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Best of the Ig Nobel prizes 2009

ByJeffHechtWhydon’tpregnantwomentoppleover?Docowsnoticekindness?Doescrackingyourknucklesbringonarthritis?Andistheremorethanoneuseforabra?Thesequestionsandmoreinspiredtheresearchrewardedatt

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Evening breast milk means a good sleep

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Devastating Indonesian earthquake 'still to come'

ByShantaBarleyTheearthquakewhichdevastatedthecityofPadanginSumatra

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永利皇宫网站:Killer asteroid hunter suffers from poor vision

ByRachelCourtlandThefirstoftheasteroid-huntingPan-STARRStelescopeswillbetakenaparttodayinanefforttosolveproblemswithimagequality.The1.8-metrePS1telescopeisthefirstofasuiteofinstruments–thePanoramicSur

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There's gold in them there modified bacteria

ByShantaBarleyMoveover

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How to Make a Tornado

ByNewScientistEverwonderedwhathappensifscientistsweretobreakfree?ThelatestbookfromNewScientistdelvesintothestrangeandwonderfulthingsthathappenwhenscientistsareletloose:anythingfromproducingafirep

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Top five tips for communicating science

ByRandyOlsonInscientist-turned-film-makerRandyOlson’snewbook

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Free-flying cyborg insects steered from a distance

ByEwenCallawayIt’stemptingtocallthemlordsoftheflies.Forthefirsttime

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The growing beauty of green architecture

By[EnterAuthor]Buildingscoveredingreenerycouldslashcarbondioxide–andgivearchitects’imaginationssomethingnewtoworkon–ExploresomeofthebestinourGallery

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Innovation: Behind the scenes at Sony's broadcast lab

ByColinBarrasInnovationisourregularcolumnthathighlightsemergingtechnologicalideasIt’sacommonplaceassumptionthatmedia’sfutureliesontheweb

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Our ancestor Ardi walked tall

ByEwenCallawayThebonesofa4.4-million-year-oldrelativesuggestthatshewalkedtall.SeemorefamilysnapsinourGalleryMoreonthesetopics:

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Rocket company tests world's most powerful ion engine

ByDavidShigaRocketsthatwouldusechargedparticlestopropelsuper-fastmissionstoMarsareonestepcloser

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Which kids will get stuck in the web?

ByPaulMarksInternet“bootcamps”arespringingupinChinaandthesuperfast-broadbandhavenofSouthKoreaasparentsseekwaystofreetheirkidsfromadebilitatinglatter-daycondition:internetaddiction.NowresearchersinT

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Neutrinos could encode messages to submarines

ByMacGregorCampbellEarth-penetratingneutrinosmightonedaybeusedtosendmessagestolurkingsubmarines.Theschemecouldprovideone-waycommunicationwithsubswithoutrequiringthemtosurface.Neutrinosareparticlesthat

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Smart 'Lego' blocks take touch screens into 3D

ByColinBarrasSmartbuildingblocksplusMicrosoft’sSurfaceinteractivetable-topcomputerhavetakentouch-screeninteractionintothethirddimension.Engineersorarchitectscouldusethemtodevelopdesigns

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Brain-wave boost sets us to slow motion

ByJessicaHamzelouBoostingbrainwavescanmakepeoplemoveinslowmotion.Thisfindingisoneofthefirsttoshowthatbrainwavesdirectlyinfluencebehaviour

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Sports jocks are oh-so predictable

ByMacgregorCampbellAcleverathleteknowshowtokeepanopponentguessing

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Nobel for insights into ageing and cancer

ByAndyCoghlanThisyear’smedicineNobelprizehasgonetothreeresearcherswhosolvedthepuzzleofhowchromosometipsarepreventedfromfrayingwhenevercellsdivide.Thetipsareprotectedbycapscalledtelomeres

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Ballerina tyrannosaur unearthed in Mongolia

ByJamesO'DonoghueSay“tyrannosaur”andmostpeoplepictureaclunky

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永利皇宫网站:Prosthetics with aesthetics

ByJessicaGriggsProstheticsareusuallydesignedtoblendinwiththehumanbodywithoutattractingattention.Buttheycanalsobefashionobjects:toolstoexpandaperson’sabilitiesanddistinctiveadditionstoaperson’sidentit

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Today on New Scientist: 2 October 2009

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Today on New Scientist: 5 October 2009

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White House to host star party

ByKellyBeatty

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Green roofs save on carbon overheads

ByJacobAronToseehowarchitectsaremakingsustainablebuildingsbeautiful

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Today on New Scientist: 1 October 2009

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Spicy food on the menu 6000 years ago

