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Regular vitamin C does not prevent colds

ByEmmaYoung

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Life thrives on ocean's faint glow

LIGHT-harvestingbacteriahavebeendiscovereddeepintheoceanwherenosunlightpenetrates.Theyusethedimredglowofahothydrothermalventtophotosynthesise.Thefindingpointstonewpossibilitiesforlifeinthedarkplacesof

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Blast of sound turns liquid to jelly

ByCelesteBieverABURSTofhigh-frequencysoundwavesisenoughtoturnarangeofoilyliquidmixturestojelly.Becausethereactionisreversible

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New calculator makes solving tricky sums easy

ByDuncanGraham-RoweAnovelcalculatorinterfacemakessolvingtrickysumseasy

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Japan remains defiant as whale conference closes

ByEmmaYoungTheannualmeetingoftheInternationalWhalingCommissioninUlsan

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Sugar subsidies to melt away

Thereformsarelongoverdue.ButatlasttheEuropeanUnionisproposingtocutitssugarsubsidies

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60 Seconds

BirdflualertH5N1birdfluhaskilledmorethan5000migratorybirdsonanislandinQinghaiprovinceinnorth-westChina

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Hit threatening asteroids' bright spots to deflect them

Sputnik/SciencePhotoLibraryByJoshuaSokolWHENyouneedtosaveEarthfromanincomingasteroid

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Let the big fish go to save the species

ByStephenLeahyTHEtrophyfishthatanglersdreamoflandingarecrucialforsavingfishpopulations.Itmeansfisherymanagersshouldrethinkthecommonpolicyofchasingthebigfishandlettingthetiddlersgo.That’saccordingtoCha

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Biggest nuclear fusion project goes to France

ByFranceistohosttheworld’sbiggestnuclearfusionreactor

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Force fields may shield astronauts from radiation

ByJeffHecht(Image:ASRCAerospace)Forcefieldsmayonedayprotectpeopleworkingatalunarbasefromharmfulspaceradiation–buttheschemewillrequirealotmoreresearchifsciencefictionistoturnintofact.Withfundingfrom

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Let the big fish go to save the species

ByStephenLeahyTHEtrophyfishthatanglersdreamoflandingarecrucialforsavingfishpopulations.Itmeansfisherymanagersshouldrethinkthecommonpolicyofchasingthebigfishandlettingthetiddlersgo.That’saccordingtoCha

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Earth trembles as big winds move in

HURRICANEScantriggerswarmsofweakearthquakesandevensettheEarthvibrating

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Chirpy chickadees signal deadliness of predators

ByAnnaGosline(Image:ChristopherTempleton

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US ruling threatens file-trading-software makers

ByWillKnightCompaniesthatmakepeer-to-peerfile-sharingsoftwarefacetheprospectofalegalblitzafteraUSSupremeCourtrulingthattheycanbeheldresponsibleforcopyrightinfringementsbyusers.Therulingwaswelcomedbyth

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Failure of solar sail mission ‘virtually certain'

ByKellyYoungTwodaysafterthelaunchoftheCosmos1solarsail

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Creature beacon reunites lost pets and owners

ByWillKnight(Image:GlobalPetFinder)Adevicethatclipsontoapet’scollarandcallshomewithitscoordinateswheneverananimalstraystoofarcouldputandendofthemiseryoflosingamuch-lovedpoochorkitty.Thecollarbeacon

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Africa focus: Foundations for a prosperous future

ByAndyCoghlan

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Smart traffic forecast offers seven-day predictions

ByDuncanGraham-RoweAtrafficforecastingsystemcapableofpredictingtrafficconditionssevendaysinadvancewillgolivetothepublicinCaliforniaonWednesday.Alongsidetheweatherforecast

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Debris risk to shuttle acceptable, says NASA

ByKellyYoungTherisktothespaceshuttlefromanydebristhatmayfallofftheexternalfueltankduringlaunchisacceptable

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Clearing smoke may trigger global warming rise

ByFredPearceGlobalwarminglookssettobemuchworsethanpreviouslyforecast

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Gas jets shoot from Deep Impact's target

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:NASA

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Early experience, not genes, shapes child abusers

ByGaiaVinceChildabusemaybemoreofalearntbehaviourthanagenetictrait

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Iranian net censorship powered by US technology

ByWillKnightInternetcensorshipinIranisamongstthemostrestrictiveandsophisticatedintheworld

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Space station gets HAL-like computer

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:NASAAmes)Avoice-operatedcomputerassistantissettobeusedinspaceforthefirsttimeonMonday–itsoperatorshopeitprovesmorereliablethan“HAL”

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Hidden codes in monkey chit-chat

“PYOWpyowhackhackhack”.Or

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When evolution runs backwards

