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How does a bowhead whale smell? Quite well, actually

ByEwenCallawayWemayhaveunderestimatedwhales–nottheirsize

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Serotonin cell discoveries mean rethink of depression

ByLindaGeddesIFYOUthoughtdepressionwascausedbylowserotoninlevels

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Laughter's secrets: Faking it – the results

ByTrevorCoxLastweek

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Climategate data sets to be made public

ByCatherineBrahicCLIMATE-changescepticswhoclamouredforrawdataaretogetalltheirChristmasesatonce.TheClimaticResearchUnitattheUniversityofEastAnglia(UEA)intheUK

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Why IVF pioneers were denied public money

ByAndyCoghlanAstheworld’sfirstIVFbaby

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Dinosaur clawprints are all over hunt site

ByJamesO'DonoghueAnancient“crimescene”inUtahrevealsrareevidenceofadinosaurintheactofpreyingonasmallmammal.A77-million-year-olddinosaurclawmarkandscratched-outdiggingtraceswerediscoverednexttoaseriesof

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Ways to snoop 'private' web sessions identified

ByGarethMorganFurtivewebsurfersmightnotbeabletorelyontheirwebbrowser’sprivatemodetohidetheirtracks.Mostwebbrowsersofferaprivatemode

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Triple-slit experiment confirms reality is quantum

ByDavidShigaItisoneoftheall-timegreatestphysicsexperiments:suchaclassicthatit’stakenacenturytogoonebetter.Inthedouble-slitexperimentof1908

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Smart glass helps pioneering solar sail to steer

ByRachelCourtlandIT’Sthetrailblazerofsolarsailing.Japan’sIKAROSspacecrafthasused“smartglass”technologytosteerusingonlythepressureofsunlight–afirstforsolarsails.IKAROSlaunchedinMayandsoonafterbecamethe

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What comes after the Large Hadron Collider?

ByJessicaGriggsWhatkindofparticlesmasherwillsucceedtheLargeHadronCollider?Itmightseemprematuretobeaskingthatalready

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Single gene could be key to a baby's first breath

ByCatherinedeLangeIt’sprobablythefirstthingyoueverdidbyyourself

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Art on a chip: Accidental beauty at the nanoscale

ByEwenCallawayGallery:Artonachip:AccidentalbeautyatthenanoscaleSpendenoughtimewithyoureyesgluedtoamicroscopeandyouwillhappenuponsomebeautifulstructure

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We humans can mind-meld too

ByAndyCoghlanThere’snowscientificbackingfortheoldadagethatwhentwopeople“click”inconversation

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Innovation: A real live Grand Prix in your living room

ByPaulMarks(Image:RealTimeRace)(Image:IOpenerMedia)HammeringdownthestraightinaGrandPrixracinggame

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How Wikileaks became a whistleblowers' haven

ByPaulMarksThereleaseof90

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Green machine: Aircon that doesn't warm the planet

ByHelenKnightWillpeople’senvironmentalintentionswitherinaheatwave?WithmuchoftheUS

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Geoengineering fix won't suit everyone

HACKINGtheplanetcouldbeasmessyasagreeingaglobalclimatedeal.That’stheimplicationofastudyintotheeffectsofdeployingastratosphericsunshadeofdustparticlestocooltheplanet.KatharineRickeofCarnegieMellonUnive

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Micro plane perches to feed on power lines

ByPaulMarksMiniaturesurveillanceaircraftwouldneverneedtoreturntobaseiftheycouldclingtooverheadpowerlinestorechargetheirbatteries.NowengineersattheMassachusettsInstituteofTechnologyareclosetoperfecting

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Bellyflopping frogs shed light on evolution

ByCatherinedeLangePlayingleapfrogwouldbetrickyforthemostprimitivelivingfrogs:thosefromtheLeiopelmatidaefamilycrash-landratherthantouchdowngracefullyafterleaping.Thefindingmayrevealhowfrogjumpingevo

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New Scientist TV – Tech Top 5

ByMacGregorCampbellSometechnologyissoamazing

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Grow-your-own approach to wiring 3D chips

THEhighdensityofcomponentson“flat”computerchipsisencouragingcomputerengineerstobuildupwardsandcreatethree-dimensionalversions.Amethodforgrowing3Dwiresinsitucouldhelplinkupthe“storeys”.Min-FengYuandJie

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Speeding star traced back to Milky Way's heart

ByDavidShigaBlackholesarepickyeaters

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Teenage drivers: why whales smash into boats

ByRowanHooperThetaleofCaptainAhabandthewhitewhalehasbeeninvokedthisweekafterawhaleapparentlyattackedayacht.Howlikelyisanintentionalwhaleattack?NewScientisthastheanswers.Whathappened?          

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Locked-in people could control wheelchairs by sniffing

ByHelenKnightAseriesofsniffscouldallowseverelydisabledpeopleandeventhosewithlocked-insyndrometocommunicate

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Treating inherited disease could start in the womb

BABIESwithageneticdiseasemayfacealifetimeoftreatment.Butwhatifthebaby’simmunesystemcouldbeprimedfortreatmentbeforetheywereborn?Ourimmunesystemsareusuallygoodatdestroyingforeignmaterialinourbodies.

