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Life-changing books: Alice in Wonderland

ByAlisonGopnik

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New Alzheimer's drug takes new approach

WHATshouldwemakeofstoriesandTVfootagethisweekclaimingthatAlzheimer’spatients“wokeup”andbecamecomposmentiswithinminutesofbeinginjectedintheneckwiththeanti-arthritisdrugetanercept?Unusually

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Evolution myths: Everything is an adaptation

ByMichaelLePageWetendtoassumethatallcharacteristicsofplantsandanimalsareadaptationsthathavearisenthroughnaturalselection.Manyareneitheradaptationsnortheresultofselectionatall.Whydosomanyofusplonkourse

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Flores 'hobbit' walked more like a clown than Frodo

ByEwenCallaway(Image:courtesyofWilliamJungers)Tolkien’shobbitswalkedanawfullongway

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Atmospheres modelled in soap bubbles

FORGETteacups

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Life-changing books: One, Two, Three... Infinity

BySeanCarroll

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Evolution myths: Accepting evolution undermines morality

ByMichaelLePageActuallypeopleinmoresecularcountriesappeartobehavemoremorally.Andevenifthisclaimwastrue

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Fossil teeth hint at elephants' watery past

COULDelephantshaveevolvedfromaquaticmammalswhichchangedtheirmindsaboutlivinginthewater?TheideaisnotnewbutnowthereissolidevidencethatclosekinofelephantslivedinEgyptianfreshwaterswampsorrivers37million

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Genes may raise cancer risk for blacks

ByPeterAldhousinSanDiegoPROSTATEandbreastcanceraremoredeadlyforAfricanAmericansthanforwhites.Nowitseemsthatdifferencesintheactivityofkeygenesmaybepartlytoblame.BlackmenintheUSarearound60percentmorelik

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Life-changing books: A Mathematician's Apology

ByMarcusduSautoy

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Tennis line judges fluff one in ten close calls

ByEwenCallawayWhenJohnMcEnroefumed

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Life-changing books: Handbook of Mathematical Functions

ByPeterAtkins

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Life-changing books: King Solomon's Ring

ByMarianStampDawkins

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Evolution myths: Religion and evolution are incompatible

ByMichaelLePageTherearevariouswaysinwhichtheknownfactsaboutevolutioncanbereconciledwiththeisticreligions.Someofthesewaysmightbeillogicalandirrational

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Shape-shifting skin to reduce drag on planes and subs

ByColinBarras(Image:IOP)Aircraftorsubmarinescoveredwithanundulatingskinabletochangeataflickofabuttonwouldexperience50%lessdragthanconventionalvehicles.Thistrick

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Life-changing books: The Art of the Soluble

ByV. S.Ramachandran

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Evolution myths: Evolution cannot be disproved

ByMichaelLePageThereareallsortsoffindingsandexperimentsthatcouldhavefalsifiedevolution.Inthecentury-and-a-halfsinceDarwinpublishedhistheory

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Life-chainging books: William James, Writings 1878-1910

ByDanielEverett

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Life-changing books: Catch-22 / The First Three Minutes

ByLawrenceKrauss

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Soundbites

“Wehavetoputourmoneywhereourmouthisnowsothatwecanputfoodintohungrymouths.”RobertZoellick

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Life-changing books: Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior

ByFransdeWaal

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Evolution myths: Half a wing is no use

ByMichaelLePageJustasobjectsdesignedforonepurposecanbeusedforanother

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Evolution myths: Natural selection cannot explain homosexuality

ByMichaelLePageTherearenumerousevolutionarymechanismsthatmightexplainhomosexualbehaviour

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Evolution myths: It doesn't matter if people do not understand evolution

ByMichaelLePageAtanindividuallevel

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Wiki lets users create the perfect US president

ByDavidRobsonWHATsortofpersonwouldyouliketoseerunningAmericaforthenextfouryears?Awebsitedesignedtolooklikethepresidentialcandidates’siteschallengesthepublicaroundtheworldtocreatetheidealcandidatefro

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Planck map reveals birth, life and death of a cosmos

(Image:ESA-Planckcollaboration)TheAxisofEvilandamysterycoldspotstandoutinthisenhancedversionofthePlanckmap“Tomorrowwillbelikeabirthdayforcosmologists

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Robot glory as Canada puts space arm on banknote

ByCelesteBiever(Image:BankofCanada)Banknotesoftenbearportraitsofcelebratedcitizens–butnormallythey’rehuman.Inagiantleapforrobotkind

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Astrophile: Diamond planets get even more precious

