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Iridium flies on

Oneofthemostexpensivefireworksdisplaysinhistorywascalledofflastweekafterabuyerwasfoundfortheill-fated$5billionIridiumsatellitenetwork.Awaterygravehasbeenawaitingthe66satellites

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永利皇宫手机版:Sniffing the seas

JELLYFISHdon’tjustdriftaboutwaitingforfood.MarioTamburriandhisteamattheMontereyBayAquariumResearchInstituteinCaliforniahaveprovedforthefirsttimethatthesecreaturesusesmelltohelpcaptureprey.Workingwitha

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Drowning in ecstasy

ByAndyCoghlanDRINKINGtoomuchwateraftertakingecstasyreallycanbelethal

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永利皇宫手机版:How volcanoes are running rings around the world

ByNicolaJonesHOTSPOTSofvolcanicactivitydon’tturnupjustanywhere.Geologistshavediscoveredthatthehottesthotspotsareconcentratedintwonarrowbandsencirclingtheglobeatmid-latitudes

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Drugs on tap from morning dew

ByNellBoyceinWashingtonDCTHE“sweat”ofplantscouldinfutureyieldarichharvestofdrugsandchemicals.Thatisthehopeofresearcherswhohavecreatedtobaccoplantsthatoozeforeignproteinsfromtheirleaveseachmorning.Plan

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Foul play

ByBarryFoxTHEwaveofabsurdlyobviouspatentsonbusinessmethodsthathasengulfedtheUSlookslikewashinguponEurope’sshores.EuropeanministersmeetinMunichnextweektoratifyaplanthatwouldallowtheEuropeanPatentOffice

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Name-calling

TheUSpresidencyisn’ttheonlyelectionwhoseresultsarebeingcontested.LastweektheboardoftheInternetCorporationforAssignedNamesandNumbers(ICANN)votedtocreate.biz

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Giants of the skies

MASSIVEpterosaursruledtheskiesforfarlongerthananyonerealised

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Non to Yahoo

TheWorldWideWebmayhaveceasedtobeatrulyinternationalmediumafteraFrenchjudgeorderedon20NovemberthatYahoomustbarFrenchusersfromoneofitssites.US-basedYahooauctionsNazimemorabilia

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Baby roulette

IT’Salmostimpossibletopredictwhenawomanwillbefertile

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Let's do lunch

ByHazelMuirWHATdoesthekingofGothichorror

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What's up doc?

ByAndyCoghlanFAMILYdoctorswillsoonbeabletotellwithinminuteswhichbacteriaaremakingyouill.Instantdiagnoseslikethesecouldbecomeroutine

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It's OK to be left on the shelf

ByRachelNowakinMelbourneSALADdressings

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Enjoy your flight

Airpassengers’healthhasbeen“woefullyneglected”

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Trouble brewing

ALIVERdisorderthataffectsaroundoneinfourpeopleindevelopedcountriesmaybecausedbyalcoholfromaninternal“distillery”.Thecausesoffattyliverdisorderaren’tclear—butalcoholics’livershaveidenticalsymptoms.Anna

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Lemur bonanza

THREEnewspeciesofmouselemurhavebeendiscoveredinMadagascar.Theserarelyseennocturnalprimatesarejust10centimetreslong

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Land of the rising suns

ByEugenieSamuelWHENLukeSkywalker’suncleforbidshimtojointheSpaceAcademyinStarWars

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Sliced-up pi

ColinPercival

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A view to a kill

ByHazelMuirTHEmysteryofwhybirdsofpreyspiralintowardstheirvictimsmayhavebeensolved.Theydoittomakethemostoftheirpin-sharpsidewaysvision

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Sunken secret of St Kilda's past

THEremotearchipelagoofStKildaoffthewestcoastofScotlandwasonceasinglemountainousisland.Thefirstunderwatersurveyofthearea

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Australia looks up in anger

ByRachelNowakandDuncanGraham-RoweRUSSIA’splantocrashMirintothePacific

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Rotten credit

ByBarryFoxCreditandcashcardsareusuallymadefromamixtureofresinandplasticwhichdoesnotdegrade

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Eyes like a hawk

ByEugenieSamuelTHINKyou’vegotperfectvision?Thinkagain.PabloArtalreckonshecandoublethesharpnessofanybody’svision

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Monster memory

ByBarryFoxTHE19thcenturyideaofstoringdataonpunchedcardscouldmakeacomebackinthenextgenerationofmemorychips

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Bug cement

ByIanSampleALIVINGcementforrepairingcracksinbuildingscouldhelpstoptheconcretefacadesofmodernbuildingscrumblingaway.Stuffedwithbacteria

