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Patents: Fur balls

ByBARRYFOXArlenParantoofWashingtonstatehasinventedaballespeciallyforjugglers

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Science: Galactic neighbour may harbour a black hole

ByHELENGAVAGHANinWASHINGTONDCStrongevidencefortheexistenceofagiantblackholeinthecoreofagalaxyhascomefromNASA’sHubbleSpaceTelescope.ImagesofM32

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Focus: Baltic states struggle for total power - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have won their political independence from Moscow and are racing towards the free market. But energy to drive their economies still comes from Mother Russia

ByVERARICHIndependencefortheBalticstateswashardwon.TheirpeoplesstruggledagainstRedArmytanksinVilniusandSovietcommandosinRigaandmanywerekilledintheprocess.IntheautumnlastyearMoscowfinallycededcontrol.B

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永利皇宫网站:American feminists fight for abortion pill

FeministsintheUSareorganisingacampaignofeconomicpressuretoforcetheFrenchfirmRoussell-UclaftointroducetheabortionpillRU486intheUS.TheFeministMajorityFoundation

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Science: Cancer compound found in cuttlefish

ByPETERHADFIELDinTOKYOAmysteriousingredientincuttlefishinkmaybeeffectiveinfightingcancer

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Science: The right time for a women to diet?

ByLEIGHDAYTONinSYDNEYWomenwhodietduringthesecondhalfoftheirmenstrualcyclewillfinditanuphillstruggle

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Technology: Overhead lights ensure the price is right

ByLEIGHTDAYTONinSYDNEYTokeepthepricesofthe10000differentitemsinanaveragesupermarketcorrectlymarked

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Aye-aye, it's a boy . . .

Bluedevilisthefirstaye-ayebornincaptivityoutsideitsnativeMadagascarforacentury.Hewasbornon5AprilatDukeUniversityPrimateCenterinNorthCarolina

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Science: Does the Universe go on for ever?

IstheUniverselikeanestedsetofRussiandolls

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Patents: Chaff in the wind

ByBARRYFOXIntheSecondWorldWar

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Technology: Fire-fighters find gas that's easy on ozone

ByOLIVERTICKELLAnewfire-extinguishinggasmixturemadefromcommonatmosphericgasescouldousttheozone-destroyinghalon1301fromindustrialfire-fightingsystems.Halon1301

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Technology: Summer sun sends Pisa round the bend

ByELISABETHGEAKEPISA’sfamoustowernotonlyleans

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Grain yields tumble in greenhouse world

ByFREDPEARCEDried-upfieldsandemptygrainstoresarelikelytobecomesemipermanentfeaturesacrossmuchoftheThirdWorldbythemiddleofthenextcentury

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Technology: Sculpted fibre gathers up laser's lost light

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONWhenlightisshonefromalaserintotheendofanopticalfibre

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Computer net

Europe’sthreelargestcomputermakers

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Ice abandoned

Canadianscientistshavebeenforcedtoabandonaniceislandtheyhaveusedsince1983tocharttheArcticOcean.Theisland

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Safe waste

Chinahasagreedtoathree-yeartrialofSynroc

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Canada, land of dying lakes and forests

ByPENNYPARKinTORONTOTheoutlookfortheworld’ssecondlargestcountryisgrim.AmassivedocumentreleasedbytheCanadiangovernmentthismonthoutlines–in27chapters–thealarmingdeteriorationofCanada’sforests

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Technology: Lean batteries take the weight off electronics

ByANDYCOGHLANWafer-thinbatteries

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永利皇宫网站:Political fallout traps cash for Chernobyl

ByVERARICHVictimsoftheChernobyldisastersixyearsagomaynotreceivethetreatmenttheyneedbecausethemoneyintendedforaspecialmedicalcentreistrappedinaMoscowbank.ThecentrewastohavebeenbuiltinHomiel(Gomel)provi

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Technology: Suspending experiments in thin air

ByDANIELCLERYAmachinewhichcanlevitateballsofhotliquidmaysaveresearchersthehugecostofsendingtheirexperimentsintospace.AnAmericancompanyhasproducedadevicetohelpmaterialsresearchers

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Nuclear waste may rise from the grave

ByROGERMILNELatechangestothedesignofBritain’sfirstundergroundnuclearwasterepositoryincreasetheriskofradioactivityescapingbacktothesurface

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Seaweed subsidy menaces Europe's marine life

ByDEBORAMacKENZIEinBRUSSELSAnalienseaweedfromJapanmayoustnativespeciesifaplannedexpansionofBrittany’skelpfarmsgoesahead.TheEuropeanCommissionisgivingFrenchresearchersandfishermenalmost£100000togrowthe

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Channel 5 should wait for digital technology

ByBARRYFOXAlthoughbiddingopenedlastweekforBritain’sfifthterrestrialTVchannel

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Belated inquest on cold fusion blast

Wreckedequipmentfromacoldfusion‘cell’thatblewupinJanuary

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Radar signals swallowed by Martian volcanic ash