INPREHISTORICtimes

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Strike blinds the world's largest radio telescope

BOTHEREDbybadofficecoffeeandrush-hourtraffic?Tellthattothepeoplewhostafftheworld’slargestradiotelescope

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Mini human 'brains' grown in lab for first time

WHYrelyonmousebrainstohelpusunderstandourmostcomplexorganwhenyoucangrowamodelofahumanone?Tiny“brains”thatincludepartsofthecortex

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Spouse's voice easy to home in on… and easy to ignore

FAMILIARITYmaybreedcontempt

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Biodiversity app logs insects by their telltale call

ByPaulMarks(Image:OscarDominguez/Photoshot)TOTHEuntrainedear

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60 Seconds

UKfarmersbeganshootingbadgersthisweekinacontroversialpilotprojectintendedtostopthespreadofbovinetuberculosis.InJune

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Auto-diary turns every action into part of your story

ByPaulMarks(Image:Bastisteiner/Plainpicture)EVERgivenupkeepingadiarybecauseyouneverrememberedtofillitin?Don’tworry

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NASA seeks takers for moon-mission launch pads

WANTaportablepieceofhistorythathelpedputastronautsonthemoon?You’dbetterhaveapowerfulpickuptruck.NASAisseekingbidsforitsthreemobilelauncherplatforms.The3700-tonnehunksofsteelwereusedatKennedySpaceCen

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Millions of Chinese at risk of arsenic poisoning

TWENTYmillionChinesepeopleareindangerofarsenicpoisoningfromdrinkingwater

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How many uncontacted tribes are left in the world?

WHATelsecanyoudowhenbackedintoacorner?TheMashco-Piro

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Tae kwon do VR simulator to train UK Olympians

ByPaulMarks(Image:HannahJohnston/Getty)AVIRTUALrealitytaekwondosimulatorcouldhelptheUKOlympicteamtrainwithminimalriskofinjury.AerospacefirmBAESystemsofWarton

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Double blasts may have birthed exotic quark stars

FORGETsupernovae.Somethingmoreexoticandelusivemayhavebeenspotted–quark-novae.Whenaverymassivestarrunsoutoffuel

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X Prize for genomes cancelled before it begins

ITISananticlimax

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Mini human 'brains' grown in lab for first time

ByDouglasHeaven(Image:MadelineA.Lancaster/IMBA)Whyrelyonmousebrainstohelpusunderstandourmostcomplexorganwhenyoucangrowamodelofahumanone?Tiny“brains”thatincludepartsofthecortex

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Whoa! How to rein in the US's wild horses

BySaraReardoninNevadahighdesert(Image:YvaMomatiukandJohnEastcott/MindenPictures/NGS)SIXmustangsraceacrossthehorizon

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Acidifying oceans will heat the planet more

WHATgoesaroundcomesaround.Ourgreenhousegasemissionsdon’tjustwarmtheplanet

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Firms unite to bring internet to billions of new users

ByJackFlanagan(Image:TrevorSnapp/BloombergviaGettyImages)“IBELIEVEconnectivityisahumanright

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Yosemite Rim Fire is taste of things to come

SANFRANCISCOisinastateofemergency

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The iron planet with a 4-hour year

ANIRONplanetorbitingasun-likestarhastheshortestknownyear:4hours

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永利皇宫网站:Acid rain's surprising legacy in US rivers

DESPITEthedeclineofacidrain

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Planet Earth was blue long before we knew

ByColinBarras(Image:VisibleEarth/NASA)EARTHmayhavebecometheblueplanetjust200millionyearsafteritformed

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Most precise clock to watch tiniest ever time dilations

ByLisaGrossman(Image:JeffSherman)“SORRYthelab’samess.We’redoingsomebigworkrightnow

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Time-lapse footage shows snail embryo in high gear

EYEandhaircolouraretraitsweinheritfromourparents.Snailembryoscanaddthetimingofdevelopmentalleapstotheirlist.OliverTillsofPlymouthUniversity

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Why your brain may work like a dictionary

ByJacobAron(Image:JamieGrill/Getty)DOESyourbrainworklikeadictionary?AmathematicalanalysisoftheconnectionsbetweendefinitionsofEnglishwordshasuncoveredhiddenstructuresthatmayresemblethewaywordsandt

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永利皇宫网站:One Per Cent

(Image:HirokazuYamanouchi/Flickr/Getty)RaindropsonthescreensshowingsportsfootageandCCTVimagesareavisualnuisance.Andtheycouldbedownrightdangerousiftheyblindfuturecamerasguidingdriverlesscars.ShaodiYou

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