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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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Wild panda land threatened by China's forest reforms

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:49
Chinese government legislation could see 15 per cent of panda habitats sold off for commercial use, but they could be protected for just $1.3 billion






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Chemotherapy is brutal, but targeted drugs can reduce collateral damage

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:19

Targeted therapies are like heat-seeking missiles programmed to find and attack cancer but leave healthy cells alone

Chemotherapy: from world war to the war on cancer
The final article in this short series about the history and future of chemotherapy, published on Friday, will tackle drug resistance

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Found: closest link to Eve, our universal ancestor

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:00
A man who died in 315 BC in southern Africa is the closest relative yet known to humanity's common female ancestor – mitochondrial Eve






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Win tickets to join the world of Randall Munroe

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 12:00
Intelligence Squared will see cartoonist Randall Munroe attempting to answer the unanswerable in London Continue reading...






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35,000 year-old Indonesian cave paintings suggest art came out of Africa

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 09:17

Ghostly hand markings and animals in Sulawesi caves are much older than thought, pushing back probable date for origin of art

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Mind expanding: Can you increase your IQ?

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 09:00
Like it or not, most of our intelligence is genetic – but there's one part of our brain power that we can count on improving with age (full text available to subscribers)






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Zoologger: No escape from hunting harvestman's sticky grasp

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-10-09 08:00
The harvestman uses a special viscoelastic glue to ensnare its nimble prey and crush its last-ditch struggles to escape






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Supersized dinosaurs divided up their dinner

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 07:30

New study reveals that giant, long-necked sauropod dinosaurs evolved skulls to eat different foods, promoting diversity

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Hollywood makes history with first ever box office pangram

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 07:07

Lovers of wordplay are joyful that for the first time the top 10 movies in the US contain all the letters of the alphabet

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They have chosen ignorance open letter

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 07:00

The national policymakers of an increasing number of Member States, along with European leaders, have completely lost touch with the reality of research, say a concerned group of European scientists

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After giant panda Tian Tian lost her cub, will she become pregnant again?

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 07:00
Iain Valentine, director of Edinburgh zoos Giant Panda Project, explains how to help a panda get pregnant Continue reading...






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Blood moon total lunar eclipse shines red across Australia

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 02:02

Rain in Sydney and clouds in Melbourne disrupt the view but other areas get perfect conditions for the lunar phenomenon

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UK astronaut could walk on Mars in future Nasa mission

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 01:39
Nasa chief says Britain would be perfect partner for US mission due to tradition of aeronautical innovation Continue reading...






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'Blood moon' and total lunar eclipse - the best photos

Guardian Science - Thu, 2014-10-09 01:34

On Wednesday night skywatchers were treated to the unusual sight of a blood moon. Here are some of our readers best shots alongside the best photography from the agencies

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See inside the heads of the biggest dinosaurs ever

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-08 22:00
Reconstructions of the muscles on the skulls of the largest animals to have walked the Earth reveal the diets of these huge dinosaurs and how they managed to coexist






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World not on course to meet 2020 biodiversity targets

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-08 21:30
Out of 20 biodiversity targets set in Nagoya, Japan, in 2010 few are on track – some are even further away from being realised than they were four years ago






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Two new strange and charming particles appear at LHC

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-08 21:00
A complicated technique used on LHC data for the first time has revealed two new particles, one of which has a combination of properties never seen before






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