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First domestication of dogs took place in Asia, not Europe

ByAndyCoghlanSOMEWHEREintheheartofAsiawaswheredogsbecameman’sbestfriend–accordingtothelargestgeneticstudyyet.TheworklookedatDNAfromthousandsoflivingdogstopiecetogethertheirancestryandgeographicalorigi

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Cash leak

BRITAIN’sresearchcouncilshavebeentoldtohandout1percentlessmoneynextyear.TheinstructioncameinaletterfromJohnCadogan

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Back to the Future: Does physics of Marty's time travel add up?

ByJoshuaSokolCheckthetimecircuits.It’s21October2015.Today

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A clearer view for car drivers

ByVincentKiernanTHEageofconvenienceistrulyuponus.Firsttherewastheelectrictinopener

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Classical migraine runs in the family

ByAlisonMotlukNOTallmigrainesuffererscanblametheirparentsforbestowingtheafflictiononthem–butsomecan.“Classical”migraineheadaches

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Making light of night landings

ByGrahamClaytonLUMINOUSpanelsmountedonhelicopterlandingpadsarehelpingpilotslandsafelyatnight.ThepanelshavebeentestedonaRoyalNavyship

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Enigma No. 838

BySusanDenhamTimeforinsomniacsWHENIwenttobedlastnightIglancedatmydigitalbedsideclockjustbeforedozingoff.WhenIstirredbrieflybetweenoneandtwohourslater

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Fishy patent causes a stink in academe

ByAndyCoghlanNORMALLYthoughtofasmild-manneredandmeticulous

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Making a meal out of rockets

ByBobHolmesDISPOSINGofredundantrocketmotorshasbeenanexplosiveheadachefortheUS

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Inside GCHQ: Is the secret agency misusing Alan Turing's legacy?

IAPPROACHagatehousebesideatallmetalfencebristlingwithwarningsandbarbedwire.FewreportersgetinsidetheUK’sGovernmentCommunicationsHeadquarters(GCHQ)

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Warm bed alert

SOMEwomenwhouseelectricblanketsduringpregnancyaremorelikelytohavebabieswithbirthdefectsthanthosewhodonot

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Carbon nanotubes found in children's lungs for the first time

CARBONnanotubeshaveturnedupinthelungsofchildrenlivinginParis–thefirsttimetheyhavebeendetectedinhumans.FathiMoussaandcolleaguesattheUniversityofParis-Saclaydiscoverednanotubesinsamplesoffluidandcellsta

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Jabs for dogs may save Serengeti lions

ByStephaniePainCANINEdistemperhaswipedoutalmostathirdofthelionsintheSerengetiNationalParkinthepasttwoyears.Althoughtheepidemicnowseemstohavefizzledout

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Carbon nanotubes found in children's lungs for the first time

TimGraham/AlamyStockPhotoBySamWongCarbonnanotubeshaveturnedupinthelungsofchildrenlivinginParis–thefirsttimetheyhavebeendetectedinhumans.Incrediblystrong

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How northern forests cool the world

ByFredPearceASMUCHAShalfthecarbondioxideemittedbyburningfossilfuelsisbeingreabsorbedbyforestsintemperatelatitudesofthenorthernhemisphere

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If the molecule fits …

ByAndyCoghlanAMOLECULAR“Identikit”isenablingchemistsinCanadatoworkouttheshapeofcomplexmoleculesinafractionofthetimeitnormallytakes.Thecomputersystemgeneratescolouredimagesoftheelectroncloudsthatswirla

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Sun's new spots

THESUNappearstohavestarteditsnextcycleofsunspotstwoyearsaheadofschedule

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First Earth-mass planet around nearest star may be an illusion

ByJacobAronAlphaCentauriBbmaybeanex-exoplanet.Thislong-soughtworldwasannouncedwithgreatexcitementin2012asthefirstEarth-massplanetintheneareststarsystemtoourown

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Fallout in the South Pacific

ByIanAndersonEARLYthismonth–unlesslast-minuteprotestsareunexpectedlysuccessful–apowerfulshockwavewillberegisteredatseismicmonitoringstationsaroundtheworld.ThiswillbetheunmistakablesignthatFrancehasdef

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Dead trees warn of suffocation danger

ByBobHolmesAMYSTERIOUSepidemicoftreedeathsinCalifornia’sSierraNevadahasbeentracedtocarbondioxidefromundergroundvolcanicactivityseepingupthroughthesoil.Thegascanalsoaccumulatetolethallevelsinbuildings

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Mining digs deep into India's wildlife refuges

BySanjayKumarINthelatestofastringofassaultsonIndia’swildlifesanctuaries

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US may relax rules on encryption

ByMarkWardNEXTweektheUSgovernmentwillendayearofsilenceontheissueofelectronicsecuritywhenitmeetsprivateandbusinessusersofcryptographicsoftwaretotryandarriveatapolicyacceptabletoeveryone.TheDepartmentof

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Supernovae remove the Universe's youthful disguise

ByJohnGribbinTHEUniversemaynotbeasyoungascosmologistsfeared.AnewcalculationoftheHubbleconstant

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Enzyme linked with failing memory

ByLauraSpinneySEVEREmemorylosscanbecausedbyanexcessofasingleenzymeinthebrain

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Technology : Planes at risk from space intruders

