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Now the cellphone becomes a sketch pad... sort of

ByAnilAnanthaswamyHAVEyoueverfoundyourselfstuckonatrain

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Bird flu mix-up could have spelled disaster

IT’SemergedthatvirulentH5N1birdfluwassentoutbyaccidentfromanAustrianlablastyearandgiventoferretsintheCzechRepublicbeforeanyonerealised.Aswellastheriskofitescapingintothewild

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Thumbs up for 3D bone printer

ByAndyCoghlanEXACTreplicasofaman’sthumbboneshavebeenmadeforthefirsttimeusinga3Dprinter.Thebreakthroughpavesthewayforsurgeonstoreplacedamagedordiseasedboneswithidenticalcopiesbuiltfromthepatients’ownce

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Ancient supernovae found written into the Antarctic ice

THEsignatureofancientsupernovaexplosionsmaybewrittenintotheiceofAntarctica.Thegammaradiationfromsupernovaeisthoughttoproducenitrogenoxidesintheatmosphere

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Wireless Tasers extend the long arm of the law

TASERstungunsaregoingwireless

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Obama goes 'all in' for science

ByPeterAldhousinSanFranciscoReadourrelatededitorial:ThepitfallsofObama’ssciencebonanzaNEVERhassomuchmoneybeenpumpedintosciencesoquicklyandwithsomuchhangingonasuccessfuloutcome.ThefullscopeofPresiden

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'Vampire' discovered in mass grave

(Image:MatteoBorrini)ASKELETONexhumedfromagraveinVeniceisbeingclaimedasthefirstknownexampleofthe“vampires”widelyreferredtoincontemporarydocuments.MatteoBorrinioftheUniversityofFlorenceinItalyfoundthe

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Instant 'vaccine' zaps human cancers in mice

ByDevinPowellIMAGINEbeingabletoinstantlyroundupyourexistingsupplyofantibodiestofightanydiseaseyouchoose.Thatscenarioisastepclosertorealityfollowingthecreationofmoleculesthattransformmouseantibodiesint

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Audio trick lets authorities watch the movie pirates

DIGITALwatermarksbuiltintomoviesnowmakeitpossibletoidentifytheseatavideopiratewassittinginwhentheymadeanillegalcamcordercopy.“Audiowatermarkstellyouhowfarthepirateisfromthecinema’sspeakers

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Fish numbers outpace human population

THEamountoffishonpeople’splatesisrising

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Beads get ball rolling on avalanche prediction

ByAnilAnanthaswamyTHEseemingimpossibilityofpredictingthenextbigavalancheorearthquakehasoftenbeenblamedontheinherentunpredictabilityofcomplexsystems.Auniqueexperimentsuggeststhatthisideamaybewrong.Accu

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Lifestyle changes could cut cancers by a third

AHEALTHYlifestylemaybeevenmoreimportantthanyouthink.Themostcomprehensivereportoncancerpreventionyetfindsthathealthyeatingandexercisecouldpreventmorethanathirdofcommoncancersindevelopedcountries

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Crew chosen for Mars isolation test

ByDavidShigaReadaninterviewwithPascalLee

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Conservationists deciding which species to survive

WOULDtheanimalhavemadeitintotheark?That’sthekindofquestionconservationistshavebeenaskingwhenitcomestothethornyissueofpickingwhichthreatenedspeciestosave.KerstinZanderoftheCharlesDarwinUniversityin

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Kill the inflammation, kill the HIV?

ByDeboraMacKenzieWEdon’tyetknowwhyHIVspreadstowomensomuchmorereadilyinAfricathanelsewhere

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Spider takes food from the mouths of ants

ANAFRICANjumpingspiderusesitsagilitynotjusttohunt

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"Fish is marvellous..."

“Peopleconcernedattheplightofanimalsweregivingmoneyanddidnotknowitwasbeingusedtospray-paintcarsandhurlabuseatchildren.”AdrianRadford

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Quantum dots boost power solar cells

ByDavidRobsonPEPPERINGsolarcellswithquantumdotscouldbethenextsteptowardscheapersolarpower

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澳门新永利官方网站:Cannibalistic Jupiter ate its early moons

ByMarcusChownTHEfourgiant“Galilean”moonsorbitingJupiterarethelastsurvivorsofatleastfivegenerationsofmoonsthatoncecircledthegasgiant.“Alltheothermoons–andtherecouldhavebeen20ormore–weredevouredbythepla

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Jumping genes make for cancer-free stem cells

AROVINGsnippetofDNAhasbeenusedtomakereprogrammedstemcellsthatarestrippedofpotentiallycancer-causinggenes.Thefirstreprogrammedstemcells–knownasinducedpluripotentstemcells–weremadebyShinyaYamanakaofKyot

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Fossil footprints reveal our modern walk in the making

ByRobertAdlerFOOTPRINTSlaiddownnearLakeTurkanainnorth-westKenya1.5millionyearsagoweremadebyhumanancestorswithessentiallymodernfootanatomyandgait.Theyarethesecondoldesthomininfootprintsknown

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澳门新永利官方网站:Digital radio fails the firefighters

MANYfirefightersintheUScannolongerheartheircolleaguesamidstthenoisymaelstromofafirerescue.Theproblem?Theirbrandnewdigitaltwo-wayradios.TheUShasbeenequippingitsemergencycrewswithdigitalradiosbecauseth

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First fossil brain found in a bug-eyed fish

THEfirstfossilbraineverfoundisthatofa300-million-year-oldfish.AlanPradeloftheFrenchNationalNaturalHistoryMuseuminParisandhisteamtookX-raysoffouriniopterygianfishfossilsfromtheCarboniferousperiod