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Precision passing

ByIanSampleATHLETESwhoprotesttheirinnocenceaftertestingpositiveforthebannedsteroidnandrolonecouldhaveafreshchancetocleartheirnames.Anewtestdistinguishesbetweenmanufacturednandroloneandthatproducednatu

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Large carnivores under threat as prey they depend on decline

AdityaSingh/imageBROKER/REX/ShutterstockByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationLargecarnivoresaroundtheworldareincreasinglyatriskofgoinghungryasthepreyspeciestheydependonforsurvivaldecline

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I used to be undecided…

ByEugenieSamuelEXACTuncertaintysoundslikeacontradictioninterms

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Space junk survey

NASAhascutthecashforspottingspacejunkorbitingtheEarth.Morethan100

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China's Jade Rabbit moon rover dead after 31 months on surface

ReutersByJacobAronThemoonjustgotalittlemorelonesome.China’sStateAdministrationforScience

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Good clean competition

ByJonCopleyWOULDyoukeepgoingtothesamedry-cleaneriftheyrippedyouoffanddidabadjob?Ofcoursenot

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永利皇宫手机版:Privatising nature?

ByFredPearceTHEworld’spoorcountrieshavestruckadealthatwillletthemmakemoneyfromdrugsandotherproductssynthesisedfromindigenousplants.Butleadingenvironmentalistshavecondemnedtheagreement.Onecallsitaplan“

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Colour test saves eyesight

ByBarryFoxGlaucomacanbediagnosedbysensingexcesspressureintheeyeball

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The car that recognises you

ByBarryFoxBiometricsarealltherageinthissecurity-consciousage

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Fish in your veins

Evennanotechnologistsarescepticalaboutfuturisticplanstosendminiaturesubmarines(above)intoourbloodstreamstodiagnoseandfightdisease.ButresearchersinJapanaregoingfurther:theythinkmicroscopicroboticfish

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永利皇宫手机版:Astronauts get it in the eye

ByIanSampleEVERsincetheApollo11flighttotheMoonin1969

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Landmine scanner

Buriedlandminesaredifficulttofind

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Wavelength watermarks

Plasticfibresthatcanbetunedtoreflectonlyparticularwavelengthsoflightcouldbeusedto“watermark”anythingfromdesignerclothingtopassports.Thefibresaremadebyevaporatinganultra-thinlayerofglassontoasheetofcle

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Off with their heads

Twoheadsofinternationalagencieshavebeenoustedfromtheirpostsinthepastweek.UnderseverepressurefromtheUS

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Squishy mobiles add a buzz to your calls

ByEugenieSamuelinBostonVIBRATINGrubbercellphonescouldbethenextbigthinginmobilecommunications

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Balls to Galileo

ByDuncanGraham-RoweMOREthan400yearsafterGalileoreputedlydroppedtwocannonballsfromtheLeaningTowerofPisa

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Cells without heartache

ByAndyCoghlanETHICALobjectionstoharvestingcellsfromembryosfaceachallengefromtheresultsofexperimentsonclonedfrogembryos.Thoughtheembryoswereseverelyabnormal

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First evidence birds nap in flight without dropping out of sky

BrysonVoirin

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Reprieve for wildlife refuge

America’streasuredArcticNationalWildlifeRefugeissafefromoilprospectors

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By Jove!

ByEugenieSamuelTWOteamsareracingtoreachthecoreofJupiter.Notbyactuallyboringintothegiantplanet

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Lost generation

SouthAfricansbornin2010shouldn’texpecttolivebeyond40.TheravagesofAIDSaretoblame.Lifeexpectancyisalreadylow

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Organs to order

ByIanSampleTHEmanwhogrewahumanearonthebackofamousehasmadeabreakthroughthatbringstheprospectofanartificiallivermuchcloser.Hebelieveshehassolvedtheproblemofgrowingthecomplexnetworksofbloodvesselsthatart

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Don't give a little, give a lot

ByJamesRandersonBUDDINGpoliticianstakenote.Ifyouwanttogetahead

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Done right, seabed mining could be environmentally friendly

NautilusMineralsDEEP-SEAminingisoneofthoseideasthatkeepsonslippingoverthehorizon.Since2012

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Go for it, baby

ByAlisonMotlukHOWyousmellreallycanchangethewaypeoplearoundyoubehave—andithasnothingtodowithbadBO.Breastfeedingwomenandnewbornsgiveoffodoursthatboostthesexualdesireofotherwomen.Thefindingaddstothegrowi

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Endangered primates caught in Congo conflict

IT’Slookinggrimforallprimates.AstheUnitedNationswarnsofagrowinghumanitariancrisisintheeastoftheDemocraticRepublicoftheCongo

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