ByMarkWardCOSMICrayscouldcrippleaircraftthatrelyheavilyoncomputers

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Furore in US over patents for `bit part' DNA

ByVincentKiernanINAdecisionthatmayhavefar-reachingconsequencesforthebiotechnologyindustry

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Jaws bids for Olympic gory

ByWilsondaSilvaSydneyJUSTwhenvisitingOlympicathletesthoughtitwassafetocompeteintheoncepollutedwatersofSydneyHarbour

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Patents : Cold comfort

GROUNDcrewsatairportsmustcontinuallycheckthewingsofaircraftinthewinterbecauseabuild-upoficecancauseaplanetocrashontakeoff.Butitisdifficulttoseeifawingisicyinbadweatheroratnight.RoboticVisionSystemsofN

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Science : Go on then, have the broccoli if you must

ByAlisonMotlukCHILDRENasyoungas18monthscandistinguishbetweentheirowndesiresandsomeoneelse’s

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Science : Molecular impostor uncoils DNA theory

ByDavidBradleyFOURdecadesofdogmaaboutthewayDNAisbuiltandheldtogethermayhavetobethrownout.Untilnow

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Russian roulette

BABIESborninRussiacanexpecttoliveonlyuntiltheirlatefifties—twodecadeslessthanbabiesbornintheWest.TheWHOannouncedthisweekthatlifeexpectancyfellduringthe1990sinall15republicsoftheformerSovietUnion

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Asthma surprise

ROGUEantibodiesbelievedtoplayaleadingroleinasthmamaynotbetoblameafterall

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First images of live blood vessels in unprecedented clarity

ByHelenThomsonBREAKoutthebubbly.Wehavetheclearestimagesyetofbloodvesselsinliveanimals

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Thirsty Britain resorts to salt water

ByFredPearceFORthefirsttime

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Technology : Ultrafast modems jump the gun

ByBarryFoxMODEMSthatcandownloadfilesfromtheInternetthroughanordinaryphonelinkatspeedsthatcanonlybematchedbyanexpensivedigitalconnectiongoonsalethisweek.Buteagerbuyersriskbuyinganobsoletestandard.TheIn

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Patents : Taken to the cleaners year after year

THEinventorofthehighlysuccessfulDualCyclonebaglessvacuumcleaner

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Patents : Come on you reds

FOOTBALLsupportersenjoybellowingencouragementtotheirteam.Theyalsoliketowearfunnyhatswithslogans.Whynot

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Flies enlisted to fight fire ants

ByKurtKleinerWashingtonDCTHErelentlessmarchofthefireantacrosstheUSmayfinallybehaltedthisspring

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Technology : Wobble drives pirates off the digital seas

ByBarryFoxANTIPIRACYtechnologythatismeanttopreventthecurrentgenerationofvideosandthenewdigitalvideodiscs(DVDs)frombeingcopiedcaneasilybedefeated

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Patents : Racing certainty

AGERMANcompany

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`Brutal' plan cuts off researchers in their prime

ByCharleneCrabbParisSENIORFrenchscientistsarefightingalawwhichlowerstheirretirementagefrom68to65years.Thenewlaw

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60 Seconds

It’stheDavidandGoliathstoryreplayedastragedy.Twopilotwhaleshavebeenkilledbysolefish1000timessmaller.Thefishwerefoundstuckinthewhales’blowholes

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Whale warning

SHIPS

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Science : Global warming chills out over Pacific

ByFredPearceCLIMATEresearchersbelievetheyknowoneofthereasonswhyworldtemperaturesarenotrisingasfastasexistingmodelsofglobalwarmingpredict.AteambasedinNewYorkhasfoundthatastheEarthwarmsup

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Lovely junk

CLAPPED-OUTtoasters

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Insurers fight shy of gene tests

ByAlisonMotlukBRITISHinsurershaveagreednottoforceapplicantstotakespecialgenetictestsinordertogetlifeinsurancepolicies.Buttheresultsofanyteststhatpeopletakeontheirowninitiativeorformedicalreasonswillst

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Yoghurt setback

CLAIMSthatpeoplecanreducetheirbloodcholesterolbyeatingGaio

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Britain's forgotten children - Childhood mental illnesses too often go unnoticed, ignored or untreated. Psychologists say that unless children's problems are taken seriously they will carry them into adulthood

ByMichaelDayEMMAroutinelytellsherdoctorthatshefeelslikecommittingsuicide.Sheisbeingtreatedfordepression

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Science : Early start for the long march south

ByJeffHechtPEOPLEarrivedinSouthAmericaatleast12500yearsago—morethan1000yearsearlierthanmostanthropologistsbelieved.Thisconclusion

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Japanese gesture

THEJapanesegovernmentisplanningnewmeasurestoopenitslaboratoriestoforeignresearchersandtoencouragetheexportofnewtechnologiesinthefaceoftheWest’salarmaboutthecountry’sgrowingtechnologicalstrength.Inarep

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New minister

ALANHowarthisthenewministerinchargeofBritishscienceandhighereducationfollowinglastweek’sgovernmentreshuffle.ThedecisionconfoundswidespreadexpectationatthetimeofthereshufflethatMichaelFallonwouldtakere

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