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GPS may provide early earthquake warning

ByBetsyMason

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Porn-blocking software can let health sites through

ByEmmaYoungInternetfilteringsoftwarethatblockspornographysitescanstillpermitaccesstomosthealthinformation

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Earth's volcanism linked to meteorite impacts

ByKateRaviliousLargemeteoriteimpactsmaynotjustthrowuphugedustcloudsbutalsopunchrightthroughtheEarth’scrust

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US to offer smallpox vaccine to every citizen

ByDeboraMacKenzieSmallpoxvaccinationsareexpectedtobeofferedtosomehalfmillionUShealthcareworkers

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Optical fibre could be surgeon's flexible friend

ByJeffHechtAnewtypeofhollowopticalfibreisthefirsttobemoretransparentthanthematerialsitismadefrom.Thecrucialelementinthisapparentparadoxisanovelmirrorstructureliningthefibre

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Vanishing anti-neutrinos good news for physicists

ByJennyHoganOnlytwo-thirdsoftheelectronanti-neutrinostheywereexpectingshowedup

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Investigation begins into rocket explosion

ByWillKnightEurope’snewheavy-liftAriane5rocketexplodedsevenminutesintoitsmaidenflightlateonWednesday

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Giant European satellite destroyed

ByWillKnightAgiantEuropeantelecommunicationssatellitewasdestroyedabovethePacificOceanonTuesdaymorning

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Fur flies over possum trapping

ByPeterHadfieldAretheretimeswhenitisjustifiedtotrapananimalandturnitspeltintoafurcoat?Asmall

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Scrutiny of Iraq's weapon declaration begins

ByDeboraMacKenzieThefivepermanentmembersoftheUNSecurityCouncilstartedporingoverIraq’s12

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Reversible male contraceptive deforms sperm

ByEmmaYoungAmalecontraceptivethatworksbydeformingspermcouldavailablewithinjustafewyears

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Virtual world will run on real cash

ByWillKnightAvirtualonlineworldinwhichplayerscanearnandspendrealmoneywillofficiallylaunchon30January2003

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Software gambler takes on the tipsters

ByPaulMarksHumangamblersarealltoofallible

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Space

THINKINGBIGAstronomersacrossEuropehaveagreedtojoinforcestodesignanewgenerationof“ExtremelyLargeTelescopes”.Theycouldbe10timesasbigasthelargesttelescopesbuiltsofar

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Holes revealed in stern of sunken oil tanker

ByEmmaYoungTwoholesinthesternofthesunkentankerPrestigehavebeenrevealedbycamerasattachedtoamini-submarineinvestigatingthewreckage.Buttheseholesdonotappeartobeleakingoil.“Itisnotknownexactlywhatamountof

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NASA shortlists life on Mars missions

ByWillKnightTheproposalsfora2007missiontoinvestigatethepossibilityoflifeonMarshavebeennarroweddownbyNASAfrom28tofour.Themissionsincludeaspacecraftthatwouldsampletheplanet’satmosphericchemistryforsigns

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New white wine has red's health benefits

ByAndyCoghlanWinemakershavecreatedawhitewinethatshouldhavenearlyalltheallegedhealthbenefitsofredwines.Studiesinmanycountrieshaveshownthatregulardrinkingofmoderateamountsofalcoholprotectsagainstheartdi

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Chinese stealth fighter plans revealed

ByWillKnightChinahasbegundevelopingastealthfighteraircraft

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UK considers missile defence silos

ByWillKnightTheUKgovernmenthasraisedthepossibilitythatmissileinterceptionsystemscouldbebuiltintheUKaspartofanallieddefenceinitiative.A“publicdiscussionpaper”issuedbytheMinistryofDefenceonTuesdaysetsou

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Fish's re-grown heart gives hope for humans

ByEmmaYoungAbrightly-colouredfishusedforstudyingthefunctionofhumangenescancompletelyre-growitshearttissueaftermajorinjury

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Salvage plan for leaking oil tanker

ByMickHamerAplantosalvagethecargoofcrudeoilfromthesunkentankerPrestigeissettobeconsideredbytheEuropeanCommission.SmitInternational

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Sunken tanker could leak oil for years

ByEmmaYoungOilcouldleakfromthesunkentankerPrestigeuntil2006

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Xerox that circuit for me, would you…

ByJustinMullinsinBostonWHATcouldturnouttobeanimportantstepontheroadtofoldableorroll-updisplayswasunveiledlastweek.AresearcherfromXerox’slabinCanadaannouncedthathehascreatedaninkthatcanprintflexiblemic

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Herbicide fights malaria in people

ByEmmaYoungThefirsthumantrialofaherbicidethatcankillthemalariaparasitehasbeensuccessful

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IBM reveals world's tiniest transistor

ByWillKnightTheworld’ssmallestelectronictransistor

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The superfast way to find cures

