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Comet genius Matt Taylor is a typical absent-minded scientist, says sister

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:41
Sister Maxine reveals Rosetta scientist can be useless in everyday life, and often forgets where he has parked his car Continue reading...






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How to be a pickup artist (with science)

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:15

With the recent backlash against Julien Blanc and Dapper Laughs resulting in successful campaigns against them, the world of pick-up artists has lost some powerful figures. But fear not, because with this handy scientific guide you too could become the sort of immoral soulless harassment machine that the ladies just love (allegedly)

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The Imitation Game: Alan Turing's outsider status fuelled his genius

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:00

Alan Turing biopic, released today in the UK, isnt just about breaking the Enigma code its also an attempt to show why he was a visionary and an AI pioneer decades ahead of his time, says director Morten Tyldum

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So you've survived cancer. What's next?

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:29

It is only in the aftermath of treatment that survivors discern that their adrenalin alone wont fuel the rest of their recovery. For many, surviving cancer is followed by even more hardship

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What Does Science Say About Free Will? (+Videos) - The Epoch Times

Marcus du Sautoy news - Thu, 2014-11-13 21:19

The Epoch Times

What Does Science Say About Free Will? (+Videos)
The Epoch Times
Marcus Du Sautoy, a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford, underwent neural scans as part of this BBC special on the neuroscience of free will. Sautoy said: “Science has a problem with free will. Science likes one thing to cause another.”.

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Rosetta mission: Philae tight landing spot on comet prompts tough decisions for Esa

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-11-13 21:08

Rosetta mission controllers must decide whether to risk making lander hop from shadow of cliff blocking sunlight to its solar panels

Rosetta missions Philae lander: follow latest developments

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Rosetta: what went right with Philae, what went wrong and how it can be fixed

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-11-13 20:40

The European Space Agency celebrated landing its Philae probe on comet 67P but not everything went to plan, leaving scientists with problems to solve

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Polar bear dives into Arctic sea near explorers' grave

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-11-13 20:30
An exhibition at the British Library displays artefacts from explorer John Franklin's doomed quest for the North-West Passage






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How I'm bringing ancient music back to life

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-11-13 20:00
What did Palaeolithic pop sound like? Ask Rupert Till, part of a team recreating long-forgotten instruments and the soundscapes they were played in (full text available to subscribers)






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Warming world means a hike in US lightning strikes

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-11-13 19:00
For every two lightning strikes on US soil in the year 2000, three are predicted for 2100 – and that's bad news for wildfires






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Infanticide drives female promiscuity and big balls

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-11-13 19:00
Female mammals appear to evolve promiscuity as a defence against infanticide by dominant males, and this in turn swells the males' testicles






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Cells act like old tape recorders to monitor health

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-11-13 19:00
For the first time, cells have been hacked so they resemble tiny analogue tape recorders. It should allow them to get the inside scoop on our bodies in a way that digital cellular recorders can't






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Ebola blood and drug trials to start in December

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-11-13 18:38
The first Ebola drugs will finally be tested in West Africa, starting next month. Blood from survivors will also be explored as a treatment






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Philae lander sends back first ever image from comet

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-11-13 18:27

Picture shows bumpy surface of 67P where Philae touched down after anxious overnight wait following gaps in communications
Philae lander stable: follow the latest developments

Rosetta: Philae probe gets a personality of its own courtesy of Twitter

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Philae comet lander alien cover-up conspiracy theories emerge

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-11-13 18:16
Probe landing attracts allegations that 67P is not a comet but alien object kept secret by Nasa and European Space Agency

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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-11-13 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: why some people are fat and some aren't, the man who hears Wi-Fi, race to find comet lander, digital courts and more






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Rosetta mission: Philae's new home on Comet 67P interactive graphic

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:46

The view is somewhat restricted, but the first ever picture from the surface of a comet reveals a lot about the Philae landers predicament

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