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Unlocking the mind

ByJonathanKnightADEVICEthatreadsbrainwavesthroughtheskullhasenabledparalysedpeopletowritesentencesonacomputerscreen.Severalteamsworldwidearetryingtodevelopsystemstoallow“lockedin”patientstocommunicate

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Pill power

ByJonathanKnightTHEmorning-afterpillhasgivenaboosttohopesthatgenetherapymayonedayfulfilitspromiseofcuringdisorderssuchascanceranddiabetes.Modifiedvirusescanbeusedtodelivergenestolabanimals.Butcontroll

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永利皇宫官方网站:Spanish dilemma

ByLuisMiguelArizainMadridTHEtensofthousandsoftonnesoftoxicmetalsdepositednearDoñanaNationalParkinSpainafteradamataminecollapsedcouldberemovedusinggeneticallyengineeredplants.Thissuggestion

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Rogue gene

DAMAGEtoagenecalledBcl10maytriggermanycommoncancers

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永利皇宫官方网站:Will it crack?

ByCharlesSeifeANENCRYPTIONschemedesignedwiththehelpofa16-year-oldIrishschoolstudentcouldhavehiddenflaws

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It's maddening

TheeffectsofPortugal’sBSEepidemicarebeingfeltinanunlikelyquarter:thebullringsofSpain.Portugalreported104casesofBSElastyear

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All clear for Pill

TenyearsaftercomingoffthePill

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Ménage à trois gives birth to a healthy hog

ByPhilipCoheninQuebecEGGSfertilisedbymorethanonespermaresupposedtobedoomed.Butbiologistshavenowfoundthatpigeggscanengageinaménageàtroiswithtwospermandstillproduceaperfectlyhealthyembryo.Polyspermy

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Sticking power

ByJeffHechtWHATmakesstickythingssticky?Scientistssaytheanswerpartlyliesinbubbles.Theenergyittakestopullafingerawayfromatackysurfaceisupto10000timeshigherthancanbeexplainedbyweakforcesbetweenmolecul

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Video meter maid

ByBarryFoxDriverswhofloutparkingregulationsannoyPeterKiellandofOntario.Hesuggestsasystemthathelpsparkingattendantstocheckhowlongcarshavebeenleftintimedparkingzones(WO98/41953).InNorthAmerica

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Why we do it

ByJonCopleyWHYhavesex?Poolingyourgeneswithsomeoneelse’sseemslikeawasteofyourgeneticpotential

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Bigger, not better

ByPhilipCoheninQuebecTHEcausesofthemysteriousailmentsthatkillsomeanimalsproducedbyIVF

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Retro reflection

ByBarryFoxChromakeying

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Over the limit?

ByLizTynaninSydneyAVISITtoyourfamilydoctorforanyailmentcouldsoonroutinelyincludeabriefseriesofquestionsaboutyouralcoholconsumption—and

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Satellite watch

Globalpositioningsystem(GPS)deviceshavedwindledtothesizeofawristwatch.Casiohasdevelopedawatchweighingjust148gramsthatdisplayslongitudeandlatitudeanywhereonEarth.Thewatchis60percentlighterthanexistingG

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Snow business

ByNancyWatzmaninDenverSKIERSandwalkerswhogetcaughtbyanavalanchecouldbesavedbyasimplecontraptionthatextractsairfromthesnowitself.CalledtheAvaLung

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Spilt oil

USINGdetergentstocleanupoilspillsonsoilcanmakethingsworse

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Disaster movies

ByBarryFoxOVER15millionhomesaroundtheworldhaveunwittinglyboughtdigitalTVreceiverswhichallowbroadcasterstopreventthemmakingwatchablerecordingsofmaterialtheytransmit.Thenewswillsurpriseconsumerswhohavei

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Double trouble

ByMichaelDaySOMEvaccinesnowinthepipelinecoulddomoreharmthangood

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Balloon plan bursts

TwoballoonistswhowereplanningtocircletheEarthbyridingaircurrentsinthestratosphere(ThisWeek

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Do the househunter's bee-bop

