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New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: rise of killer robots, sharp-eared electronic watchdog, quantum biology, green G20, bird flu and turkeys, and more






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Green fund pledges at G20 may herald climate consensus

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:25
The Green Climate Fund to help poor nations adapt to climate change may reach its initial target of $10 billion by this week's deadline






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What is Object 2014-28E – a Russian military satellite or a piece of unidentified debris?

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:53
It’s out there in space and hurtling around in orbit above our heads, but what else is known about the mysterious item? Continue reading...
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Hereford Sixth Form pupils' impromtu tutorial led to YouTube film project with ... - Hereford Times

Marcus du Sautoy news - Tue, 2014-11-18 15:45

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Hereford Sixth Form pupils' impromtu tutorial led to YouTube film project with ...
Hereford Times
Designed as a collaboration with the college, the original inspiration for the project came from the ride from Hereford to Hay when Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics and the Public Understanding of Science, was given a lift to the Festival by ...

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Feminism is in danger of becoming toxic

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-18 14:32

Instead of worrying about the Rosetta scientist wearing an ‘offensive’ shirt, or Dapper Laughs, or Julien Blanc, we should be tackling the root causes of inequality

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Starfish made of feather-light foam wins photo prize

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-18 13:30
With its spindly neon tendrils, a false-coloured image of graphene foam, stripped of its skeleton, has won first prize in an annual engineering photo competition






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Satanic child abuse claims are almost certainly based on false memories

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-18 13:21

If anyone has evidence of satanic abuse in Scotland they should take it to the police, but lurid media reporting of unsubstantiated claims is counterproductive

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After Station X and Cumberbatch, comes Q Central

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-18 13:16
• Little known Secret communications hub crucial for Enigma codebreakers
• There were other 'real' Enigma heroes
• A secret agent's 'bedside reader' Continue reading...






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Mammoths are a huge part of my life. But cloning them is wrong

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-18 13:14
Instead of the romantic idea of bringing an ice age animal back to life, shouldn’t we put our best efforts into saving endangered elephants? Continue reading...






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People taught synaesthesia learn to read in colour

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-18 12:50
Intensive training taught people to see letters in colour in normal life, which may have also raised their IQ. Find out how to teach yourself synaesthesia






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Automated killer robots come with enormous risks

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-18 12:30
The first world war should be a reminder of the dangers of mass, uncontrolled experimentation with new killing machines






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How bird flu threatens Europe's Christmas turkeys

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-18 12:04
The virus's foray into Europe coincides with peak production of Christmas turkeys, the poultry species most vulnerable to bird flu






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District heating: a hot idea whose time has come

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-18 11:21

Look for wasted urban heat and you see it everywhere. Cities worldwide are finally starting to address this with collective methods to stay toasty

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Why you don't need a Nobel prize to save the world

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-11-18 10:43
As the UK's Longitude Prize fires the starting gun for ideas to tackle antibiotic resistance, an innovation champion hails the challenge prize resurgence






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BBC’s Snow Chick to follow penguin’s battle to survive, from egg to adolescent

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-11-18 00:01

Documentary’s producer says account of chick’s struggle against rivals and -60C blizzards is ‘one of greatest wildlife stories ever’

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Major brain pathway rediscovered

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:35

A massive white matter tract at the back of the brain, overlooked for the past century, might be crucial for skills such as reading.

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Night shift work linked to obesity in new sleep study

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:01

Research finds employees who sleep during day burn fewer calories than when sleeping at night

Sleeping during the day burns fewer calories than at night, according to research that shows working night shifts can increase the risk of developing obesity.

A new study has found that night shift patterns disrupt the metabolism of employees, causing them to use less energy than they normally would over the course of a day.

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The pill affects women’s satisfaction with their relationships, research finds

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:00
Hormonal contraceptives could affect how women judge facial attractiveness, leaving them less satisfied with their partner

Women who meet their spouses while they are taking the pill may find them less attractive once they stop taking contraceptives, according to research.

Scientists have found that newly married women who were taking hormonal contraceptives when they met their husbands see them differently when they stop using the pill.

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Seastar ripper prime suspect pinned down

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:00
Three lines of evidence suggest a virus is the likely culprit behind a mysterious epidemic ravaging sea stars on North America's Pacific coast






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World War R: Rise of the killer robots

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:00
When robots fight in place of soldiers, will wars have fewer civilian casualties? Or will the world slide into non-stop conflict? (full text available to subscribers)






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