ByBobHolmesOURimpactontheenvironmentmaybeforcingevolutionintoreverse

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Carbon trading: Keeping the green dream alive

ByFredPearceONEoftheworld’sflagshipprojectstotackleclimatechangehasreachedcrisispoint.Thescheme

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Google vs. Microsoft: The fight for your computer

ByCelesteBiever“THISishyper-competition

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Captain Cook's logs tell magnetic tale

THEepicvoyagesofCaptainJamesCookandothermarinerstellthestoryoftheEarth’smagneticfield.Itseemsthatthegradualweakeningisarelativelyrecentphenomenon

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Caterpillars scent signs of trouble

SMELLYchemicalsreleasedbyplantsseemtoactasawarningtotheirinsectpredators.KaoriShiojiriandcolleaguesatKyotoUniversityinJapanhaveshownthatcornplantsreleaseavolatilechemicalwhentheyarebeingeatenduringthe

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Is hunt for 'cancer genes' a wild goose chase?

SEARCHINGforcommongenesthatmightbelinkedtoincreasedsusceptibilitytocertaincancerscouldbeawasteofmoney

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Korea's disgraced 'cloning king' may face jail

ITISanewlowforSouthKorea’sdisgracedcloningkingWooSukHwang.On12Mayhewasindictedonchargesoffraud

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Gizmo

China’sbiggestsearchengine

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This week 18 years ago

GeneticallymodifiedsugarbeetPlantscientistsinBelgiumhavegrowngeneticallyengineeredsugarbeetthatsurvivestheactionofaweedkiller.Itisthefirsttimethatresearchershavemanagedtogrowsugarbeetplantsfromsinglec

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Welcome to Sun City, Peru

WeknowtheIncaslikedabitofsun

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Did humans and chimps once interbreed?

ByBobHolmesITGOEStotheheartofwhoweareandwherewecamefrom.Ourhumanancestorswerestillinterbreedingwiththeirchimpcousinslongafterfirstsplittingfromthechimpanzeelineage

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How our body's defences aid computers in distress

ByDuncanGraham-RoweTHEwaythebody’simmunesystemrespondswhenitscellsareunderattackhasinspiredanewwayofprotectingcomputernetworksfromvirusesandhackers.Anintrusiondetectionsystemfornetworksthatlistensford

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Brits less fazed by Iraq war

ServinginIraqdoesnotincreasetheriskofpost-traumaticstressdisorder(PTSD)

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Flocking birds inspire information organisation

Intheageoftheinternet

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Pigeon-brained birds can think in logarithms

CONFUSEDbylogarithms?Ifso

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Magnetic sled could hurl objects into orbit

ITSOUNDSmorelikearollercoasterthanaspacecraftlauncher:alevitatingsledthatwhirlsaroundagiantmagneticringateverincreasingspeedsbeforeshootingupintothesky.ItsdeveloperLaunchPointTechnologiesofGoleta

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60 Seconds

ExpatsraisefraudalarmAround120US-basedChinesescientistshavesignedanopenlettertotheChinesescienceministerexpressingconcernatreportsofscientificfraudinChina.Theyfearthecountry’sscientificreputationwills

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Ultraviolet LED may boost disc capacity

ByKurtKleinerAlight-emittingdiodethatproducestheshortestwavelengthofanysuchdevicetodatecouldleadtoopticaldiscswithfourtimesthestoragecapacityofcurrentDVDs.ResearchersatNTT’sBasicResearchLaboratoriesin

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Baby Truman Show spies on speech

ByCelesteBieverTAKEonebaby.Installanetworkofmicrophonesandvideocamerastomonitorhim14hoursaday

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The reality of chronic fatigue syndrome

ByRowanHooperITAFFECTSaroundoneinevery1000peopleintheUK

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Out of mountain ice in Africa?

THEsnowypeaksandglaciersonmountainsclosetotheequatorinAfricahavealwaysseemedatouchimprobable

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Soundbites

“Ifthisisn’t‘thefleecingofAmerica’Idon’tknowwhatis.”RepresentativeBartGordon

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Superbugs slain by soil antibiotic

HOSPITALsuperbugsbeware.SoilbacteriafromSouthAfricahaveyieldedanantibioticthatkillsusuallyimmunebacteria.Platensimycin

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Gecko-like robot scampers up the wall

(Image:MarkCutkosky/StanfordUniversityinCalifornia)AGECKO-likerobotwithstickyfeetcouldsoonbescamperingupawallnearyou.Video:SeetherobotinactionhereGeckoscanclimbupwallsandacrossceilingsthankstothe

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Mars rover to descend into mysterious crater

AFTERhoveringtantalisinglyformonthsattheedgeofagorgeousMartiancratercalledVictoria

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