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Shapely mutts

DogloverstoolazytotaketheirpoochesforawalkcannowputtheirfeetupwhiletheanimalsexerciseonaspecialdoggietreadmillmadeinJapan.CalledtheDogPromenade

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Unwanted guest

ACanadianfarmeraccusedbyagribiotechgiantMonsantoofgrowingitsherbicide-resistantoilseedrapewithoutalicenceishittingback.PercySchmeiserofBruno

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Never forget

ByAlisonMotlukIFYOURgrandparentsarebecomingabitforgetful

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There's something in the water

ByTimThwaitesinMelbourneAUSTRALIAwillbethefirstcountrytointroducestrictregulationsaimedathaltingtheinvasionbymarinepestsinships’ballastwater.LastweekthegovernmentannouncedthatallshipsdockingatAustrali

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Mean machines

ByAndyCoghlaninSheffieldEMISSIONSofcarbondioxidefromtheworld’spowerstationscouldbehalvedbyswappingsteelturbinebladesfornickel-basedbladeslikethoseusedinjetengines.Becausenickelalloystolerateintensehea

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Twos and threes

TheUSisexperiencingababyboomoftwins

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Sounds good

ByBarryFoxBritishcompanyB&Wbelievesithasfoundawaytoimprovethesoundfidelityfromloudspeakers(WO98/51121).B&Wpreviouslytriedusingataperedpipeattherearofthevibratingspeakerconetosoakupunwantedsound

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Bad breeding

PARASITESaregoodforaspeciesbecausetheypromotegeneticvariabilityintheirhosts.NowastudyofsheepinScotlandsuggestswhy(Evolution

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Lies, damned lies. . .

ByCharlesSeifeMETEOROLOGISTSsearchingforweeklypatternsinourweathermaybedeludingthemselves.Afterporingover45years’worthoftemperaturemeasurements

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False trails

ByMattWalkerDINOSAURfootprintstelluslessthanwethoughtabouttheanimalsthatmadethem.AgeologistinIndianahasfoundthatit’salmostimpossibletotellwhichspeciesmadewhichprints

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Older and wiser

ByPhilipCohenSanFranciscoTHEshrinkageofcellsinthebrainsofoldmonkeyscanbereversed

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Folic fix

ByBarryFoxWhilesmokersinhaleacocktailofheartandlung-damagingtarandsmoke

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Whales off the hook

Russiahascancelleditsfirstcommercialhuntofbelugawhalesin35yearsafteronlytendays

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Farmers in the firing line

ByKurtKleinerTHERE’sachillwindblowingthroughtheAmericanMidwest.Itsfarmershaverushedtoembracegeneticallymodified(GM)crops

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Going up…

Abicycle-drivenairjackcouldhelpliftfallendebrisintheaftermathofanearthquake.Mostsimplepneumaticjacksarepumpedbyfoot

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Alien Earths

ByRobertAdlerandHenryBortmanOURfirstglimpsesofEarthlyworldsbeyondtheSolarSystemmightjustbeloomingintofocus

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Coming a cropper

ByAndyCoghlanBRITAIN’smammothexperimenttotestwhethergeneticallymodifiedcropsposeagreaterhazardtowildlifethanconventionalvarietieshasbeenthrownintodisarray.Inanembarrassingclimbdown

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Help for quitters

ByBarryFoxAtreatmentfornarcolepsycouldhelppeoplegiveupsmoking

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Keep your head down...

ByAndyCoghlaninSheffieldAgrowingtideofhatemailbeingreceivedbyBritishgovernmentadvisersongeneticengineeringcouldmakeitdifficulttofindscientiststodelivertheexpertadvicethegovernmentneeds.SoclaimsJanetBa

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Cool running

ByPaulMarksASIMPLEideacouldmakeflyingmuchsafer.TestsintheUShaveshownthatcoolingfuelbeforeitisputintoaircraftpreventsexplosivefumesbuildingupinthefueltanks.TheexplosionofTWAflight800offLongIslandinJuly

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The right strokes for some folks

ByAlisonMotlukASTROKEhascuredanelderlymanofhislifelongstutter

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Sickly swine

ByDeboraMacKenzieinBrusselsSOARINGnumbersofwildboarroamingEurope’sforestsarepromptingtheEuropeanCommissiontoconsiderdevelopingandreleasingageneticallyengineeredvirustocontrolaplaguethatisdeadlytopigs.

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Bacterial blast

FarmerswhokillpestswithspraysmadefromthebacteriumBacillusthuringiensis(Bt)mightsoonhaveanotherbacterialweapontohand.PaulJarrett

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Invasion of the indies

Thelow-budgethorrormovieTheBlairWitchProject—shotoncamcorderstoveryscaryeffect—wasahugebox-officesuccessintheUSpartlybecauseitmanipulatedtheInternettomarketitself

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Hands on

ByDuncanGraham-RoweITSarmtwitchedtolifeforthefirsttimelastweek

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Folic acid may raise chance of twins

ByHazelMuirPregnantwomenwhotaketherecommendedfolicacidsupplementsmaybemorelikelytohavetwins

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Is Larry Page right, are we poised for a flying car revolution?

