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Sensor backpacks for oysters say when they are happy

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:NickRains/Alamy)INApleasantspotonTasmania’scoast

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‘Impossible’ EM drive doesn’t seem to work after all

iStock/GettyImagesPlus/GettyByLeahCraneSpacetravelpoweredbyan“impossible”enginethatbreaksthelawsofphysicssoundstoogoodtobetrue

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More lava flows reach the coast as volcano threatens Hawaii

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New cache of fresh neurons found in human brains

YOUNGbraincellshavebeenseeninanovellocationinthebrain.Thefindingraiseshopesthatthecellscouldbeutilisedtohelppeoplerecoverafterastroke

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Sabre-toothed frog is an evolutionary loner

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Minimally conscious people woken with brain zap by their family

RitaSaitta/EyeEm/GettyStressByHelenThomsonPEOPLEinaminimallyconsciousstatehavebeen“woken”athomeforthefirsttime

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In big cities even the fish are always rushing around the place

Rob&AnnSimpson/GettyAllkindsofanimals

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Uber self-driving car 'saw woman but didn't brake before crash'

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One Per Cent

Eco-friendlyurinaldisguisedasplantsIsitaplanteroratoilet?ThePPlanterisboth.Itusesbiofilterstotreaturinewithouttheharshchemicalsofportabletoilets.DevelopersHyphaeDesignLaboratoryofOakland

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Hundreds of mini solar systems found in the Milky Way

ByLisaGrossmanOurgalaxyisbrimmingwithsmallsolarsystemlookalikes.Morethan300planetarysystemsreminiscentofourownhavebeenfoundindatacollectedbyNASA’spremiereplanet-hunter

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Phone's Wi-Fi hotspot acts as SOS beacon in disasters

ByPaulMarksANAPPthatturnsasmartphoneintoawirelessSOSbeaconcouldonedayhelprescuerstrackdownpeoplewhohavebeentrappedinbuildingsafternaturaldisastersorbombings.Becausesucheventsoftenknockoutphoneandinter

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Electric heart sock could kick out pacemakers

PUTasockonit.Oneday

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Prime number enigma could be solved by simple networks

ByJacobAronISTHEREapatternbehindprimenumbers?Thisisoneofthebiggestquestionsinmathematics.Nownetworksthatreproducerelationshipsbetweenprimesandnon-primescouldpointthewaytoananswer.Primesarenumbersthat

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Location-aware Wi-Fi lets fans be part of the show

ByPaulMarks(Image:ChristieGoodwin/Getty)EVERYfaninapackedsportsstadiumormusicvenuewillsoonbeabletogetbespokecontentdirecttotheirphones

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Incoming 'Moby Dick' asteroid goes missing near Earth

MOBYDICKtheasteroidhasnotyetcauseddestruction

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Bulletproof batteries could make body armour for combat

WAKILKOHSAR/AFP/GettyImagesByDavidHamblingBulletproofbatteriescouldsoonbeusedasarmourforsoldiers.Lumpingmilitarykitaroundonfootisatiresomejob

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Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs caused massive global warming

SvenHagolani/GettyByMichaelLePageTheasteroidimpactthatwipedoutthedinosaurscaused temperaturestoriseby5°C.Earthstayedthathotfor100

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Chimp evolution was shaped by sex with their bonobo relatives

AnupShah/naturepl.com/AlamyByColinBarrasHumansandchimpanzeesmighthaveonemorethingincommon:theybothseemtohavebenefittedfromsexwithacloselyrelatedspecies.Duringthelastdecade

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Pancreatic cancer's killer trick offers treatment hope

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:SteveGschmeissner/SPL)PANCREATICcancer’sdeadliesttrickcouldbeitsundoing.Despiteeachperson’stumourshavingverydifferentgeneticmutations

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Dog brains respond to calls just like human brains

LISTENupFido!Thebrainsofhumansanddogsrespondinthesamewaytovocalsoundslikelaughterandbarking.Thefindingsuggeststhatourvoiceprocessingareasareinheritedfromacommonancestor.AttilaAndicsoftheMTA-ELTECompar

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Solar DNA tests detect cancer without electricity

ByHalHodsonTHEpowerofthesuncouldsparkamedicalrevolution.Adevicecandiagnosediseasesusinglittlemorethanasmartphone

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Origin of organs: Thank viruses for your skin and bone

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:MedicImage/Getty)NEXTtimeyouhaveacold

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Healing by faeces: Rise of the DIY gut-bug swap

ByJessicaHamzelou(Image:AnjaWeber-Decker/plainpicture)LASTyearwasn’tkindto27-year-oldJim.Hewasdiagnosedwithulcerativecolitisanditwascausinghimalotofpain.Drugsfailedtoproviderelief

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UK's carbon plans make up for oil and gas splurge

BURN

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Dentists can smell your fear – and it may put your teeth at risk

MichaelEdwards/GettyByJessicaHamzelouKeep calm!Astudyofdentalstudentssuggeststhatdentistscansmellwhenapatientisanxious

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Drug combo 'game changer' for drug-resistant TB

ByAndyCoghlanTHEfirstnewmedicationinhalfacenturyforthewidespreadtreatmentoftuberculosishasalsoshownthepotentialtocuredrug-resistantTB.Multidrug-resistantTB(MDRTB)accountsfornearly4percentofnewTBcasesg