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Ultra-cold mirrors could reveal gravity's quantum side

ByAdamBeckerAnexperimentnotmuchbiggerthanatabletop

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Europe blazes trail against climate change

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:ChristofStache/Getty)ASCHAOSfromclimatechangerampsupinthecomingdecades

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Dawn spacecraft set for first visit to a dwarf planet

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:NASA/JPL)Crossdwarfplanetsoffthebucketlist.NASA’sDawnspacecraftisontracktoarriveatCeres

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Victory declaration on net neutrality may be premature

YOUdon’toftenseedancinginthestreetsoftheUScapital.Butlastweek

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Virtual reality film revolution puts you in the scene

ByJacobAron(Image:HollyAndres)I’msatinadeckchairrelaxingonthebeach

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Test yourself on Facebook's intelligence questions

ByJacobAron(Image:RogerWeber/Getty)AcunningteamofresearchersatFacebookhascomeupwithaseriesofquestionsthattheysayanartificialintelligencemustbeabletoanswerifitisevertomatchthebrainpowerofahuman.Thegoa

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Droughts in Syria and California linked to climate change

ByDeboraMacKenzie(Image:UnitedNationReliefandWorksAgencyviaGettyImages)SyriaandCaliforniahavebothrecentlysufferedtheirworst-everdroughts

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World's most infectious dress

(Image:RuiVieira/AP)ANINEXPENSIVEdressworntoaweddinginScotlandturnedouttobeahighlycontagiousvirus.ATumblruseruploadedapictureofthedress

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After handshakes, we sniff people's scent on our hand

ByCatherinedeLangeVideo:Sniffinghands

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It's man flu! Real flu hits just twice a decade

ATISHOO!Chancesarethatifyou’re30orover

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Modified E. coli spin fibres as tough as spider silk

SPIDERsilkisstrongerthansteelandtougherthanKevlar

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Victory declaration on net neutrality may be premature

ByChrisBaraniukCouldinternetprovidersstartprioritisingtrafficfromcertainnetworksoverothers?Orshutoffdatafromwebsitesthatholdpoliticalopinionstheydisagreewith?Theseareworryingthoughts

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Drill into Mars for clues to Earth's climate

ByBasdenHond(Image:NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)DiggingaholeonanotherworldmaysettleanaggingquestionaboutEarth’sclimate.Fromabout1300to1870

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Programmable pop-up materials can morph on command

NORMALLYyoucanrelyonsolidobjectstoholdtheirshape.Butnowthere’sawaytomakeflatsurfacespopintocomplex3Dshapeswhenheated–whichcouldfindusesfrommedicinetoflight.TaylorWareattheWright-PattersonAirForceBasei

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Hungry insects may halve forest carbon sink capacity

ByPhilMcKenna(Image:JeremyWalker/Getty)Munchinginsectsmayhalvetheanticipatedincreaseinforestland’sabilitytoactasacarbonsink.Carbondioxidestimulatestreegrowth

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Zombie simulator lets you plan your own apocalypse

ByJacobAron(Image:ZihniIogluKamil/SIPA/REX)ItbeganinChicago.Onebyone

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Weather forecast for early Earth involved iron rain

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:RandyMontoya)EarlyweatherreportsonEarthcouldhaveforecastironrain.Ourplanetmayhaveexperiencedsuchstormsinitsyouth

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Great white sharks attack prey under cover of sun

(Image:BrianJ.Skerry/NationalGeographicCreative)DAADUM!Daadum!Greatwhitesharksattackbypositioningthemselvesbetweentheblindingsunandtheirunsuspectingprey.Itisthefirstempiricalevidenceofanon-humanani

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Amazon deforestation soars after a decade of stability

ByRichardSchiffman(Image:NachoDoce/Reuters)DeforestationintheAmazonhasskyrocketedinthepasthalfayear

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Why US law on guns and mental health needs to change

ByJessicaHamzelou(Image:ImageBroker/Rex)Earlierthisweek

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Real flu hits just twice a decade

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:Fotosearch/Getty)Atishoo!Butisthatsneezeevidenceoffluorjustabadcold?Thesymptomsofinfluenzainfectioncanbehardtodistinguishfromthosecausedbyothervirusesthattriggerthecommoncol

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Facebook invents an intelligence test for machines

ByJacobAron(Image:Q16/Alamy)Johnisintheplayground.Bobisintheoffice.WhereisJohn?Ifyouknowtheanswer

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Tiny CubeSats could hitch a ride with ESA mission

ByJacobAron(Image:NASA)Callingallgalactichitchhikers:theEuropeanSpaceAgencyisofferingaride.In2020

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Germ-killing molecules identified in alligator blood

ByCurtisAbraham(Image:JodyWatt/DesignPics/Corbis)Thickarmourandjawspackedfullofteetharen’ttheonlydefencesthatalligatorsandcrocodileshave.Theyalsohaveformidableimmunesystemsandsomeoftheprotectivemole

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Patents: Colour by lawyers

ByBARRYFOXQUANTEL

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Australian ecologist goes home

FIVEmonthsaftermovingtoBritaintobecomechiefscientistwiththeNatureConservancyCouncil

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