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Explosive meteors may have seasonal peaks

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 15:02
Powerful incoming meteors like the rock responsible for last year's explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, may not be completely random after all






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Chicago uses big data to save itself from urban ills

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 15:00
The Windy City is using sophisticated predictive models to pinpoint risk areas and help it reduce everything from rat problems to cases of lead poisoning






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We can't 'cure cancer', but we can stay one step ahead of it

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-10 14:34

Cancers ability to evolve drug resistance makes it impossible to eradicate, but we may one day transform it from a killer into a long-term illness

Chemotherapy: from world war to the war on cancer
Chemotherapy is brutal, but targeted drugs can reduce collateral damage

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Wonder stuff: Electron freeway for cool gadgets

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 13:00
Wish your smartphone could keep its cool? Then discard its wasteful silicon chip and get on the stanene superhighway instead (full text available to subscribers)






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Science communication: could you explain it to your granny?

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-10 12:51

The art of science communication is to pitch something as complicated as quantum mechanics in a way that is not only engaging but also faithful to the evidence

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A heroic family fight against paralysis

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 12:46
Ten years after the death of everyone's favourite Superman, Christopher Reeve, his son Matthew Reeve is pushing ahead with a spine-tingling clinical trial






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Violent video games research: consensus or confusion?

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-10 12:19

A new paper arguing that there is consensus that violent video games cause aggression highlights the pitfalls of peer review

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Psychics, sequences and supersized dinosaurs - blogs roundup

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-10 12:15

Posts on our network included a first for the Hollywood box office, a series about the history and future of chemotherapy, and the discovery of a completely new type of fundamental particle

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Feedback: Do cats give you the blues?

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 12:00
Fancy dress in Svalbard, salt pork to the rescue, like seeing sausages made and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Mind expanding: Set your watch for genius

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 10:00
From razor-sharp focus to creative thinking, your brain is at its best at different hours of the day. Here's how to plan your day for greatness (full text available to subscribers)






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Inventions inspired by nature

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-10 10:00
Roll over the scene below to explore how some ingenious inventions have taken their cue directly from the wonders of nature Continue reading...






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Wonder stuff: Shrimp plus spider kills plastic

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:00
Combine the hard stuff in shrimp shells with a spider silk protein and you get shrilk, a tough, biodegradable replacement for world-choking plastics (full text available to subscribers)






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We need public health heroes can Hollywood help?

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:15

While many areas of science benefit from media attention, public health is usually overlooked. But there are many interesting stories from epidemiology that could tempt Hollywood

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How the brain navigates: science Nobel prize special podcast

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:00
We speak to the three winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, who discovered 'the brain's GPS' Continue reading...






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Upside-down world: the goggles that remake reality

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 20:00
Goggles that warp your vision might be the key to understanding the redness of red, the softness of velvet and the nature of consciousness itself (full text available to subscribers)






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Sidewinding snake-bot slithers over sandy surfaces

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 19:00
With no limbs to speak of, a snake-shaped robot has been built to skitter sideways in environments that would stump most automatons






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Lung cancer's long hibernation may be its weak spot

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 19:00
Cancerous cells can lie dormant in the lungs for decades before turning deadly. The delay raises hope of destroying the cancer before it can strike






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Ebola could never spread widely here. Could it?

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 18:00
After the first cases of Ebola in Europe and the US, how well prepared are nations beyond western Africa to cope with the virus, asks Debora MacKenzie






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Brave or reckless? Thrill-seekers' brains can tell you

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 17:53
A study of skydivers suggests that brain scans can identify those who feel fear but overcome it, and those whose brains don't assess danger properly






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