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Is undersea noise harming whales?

ByNicolaJonesIT’Stimetofindoutonceandforallifnoisepollutionintheoceansisreallyharmingwhalesanddolphins

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Asteroid assault on early planets was more like a gentle massage

Stocktrek/gettyByAdamMannAproposedperiodofintenseasteroidandcometstrikesontheinnersolarsystemmightbeafiction.Simulationssuggestthatthepurportedspikeinimpactsabout3.9billionyearsagocouldmerelybeanartef

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Mungo Man has his say on Australia's first humans

ByEmmaYounginSydneyATHOROUGHanalysisoftheburialsiteofAustralia’soldesthumanremainscouldsettlealongandacrimoniousdebateoverwhenhumansfirstcolonisedthecontinent.Expertshavebeenarguingfordecadesaboutthea

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New Horizons discovery raises solar wind riddle around Pluto

NASAByJesseEmspakTheNewHorizonsprobehasuncoveredanotherPlutonianmystery–thistimeinvolvingthesolarwind.Whenchargedparticlesfromthesunhitaplanet’satmosphere

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Quake danger after heavy snow

ByKateRaviliousMELTINGsnowcouldtriggerearthquakes

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Crayfish clones poised to invade European waters

ByAndyCoghlanEUROPE’Scrayfishareabouttosufferanattackoftheclones.AmysteriouscrayfishwiththeabilitytocloneitselfhasappearedintheGermanaquariumtrade.Ifreleasedintothewild

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One Per Cent

EPA/AlamyThere’snosmokewithdata.WorkingwiththeAtlantafiredepartment

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Could icy carbon tubes replace transistors?

FILLacarbonnanotubewithwaterandwhatdoyouget?Notjustawetcarbonfibre

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Utopia is unobtainable, but worth pursuing for all our sakes

WorldHistoryArchive/AlamyABUNDANCE.Freedom.Peace.OurmodelofaperfectsocietyhasbeencontinuallyupdatedoverthefivecenturiessinceThomasMorewroteUtopia

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Journal editors agree to censor research papers

ByMichaelLePageinDenverSCIENCEhasenteredanewageofself-censorship.Tworesearchpapershavebeenmodifiedpriortopublicationbecauseoffearstheinformationtheycontainedcouldhelpterroristscreatebiologicalweapons.

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X-ray trick picks out tiny tumours

ByDuncanGraham-RoweANINGENIOUSadvanceinmammographymaymakeitpossibletodetectcanceratamuchearlierstage.AresearchteamhasdiscoveredthattumourcellsgiveawaytheirpresencebyscatteringX-raysinauniqueway

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Penguin dads keep their fish fresh

ByEmmaYoungMALEkingpenguinsstoreundigestedfoodintheirstomachsforuptothreeweeks

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Environment

MEXICOThemonarchbutterflyisback.Thirteenmonthsago

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60 Seconds

AnewlyidentifiedparasiticwormhasbeennamedinhonourofUSpresidentBarackObama.Thethread-likebloodfluke

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Living a perfect Facebook life isn't worth the real-world stress

RainierEhrhardt/GettyBySallyAdeeONTHEinternet

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Hawaiian crows can use sticks as tools but are nearly extinct

KenBohn/SanDiegoZooGlobalByBrianOwensIt’scertainlysomethingtocrowabout.NewCaledoniancrowsareknownfortheiringenioususeoftoolstogetathard-to-reachfood.NowitturnsoutthattheirHawaiiancousinsareadepttool-u

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Asteroid hunt turns up a starry neighbour

THERE’Sanewstarintown–adimreddwarf.Thestar

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Not quite nano, but it's hot

ByAnilAnanthaswamyTHEoddthingaboutnanotechnologyconferencesisthattheyoftenfeatureinnovationsthatareanythingbutnanoscale.Youcouldbeforgivenforthinkingthataslongasit’ssmallish

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UK approves controversial Hinkley C nuclear power plant

ChrisRatcliffe/BloombergviaGettyImagesByNewScientistStaffandPressAssociationTheUKgovernmenthasgivengo-aheadtothefirstnewnuclearpowerstationforageneration—thecontroversial£18billionHinkleyPointCproject

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China launches a space station and wants an even bigger one

ByRebeccaBoyle JuZhenhua/Xinhua/eyevineChinalauncheditssecondspacestationtoday

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Silicon chips go quantum

ByJennyHoganWILLquantumcomputerseverbeaseasytobuildasdesktopPCs?Thisweek

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America's bumper harvests will wither away if the temperature keeps rising

ByCelesteBieverCLIMATEchangehascontributedfarmoretohighcropyieldsintheUSoverthepasttwodecadesthanexpected.Thisindicatesthatimprovementsinfarmingpracticeshavehadlesseffectthanthought,

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Doctors ‘nudged’ into prescribing far fewer antibiotics

Medicimage/REX/ShutterstockByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationFamilydoctorsintheUKhavebeennudgedintohandingouttensofthousandsfewerprescriptionsforantibiotics.Theover-useofantibioticsisdrivingthespr

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Gaia’s map of 1 billion stars is the clearest view of our galaxy

ESA/GAIA/DPACByTimothyRevellWelcometotheageofmass-producedstar-gazing.Over400millionstarshavebeendiscoveredaspartofaprojecttocreatethemostaccuratestarmapever.TheEuropeanSpaceAgency(ESA)satellite

