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Fingerprints may illuminate life in the womb

ByAlisonMotlukFingerprintsmayprovideimportantcluesaboutlifeinthewomb

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Dark energy refuses to fade away

ByStephenBattersby(Image:High-ZSupernovaSearchTeam/HST/NASA)Thefirstresultsfromaninternationalefforttoprobethenatureofdarkenergysuggestthatthismysteriousforcehasremainedconstantoverthelifeoftheunive

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Climate meeting to discuss 'son of Kyoto'

ByFredPearceFormaltalkshavebeguninMontreal

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Tuneful icebergs reveal an unsung secret

ByZeeyaMeraliResearchersmonitoringearthquakesinAntarcticahaveuncoveredasurprisingsourceforsomemysteriousrumblings–singingicebergs.“It’slikesomethingfromahorrorfilm

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NASA criticised over space station management

ByJeffHechtNASA’splanstosendhumanstotheMoonandMarsdependuponsolvingproblemswiththeInternationalSpaceStation

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Thruster glitch puts asteroid probe in ‘safe mode'

ByMaggieMcKeeThesuccessfullandingoftheHayabusaspacecraftonasteroidItokawaonSaturdaywasalmostimmediatelyfollowedbyanotherglitchforthetroubledmission–afuelthrusterglitchthatforcedittogointo“standby”mode

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Hurricane season refuses to blow over

ByJeffHechtTherecord-breakingNorthAtlantichurricaneseasonof2005justwillnotend–anditmaygetworseyet

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NASA probes safe repair of space station solar panels

ByKellyYoungArecentNASAstudyisprobinghowtomakerepairstocrucialsolarpanelsinspace.Oneconclusionisthatspacewalkingastronautsmayneedtodimthelightstoavoidgettingnastyelectricalshocks.Likemostspacecraft

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Invention: Hot-air plane

ByBarryFoxForover30years

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Cassini snapshot reveals Saturn's volcanic moon

ByStephenBattersby(Image:NASA/JPL/SpaceScienceInstitute)(Image:NASA/JPL/SpaceScienceInstitute)NASA’sCassinispacecrafthascaptureduniqueviewsoftwoofSaturn’smoons.Theprobe’sfirstcloseencounterwithth

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永利皇宫官方网站:Myriad mirrors turn desert into energy farm

GIANTmirrorswillblanketthousandsofhectaresofdesertinCaliforniaaspartofthetwolargestsolarfarmsintheworld.Thefarmswilluse11-metre-widedishescoatedwithanarrayofglassmirrors.MadebyStirlingEnergySystems(SE

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Families share traits of autistic children

ByHelenPhillipsSOMErelativesofpeoplewithautismalsodisplaybehavioursandbraindifferencesassociatedwiththecondition

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Propellant problem delays launch of new rocket

ByKellyYoung(Image:SpaceX)Afteraseriesofpropellantandcomputerproblems

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Cloning pioneer admits ethical violations and quits

ByNewScientist.comstaffandAFPHwangWoo-Suk

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Dino droppings reveal prehistoric taste for grass

ByJeffHechtONEoftheoldestmistakesintheprehistoricbookhasturnedoutnottobeamistakeafterall.Artists’impressionsofdinosaursgrazingongrassyplainswereconsideredasbadasdepictionsofthemcavortingwithcavemen,

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永利皇宫官方网站:Air guitarists' rock dreams come true

ByWillKnight(Image:HelsinkiUniversityofTechnology)(Image:HelsinkiUniversityofTechnology)Aspiringrockgodscanatlastcreatetheirownguitarsolos–withouteverhavingtopickuparealinstrument

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'Missing' Xenon's hiding place unearthed

THEatmosphere’s“xenonproblem”mightfinallybesolved.TheelusiveelementcouldbehidingoutintheEarth’scrust.Formorethan30yearsaquestionmarkhashoveredovertheatmosphere’smissingxenon.Theheavyinertgases–neon

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Malaria control should target 'super-spreaders'

EVERYhikerknowssomepeoplegetmoremosquitobitesthanothers.Itnowappearsthatthiscouldmakeahugedifferencetomalariacontrol.BobSnowattheKenyaMedicalResearchInstituteandcolleaguesanalysedmeasurementsofhowofte

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Thruster problem may scupper Hayabusa's return to Earth

ByNewScientistSpacestaffandAFPAfuelthrusterproblemwithJapan’sHayabusaspacecraftappearstobemoreseriousthanoriginallythought–andcouldpreventthemissionfromreturningtoEarthwiththefirst-eversamplesfromanas

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When is a landmine not a landmine?

Whenisalandminenotalandmine?ThisisthequestionfacingofficialsatthePentagonwhoareduetodecidewhethertostartproducinganewgenerationofwhatthearmycalls“intelligentmunitions”atthestartofDecember.Whiletrad

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Secrets of bee flight revealed

ByHelenPhillipsCombiningroboticmodellingwithslow-motionvideosofairbornehoneybeesmayhavehelpedresearchersexplainthecuriousaerodynamicsofbeeflight.Aeronauticalengineershadpreviously“proven”thatbeescanno

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Seeking a safe path through the landmine debate

ByLindaGeddesATEAMof35deminersarmedwithmetaldetectorshadalreadyspentsixmonthscombingarelativelyflat

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No slowing in AIDS calamity

It’sarecordnoonecanbeproudof–40.3millionpeopleworldwidearelivingwithHIV.Thisyearalone

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Anti-smoking drug may cut crystal meth craving

ByWillKnightApopulartreatmentfornicotineaddictioncanalsocutcravingsamongcrystalmethaddicts

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Plant diversity: Going, going, gone

