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Technology: Rapid test for polio reveals the strains

AquicktesttoidentifythepoliovirushasbeendevelopedinTheGambiaandBritain.Thetest

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Only 5600 kilometres from home

Thesetwologgerheadturtleswereamere5600kilometresoffcourselastweekwhentheywasheduponthewestcoastofIreland.KerryCountyCouncilworkerscleaningoilfromtheshorelinefoundthetwoexhaustedturtleswhonormallylivei

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The cyber-mechanics who protect your car from hackers

ByChrisBaraniukAhackingincidentledtotherecallof1.4millionDodge

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Doping horses

RacingbodiesinthreeEuropeancountriesjoinedforceslastweektostrengthentheirstandagainstdopingofhorses.AuthoritiesinBritain

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Riddled with radon

Upto25000Britonsmayhavetobeclassifiedasradiationworkersbecauseofthehighlevelsofradonintheirofficesandfactories.JohnRimmington

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Brazil's resettlement of farmers has driven Amazon deforestation

ByFredPearceMorethan1millionpeoplehavebeengivenlandtofarmintheBrazilianAmazonsincethe1970s(Image:AndreVieira/Polaris/eyevine)SmallholderfarmersresettledtorainforestsbytheBraziliangovernmenthavepla

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Cracked lids

France’selectricitycompanyEDFestimatesthatthecostofreplacingsixlidsatitsoldestpressurisedwaterreactorswillbesomePoundssterling70million

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Technology: Latex men help doctors to predict strokes

BySYLVIAHUGHESTwolife-sizelatexFrenchmenarehelpingdoctorstolearnhowtoidentifysmallbreaksinthesupplyofbloodtothebrainthatcanleadtostrokes.Thecomputer-controlleddummiescomeequippedwithpulsatingarteries

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Mix fish secretions with shrimp shells to make super sunscreen

ByMichaelSlezakProtectingyoufromUV–naturally(Image:Hanis/Getty)Slip

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Technology: Acoustic fridge sounds good for the ozone layer

ByDANIELCLERYAveryloudnoiseisthekeytoanewrefrigerationsystemthatcoolswithouttheuseofozone-destroyingCFCs.Thesystemusessoundratherthantheusualpistonpumptocompresstherefrigerantfluidanditsdevelopersclai

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Green light for massive Yangtze dam

China’sNationalPeople’sCongresslastweekgavethego-aheadfortheworld’slargesthydroelectricproject

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Caterpillar drugs ants to turn them into zombie bodyguards

BySandhyaSekarWearereadytodoyourbidding

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Science: Meteorites brought water from Mars down to Earth

BySIMONMITTONMarsmaynotalwayshavebeendry

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Patents thwart genome project

‘SolongasBritaincontinuestopatentsequencesofDNA

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Ebola vaccine success: Race is now on to protect those at risk

ByAndyCoghlanAvaccinecannowprotectagainstEbola(Image:CellouBinaniI/AFP/GettyImages)AvaccineforEbolaproducedinjustoneyearinsteadoftheusualdecadeprovides100-per-centprotectionagainstthedisease.Prepara

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Old bangers bale out dirty industry

ByANDYCOGHLANScrapmerchantsintheUScanlookforwardtoabonanzafollowingapresidentialpushtoridAmerica’shighwaysofitsoldestanddirtiestcars.TheaimofGeorgeBush’s‘cash-for-clunkers’programmeistocleanupAmerica’

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Pressure to publish leads to increase in fraud

ByROGERLEWINinWASHINGTONDCToday’sratraceinresearchmaybetemptinggrowingnumbersofscientiststoturntofraud.AsurveycarriedoutbytheAmericanAssociationfortheAdvancementofScience(AAAS)indicatesthatscientificm

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Mutation alert halts stem-cell trial to cure blindness

ByAndyCoghlanTrialleaderMasayoTakahashispeakingaboutthemedicalapplicationsofiPScellsinNovemberlastyear(Image:NipponNews/Alamy)Apioneeringstem-celltrialhasbeenhaltedaftergeneticmutationswerediscovered

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Science: Molecular footprints in the sand

ByJOHNEMSLEYImpressionsleftbymoleculesinthesurfaceofsilicagelmayactasacatalystforothersimilarmolecules

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Cheap heart drug 'safter than modern substitute'

ByPHYLLIDABROWNHundredsoflivesandmorethan$100millionayearmightbesavedifdoctorsintheUSswitchedtoanolder

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Layer of melting ice helps spheres fall faster through water

SKATERSknowhowslipperymeltingicecanbe.Itturnsoutthaticealsoreducesfrictionunderwater.IvanVakarelskioftheKingAbdullahUniversityofScienceandTechnologyinThuwal

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Science: Electrons file through the turnstile one by one

ByDANIELCLERYinINDIANAPOLISPhysicistshavebuiltasemiconductorchipinwhichtheyhaveobservedsingleelectronsjumpingintoamicroscopic‘box’withinthestructure.Bymeasuringhowthemovementoftheelectronaffectsthecap

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Technology: Glowing plants signal when they are under stress

ByANDYCOGHLANFarmersmayonedaybeabletocheckthehealthoftheirproducewithlightmeters.Britishresearchershavegeneticallyengineeredplantswhichproduceasky-blueglowwhenunderstress.Theamountoflightemittedindica