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Race is on to reach Antarctica's hidden lakes

ARACEhasbeguntoreachoneofthelastunexploredregionsonEarth:thecold

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ER 2.0: Robots team up for surgery

ByJessicaGriggs(Image:SRIInternational

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Disney water jets let visually impaired people 'feel' fireworks

Snapwire/AlamyStockPhotoByTimothyRevellPeoplewhoarevisuallyimpairedmissoutatfireworkdisplays.Butanewprototypesystemletsthemsensetheexplosionsviatouch.FeelingFireworks

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Child psychiatric diagnosis on trial

ByPeterAldhousWhenCarolynRileywasconvictedofkillingher4-year-olddaughterRebeccabyoverdosingherwithpsychotropicdrugsprescribedforthechild

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'Backward' black holes spew super-powerful jets

“BACKWARDS”blackholesmaykickoutstrongerjetsofmatterthantheirstandardcounterparts.Asblackholeseatmaterial

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Cut-price DNA test ignites genetic discrimination fears

ByWendyZukermanSale!DNAtestshalfprice!Butbeware–theoffercouldstymieanychancesofgettinglifeinsurance.AustralianfirmNib

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澳门新永利官方网站:Anti-ageing cream as good as drug at reducing wrinkles

ISTHEcosmeticsindustryabouttogetamuch-neededfacelift?Forthefirsttime

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Australia to cut cervical cancer risk with less regular tests

VOISIN/PHANIE/GettyByAliceKleinSolong

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Life's code rewritten in four-letter words

ByLindaGeddesEditorial:ThescarybusinessoftinkeringwithlifeATOTALLYnewgeneticcodehasbeendevised

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Even in the virtual world, men judge women on looks

ByJessicaGriggsHOWisafemaleavatarsupposedtogetafairtreatmentinthevirtualworld?Theyshouldrelyonhumanfemales–mencan’thelpbutbeswayedbylooks.Thankstovideogamesandblockbustermovies

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Fake foot with smarts boosts walking efficiency

ByPaulMarks(Image:PLoS)Asmartartificialfootthatusesspringsandelectronicstorecycleenergyotherwiselostduringwalkingcouldhelppeoplewithprostheticlegswalkasefficientlyastheable-bodied.Withouttheankle’

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People who illegally kill birds of prey are getting away with it

BillBaston/FLPAByFredPearceTheBritishauthoritiesstandaccusedofturningablindeyeto“blatant”killingsofendangeredbirdsofprey.Anewstudyfound81confirmedattacksonprotectedraptorsduring2016

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Superbugs blamed on shoddy repairs

ByDeboraMacKenzieBacteriathatsurviveanantibioticattackemergestronger

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Drake wants off-world listening post for alien messages

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UK’s plan to tackle ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling lacks evidence

SimonDawson/BloombergviaGettyFixed-oddsbettingterminalsmakegamblingawayyourcashabreeze–theyletyouplaceabetofupto£100onadigitalgameofchanceonceevery20seconds.Noskillisrequiredtowin

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Superbugs blamed on shoddy repairs

BACTERIAthatsurviveanantibioticattackemergestronger

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First results from young blood Alzheimer’s trial are criticised

GettyBySallyAdeeThelong-awaitedresultsofatrialinvolvingtheinjectionofbloodfromyoungpeopleasatreatmentforAlzheimer’sdiseasehavebeenmetwithcriticism.In2014

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Good vibrations aid mind-controlled steering

ByPaulMarksIDENTIFYINGtelltalebrainpatternspromisestousherinanewerainwhichallmannerofobjectscanbecontrolledbythought.Buttellingbrainpatternsapartisdevilishlydifficult.Nowcyberneticsresearchersthinkami

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Zoologger: What turns a tadpole into a killer?

ByMichaelMarshall(Image:DavidPfennig)Zoologgerisourweeklycolumnhighlightingextraordinaryanimals–andoccasionallyotherorganisms–fromaroundtheworld.Speciesname:SpeamultiplicataHabitat:South-westUS

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Damaged brains escape material world

DAMAGEtoaspecificbrainareamayincreasefeelingsoftranscendence

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Secure your secret messages with printable invisible ink

Bettmann/GettyByJohnWenzInvisibleinkisback

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澳门新永利官方网站:Chagos marine protection plan condemned as unethical

ByFredPearceConservationistsareatwaroveraBritishplantocreateamarineprotectionzonearoundalargechunkofsurvivingempireintheIndianOcean.Thezone

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Starship pilots: speed kills, especially warp speed

ByValerieJamiesoninWashingtonDCUpdate:AnearlierversionofthisstoryreferredtotheBorgusingcloakingtechnology

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Receding fog may leave redwoods in the lurch

RECEDINGcoastalfogsmaythreatenthenextgenerationofCalifornia’smightyredwoods.AnewanalysisofcloudcoveroverCaliforniarevealsthatfogsare30percentlessfrequenttodaythan50yearsago.“Thelargetreesinterceptthef

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Trust nobody? No thanks

BrunoMangyokuTURNoveraUSbanknoteandyouwillseethewords“InGodWeTrust”andapictureofavenerablepoliticaledifice:theWhiteHouse

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Finding feathered fossils

ByPhilMcKennaGallery:FindingfeatheredfossilsFromthetinyAnchiornishuxleyitoafeatheredancestorofTyrannosaurusrexandthehugeGigantoraptor

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Latex could silence noisy neighbours

ByColinBarrasTHErumblingbassfromthepartyanimalsnextdoorneednolongerkeepyouawakeatnight.Cheapandeffectivesoundproofingcanbeyoursintheshapeofnoveltilesmadefromlatexandafewplasticbuttons.Low-frequencysou

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