilliantly debunks myths about the brain that pervade the education system

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Mitochondrial replacement: no need for a rethink

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 10:47
Despite recent claims in New Scientist, there is no evidence mitochondrial replacement is unsafe, says UK government adviser Robin Lovell-Badge






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Killer in the brain could help treat Parkinson's

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-17 06:30
The discovery of a possible trigger for the onset of Parkinson's disease could lead to new treatments for patients who still depend on a 50-year-old drug






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Sugary soft drinks may be linked to accelerated DNA ageing study

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-16 19:00
Research finds that people who reported drinking 350ml of fizzy drink per day had DNA changes typical of cells 4.6 years older Continue reading...
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We can stop the extinction of nature's 'walking dead'

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-16 19:00
In a slow-motion apocalypse, half of the animals on the planet are shuffling towards oblivion. But we still have time to swing into action to save them (full text available to subscribers)






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Saturn's moon Mimas might have its own subsurface sea

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-16 18:00
Mimas's odd wobbles suggest it could have an exotic, partly liquid interior, making it the smallest in the pantheon of icy moons with hidden seas






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:45
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: Turkey's eternal flames, viral frogs, a world without fossil fuels, drone racing and giant kangaroos






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Climate sceptics exploit double standards of eco-warriors

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:07
Greenpeace will never defeat climate-change denial if it employs the same unscientific fear and smear tactics in its opposition to GM crops, says Fred Pearce






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Spanish amphibians struck down by virus attack

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:00
A study of circulating ranaviruses reveals they have devastated amphibian populations in a Spanish national park






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Spacecraft seek geysers without human help

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:46
Software that can identify plumes emanating from comet and moon surfaces is the next step toward landers that can explore planets autonomously






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Animation shows comet's close encounter with Mars - video

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:41
Nasa animation shows the flight path of a comet that will pass within close proximity of Mars on 19 October. Comet Siding Spring, which was discovered in January 2013, will come within 140,000 km of the red planet - ten times closer than any known comet has flown by Earth. Nasa has tweaked the satellite orbits of its nearby spacecraft to avoid any threats Continue reading...






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Zoologger: Shy lemurs communicate using toilet trees

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:15
White-footed sportive lemurs are lazy, nocturnal and avoid family life, but by visiting the same toilet, manage to keep in touch with each other






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Dark matter may have been detected streaming from the suns core

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:05
First direct detection of dark matter, thought to make up most of the matter in the universe, would be a historic breakthrough Continue reading...






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Metal solves mystery of flames that inspired Homer

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-16 13:00
Turkey's eternal fires have remained burning for thousands of years but now the source of the methane that fuels them has been found






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