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Mars rover to descend into mysterious crater

AFTERhoveringtantalisinglyformonthsattheedgeofagorgeousMartiancratercalledVictoria

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Armed autonomous robots cause concern

AMOVEtoarmpolicerobotswithstungunshasbeencondemnedbyweaponsresearchers.On28June

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When fish get emotional

ByNoraSchultzWhoeverheardofafishbeingintwomindsaboutsomething?Yetitseemsthatlikehumans

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Prions prevent the progress of Alzheimer's

ByAndyCoghlanITISaredemptionofsorts.Themuchmalignedprionproteinsthatcausemadcowdiseaseanditshumancounterpart

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Spongy Saturn moon is crater 'museum'

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:NASA/JPL/SpaceScienceInstitute)Saturn’sbizarremoonHyperionlooksforalltheworldlikeagiantseasponge.Now

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Biolab shut down after accidents

ITISpartofa“regionalcentreofexcellence”forbiodefence

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Car batteries plague Australian landfill sites

AUSTRALIA:theGreatBarrierReef

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Gut parasites came from the deep

WHATisthedifferencebetweenthebacteriaaroundadeep-seaventandthoseinthehumanbody?Surprisinglylittle

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Cursor control at the tip of your tongue

Steeringawheelchairwithyourtonguesoundsimpressiveenough.Doingsowithyourmouthclosedandgadget-freeisthefeatallowedbyatongue-trackingearpiecedueonsalelaterthisyear.Typically

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Rats influenced by the kindness of strangers

Ifratsbenefitfromthekindnessofstrangerstheyaremorelikelytoassistanunfamiliarratinfuture.Indoingso

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Breast cancer drug backfires in rare cases

Tamoxifen

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DNA shows domestic cat originated in Near East

ANEWfelinefamilytreegleanedfromDNAshowsthatcatsweredomesticatedfromlocalwildcatsintheregionthatextendsfromTurkeydownintoMesopotamia.CarlosDriscollattheUSNationalCancerInstituteinFrederick

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Jellyfish mucus perfect for cosmetics

Themucusproducedbyjellyfishisrichinacompoundthatisvitaltosomecosmeticsanddrugs.Thefindingcouldhelpcombatrisingnumbersofsomejellyfishspecies.Japan’ssoaringjellyfishpopulation

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Dark matter may emit ultra-high energy cosmic rays

ByAnilAnanthaswamyTHEnatureofdarkmatterandthesourceofultra-highenergycosmicraysaretwoofthebiggestunsolvedmysteriesinphysics.AmammothinstrumentnearingcompletioninArgentinacouldsoontelluswhetherthetwoqu

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Embryo screening can reduce chances of birth

ACOSTLYfertilitytreatmentthatisdesignedtoincreasethelikelihoodofolderwomengivingbirthafterIVFmayactuallyreducetheirchancesofhavingababy.Pre-implantationgeneticdiagnosis(PGD)involvesremovingoneortwocel

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Could Russia claim the North Pole?

In2002

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Bird song goes out of fashion too

JustastheBeeGees’discostylesoundsantiquecomparedtohip-hop

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How to teach an old drug new tricks

ByBobHolmesTHEeasiestwaytofindnewdrugsmaybetostartwithanoldone.Sosayresearcherswhohavetransformedanantipsychoticdrugintoapotentialtreatmentforprostatecancer.Theirtechniquecouldofferlow-budgetacademicl

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Slimebusting virus could clean medical kit

ByPeterAldhousAVIRUShasbeengeneticallyengineeredthatcouldhelptobreakdowntheslimycoloniesofbacteriathatclogmedicaldevicessuchascatheters.Biofilms

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Soundbites

“Scientificresearchmustbeencouragedandpromoted

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Gizmo

Museumvisitorswillbeabletogetthefeelofexhibitstoodelicatetobetouched

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60 Seconds

TactlessnameforavirusMalaysiaistorenameanewlydiscoveredbat-bornevirusafterangryprotestsfromthestatethatgaveititsname.Healthauthoritiesoriginallydecidedtocallthepathogen

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Sex pheromones make mice brains grow

ADOMINANTmalemousewon’tjustturnafemaleon.He’llmakeherbraingrow.Justawhiffofhisodourisenoughtomakethefemale’sbrainsproutnewneurons

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Zooplankton move to the moon's tune

Howdooceananimalsthatlivebelowthedepthtowhichmoonlightpenetratesmigrateinphasewiththemoon?HansvanHarenoftheRoyalNetherlandsInstituteforSeaResearchinDenBurgusedsonartotrackzooplanktonmovementover18mon

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Biofuels could spell ecosystem disaster

ByAndyCoghlanALMOSTone-quarterofnature’sresourcesarebeinggobbledupbyasinglespecies

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Carbon offset cash-in questioned

