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Banish jet lag with a handy mathematical scheduler

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:00
An app based on a complex mathematical model promises full recovery from jet lag in just a few days, even for extreme time zone shifts






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Pharma to fork: How we'll swallow synthetic biology

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:00
Our best antimalarial drug comes from a plant, but now modified microbes are brewing it in a factory. Synthetic biology has got real – and food may be next (full text available to subscribers)






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Command a glowing robot horde to do your bidding

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:23
Squadrons of scurrying "pixelbots" swarm into shapes based on your gestures or what you draw on a tablet






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Flies steer like mini-helicopters to avoid attackers

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:00
High-speed cameras and winged robots have revealed how flies can dodge danger in less time than it takes us to blink






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Ghostly glasses let you learn through a teacher's eyes

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:30
The Ghostman system shows your teacher's movements superimposed over your own in real time. It could help people in remote areas who need physiotherapy






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Is stockpiling pandemic flu drugs shrewd or misguided?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:40
A group questioning the stockpiling of antiviral drugs has renewed its claim that they don't work. What does the evidence say, asks Debora MacKenzie






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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:30
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Record-breaking cable car for La Paz's crazy commutes

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:34
Commuting is a nightmare in the crowded canyon where Bolivia's capital lies. An 11-kilometre-long cable car system is the answer to the citizens' prayers






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Ringed asteroid will make a star blink out over Africa

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:19
The first known asteroid with Saturn-like rings will cross in front of a star this month, perhaps revealing clues to how the thin rings stay in shape






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A smart way to get personal with the future

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:45
The FutureEverything festival brought together art, ideas and innovation to reveal how people can take control of data about them and their surroundings






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Parental guidance advised over virtual embryos

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:00
The ability to create simulations of unconceived children by virtually shuffling the prospective parents' genomes poses questions for us all






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NASA 'flying saucer' for Mars to land in Hawaii

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:46
The test flight will use an inflatable system designed to get heavy loads – and perhaps people – safely on the Martian surface






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Zoologger: Cannibal tadpoles eat the competition

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:30
Wood frog tadpoles often attack and eat each other, even though tadpole flesh isn't very nutritious. Extreme sibling rivalry may eliminate the competition






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The fourth state of matter: Consciousness

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:00
Solid, liquid, gas, mind: it's all about how you arrange the atoms, says renowned physicist Max Tegmark (full text available to subscribers)






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Dark matter hunters turn to nano-blasts and enzyme ice

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:30
Smaller, cheaper detectors inspired by biomaterials and grenade chemistry could provide clear signs of dark matter particle strikes






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Human 'missing link' fossils may be jumble of species

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:00
The extinct Australopithecus sediba is hailed as a transitional form between ape-like australopithecines and early humans, but it may actually be two species






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Meet your unborn child – before it's even conceived

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:30
A service that creates digital embryos by virtually mixing two people's DNA will allow parents to screen out genetic disorders – and perhaps much more






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Shared trial data may identify at-risk cancer patients

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:23
An initiative to share the control group data from 34 clinical trials of cancer drugs could lead to more efficient trials and better outcomes for patients






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Dysentery parasite attacks gut by eating cells alive

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:00
The amoeba that causes dysentery has a unique and gruesome way of attacking the gut: it gnaws away at the walls, ripping off chunks of living cells






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Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:30
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