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Pollutants do part-time cleaning job

ByFredPearceITSEEMSobvious:cuttingpollutionshouldmakeouraircleaner.Infact

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World's highest plants discovered growing 6km above sea level

JiriDolezalByAislingIrwinPlantshavebeenfoundgrowingatarecord-breakingheightof6150metresabovesealevelforthefirsttime.Sixspeciesofcushionplantshavebeendiscoveredclingingtoagravellysouth-west-facingpatch

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Dogs trained to sniff out bladder cancer

ByGaiaVinceDogwalkersknowthecaninehabitofsniffinglamppostsforurineonlytoowell.Now

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Crying wolf over predator attacks

ByAnnaGoslineItisoneoftheoldestconflictsbetweenmanandbeast:farmerskillingmarauderssuchaswolves

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Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole after falling ill

ByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationUpdate

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Mars rovers given six more months

ByDavidLChandlerNASA’sMarsrovershavehadtheirmissionsextendedbyafurthersixmonthsafterweatheringtheMartianwintersolstice

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Stop buying organic food if you really want to save the planet

DanielAcker/BloombergviaGettyImagesWANDERaroundthelocalsupermarketandyouwillstruggletofindanycluestotheenvironmentalimpactofthefoodyoueat.Ifyouarelucky

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UK’s first three-parent babies likely to be conceived in 2017

SallyAnscombe/GettyByMichaelLePageWomenwhosechildrenaredoomedtodevelopfatalmitochondrialdiseasesshouldhaveachanceofhavinghealthybabiescomethenewyear.Methodsforreplacingtheabnormalmitochondriaintheireg

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Lack of vaccine raises fears of flu pandemic

ByDeboraMacKenzieFearsthatbirdflucouldmixwithhumanflutocreateahighlyinfectious

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Moral consensus: a CEO should earn five times what workers get

KevorkDjansezian/GettyAmongtheissuesfuellingpoliticalupheavalatthemomentisthegapbetweenbosses’andworkers’pay.Leaders

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World’s first city to power its water needs with sewage energy

AarhusWaterByKataKaráthAcityinDenmarkisabouttobecomethefirstintheworldtoprovidemostofitscitizenswithfreshwaterusingonlytheenergycreatedfromhouseholdwastewaterandsewage.TheMarselisborgWastewaterTreatme

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Rats' brain waves could find trapped people

ByEmilySingerRatsequippedwithradiosthattransmittheirbrainwavescouldsoonbehelpingtolocateearthquakesurvivorsburiedinthewreckageofcollapsedbuildings.Ratshaveanexquisitelysensitivesenseofsmellandcancrawl

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Dragon lizards fly by grabbing their fold-up wings with ‘hands’

MaximilianDehlingByBobHolmesThedragonsintheHarryPottermoviesflyusingwingsmadefrommodifiedforelimbs

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Early hominin Lucy had powerful arms from years of tree-climbing

DaveEinsel/GettyByColinBarrasLucy

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Antarctic glaciers slipping faster into the sea

ByMaggieMcKeeAntarcticglaciersarethinningandslippingeverfasterintothesea

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First baby born after ovarian transplant

ByShaoniBhattacharyaAwomanmadeinfertilebycancertreatmenthasgivenbirthtoahealthybabyfollowingthetransplantationherownovariantissue.Itisthefirsttimeahumanbabyhasbeenbornafterovariantransplantationandoff

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The plan to ban fishing in more than half the world's oceans

DanRafla/AuroraPhotosITISoneoftheplanet’slasttruewildernesses

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Ancient sea creature sucked in prey

ByJeffHechtAbizarremarinereptileusedanecknearlytwicethelengthofitsbodytocaptureitsprey

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Seismic surveys may kill giant squid

ByDeboraMacKenzieOneoftheoceans’mostmysteriousanimals

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Move over spam, make way for "spit"

ByCelesteBieverAnewplagueofunwantedmessagesthreatensinternetusers

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Hubble heats debate over ionised universe

ByMaggieMcKeeAstronomersporingoverthedeepestimageevertakenoftheuniversearecomingtodifferentconclusionsaboutwhatmadespacetransparenttolightbillionsofyearsago.Theresearchmayilluminatewhenthefirstgalaxie

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Seismic sensing app detects 200 earthquakes in first six months

Reuters/NaveshChitrakarByTimothyRevellAnappcalledMyShakeisrevolutionisingearthquakedetection.Theappturnsanyone’sphoneintoaseismologytool

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Quantum particles seen distorting light from a neutron star

ESO/DigitizedSkySurvey2ByLeahCraneThevacuumofspaceisn’tasemptyasitseems.AstronomersusingtheVeryLargeTelescopeinChilehavejustwatchedvirtualparticlesinspaceactinglikeprisms

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LIGO turns back on to hunt for more gravitational waves

JulianStratenschulte/DPAByLeahCraneLIGOisback

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Most financial sites contain 'phishing' flaws

ByWillKnightNineoutof10financialandcommercialwebsitescontainflawsthatcouldallowcomputercrookstoswindleusersoutoftheircash

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Titanic merger of galaxy clusters revealed

ByMaggieMcKeeOneofthehottest

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Android apps share data between them without your permission

JGI/TomGrill/GettyByTimothyRevellYourappsareconspiringagainstyou.Ananalysisofmorethan100

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