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Technology: Fake fish steer dolphins away from danger

ByANDYCOGHLANThemarineequivalentof‘cat’s-eye’reflectorsintheroadcouldsavecountlessdolphinsandporpoisesthatwouldotherwisedieentangledinfishingnets

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Liver in a box could bridge transplant gap

ByVincentKiernanANARTIFICIALliverthatcontainslivingcellscouldkeeppeoplewithliverfailurealivewhiletheywaitforanorgantobecomeavailablefortransplant.Theinvention

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Filling station fires spark cars' recall

ByRobEdwardsDETECTIVEworkbyaGermanphysicistledtolastweek’sunprecedentedrecallof2.3millionVauxhallandOpelAstracarsaroundtheworld.Thedesignoftheinletpipetothepetroltankmakesthecarsafirehazardatfillingst

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Neglected coast in need of care

AUSTRALIA’s65000kilometresofcoastlineispoorlyprotected

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'Electron highway' points to identity of DNA

ByRosieMestelTHEabilityofelectronstowhizzalongastrandofDNAliesbehindanideaforanewtypeofbiosensor.Hand-helddevicesthatexploitthisphenomenoncouldonedaybeusedinawiderangeofsituations

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Could an earthquake strike New York?

CouldanearthquakestrikeNewYork

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How to stop moody athletes going stale

ByKurtKleinerTOPathletesoftendeliberately“overtrain”bypushingtheirbodiesbeyondthepointfromwhichtheycanrecoverquickly

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Battle for Britain's phone numbers

ByBarryFoxANAmericanelectronicpublisherischallengingBritishTeIecom’srighttocopyrightitslistingsofBritishtelephonenumbers.ProCDofDanvers

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Quantum tunnel leads to microscopic fridge

ByMarcusChownBLOWINGacrossasteamingcupofcoffeecoolstheliquidbyskimmingofftheveryhottestmoleculesasvapour.AnelectronicrefrigeratorthatworksonasimilarprinciplehasnowbeenbuiltbyscientistsintheUS.Therefri

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Israelis at odds over old bones

ByHaimWatzmanVIOLENTclashesbetweenarchaeologistsandultra-orthodoxJewsoverwhatshouldbedonewithhumanremainsunearthedatexcavationshavepromptedmovestochangeIsrael’slawgoverningsuchfinds.Theclashesstemfrom

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Lessons for mothers who want a quiet life

ByRosieMestelTHEshrill

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Lonesome pines at risk from collectors

ByIanAndersonTHEexactlocationoftheWollemipine

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Internet anarchy in the UK

ByCharlesArthurIANTAYLOR

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'Dry' orgasms could spawn a male pill

ByPeterAldhousANUNUSUALsideeffectoftwodrugscouldleadtothedevelopmentofacontraceptivepillformen

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Feeling is believing in medicine

ByVincentKiernanYOUcanlookbutyoucan’ttouch.Thisisoneofthebiggestlimitationsoftelemedicine

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New ingredient for the primeval soup

ByPeterAldhousCHEMISTSmaybeclosertoexplaininghowlifefirsttookshape.AbiochemicalthatsomebacteriausetolinkaminoacidsintochainsmayhaveexistedontheEarthmorethan3.8billionyearsago.Thediscoverymayexplainhow

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A watchful eye on bridges

ByJonathanBeardMOSTroadandrailbridgesareonlyinspectedvisually

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Netropolitan – Junk Email

WHATwillbepileduponyourdoormatwhenyouarrivehome?AcollectionofadvertsforthelocalIndianrestaurantorpizzadeliveryservice

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A spoonful of sugar helps the doctor feel good

ByStephaniePainKEEPyourdoctorhappyandyoucouldleadalonger

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Genetic engineering in the womb

ByBobHolmesGENESinjectedintotheveinsofapregnantfemalemousecancrosstheplacentaandbeexpressedinherdevelopingfetuses

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Big One threatens the Big Apple

ByBobHolmesNEWYORKERSmayhaveplentyofreasontofeelstressedandanxious

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Enigma: No 812 Upon my word!

BySusanDenhamIONCEhadajobinadepartmentstore

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'Borrowed' genes caused cholera chaos

ByPeterAldhousANEWformofcholera

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Bent light points to an older Universe

ByJohnGribbinTHANKStoanopticalillusion

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Warm hearts in a cold land

ByVincentKiernanTHECORPSEofagirldiscoveredinAlaskalastsummerafterbeingfrozeninpermafrostfor800yearshasrevealedthecompassionatenatureofArcticpeopleofthetime

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Bright future for glowing gene

ByAndyCoghlanANATURALcompoundthatmakesjellyfishglowishelpingAmericanresearcherstobuildupa“paintbox”ofchemicalsthatwillenablethemtowatchavarietyofcomplexbiochemicalprocessessuchasthespreadofvirusesthro

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Rave drug may damage the brain

ByPeterAldhousECSTASY

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First domestication of dogs took place in Asia, not Europe

ByAndyCoghlanSOMEWHEREintheheartofAsiawaswheredogsbecameman’sbestfriend–accordingtothelargestgeneticstudyyet.TheworklookedatDNAfromthousandsoflivingdogstopiecetogethertheirancestryandgeographicalorigi

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