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Superbug risk from tonnes of antibiotics fed to animals

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2015-03-23 14:31
A side of superbugs with your fried chicken? Farm animals are fed 63,000 tonnes of antibiotics a year, exacerbating the problem of antibiotic resistance






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British Science Week: scientists meet the media – video

Guardian Science - Mon, 2015-03-23 14:01
As part of the the celebrations for British Science Week, some of Britain's finest scientific minds gathered for an evening at the Science Museum. From 'Carl Sagan or Brian Cox?' to 'what is the single greatest threat to science?' we took the opportunity to ask them a selection of the most pressing questions facing scientists today Continue reading...






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Ashya King’s parents say he is cancer-free after proton therapy

Guardian Science - Mon, 2015-03-23 13:51

Brett and Naghmeh King, who were jailed after taking their five-year-old son abroad for treatment, say he has made ‘miracle’ recovery

The parents of five-year-old Ashya King, who were briefly jailed after taking him from a British hospital and fleeing abroad to seek treatment, have said he is now cancer-free.

Brett and Naghmeh King, who prompted an international police hunt in August when they took Ashya from a Southampton hospital against doctors’ wishes, said their son has made a “miracle” recovery from brain cancer.

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NHS game-changers: The true cost of living longer

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2015-03-23 11:00
With lifespan increasing, and a lack of research on how medical conditions interact in older people, an ageing society will bring many challenges






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It's Museum Week on Twitter

Guardian Science - Mon, 2015-03-23 08:53

Today is the first day of Twitter’s international Museum Week, which celebrates our many museums, galleries and cultural institutions that make valuable contributions to science, the arts, history and culture around the world

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Great Barrier Reef campaign: scientists call for scrapping of coal projects

Guardian Science - Sun, 2015-03-22 21:14

Australian coral reef experts say if the mining and port expansion projects go ahead, there will be permanent damage to the reef

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Norse legend? The Viking 'GPS' that relied on crystals

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2015-03-22 21:00
Nearly 50 years on, there's still no consensus on the intriguing theory that Viking sailors navigated by viewing the sky through crystal slabs (full text available to subscribers)






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Climate-sceptic US senator given funds by BP political action committee

Guardian Science - Sun, 2015-03-22 18:14

Senator Jim Inhofe, who opposes climate change regulation, has received $10,000 from PAC funded by donations from US staff at oil group

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Hashtag election: Will it be Twitter wot won it?

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2015-03-22 16:00
More and more politicians are using social networks to engage with voters. What is the impact of the digital campaign, wonders Carl Miller






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Do we need to end the 'war' on cancer?

Guardian Science - Sun, 2015-03-22 13:41

We use so much militaristic language to describe cancer. It might be doing more harm than good

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NHS game-changers: Growing gap between rich and poor

New Scientist - news - Sun, 2015-03-22 12:00
Tackling wealth inequality in the UK could do more than make life fairer – it could make it healthier too






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Why healthcare success is so hard to replicate

New Scientist - news - Sat, 2015-03-21 19:00
Hospitals come up with great strategies for dealing with problems all the time, but there's no guarantee that other places will learn from their example






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Watch a baby hummingbird grow up

Guardian Science - Sat, 2015-03-21 12:59

For “Caturday”, I share a lovely video created by one of my birding pals that captures a mother hummingbird as she raises her son from hatching to fledging

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First aid for the healthcare of the future

New Scientist - news - Sat, 2015-03-21 12:00
The challenges facing the UK National Health Service go far beyond political wrangling. To tackle them we'll need to leap technological and ideological hurdles






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California must ration water to avoid drought disaster

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2015-03-20 22:00
A NASA scientist says California must ration water and monitor groundwater use as severe drought continues






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Alzheimer's drug trial shows promising early results

Guardian Science - Fri, 2015-03-20 20:13

Experts cautiously welcome results of trial of antibody known as aducanumab, which appears to show benefit in patients given it in very earliest stage of disease

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Is Shame Necessary? It can be in the right hands

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2015-03-20 20:00
Public shaming can force institutions to change their ways, finds Jennifer Jacquet – while Jon Ronson explores how it can lead to mob rule on the internet






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Brain training may help people with ADHD to focus

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2015-03-20 19:30
Repeatedly training the brain to get better at specific tasks can boost attention levels in daily life, finds an analysis of a pool of 12 previous studies






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2015-03-20 18:45
All the latest on newscientist.com: a world without chickens, solar eclipse pictures, lifelogging in the womb, bulked up Andromeda galaxy, and more






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Solar eclipse: Faroe Islands and Svalbard see the sun vanish - video

Guardian Science - Fri, 2015-03-20 18:08
Every now and then an eclipse comes around, and this time the northern Atlantic Faroe Islands and Arctic archipelago Svalbard were the only places where a total eclipse could be seen. Svalbard residents had clear skies for a perfect view as the moon passed over the sun, but in the Faroe Islands, cloudy weather marred the experience Continue reading...






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