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Tornado of hot gas caught emerging from fiery volcano

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-05 18:26
A huge gas tornado has been photographed spewing from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano on an infrared camera designed to let pilots see volcanic ash clouds






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Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-05 18:21
Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari says expensive human enhancements will lead to a society more unequal than ever Continue reading...






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WHO vaping report is 'misguided', say tobacco experts

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-05 18:00
A group of tobacco experts has called into question the reliability of the World Health Organization's guidelines on e-cigarettes






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Genes still patentable in Australia as appeal rejected

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-05 17:31
An Australian Federal Court has upheld last year's ruling that firms can patent naturally occurring genes as long as they are isolated from the body






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'Reckless' BP faces $18bn fine for Deepwater oil spill

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:30
A US court rules that BP's gross negligence was largely responsible for the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving it liable for a huge fine






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Targeted TV ads sell different people different stuff

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:00
Networks are tapping into your personal data to show you ads based on your demographic or even your voting record






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Mother of Higgs boson found in superconductors

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-05 15:41
Waves in superconductors were the inspiration for the Higgs boson, but they had remained almost as elusive as their particle physics equivalent - until now






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Weird creatures may be relics from dawn of animal life

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-05 15:03
New mushroom-shaped animals from the bottom of the sea look a lot like organisms that thrived just before the explosion of animal life more than half a billion years ago






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Win a kids' coding starter kit with 3 amazing gadgets

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-05 12:54
A Kano build-it-yourself Raspberry Pi computer, Play-i programmable robot toys and a Robot Turtles board game could turn your family coding crazy (full text available to subscribers)






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Pigeons, protons and psychedelic psychiatry - blogs roundup

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-05 12:30

Posts on our network this week included a preview of a thought experiment at the British Science Festival, a look at the link between mental illness and sexual abuse, and some new brain myths to keep neuroscience bloggers on their toes

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Feedback: Dowsing the night away

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-05 12:00
Verdicts on fake detectors, solar cleaner is like magic, bring back the Quackometer and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Why we shouldn't sneer at Ashya King's parents

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-05 11:07

Andrew Holding: Its easy to dismiss the parents of Ashya King as scientific illiterates in need of a good education, but science engagement that assumes and mocks ignorance is offensive and rarely effective. (Guest Post)

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Dreadnoughtus schrani: 26-metre dinosaur discovered in Argentina video

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-05 10:40
Paleontologists on Thursday announce the discovery in Argentina of one of the largest dinosaurs to have ever walked the earth. Dreadnoughtus schrani weighed almost 60 tonnes and measured 26 metres from snout to tail. Scientists found the well-preserved fossil remains of two specimens of Dreadnoughtus in southern Patagonia Continue reading...






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Wild teenage behaviour linked to rapid cognitive change in the brain

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-05 10:00

Scientific studies suggest that differences in the prefrontal cortex could account for the impulsive actions of young people

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Iris register to eyedentify voting fraud in Somaliland

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-05 10:00
The most advanced voting register in the world is being trialled in Somaliland, using iris-based biometrics to stop people registering more than once






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Science, development and the rebuilding of Rwanda

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-05 07:25

As Rwanda sought to rebuild after the horrors of the 1994 genocide, its development strategy emphasised science and technology. Romain Murenzi, who served as Rwandas science minister for eight years, describes the lessons this approach might offer to other developing countries.

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Want to help your kids code? Here's how

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-09-05 06:00
If you're used to helping with your kids' homework but don't know your booleans from your for-loops, help is at hand






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Australian federal court rules isolated genetic material can be patented

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-09-05 04:39

Decision is likened to being allowed to patent oxygen, as critics warn of serious repercussions for medical research

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Google Glass, now in tune with your emotions

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-09-04 21:30
A system that measures your heart rate, breathing, and records the world around you could provide unprecedented insight into your emotional well-being






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Code generation: Kids who program before they can read

New Scientist - news - Thu, 2014-09-04 20:00
A grand experiment is about to begin in English schools: computer science will join the three Rs as the fourth core subject for kids as young as 5 (full text available to subscribers)






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