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Nerve implant retrains your brain to stop tinnitus

ByClaudiaCaruana(Image:OliScarff/GettyImages)GOTthatringinginyourears?Tinnitus

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'Epigenetic' gene tweaks seem to trigger cancer

ByHelenThomson(Image:f.cadiou/Flickr/GettyImages)Youcouldbeforgivenforthinkingofcancerasageneticdisease.Sure

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Chikungunya virus hits the US and Europe

(Image:ErikaSantelices/AFP/Getty)IT’Sonthemove.Locallyacquiredcasesofthemosquito-borneviruschikungunya

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Oxygen oasis for early life found in ancient rock

ByMichaelMarshall(Image:plainpicture/RetoPuppetti)FORthefirsthalfofEarth’sexistence

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Decisions ripple through flocks of birds like a wave

ByJacobAronVideo:Watchadecisionspreadlikeawave(Image:FilippoMonteforte/AFP/GettyImages)Birdsofafeatherflocktogether

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Protector gene's evil twin linked to spread of cancer

ByAndyCoghlanAproteinrenownedforprotectingusagainstcancerhasan“eviltwin”thatmaytriggercancerandhelpitspread.Nicknamedthe“guardianofthegenome”

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Give forests to local people to preserve them

ByFredPearce(Image:NachoDoce/Reuters/Corbis)Thebestwaytoprotectrainforestsistokeeppeopleout

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US government chatbot gets you to tell all

ByPaulMarks(Image:LarryDowning/Reuters/Corbis)WantaccesstotheUSgovernment’ssecrets?Talktotherobot.Some5.1millionAmericansholdfederalsecurityclearanceofoneleveloranother

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UK failing to protect bees from pesticides, say MPs

ByAzeenGhorayshi(Image:WilliSchmitz/Getty)TheUK’scoalitiongovernmenthasbeenstronglycriticisedbymembersofparliamentoveritshandlingofthedeclineinpollinatinginsects.Thegovernmenthasbeenaccusedofnotdoing

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Feathersaurus: plant-eating dinos had plumage too

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:AndreyAtuchin)Manydinosaursmayhavebeencoveredinelaboratefeatherssimilartothoseofmodern-daybirds

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Bloodsuckers fed on dinosaurs 130 million years ago

ByPhilippaSkettBloodsuckingbugsmayhavebeenaroundforalotlongerthanwethought.Newlydiscoveredfossilsshowthatbugshavebeenfeedingonbloodsincetheheightofthedinosaurera.Oneofthefossilisedbugsfoundseemstohave

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Brazil to unleash GM-mosquito swarms to fight dengue

TIMEtounleashthemozzies?Geneticallymodifiedmosquitoeswillberaisedonacommercialscaleforthefirsttime

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Art by algorithm: Computer evolves new artworks

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:YasuhiroSuzuki/NagoyaUniversity

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An easier way to turn plant scraps to plastics

ByJacobAron(Image:ItalianInstituteofTechnology)Savethosefoodscraps–theycouldbeyournextgrocerybag.Anewwayofturningvegetablewastedirectlyintobioplasticscouldmakesuchmaterialsevenmoreenvironmentallyfrie

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Google Street View cars sniff out gas leaks in cities

ByAvivaRutkinNOWGoogleStreetViewcarscandomorethanletyouexploreplacesyouhavenevervisited.SensorsstrappedtothecarshavemappedhundredsofmethaneleaksaroundBoston

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Vast rock arches sculpt themselves out of sand

NATURALsculpturessuchasDelicateArchinUtah(pictured)lookliketheworkofacomplexprocess.ButaccordingtoJirˇíBruthansofCharlesUniversityinPrague

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Galaxy mapper's first discovery: surprise space debris

LOOKout

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Biological pacemaker keeps a beat without the hardware

TIMEtoditchthehardware?Adultheartcellscanbetrainedtoactlikepacemakerswithalittlegeneticencouragement

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Untried death cocktails causing botched executions

ByAzeenGhorayshi(Image:AP)Whatexactlyhappenedhere?OnWednesdayafternooninArizonastateprison

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Australia will pay dearly for repealing its carbon tax

THISpromisemighthavebeenbetterbroken.Australia’sprimeministerTonyAbbottvowedtoscrapthenation’scarbontax

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Ancient Earth fossils could be found on the moon

ByJacobAronSignsofancientlifecouldbelitteredacrossthemoon

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Wiping out species can push people into slavery

ByFredPearceWeareusedtothinkingofwildlifeasavictimofhumanconflict.Forinstance

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Baxter the robot brings his gentle touch to novel jobs

ByHalHodson(Image:SipaUSA/Rex)APAIRofchunkyrobotarmsconnectedtoacomputerbrainridesamotorisedwheelchairovertoajarofpeanutbutter.Theredarmsreachoutandgrabit.Therightgripperholdsthejarstill

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The super-abundant virus controlling your gut bacteria

ByAzeenGhorayshi(Image:GettyImages/3DClinic)Thecommoncold

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Nose breathing in yoga may calm the mind by slowing brainwaves

ByClareWilsonSLOWnasalbreathingisoftensaidtobehelpfulforsomeformsofyogaormeditation–andnowwemayknowwhy.Suchbreathingseemstomodulateourbrainwaves.Whenlargegroupsofnervecellsinthebrainfiretogether

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