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Leech cocoon preserves 200-million-year-old fossil

ByBobHolmesMoveoveramber.Whenitcomestopreservingsoft-bodiedanimalsthroughtheages

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Personality disorder revamp ends in 'horrible waste'

ByPeterAldhousEditorial:“Psychiatryisfailingthosewithpersonalitydisorders“Aplannedoverhaulofthewayinwhichpersonalitydisordersarediagnosedwillnotnowappearinthemanualdubbed“thebibleofpsychiatry”.The

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Mercury's long-lost cousin found in distant planetary system

NASA/JPLByShannonHallMercury’ssmallsizeisdeceptive.Unliketheotherrockyplanetsinoursolarsystem

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Coming soon, the not-so-stealthy bomber heading for a TV near you

ByBarryFoxFORmostofus

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Soundbites

“Wedonotacceptthathumansocietyshouldbeconstructedonthebasisofthesavageprincipleofthesurvivalofthefittest.”SouthAfricanpresidentThaboMbekiopeningtheWorldSummitinJohannesburg(26August)“Theevidenceshowst

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Our cancer strategies aren't working - it's time to change that

AllanSwart/AlamyStockPhotoByAimiliaExarchakouPublicationoftheBlackReportin1980broughtthefirstauthoritativelookatinequalitiesinillhealthanddeathratesbetweensocialclassesintheUK.Itconcludedthatthesewere

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LHC sees hint of high-speed particle pancake

ByJacobAronParticlesbehavingoddlyattheLargeHadronColliderseemtobethestrongestsignsyetofanunusual“subatomicpancake”calledacolour-glasscondensate.Theorysuggeststhatmattertakesonthisguisewhenitistravelli

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The house that cack built

ByAndyCoghlanCOUNTRIESrunningshortoflandfillspacecouldsoonbeusingsewagetobuildhomesfortheircitizensinsteadofdumpingit.AteaminTaiwanhasfoundthatsludgefromsewageworkscanbeusedtobulkupordinaryhousebricks

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A star has been seen exploding faster than any other on record

GettyByLeahCraneThequickestsupernovawe’veeverseenwentfrominvisibletoextraordinarilybrightinonly2.2days.Itisthefirstofthesespeedystellarexplosionsthat’sbeenobservedthoroughlyenoughtohelpusfigureoutexac

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When is a baby too premature to save?

ByAndyCoghlanItwasnevereasy

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Saturn's rings may double up as a moon factory

ByLisaGrossmanManyofthemoonsinthesolarsystemcouldhavebeenspawnedfromgiantringsaroundplanets.Accordingtoanewmodel

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永利皇宫官方网站:Messenger finds hints of ice at Mercury's poles

ByJacobAron(Image:NASA/JohnsHopkinsUniversityAppliedPhysicsLaboratory/CarnegieInstitutionofWashington/NationalAstronomyandIonosphereCenter

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Fish in a hurry

ATINYfishthatlivesincoastalwatersoffJapanhassnatchedtheprizefortheyoungestbreedingageofanyvertebrateinthewild.Thefish

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Cork structure makes graphene super-elastic

ByMichaelSlezakHowdoyoumakewondermaterialgraphene3Dandsuper-elastic?Structureitlikecork.Aswellasitsexoticconductingproperties

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Jet-setting mozzie blamed for malaria case

ByAndyCoghlanAMYSTERYcaseofmalarianearLondon’sHeathrowAirportisbeinginvestigatedbyofficials

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Screening athletes for heart problems much too pricey

ByJessicaHamzelouWhenitcomestoprofessionalfootballers

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Heavy hydrogen excess hints at Martian vapour loss

ByLisaGrossmanGravitymeansmostthingsarelighteronMarsbutitseemstheRedPlanetlikesitshydrogenheavy.InitsfirstchemicalanalysisoftheMartiansoil

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We must all wake up to the need for a good lie-in at the weekend

GettyIFYOUareoneofthecountlessmillionswhofretaboutnotgettingenoughsleep

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Stephen Hawking was a brilliant ambassador for science

MuirVidler/13photo/eyevineTHEdeathofStephenHawkinghasnotjustdeprivedtheworldofagreatscientist

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Curiosity finds carbon – but is it from Mars?

ByPeterAldhousandLisaGrossmanAtantalisingwhiffofcarbon-basedcompoundshasbeenpickedupbyNASA’sCuriosityMarsrover.Butit’sstillnotclearwhethertheeagerlyawaitedresultsshowthetruechemicalnatureofMarsorareth

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Cigarette butts help urban birds ward off mites

ByJoannaCarverIt’snotjustpeoplethathaveapenchantforcigarettes.Birdslivinginurbanenvironmentsoftenusecigarettebuttstolinetheirnests.Unlikeinhumans

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Cork structure makes graphene super-elastic

ByMichaelSlezakHowdoyoumakewondermaterialgraphene3Dandsuper-elastic?Structureitlikecork.Aswellasitsexoticconductingproperties

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永利皇宫官方网站:'Magnetic highway' found at solar system's edge

ByJoannaCarverEditorial:“Spaceexplorationforthehistorybooks“WithalltheexcitementsurroundingCuriosity’sfirstfullchemicalanalysisofMartiansoilthisweek

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Win the 10 best popular science books of 2012!

