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Brazil approves use of genetically modified mosquitoes

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Deaf people get gene tweak to restore natural hearing

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 18:00
People who have lost their hearing will be injected with a harmless virus carrying a gene that should trigger the regrowth of their ears' sensory receptors






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Armed Russian robocops to defend missile bases

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 18:00
Russia is using gun-toting robot sentries to defend its army bases and shoot intruders






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Playing peek-a-boo in a colossal rocket box

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 16:40
We take a rocket's-eye view of the monolithic gantry surrounding the European Space Agency's latest launch vehicle, the Vega, as it prepares for take-off






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Contemplating the power of war to end all wars

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 16:00
The threat of mutually assured destruction, military or economic, promotes peace in many places. If war has ultimately forged a safer world, what's next?






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Build a stable wormhole with the help of dark aliens

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 14:00
An extension of Einstein's gravity would let us build a wormhole – if we could send messages to invisible aliens via space-time ripples






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Game of primes ends as mathematics gets too difficult

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 13:00
There's a ceasefire in an online race to solve the 165-year-old twin prime conjecture, but the game has brought us closer than ever to a proof






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Zoologger: Sailfish is lethal d'Artagnan of the deep

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:45
The Atlantic sailfish's hunting strategy involves using its sword-like bill to slash its sardine prey so fast the "blade" becomes invisible to the eye






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Protein that shrinks depressed brains identified

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:13
Why the connections between brain cells in depressed people are often shrivelled was a mystery – but a single protein could be to blame






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Shakespeare: Poet, playwright, scientist?

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:10
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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What's war good for? It's made a more peaceful world

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:00
For all the horror and brutality of battle, war has a surprising upside – it helps create larger and safer societies, argues historian Ian Morris (full text available to subscribers)






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Virtual Earth plays out fate of life on the planet

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 22:00
The first computer model to simulate the interaction of life on Earth allows us to see how an infinite number of ecosystem changes affect the environment






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Mini robot doctors that could swim in your bloodstream

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 21:00
Robots that can be operated using magnetic fields could one day be injected into your body with the parts to make therapeutic devices






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The coolest biology is under the microscope

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 19:00
Almost everything important takes place in the microbial world, argues Nicholas Money in his lively but rather disorganised book The Amoeba in the Room






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Asteroid strike map built from nuclear watchdog data

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 18:51
The network that monitors for covert nuclear weapons testing helped detect 26 asteroids entering Earth's atmosphere since 2000 – this movie maps them






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Helmet to offer tongue-in-cheek gadget control

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 14:00
A device that senses tongue pressure through the cheek could allow motorcyclists and skiers to control their personal technology via their helmets






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Stealthy surfaces make for psychedelic laser scanning

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 12:00
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Blue skies on tap, whenever you need them

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 08:00
A lighting system that combines white LEDs with nanoparticles can mimic a natural sunny day, even when the skies outside are grey and gloomy






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