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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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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: Seven materials to change the world, closest link to Eve found, world's oldest hand stencil, new particles and more
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Treasure aplenty in ancient Spanish tomb raid

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 17:22
A tomb with bodies surrounded by gold and silver riches is just one of the discoveries at an excavation of the El Argar civilisation's royal city in Spain






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Anna Morpurgo Davies obituary

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 16:08
Historical linguist who unlocked the secrets of Ancient Greek and Anatolian Continue reading...






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Wonder stuff: Glass that will store your info for ever

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 16:00
Hard drives can be wiped. DVDs degrade. So let's do like Superman and record our most precious memories in shards of data-hungry glass (full text available to subscribers)






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LSD's ability to make minds malleable revisited

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:32
It's been 40 years since LSD was initially investigated for its promise in psychotherapy. After a long hiatus, it is now getting a more rigorous treatment






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