ASWARMofhoneybeesfunctionsasasinglecollectivebrainwhenchoosinganewhome

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Sorry, we'll be late

ByRobertMatthewsGAMMA-RAYbursts—incrediblypowerfulexplosionsthatmaybecausedbycollisionsbetweencollapsedstars—couldsolveoneoftheoldestriddlesaboutextraterrestrialcivilisations:whyhaven’ttheyreachedEar

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It's a rat trap

ByOliverTickellLARGEnumbersofpredatorybirdsandmammalsarebeingpoisonedaftereatingrodentsthathavehighlevelsofpesticidesintheirbodies.Ratsandmiceareincreasinglyresistanttopoisonsdesignedtokillthemandhave

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Milk hormone faces growing opposition

ByAndyCoghlanCANADAhasbannedbovinesomatotrophin(BST)

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Nuclear reaction

BritishministersareplanningtofightGermany’sdecisiontostopsendingspentfuelfromitsnuclearpowerstationstobereprocessedatSellafieldinCumbria.ThenewrulingcoalitionofSocialDemocratsandGreenshasagreedtoendfo

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Mobile money

Morethan106scientistsandindustryexpertsmetinLondonlastweektodiscussthewayforwardforresearchintothehealtheffectsofcellphones.ChairedbyWilliamStewart

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The maize munchers

ByJonathanKnightPEOPLEfirstcultivatedmaizemuchearlierthanpreviouslythought

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Would you trust these people with your genes?

ByEmmaYoungBRITAINallowsinsurancecompaniesafreerhandinusinggeneticteststosetpremiumsthanothercountries

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Off the scent

ByBarryFoxMosquitoesrelyonscenttofindtheirvictims.SotwoConnecticutcompanies

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Marine reserves

ByEmmaYoung

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Vital signs

ByEmmaYoung

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Quantum mischief

ByEugenieSamuel

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Wave-piercer cuts rescue times in half

ByMickHamerITLOOKSlikeacrossbetweenasubmarineandachisel—butFrenchnavalarchitectssaytheirbizarrenewdesignforalifeboatwillhalvethetimeittakestoreachashipintrouble.Usingwave-piercingtechnologymorecommont

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BSE alert in Thailand

TwopeopleinThailandhavesuspectedvCJD.Ifconfirmed

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What's next

ByAndyCoghlanJoannaMarchant“It’sahistorybook

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The revolution has begun

ByAndyCoghlanandMichaelLePage“WEWOULDN’Thaveagenomeatallifwehadn’tcarriedonwiththepubliceffort

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Eternal life

ByEmmaYoung

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Supermoth takes flight

Ageneticallyengineeredmothmaygetitsfirsttasteoftheoutdoorsthissummer.ThePectinophoragossypiellamothsaretheadultformofthepinkbollworm

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NEAR lives!

At20:05GMTonMonday

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Grow fast, die young

ByClaireAinsworthTRYINGtogrowbiggerfarmanimalsbygeneticallyengineeringthemtoproducemoregrowthhormonemaybeharderthanwethought

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Herding instinct

ByEmmaYoung

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False alarm

ByMichaelLePageTHEREisnoevidencetosupportthewidelyheldbeliefthatweareinthegripofanautismepidemic

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Germ warfare

ByEmmaYoung

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Crisp my nuggets

ByBarryFoxFrozenchickennuggetsoftengosoggywhenmicrowaved

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Chubby cherubs

BRITISHtoddlersaregettingtubbier.PeterBundredoftheUniversityofLiverpoolandhiscolleaguesreviewedthemedicalrecordsofover60

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Stemming the flow

ByEmmaYoung

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永利皇宫官方网站:Drugs and rubber

Geneticallymodifiedrubberplantshavemadehumanproteinsforthefirsttime

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Life line

ByEmmaYoung

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永利皇宫官方网站:The gaming genome project

ByBarryFoxNintendoispatentingamethodofcreatingcomputergamecharacterswhichisbasedongenetics.Programminggamecharacterstohavedifferentphysicalandcharactertraitsaddstoagame’srealism

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Less is more

ByPhilipCohenandAndyCoghlanIT’Snothowmanygenesyou’vegot

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