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Asia primed for next big quake

ByKatharineDavisINDONESIAandGermanysignedanagreementthisweektoinstallatsunamiearlywarningsystemintheIndianOcean.ThoughsomeofthepieceswillbeinplacebyOctober

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US cancels Agent Orange study in Vietnam

ISAGENTOrangeresponsiblefordeformitiesinthechildrenandgrandchildrenofpeopleexposedtoitduringtheVietnamwar?Vietnamclaimstheherbicide

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X chromosome activity different in every woman

ByDavidBainbridgeUNEXPECTEDandbafflingvariationsbetweenindividualwomenhaveemergedfromastudyoftheXchromosome.WhilemenhaveoneXandoneYchromosome

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Human embryonic stem cells grown animal-free

ByAndyCoghlanOneofthehurdlestousinghumanembryonicstemcellstotreatdiseasehasbeenovercome.Threeteamshavemanagedtoderiveandgrowthecellswithoutusinganyanimalcellsthatmightcontaminatethem.Thehopeisthatembr

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Alzheimer's plaques revealed in living brains

THEcharacteristicplaquesofAlzheimer’sdiseasehavebeenmadevisibleinthebrainsoflivingmice.Thenon-invasivetechniqueshouldworkinpeopletoo

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Laptop designed to break in half

ThelatestdevelopmentsinlaptopdesignwerealsoonshowatCeBit.Oneofferingisaprototypepersonalcomputerthatsomewhatdisturbinglyisdesignedtobebrokeninhalf.Toshiba’sprototypeDynabookSSSXnotebookcomputerfeature

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Superflares could kill unprotected astronauts

ByStephenBattersbyASTUDYofthemostpowerfulsolarflareofthepast500yearssuggeststhatanotherlikeitwouldcarryenoughpunchtokillastronautsinapoorlyshieldedspacecraft.ThecrewofafuturemissiontoMarsmightbeatrisk

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Soundbites

“HowevermuchIdisliketheideaofabortion

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New photofit 'evolves' a suspect's face

ByPaulMarksHALFanhourafterbeingmugged

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Will low-fat foods sway biotech sceptics?

ByAndyCoghlanADECADEaftergeneticallymodifiedcropswentonsale

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Invention

CIGARETTE

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Rooting out arsenic in Bangladeshi wells

AWEEDthatflourishesinthewaterwaysofBangladeshcouldprovidevillagerswithacheapandsimplewayofremovingthepoisonlurkingintheirwells.MillionsofBangladeshisdrinkarsenic-lacedgroundwaterdrawnfromtubewells

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The new pioneers of map making

ByWillKnightARMEDwithaGlobalPositioningSystemreceiverandapairofitchyfeet

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Better plane ventilation could cut spread of disease

ByAndyCoghlanAIRshouldbecirculatedtwiceasfastinaircraftcabinsduringoutbreaksofdiseasessuchasSARS

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永利皇宫官方网站:Individual electrons line up to be counted

INDIVIDUALelectronshavebeenobservedinaflowingcurrentforthefirsttime.Currentisusuallymeasuredindirectly

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Human embryonic stem cells grown animal-free

ByAndyCoghlanONEofthehurdlestousinghumanembryonicstemcellstotreatdiseasehasbeenovercome.Threeteamshavemanagedtoderiveandgrowthecellswithoutusinganyanimalcellsthatmightcontaminatethem.Thehopeisthatembr

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Black hole-like phenomenon created by collider

ByEugenieSamuelReichAFIREBALLcreatedinaparticleacceleratorbearsastrikingsimilaritytoablackhole.Butdon’tpanic:evenifthecontroversialclaimistrue

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Chameleon-like smart phones do impressions

CHAMELEON-likesmartphonesthatdoamorethanpassableimpressionofotherdigitaldevicesareprovingabighitattheannualCeBitelectronicsconferenceinHannover

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US mercury pollution more pervasive than realised

MERCURYpollutioninthenorth-easternUSismuchmorepervasivethanscientistshadrealised.Thediscoveryofhighlevelsofthemosttoxicformofmercuryinamountainsongbirdhasstunnedscientistsandwillheatupthespatbetweenen

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Watery atmosphere discovered on Saturn's moon

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:NASA/JPL/SpaceScienceInstitute)Saturn’ssnow-whitemoon

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Global warming may dry up economies too

Firstwillcomefloods

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New photofit 'evolves' a suspect's face

ByPaulMarksHALFanhourafterbeingmugged

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Black hole-like phenomena created by collider

ByEugenieSamuelReichAfireballcreatedinaparticleacceleratorbearsastrikingsimilaritytoablackhole.Butdonotpanic:evenifthecontroversialclaimistrue

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永利皇宫官方网站:Mouse smoothes out troublesome hand tremors