ByJeffHechtSIXyearsago

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Jumping genes pave the way to safer therapy

ByAndyCoghlanEXTRACTSfrombaker’syeastareyieldingmolecularsecretsthatcouldleadtosafergenetherapy.SomesequencesofDNAinyeastcanjumparoundfromchromosometochromosomewithoutdisruptingothergenes.Bystudyingth

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Cold-blooded dinosaurs ahead by a nose

ByRosieMestelDINOSAURS’nosescouldprovidethefirstconvincingevidencethatthegiantreptileswereeverybitascold-bloodedastheirmodernrelatives.Thereptiles’nosesappeartohavelackedsmallscrollsofbonethatallwarm-

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Net war breaks out over bid to ban porn

ByKurtKleinerABILLtobanpornographyfromcomputernetworkshastriggeredafloodofelectronicpetitionsthatisflowingfromcomputertocomputeracrosstheUS.Thebill’ssupporterssaythatthemeasureisneededtoprotectchildre

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永利皇宫网站:Smart kids not fooled by fiction

ByCharlesArthurCHILDRENaremoresophisticatedviewersoftelevisionthanmanyadultssupposeandcaneasilyrecognisewhenimagesarefictional

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Space specs give teenagers drunk's eye view

ByJonathanBeardSPECTACLESthatwereoriginallydevelopedtohelpastronautslearntocopewithmotionsicknessinspacearenowbeingusedbyanoptometristtoteachAmericanteenagersaboutsomeofthedangersofdrivingundertheinfl

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Space frogs grow up to lead a normal life

ByKurtKleinerFROGSthatwere“conceived”andhatchedinspacehavedevelopedmoreorlessnormallydespitethelackofgravity.Thefrogsarethefirstvertebratestohavespentthecrucialfirstfewdaysoflifeinspace

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永利皇宫网站:Dialysis patients risk hepatitis C

ByTaraPatelPATIENTSwhoundergokidneydialysisatsomeFrenchclinicsriskcontractinghepatitisCfromcontaminateddialysismachines

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Netropolitan – Far side

IFtheScientologistsaren’tsurrealenoughforyourtaste

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Powerful gravity punctures inflation

ByJohnGribbinONEofthemainreasonsforinventingtheinflationtheoryofcosmologyhasbeencalledintoquestion.ProponentsofinflationarguethattheUniversewentthroughanextremelyrapidphaseofexpansioninitsfirstsplitse

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Altered malaria's hidden bonus

ByPeterAldhousDRUG-RESISTANTmalariaisagrowingscourge.InlargepartsofAfrica

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Ancient ones haunt genome centre

ByGailVinesPREHISTORICremainsandaSaxonsettlementhavebeenunearthedonthesiteofBritain’snewhumangenomecomplex

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Save-the-Taj campaigners win first round

BySanjayKumarAFTERan11-yearlegalbattletosavetheTajMahal

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Are power line experiments fatally flawed?

ByPeterAldhousAMAJORflawmayhavewreckedyearsofexperimentsdesignedtofindabiologicalmechanismtoexplaintheclaimthatchildrenlivingnearpowerlinesaremorelikelytodevelopleukaemia.Thedebateoverwhetherpowerline

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Market forces threaten health of America

ByVincentKiernanARADICALshake-upofthelawsthatprotecttheenvironmentandpeople’shealthisinevitableifanewbillmakesitthroughtheUSCongress.Ifthebillbecomeslaw

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Climate treaty heads for trouble

ByFredPearceTHEClimateChangeConventionisindangeroffallingatthefirsthurdle.Mostoftheworld’sbiggestproducersofcarbondioxide

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Safety fears over games helmets

ByCharlesArthurVIRTUALrealityhelmetsforhomeusewillgoonsaleinBritainlaterthisyeardespiteconcernamonggovernmentsafetyadvisersthattheymayhavelong-termeffectsonhealth

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Design the 'global village' at World Net expo

ByBobJohnstoneINthe19thcentury

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Netropolitan – Replies

REMEMBER,

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Tejus upset natural order in Brazilian sanctuary

ByBrianHomewoodLIZARDSintroducedtotheBrazilianislandofFernandodeNoronhatokillratshaveturnedouttobeabiggerthreattothenativewildlife.Theisland

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Netropolitan – Kill file

THANKStotherow

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Evening effect

TPA

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'Risks ignored' as medicine rushes ahead

ByTaraPatelMEDICALtechniquesarebeingdevelopedtoofastforresearcherstoassesstheriskstheypose

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Crash-landing

THEresultsofaseriesofbiologicalexperimentscarriedoutbytheEuropeanandFrenchspaceagenciesmayhavebeenlostafterthecapsulecarryingthemcrash-landedinRussiaearlierthismonth.Thecapsule

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Bees get a buzz out of symmetry

ByDavidConcarBUSYthebumblebeemaybe

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Porn arrests

THEFBIannouncedlastweekthatithadarrestedadozenpeoplefordistributingchildpornographyonacomputernetwork

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