ByJonathanSilvertownSoldasthefarmer’sfriend

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Nanotubes smuggle anti-HIV molecules into cells

ByCelesteBieverCarbonnanotubeshavebeenusedtosmuggleHIV-blockingmoleculesintohumancells.Althoughpreliminary

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Big businesses call for government action on climate

ByNewScientistEnvironmentandReutersMorethan100corporateheads

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Lab-grown replacement teeth fill the gap

ByEmmaYoungandRoxanneKhamsiHere’ssomethingtosmileabout:aJapaneseteamhassuccessfullygrownreplacementteethandimplantedthemintothemouthsofadultmice

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Satellites vs. space junk: evening the odds

ByPaulMarksTHEthreattospacecraftfromfast-movingspacejunkcouldbelessenedthankstoanewwaytomeasurehowmuchfuelsatelliteshaveleftintheirtanks.Satelliteoperatorsneedtoknowwhenacraftisrunninglowonfuelsotheyc

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EU agrees to cut greenhouse emissions by 20%

ByCatherineBrahicandReutersEuropeanenvironmentministershaveagreedtocutgreenhousegasemissionsto20%below1990levelsby2020.MinistersagreedtoadoptbindingtargetsforcuttingemissionsatthefirstmeetingoftheEuro

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Asteroid threat demands response, experts warn

ByIvanSemeniuk

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Deep-sea trawling neither green nor profitable

ByCatherineBrahicDeep-seatrawlingisneitherenvironmentallynoreveneconomicallysound

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Dark matter may be the death of Milky Way

GOODBYEMilkyWay.Everygalaxyisdestinedtoslowlydisintegrateasthedarkmatterthatbindsittogethervanishes.SopredictLawrenceKraussandGlennStarkmanatCaseWesternReserveUniversityinCleveland

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Endangered languages encode plant and animal knowledge

ByGaiaVince

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World's most premature baby set to leave hospital

ByNewScientistandReuters(Image:BaptistChildren'sHospital)AprematurebabyonlyslightlylongerthanaballpointpenatbirthwasduetobesenthomeinthecomingdaysfromaUShospitalafterfourmonthsofneonatalintensivecare

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Greenhouse gases hit new high

ByNewScientistEnvironmentandReutersGreenhousegaseswidelyblamedforcausingglobalwarminghaveclimbedtorecordhighsintheatmosphere

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Fatal attraction of the US

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Satellite fleet blasts off to study auroras' triggers

ByNewScientistSpaceandReutersFivesatelliteswerelaunchedintospacefromFloridaonSaturdayaboardanunmannedDeltarockettoinvestigateelectromagneticstorms

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Lab-grown ligaments may help injured sports stars

ByRoxanneKhamsi(Image:PNAS/Cooperetal)Athletesandsportsstarswhosuffercareer-threateningkneeinjuriescouldonedaybenefitfromreplacementligamentsgrowninthelab.USscientistsbio-engineeredanteriorcruciateli

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Fathers of non-identical twins have better sperm

ByMichaelDayFathersofnon-identicaltwinshavebetterqualityspermthanothermen

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Persuading Big Pharma to make vaccines for the poor

ByHowcanpharmaceuticalcompaniesbepersuadedtodevelopvaccinesfordiseasesofthepoor

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永利皇宫官方网站:Microscopic chain-mail could link wearable gadgets

ByTomSimonite(Image:IOPPublishing)(Image:IOPPublishing)MicroscopicchainmailmadefromminisculemetallinkshasbeenmadebyUSresearchers.Itcouldultimatelybeusedtocreatetextileswithsensorsandotherelectronic

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Readers' Q & A with Wikipedia founder

(Image:ChrysRynearson)JimmyWaleshasrespondedtothebestreaderquestionssparkedbyourexclusiveoriginalinterview.StanSchaetzelwrites:Wikipediahasopened–asNewScientistasserts–knowledgetothepeople.Thisiso

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Pregnancy hormone reverses MS damage

ByRoxanneKhamsiAhormoneproducedduringpregnancycouldreversesomeoftheneurologicaldamageassociatedwithmultiplesclerosis

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永利皇宫官方网站:Invention: Hot lap prevention

ByHotlappreventionAnyonewhousesalaptopcomputerwillknowjusthowhottheycanget.Thisoverheatingcansometimescauseinjury

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Extendable fender could keep smart cars safe

ByTomSimonite(Image:ManchesterUniversity)(Image:ManchesterUniversity)Extendablebumperscouldbeusedbyconvoysof“intelligentvehicles”tomaintainsafedistanceswhennormalcommunicationsfail

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Fastest spinning star may have exotic heart

ByDavidShigaAdensestellarcorpsecalledaneutronstarhasbeenfoundspinningatanastonishing1122rotationspersecond–1.5timesfasterthananyotherstar.Ifconfirmed

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Astronauts prepare for record-setting spacewalk

ByKellyYoung(Image:NASA)(Image:NASA)TworesidentsoftheInternationalSpaceStation(ISS)willventureoutsidetheirhomeonThursdaytotrytojamastuckantennaonadockedcargoshipbackintoplace.Thespacewalk–which

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Robot birdwatcher joins hunt for elusive woodpecker

ByGaiaVince

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Top UK companies do not declare all carbon emissions

ByCatherineBrahicAlackofmandatorystandardsregulatingthewaybusinessesreporttheirgreenhousegasemissionshasledtomassiveunderestimationintheUK

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Red planet's hue due to meteors, not water

ByHazelMuirWhyisMarsred?Thegenerallyacceptedexplanationthatliquidwaterrusteditsrocksmaybewrong.LabexperimentsthatmimictheenvironmentonMarssuggestthattheplanet’sreddishhuecamefromadustingoftinymeteors

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