ByMichaelLePageANEWvirusbeginsspreadingaroundtheworld.Thereisnotreatment

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Spider baits its web with whiff

ANAUSTRALIANspiderhasauniquewayofcatchingfliesfordinner:itlacesitswebwithrottingplantmaterial.Thismakesitthefirstarachnidknowntousescentedbait.Somespiders

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Trace chemical sows seeds of plant resurrection

SMOKEfrombushfirescanstimulatenewgrowthofplantseedsoutoftheashes.Now

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A cool technique for copying DNA

ByAndyCoghlanTHEDNAamplificationtechniquethatunderpinsmuchofmodernbiologyandmedicinehasbeenmadeeveneasiertoperformbyeliminatingtheneedtoheatsamplestonearboilingpoint.Thebreakthroughmightleadtothedevel

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TV from a vending machine

ByBarryFoxAninventorinIsraelhasworkedouthowtoletpeopleorderpotentiallyembarrassingpay-TVcontent

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Bush 'science'

THEBushadministrationismakingaconcertedefforttodistortscientificdataandpreventtopscientistsfromholdingkeypositions

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Neurons line up to detect edges

ByMarkBuchananTHEorganisationoflinesandedgesinherentintheshapesoftrees

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Looking for space junk? Then blow up an egg…

ByJennyHoganINAbidtopredictthethreattosatellitesfromspacedebris

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60 Seconds

TellallTheWorldHealthOrganizationwantstosetupaninternationalregistryofclinicaltrials.Theideaistopreventcompaniesconcealingnegativeresultsaftertrialsarecomplete.TheAmericanMedicalAssociationhasalreadyc

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Stem cells get to the heart of it

INJECTINGheartattackpatientswithstemcellstakenfromtheirbonemarrowreallydoesaidtheirrecovery.Previoustrialsinanimalsandpeoplehavesuggestedthetechniqueisbeneficial

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Wild birds caught in flu flap

AfreshoutbreakofbirdfluinAsiaisbeingblamedonwildbirds.LastweekThailand’sprimeminister

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Computer gambit

WHENitcomestochess

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Let the PC entertain you

ByBarryFoxCANacomputertakeoverthetasksofeverypieceofhi-fi

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Satellites deliver the global disaster forecast

ByHazelMuirSOFTWAREthatcanrecogniserapidlychangingeventsontheEarth’ssurfacefromspaceissettowarnofflashfloods

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Rotavirus vaccines will save millions of poor children

BySamJaffeinMexicoCityMOREthanhalfamillionchildrenayearindevelopingcountriescouldbesavedbynewvaccinesagainstrotavirus.Mexicowillstartusingthefirstofthevaccinesin2005.Rotavirusinfectsjustabouteverychil

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Red faces for red fish gourmets

WHENisaredsnappernotaredsnapper?WhenitappearsonyourdinnerplateintheUS.Lutjanuscampechanusisoftenratedasthebest-tastingandmosthighlypricedgourmetfishintheUS

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Soundbites

“ThewarningfaxwasprecededbyphonecallstothreemembersoftheMinistryofDefence’sstaffbutnoone

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Cutting edge

ENCRYPTEDBATTERIESCellphoneownershavesometimesbeeninjuredwhencheap

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Third HIV front

ANEWclassofdrugscouldsoonbeavailablefortreatingpeopleinfectedwithHIV.Thecocktailsofdrugsthatkeeppeoplefromdevelopingfull-blownAIDStargettwooftheproteinsthatthevirusdependsonforinfectingcellsandreplica

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Hungry for change

ByJeremyWebb

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Tangled in a mobile safety net

Worriedaboutthewelfareofyourchildren?Thinkthatbeingabletousetheircellphonetotracktheirwhereaboutswillhelp?Thenthinkagain.LessthanayearaftermobilephonetrackingserviceswerelaunchedintheUK

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Amazing talent of the bird that doesn't sleep

ByJeffHechtEACHyear

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Plutonium cancer risk questioned

ByRobEdwardsPLUTONIUMmaybemanytimesmoredangerousthanpreviouslythought.Thecancerriskfromexposureinsidethebodycouldbe10timeshigherthanisallowedforincalculatinginternationalsafetylimits.Thedangerishighli

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Is the green dream doomed to fail?

ByJennyHoganandPhilipCohenTHElackofeffectivepoliciesonrenewableenergycouldleadtothebuildingofmorenuclearpowerplants.That’stheprospectraisedbyareportfromtheUK’sHouseofLordswhichslamsthegovernmentforwha

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Polite computers win their users' hearts and minds

ByCelesteBieverCOMPUTERglitcheswouldbealotlessannoyingifthemachineswereprogrammedtoacknowledgeerrorsgracefullywhensomethinggoeswrong

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Regular vitamin C does not prevent colds

ByEmmaYoung

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