ByClintWitchallsFORpeoplewithhandtremors

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Phase-change memory chips could win global jackpot

ByJennyHoganDIGITALmemory.Wewantmoreofit.Memoryinyourcellphonethatwillstoreeverymessageyouhaveeverreceived

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永利皇宫官方网站:Fresh fossils are best for DNA

ByJeffHechtNatureknowsbestwhenitcomestopreservingfossilDNA.NewresearchhasfoundthattheDNAinfossilscleanedandpreservedinmuseumcollectionsdegradesabout70timesfasterthaninbonesleftburiedintheground.Amplif

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Your snap judgments are spot on

ByRoxanneKhamsiPeoplehaveeagleeyeswhentheyhavejustenoughtimetomakeasnapdecision

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Bag a trophy, save a species

ByBobHolmesReadtheNewScientisteditorialKillandletlive.Imagineconservationasathree-leggedstool.Youneedthewildlife

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Speeding dwarfs upset galactic family picture

ByIvanSemeniuk

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Invention: Cellphone sunscreen

ByBarryFoxWeatherforecasterscanonlyprovidearoughestimateofthefollowingday’sUVindexwhilepersonalUVmeasuringdevicescanbeequallyinaccurate.Philipsisnowpatentingawayforcellphonestoprovidetheirownerswithpr

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Research funded by beverage industry is biased

ByPeterAldhousConfusedbyconflictingadviceonnutritionandhealth?Thentryignoringanyconclusionsbackedbythebeverageindustry.Corporatefundingofresearchintonon-alcoholicdrinksbiasesfindingsinfavourofmanufa

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New sucker-footed bat turns up in Madagascar

ByRichardFisher(Image:MerlinTuttle,

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Neutron star may sport four magnetic poles

ByDavidShiga

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The Higgs boson just got lighter

ByAnilAnanthaswamyTheHiggsparticlejustgotabitlighterandtheracetofinditalittletighter

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US and European politics turning green

ByCatherineBrahicItisthestartofanewyearinUSpolitics

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Amphibians – the comeback kings of evolution

ByCatherineBrahicAmphibiansbouncedbackspectacularlyfromaseriesofmassextinctionsduringtheirevolution

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'Stowaway' that stops nuke smugglers

ByMasonInmanRadiationdetectorshiddeninsideshippingcontainerscouldbecarriedoncargoshipstodetectillicitnuclearmaterials.Atpresent

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Nanoscopic 'coaxial cable' transmits light

ByJeffHechtAwaytomakenanoscopicmetalcablestransmitlightcouldleadtoinnovationsinsolarcells

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Milk wrecks the health benefits of tea

ByDeboraMacKenzieThoselookingforanantidotetoholidayoverindulgencemayhaveadded“drinkmoretea”totheirlistsofNewYear’sresolutions

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Cancer warning over stem cell therapies

ByItisanotherobstacleforstemcelltherapiestoovercome.Twogroupshaveindependentlyshownthatstemcellscantriggercancers

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'Ethical' stem cells that arrive with baby

ByAndyCoghlanThediscoveryofversatilestemcellsintheamnioticfluidsurroundingbabiesinthewombcouldmakeitpossibleforallmotherstosavethecellsas“spares”forbaby.Ifthechildsufferstissueororgandamagelaterinlife

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Rift Valley fever kills 75 in Kenya

ByNewScientistandAFPAnoutbreakofRiftValleyfeverhaskilledatleast75peopleinKenyaoverthepastthreeweeks

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Dark matter mapped in 3D for first time

ByDavidShiga

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Editorial: Kill and let live

ByTheideaofhuntingdownandshootingananimalforsportstrikesmanypeopleasbarbaric.Thatisdoublytrueoftrophyhunting

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永利皇宫官方网站:Drug-resistant HIV battled in a new way

ByRoxanneKhamsi(Image:DukeUniversityMedicalCenterNewsOffice)Anew

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Top tech movies: Creepy-crawly climbing bots and more

ByTomSimoniteResearchersatCaseWesternUniversityinOhio

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Tight-knit trio of quasars discovered

ByDavidShiga

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Algal blooms hit beach lovers in the throat

ByRichardFisherThealgalbloomsoffFlorida’scoast

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Katydids hit the highest notes

Night-timeinatropicalrainforest

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Anti-clotting drug linked to far higher stroke rate

ByRoxanneKhamsiAdramaticriseinthenumberofhemorrhagicstrokesintheUSduringthe1990smaybelinkedtoincreaseduseoftheanti-clottingdrugwarfarin.Anewstudyestimatestherateofsuchstrokesincreasedfivefoldacrossthe

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Fingerprints may illuminate life in the womb

ByAlisonMotlukFingerprintsmayprovideimportantcluesaboutlifeinthewomb

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