FPG/HultonArchive/GettyIt’stimetodropthecynicism.OK

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High-fibre diet may protect against peanut allergy

GeorgeDoyle/GettyByAliceKleinBranloversrejoice.Fibre-richdietshavebeenshowntoprotectagainstpeanutallergyinmice

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Total protein scan approaches reality

ByPhilipCohen

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A yellow fever epidemic has hit central Africa. Is Asia next?

JoostdeRaeymaeker/EPAByDeboraMacKenzieIt’sgettingscary.OnMondayayellowfeverepidemicwasdeclaredinKinshasa

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Mt Pinatubo's brimming lake threatens thousands

ByJoannaMarchantPinatubo

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'Stomach tap' to let obese people empty their gut after eating

MartinParr/MagnumByClareWilsonPassthesickbag.Adevicethatallowspeopletoemptyaportionoftheirstomachcontentsintoatoiletafteramealhasjustgotthego-aheadfromtheUSFoodandDrugAdministration.Thedeviceisapprove

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US rejects bioweapons agreement

ByDeboraMacKenzieAftersixyearsofnegotiation

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Chillies fiery mystery solved

ByGregMillerThemysteryofwhychillipeppersarehothasbeensolved–theanswerisforthebirds.USscientistshavefoundevidencethatthechilli’sbitemayhaveevolvedtorepelanimalswhoareineffectiveatdispersingitsseedsande

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Adult stem cell talents grow

ByGregMillerAstheUSPresident

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Shirt rolls up its own sleeves

ByPaulMarksAshirtwhichrollsupitsownsleeveswhenyougettoowarmhasbeenunveiledbyatech-savvyItalianfashionhouse.Andwhat’smore

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Stolen transgenic pigs become sausages

BySylviaPagánWestphalMeatfromtransgenicpigsdestinedfordestructionwasturnedintosausageandeatenbyatleastninepeopleinFlorida.ItmaybethefirsttimepeopleintheUShaveeatengeneticallymodifiedmeat.Floridaprosec

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Printable battery rolls off the presses

ByWillKnightAnewtypeoflow-powerbatterythatdoesnotrequireacaseandisthinenoughtobeprintedonpaperwillsoonbemakingitsdebutinshops.Thepowersourcereliesonanundisclosedmixtureofchemicalstoproduce20milliamp-h

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First step to reducing hate crimes? Enshrine equality in law

MicheleEve/SplashNewsOmarMateen’sattackonthePulsegayclubinOrlando

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Arrow points to foul play in ancient iceman's death

ByStephaniePainÖtzitheicemandidnotdieafteranAlpinefall

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Warm and fluffy

ByJeffHechtAnewChinesefossilshowsthatprimitivefeatherscoveredasmallpredatorydinosaurfromheadtotail.Palaeontologistshavefoundfeathersandfeather-likestructuresonseveralotherChinesedinosaurs

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Asteroids keep their rings safe from gas giants’ clutches

ESO/L.Calçada/NickRisingerByRebeccaBoyleHoldontoyourbelts.Asteroidsclingontotheirringsdespitethepryinggravityofgiantgasplanets.AlongwithasteroidsorbitingbetweenMarsandJupiterandcometslivingbeyondthere

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Faces and races linked in brain study

ByGregMillerPsychologistshaveknownfordecadesthatpeoplearebetteratrecognisingthefacesofpeopleoftheirownrace.Now

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New pills postpone periods

BySylviaPagánWestphalTwopillsthatpostponemenstruationinmonkeyshavebeendevelopedbyUSandGermanscientists.RobertBrenneroftheOregonRegionalPrimateResearchCentersaystheresultscanbedirectlyextrapolatedtohum

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Find exomoons by watching how they warp their planet's light

NASA/JPL-CaltechByShannonHallExomoonsareonthehorizon.AnewtechniquemayhelpusfindMars-sizedmoonscirclingplanetsbeyondthesolarsystem.Planetsinourownsolarsystemhostatotalof176moons

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Minke whale count hits new low

ByEmmaYoungAnewsurveyofminkewhalesintheSouthernOceansuggeststheremaybefarfewerthancurrentlyacceptedbytheInternationalWhalingCommission.Surveysconductedbetween1986and1991producedanestimateof760

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Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote

NeilHall/ReutersByChrisBaraniukWatchoutfortheballotbots.AstheUK’sreferendumonmembershipoftheEuropeanUniondrawsnear

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Antibodies raise hopes of prion disease cure

ByAndyCoghlanAntibodieswhich“cured”mousecellsofscrapiehaveraisedhopesthatthehumanformofmad-cowdiseasewillonedaybetreatable.Sofar

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Transplant first for multiple sclerosis

BySylviaPaganWestphalAwomanwithmultiplesclerosishasreceivedthefirsthumantransplantofaspecializedtypeofnervecell.Doctorshopetheexperimentalsurgerywillrepairsomeofthedamagecausedbythecripplingdisease.Th

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Bid for whale sanctuary fails

ByEmmaYoung

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