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Longest experiment sees pitch drop after 84-year wait

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:30
The longest-running experiment in the world has for the first time glimpsed a drop of viscous pitch fall – although the event comes too late for one man






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EU hatches legal plan to fight invasive species

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:41
Alien invaders in the EU cause damage to the tune of €12 billion a year – a new law will strengthen and coordinate efforts to keep the worst at bay






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Threatwatch: Is the MERS virus spreading its wings?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:23
The Philippines and Malaysia have identified their first-ever MERS cases, while infections in Saudi Arabia surge, particularly among health workers






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Flesh-eating sponges are beautiful but deadly

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:52
Four new species of carnivorous sponge discovered on the deep sea floor along the west coast of North America prefer scampi to fries, or other vegetables






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Zoologger: Gender-bending cave insects found in Brazil

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:10
Newly discovered insects called Neotrogla are anatomically reversed: males have a vagina and the females a penis






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Win a VIP trip to the Science Museum in London

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:26
Enter our competition to get a chance to enjoy a private tour of the Unlocking Lovelock exhibition and a stay at a the four-star Hilton London Hyde Park






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The story of climate change gets star treatment

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:01
To engage the public, Years of Living Dangerously and Sand Wars take different approaches, one is a Hollywood behemoth, the other is shrewd and assailing






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Stem cells debacle: Obokata admits enhancing images

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 03:00
The lead scientist behind a revolutionary method to turn adult cells into stem cells has been found guilty of misconduct, but insists the mistakes were unintentional






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No more primal soup: Creating life without water

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:00
The last thing the first life needed was a wet environment – so did it even start here on Earth? (full text available to subscribers)






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Will an anti-viral drug put paid to measles?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:35
A new drug promises to stop the measles virus in its tracks after people have been infected. Will it help us eradicate measles?






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How ancient needs still drive our weird ways

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:00
In Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare, evolutionary psychology pioneer Gordon H. Orians traces the roots of today's human quirks in the minds of our ancestors






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Today on New Scientist

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:59
All the latest on newscientist.com: quantum-coded texts, digital mirrors, a polypill for heart disease and more






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Criminal gang connections mapped via phone metadata

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:54
Information about who suspects call and when is helping police work out who is linked to which crimes and even their place in the criminal hierarchy






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Swirling red nebula is part of angry chicken in the sky

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:47
A crucible of bright stars illuminates a nebula in glowing red hydrogen that would normally be too faint for the human eye to see






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Future Nokia phones could send quantum-coded texts

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:14
A new system allows you to carry a quantum cryptographical key generator in your cellphone – and has already been patented by phone-maker Nokia






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Quick off the market: what's fair in flash trading?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:00
Keeping up with algorithmic traders is tough – getting everyone off the starting line at the same time will help






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Slow-motion tremors make Tokyo megaquake more likely

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:00
Increasingly frequent slow-slip earthquakes, coupled with the after-effects of the 2011 Tōhoku megaquake, may be pushing the Tokyo area towards disaster






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We can't be too fussy when it comes to green energy

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:00
Germany is the greenest of industrialised nations when it comes to power generation, but its current struggle shows how difficult such choices can be






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Digital mirror reveals what lies under your skin

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:58
Step in front of a mirror and see your skin and flesh stripped away, revealing your organs below






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Atomic time lord to battle sneaky high-speed trades

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:38
Hyper-accurate time will soon get pumped into London's financial heart to prevent traders from exploiting tiny time differences for profit






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