1.Thiscompetitionisopentoanyoneaged13orover

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North Korean rocket launch will heighten missile fears

ByJacobAronUpdate:NorthKoreasuccessfullylauncheditsUnha-3rocketat00:49GMTtodayandsaysithasplacedasatelliteinorbit.TheUSconfirmedanobjecthadenteredorbitandcondemnedthelaunchasathreattoregionalsecu

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永利皇宫官方网站:Email attack could kill servers

ByWillKnightAcraftywayofknockingoutanyemailserverusingafewcarefullyconstructedemailshasbeenidentifiedbyateamofcomputersecurityexperts.Thetrickinvolvessendingforgedemailsthatcontainthousandsofincorrect

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Teenage lesbians have worst rates of smoking

ByShaoniBhattacharyaTeenagelesbianorbisexualgirlsaremanytimesmorelikelytosmokeregularlythanstraightgirlstheirage.Theyaretheworsthitbytobaccoamongallgroupsofyoungpeople

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A taste of cocaine is all it takes

TAKINGcocainejustoncecouldsetpeopleupforyearsofcravingandrelapses

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Diet of worms can cure bowel disease

ByFrankvanKolfschootenRegulardosesofwormsreallydoridpeopleofinflammatoryboweldisease.Thefirsttrialsofthetreatmenthavebeenasuccess

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Astronomy study reveals ancient places of healing

ByMaggieMcKeeMysteriousT-shapedmonumentsscatteredaroundtheMediterraneanislandofMenorcaweremostprobablyplacesofhealing

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China drains life from Mekong river

ByFredPearceGIANTdamsontheMekongriverinsoutheastAsiaarebeingblamedforsuddenbizarrefluctuationsintheflowofoneoftheworld’slongestrivers.EnvironmentalistssaydamoperationsinChinathreatenthelivelihoodsoffi

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Mysterious 'fairy circles' defy explanations

ByAndyCoghlanThethreemaintheoriestoexplaintheoriginsofthemysterious“fairycircles”ofNamibiahavejustbeendismissed

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Bad influence

VIOLENTmovies

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永利皇宫官方网站:No to clean coal

THEnewgenerationofcoal-firedpowerstationsbeingplannedandbuiltinChinaiseffectivelyrulingoutfuturemeasurestomitigatethecountry’scarbondioxideemissions.ChinahassigneduptotheKyotoprotocol

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Solar wind sampler seals its scoops

ByMaggieMcKeeNASA’swayfaringGenesisspacecrafthasscoopedupitslasthigh-energyparticlefromtheSun

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Frequent ejaculation may protect against cancer

ByShaoniBhattacharyaFrequentsexualintercourseandmasturbationprotectsmenagainstacommonformofcancer

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Electronic voting source code released

ByWillKnightAUScompanythatmakessoftwareforelectronicvotingmachineshastakentheunprecedenteddecisiontomakepublicallitsproprietarycomputercode.Ithopesthiswillassuagethefearsofvotersandcomputerexpertsthat

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Murder detectives must rethink maggot theory

ByRachelNowakinMelbourneANINVESTIGATIONofthewayinsectscolonisecorpsesleftdecomposingintheopenhascastdoubtononeofthekeytechniquesusedtoestimatewhenamurdervictimdied.Alongwithassessmentsofthebody’sstate

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Flash mob supercomputer misses its target

ByWillKnightAnambitiousattempttobuildamakeshiftsupercomputerfromhundredsofrandomlaptopshasmisseditstargetofbreakingintothelistoftheworld’stop500fastestmachines.Morethan700volunteersgatheredattheUniver

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Humanoid robot conducts Beethoven symphony

ByWillKnightThelatesthumanactivitytobemasteredbyrobotswasdemonstratedrecentlywhenSony’sQRIObotsuccessfullyconductedanentireorchestra.The58-centimetre-tallhumanoidrobotledtheTokyoPhilharmonicOrchestrai

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Greenland ice cap 'doomed to meltdown'

ByFredPearceTheGreenlandicesheetisallbutdoomedtomeltawaytonothing

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Dry quakes

THEpuzzleoverwhatcausesearthquakesdeepbeneaththeEarth’ssurfacehasended–andlossofwaterseemstobetoblame.Highpressuresandtemperaturesatdepthpreventthebrittlefailurescausingmostquakes.Atlessextremedepths

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Murder detectives must rethink maggot theory

ByRachelNowak

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Fast track

ByPhilipBall“DOWNwiththedeadlyrhythmoftheproductionline

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Bird flu prompts mass cull in Canada

ByShaoniBhattacharyaNineteenmillionchickens

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Chocolate in pregnancy keeps baby happy

ByJamesRandersonExpectantmotherscantakeheartthisEaster.Tuckingintochocolateeggsisgoodforthebaby

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Drug might stop kids getting diabetes

ByAlisonMotlukITMIGHTbepossibletoblockthedevelopmentofinsulin-dependentdiabetesinchildren

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Quick flip of Earth's magnetic field revealed

ByMaggieMcKeeTheEarth’smagneticfieldtakesanaverageofonly7000yearstoreverseitspolarity

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Experts divided over poison bomb claim

ByShaoniBhattacharyaThereportedfoilingofa“dirtybomb”plotbyUKintelligenceagencieshasleftexpertsdividedoverthelikelihoodthatthechemicalcited

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Grin and bear it

PASSPORTSandprivacyjustdon’tseemtomix.Hundredsofmillionsoftravellerswillsoonberequiredtocarryapassportcontainingdatathatcanbereadbymachinesprogrammedtorecognisefacesorfingerprints.Andaglobalbiometrics

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Asia primed for next big quake

ByKatharineDavisINDONESIAandGermanysignedanagreementthisweektoinstallatsunamiearlywarningsystemintheIndianOcean.ThoughsomeofthepieceswillbeinplacebyOctober

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