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Red lettuce and dinosaur germs head to space station

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 23:03
SpaceX has launched its third cargo mission to the ISS, carrying gear that includes robot legs, a collapsible garden and a microbes from a dino fossil






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Shakespeare: Did radical astronomy inspire Hamlet?

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 18:00
From a supernova in 1572 to the discovery of Jupiter's four biggest moons – astronomical discoveries of Shakespeare's time may pop up in his work (full text available to subscribers)






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The LADEE killers: NASA has crashed probe into moon

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 17:39
The lunar spacecraft has been intentionally smashed into the far side of the moon after months spent measuring dust and testing laser-based broadband






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Space shuttle carrier plane heads out on Texas convoy

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 17:00
One of the huge 747s that gave piggyback rides to space shuttles is headed to Houston to star in an 8-storey-tall museum exhibit






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Flesh-eating bacterium is a child of the 80s

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 15:00
In the early 1980s, a previously innocuous bacterium gained the grim weapons it needed to cause necrotising fasciitis, reveals a global genetics study






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Feedback: Fenestration fun

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 12:00
Defenestrations in history, global flattening squashed, memetic engineering and you, and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Wikipedia searches and sick tweets predict flu cases

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 22:00
Flu cases across the US can be accurately estimated using Wikipedia searches, and fluey tweets from Twitter users also give the game away






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Smallest life-friendly exoplanet may be lit by auroras

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 19:00
Found by NASA's Kepler telescope, the world is slightly bigger than Earth and orbits an active red star that could drive dazzling sky shows






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Why we get autism but our Neanderthal cousins didn't

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 19:00
First maps of gene expression in Neanderthals and Denisovans could explain why they looked different from us – and why autism may be unique to humans






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Longest experiment sees pitch drop after 84-year wait

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 18:30
The longest-running experiment in the world has for the first time glimpsed a drop of viscous pitch fall – although the event comes too late for one man






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EU hatches legal plan to fight invasive species

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 17:41
Alien invaders in the EU cause damage to the tune of €12 billion a year – a new law will strengthen and coordinate efforts to keep the worst at bay






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Threatwatch: Is the MERS virus spreading its wings?

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 17:23
The Philippines and Malaysia have identified their first-ever MERS cases, while infections in Saudi Arabia surge, particularly among health workers






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Flesh-eating sponges are beautiful but deadly

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 16:52
Four new species of carnivorous sponge discovered on the deep sea floor along the west coast of North America prefer scampi to fries, or other vegetables






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Zoologger: Gender-bending cave insects found in Brazil

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 15:10
Newly discovered insects called Neotrogla are anatomically reversed: males have a vagina and the females a penis






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Win a VIP trip to the Science Museum in London

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 14:26
Enter our competition to get a chance to enjoy a private tour of the Unlocking Lovelock exhibition and a stay at a the four-star Hilton London Hyde Park






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The story of climate change gets star treatment

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:01
To engage the public, Years of Living Dangerously and Sand Wars take different approaches, one is a Hollywood behemoth, the other is shrewd and assailing






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Shakespeare: Poet, playwright, scientist?

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 10:53
Shakespeare is known for being many things – but never a scientist. On the eve of his 450th birthday, we show how his imagination was fired by the natural world
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Stem cells debacle: Obokata admits enhancing images

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 04:00
The lead scientist behind a revolutionary method to turn adult cells into stem cells has been found guilty of misconduct, but insists the mistakes were unintentional






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No more primal soup: Creating life without water

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 20:00
The last thing the first life needed was a wet environment – so did it even start here on Earth? (full text available to subscribers)






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Will an anti-viral drug put paid to measles?

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 19:35
A new drug promises to stop the measles virus in its tracks after people have been infected. Will it help us eradicate measles?






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