ByKenCroswellObjects:carbonplanetsRarity:oneinathousandTheMilkyWaywassupposedtobeaprospector’sparadise

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Astrophile: A handy guide to planetary parking spots

ByJacobAron(Image:TimPyle/NASA)Objects:EmptyorbitalslotsAvailability:GoodNeedsomewheretoparkyourplanet?Youwon’thavetocirclethegalaxyforlong:uptotwo-thirdsofplanetarysystemshaveemptyspacesw

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International Space Station to get 787-style batteries

ByPaulMarks(Image:NASA)NASAispressingaheadwithaplantoinstalllithium-ionbatteriesontheInternationalSpaceStation(ISS)

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Going underground in search of dark matter strikes

ByLisaGrossman(Image:PatrickLussenhop)THEchillhitsmeassoonasthedoorshuts.Thenthefloorstartstorumble.TheliftI’vejustenteredfeelslikeanoriginalfromthelate1800s

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Black hole firewall: Trouble on the edge

ByAnilAnanthaswamy(Image:SamChivers)“PARADOXESaregoodinphysics

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Outcast black holes surround the Milky Way

WANDERINGnakedorintatteredcloaksofdarkmatter

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Dark energy is still the greatest cosmic mystery

DouglasBowdenByStephenBattersbyITIS15head-scratchingyearssincewenoticedthatsomemysteriousagentispushingtheuniverseapart.Westilldon’tknowwhatitis.Itiseverywhereandwecan’tseeit.Itmakesupmorethantwo-thir

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Russian space zoo tests to boost astronaut performance

(Image:InstituteofBiomedicalProblems)Mice

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Obama will reveal $100-million plan to seize asteroid

ByLisaGrossman(Image:RickSternbach/KeckInstituteforSpaceStudies)Update:YesterdayNASAconfirmedthatitisplanningtosendaroboticspacecrafttocaptureandrelocateasmallnear-Earthasteroidsothatastronaut

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Spaceborne dark matter hunter sees telltale antimatter

ByLisaGrossmanAdarkmatter-huntingtelescopeperchedontheInternationalSpaceStationhasspottedmillionsofparticlesofantimatter.Itcouldbethefirstclearevidenceofdarkmatterparticlessmashingintoeachother–orsome

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Saturn's rings leave ghostly imprint on atmosphere

ByNigelHenbest(Image:JPL/NASA)Saturn’siconicringsarealreadyastunningsight.Nowtheyhaveaghostlyshadow.Newmeasurementsindicatethatchargedparticlesarerainingdownfromtheicyrings

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Helium drought retires Herschel space telescope

ByJacobAron(Image:ESA)Itbroughtussnapsofgalacticbubbles

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Ice-bound hunter sees first hint of cosmic neutrinos

ByAnilAnanthaswamyApairofneutrinosdetectedinAntarcticamaybethefirstoftheseghostlyparticlesseencomingfromoutsidethesolarsystemsince1987.Ifthefindingisconfirmed

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Astrophile: Mighty Trojan found marching with Uranus

ByJacobAronObject:A60-kilometre-wideasteroidLocation:3billionkilometresaheadofUranus

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Astrophile: Nude crashing stars spark radiation bursts

ByGovertSchillingObjects:Long-lastinggamma-rayburstsTrigger:StellartrafficcrashesOld

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Antares rocket launch heats up private space race

ByLisaGrossmanWatchout

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Mars rover wakes up, gets better laser aiming

SPRINGbreakisoverforNASA’sMarsrover.Butbeforeitcangettowork

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Astronauts to get helping hand from soccer ball robots

ByJeffHechtFLOATINGrobotsthesizeofsoccerballs

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Hacked medical scanner becomes a nuclear forge

ByCelesteBieverinDaresburyLaboratory

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Astrophile: Snapshot of a two-faced Tatooine world

ByJacobAronObject:MassiveplanetortinyfailedstarOrbitalpartners:AclosebinarystarsystemExoplanethuntersmayhavebaggedthefirstdirectpictureofaplanetwithtwosuns.Buttheobject

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Astrophile: Void galaxy trio aligns with dark filament

ByJacobAronObject:TrioofvoidgalaxiesLocation:42millionlightyearsfromthenearestgalacticclusterAbandonedinacold

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Tentative dark matter hits fit with shadow dark sector

ByValerieJamiesoninDenver

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Magnetic death leaves Earth-like exoplanets dried out

ByLisaGrossman(Image:Credit)Seeminglyhabitableexoplanetsmaybemissingtheirmagneticshielding

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Curzon Ashton的跑步在受伤时间结束

CurzonAshton的跑步在受伤时间结束

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