Somefirmsaremakingakillingfromschemesdesignedtocurbgreenhousegasemissions

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New survey lists hundreds of potential carcinogens

ByRoxanneKhamsiThemostcomprehensivesurveytodateofenvironmentalchemicalslinkedtobreastcancerlists216compounds–manyofwhicharecommonlyencounteredinmostwomen’slives.Thewide-rangingreviewof900scientificstu

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'Racetrack' memory could gallop past the hard disk

ByAmarendraSwarupAnexperimentalbreakthroughthatcoulddramaticallyincreasethecapacity

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Alzheimer's drug offers hope for stroke sufferers

AnAlzheimer’sdrugmayhelppeoplewhohavehadastroketospeakagain.Donepezilboostsneurons’abilitytocommunicate

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Stressed female chimps kill rivals' young

ByMairiMacleod(Image:KatieSlocombe)Femalechimpanzeescanbeasferociousanddeadlyasmales

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Peruvians sue oil giant over Amazon pollution

ByNewScientistEnvironmentandReutersIndigenousPeruvianAchuarcommunitiessuedtheoilgiantOccidentalPetroleum(Oxy)on10MayinLosAngelesSuperiorCourt

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Galaxy collision reveals missing matter

ByDavidShiga(Image:P-ADuc/CEA-CNRS/NRAO/AUI/NSF/NASA)Babygalaxiesgrowingfromthedebrisofagalactictrafficaccidenthavebeenhidingalotofextramatter

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Lifting the fog on bat flight

ByRoxanneKhamsi(Image:Science)Video:Watchavideoofthebatflightexperiment(Credit:Science)Batsgetaroundtheirlackoffeathersandatailbygeneratingtwovorticesofairthathelpovercomeairresistancewhenflyin

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US temperatures 'could rise 10 degrees' by 2080

ByCatherineBrahic(Image:NASA/GISS)AveragesummertemperaturesintheeasternUScouldsoarby5.5°C(10°F)by2080

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Has bubble burst for US fusion scientist?

ByCelesteBieverTabletop“bubble”fusionseemedtoogoodtobetrue

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Biofuels demands eating into US corn stockpiles

ByCatherineBrahicThesurgingbiofuelindustrywilluse27%ofthisyear’sAmericancorncrop

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Invention: Battery booster

ByJustinMullinsMP3players

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Bats take a battering at wind farms

Windfarmsdokillanimalsinflight

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Parents pass on genes for reasoning and memory

Itseemsyouoweyourbrainstoyourparents.Inheritedvariationsintwogenesarelinkedwithreasoning

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CT scan radiation can equal nuclear bomb exposure

ByRoxanneKhamsiOverzealousdoctorswhoorderunnecessarybodyscansthatuseX-raytechnologyareplacingtheirpatientsatriskofcancer

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US conservatives block cancer vaccine for girls

ByJimGilesPlanstovaccinateyounggirlsagainstthesexually-transmittedvirusthatcausescervicalcancerhavebeenblockedinseveralUSstatesbyconservativegroups

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The face, not the body, attracts a mate

Bodybuildersandgymbuffs

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No one scoops the prize at Moon digger contest

ByDanaMackenzie

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Space shuttle ready for June launch

ByNewScientistSpaceandReutersThespaceshuttleanditsnewlyrepairedhail-damagedfueltankarereadytoreturntothelaunchpadforan8Junelaunch

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Lab-made 'microtornadoes' mimic the real thing

ByBelleDumé(Image:AndreiP.Sommer)Microscopictornadoesthatforminthelaboratoryjustlikereal-worldtwisterscouldshednewlightontheseviolentatmosphericstorms

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'Rocking' bridge supports neutralise earthquakes

ByTomSimoniteBridgesupportsthatcanrockaroundduringanearthquakeinsteadofremainingfixedtothegroundcouldpreventinjuriesbydampeningmovement

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Satellites solve mystery of low gravity over Canada

ByKellyYoungIfitseemsCanadiansweighlessthantheirAmericanneighbours

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iPods may cause pacemakers to miss a beat

ByNewScientistTechandReutersiPodscancauseimplantablecardiacpacemakerstomalfunction

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Experimental space tether fails to deploy

ByKellyYoung(Image:TethersUnlimited)Atrioofmini-satelliteshasfailedintheirattempttodeployakilometre-longtetherinspace.Thesetbackmeansthelow-costMulti-ApplicationSurvivableTether(MAST)experiment

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Gene variant may be responsible for human learning

Humanshaveauniquevariantofagenelinkedwithlearningandmemory.Thismayhelpexplainhowwerapidlycutlooseinintellectandlanguagefromourclosestrelatives.Thegene

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Zoologger: How to eat without a digestive system

ByMichaelMarshallSpecies:ParastichopuscalifornicusHabitat:ShallowseasalongthewestcoastoftheUSOnthesandyseafloor

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