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Nose breathing in yoga may calm the mind by slowing brainwaves

ByClareWilsonSLOWnasalbreathingisoftensaidtobehelpfulforsomeformsofyogaormeditation–andnowwemayknowwhy.Suchbreathingseemstomodulateourbrainwaves.Whenlargegroupsofnervecellsinthebrainfiretogether

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Nanofibre net draws drinking water from the air for drought-hit people

ANANOFIBREclothcouldhelpdrought-hitcommunitiescapturedrinkingwaterfromtheair.Fognetsusuallyconsistofpolythenemeshstrungbetweenpoles.Watervapourcondensesonthesmallfibresandtricklesdownintobottles.Howev

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Asteroids get spun so fast by the force of sunlight they fall apart

ByLeahCraneMOSTsmallasteroidsarejustpilesof rubbleinspace

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The ancient palaces of Iraq glittered with a special type of glass

DeAgostini/GettyImagesByAndyCoghlanABOUT1200yearsago

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Women in England to be allowed to have abortions at home

WOMENinEnglandwillsoonbeabletohaveabortionsathomeiftheyarelessthan10weekspregnant.HomeabortionswereintroducedinScotlandandWaleslastyear.NowtheUKgovernmenthassaidthiswillbelegalisedinEnglandbeforetheen

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Nanobots can eat nerve agents and then spit out an antidote

PUMP-LIKEproteinsembeddedintogelatinousmembranescouldprotectagainsttoxicnerveagents

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Naked mole rats may become good parents by eating their queen's faeces

AntonioOlmos/AlamyStockPhotoByChelseaWhyteANAKEDmoleratqueenreliesonhercolonytohelpraiseherpups.Itturnsoutshemaymanipulatetheirparentinginstinctsthroughhormoneshiddeninherfaeces–exploitingthefactthatc

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AI can make high-definition fake videos from just a simple sketch

DanielAcker/BloombergviaGettyImagesByChrisBaraniukAFAKEisonlyasgoodasitlooks.Andwhileforgingacounterfeithandbagorwatchtakestimeandeffort

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Facebook bans Myanmar's military leader in unprecedented move

FACEBOOKhasbannedMyanmar’smilitarycommander-in-chiefMinAungHlaing(pictured)fromtheplatform

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Mind-reading video game helps children with ADHD to concentrate better

ByAliceKleinCHILDRENwithattentiondeficithyperactivitydisorder(ADHD)maybeabletolearntofocusbetterbyplayingavideogamethatiscontrolledbytheirminds.HelenZhouattheDuke-NUSMedicalSchoolinSingaporeandhercoll

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Here's why the ban on vaping on trains and buses should stay for now

ByLaraWilliamsE-CIGARETTESandvapingstartedasamorepalatablewaytostopsmokingthannicotine-lacedgumandpatchesorhypnosis.However

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We have finally figured out how to snap spaghetti into two pieces

CasarsaGuru/GettyITISapuzzlethathasperplexedphysicistsfordecades:holdastrandofdryspaghettiatbothends

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New world map is a more accurate Earth and shows Africa's full size

ANEWkindofworldmaphasbeendevelopedthatshowsthetruesizeofthecontinentswithoutwarpingtheirshapestoomuch.Themostfamiliarmap

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Freak gravitational waves could form black holes and destroy Earth

FransPretoriusandWilliamE.EastByLeahCraneAKINDoffreakishgravitationalwavewouldbesopowerfulitcouldtanglespace-time

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World's cleanest drop of water reveals why nothing is ever truly clean

TOFINDoutwhere“moleculardirt”comesfrom

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Fireflies don't just glow for sex – they do it to warn away bats too

higracephoto/GettyFIREFLIESdon’tjustlightuptheirbehindstowoomates

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Parrots make wise investment decisions to get what they want: walnuts

MurrayCooper/FLPASOMEparrotspeciescanlearntomakecomplexeconomicdecisions.That’sthefindingofastudyinvolving33macawsandAfricangreyparrotswhoweretaughttorecognisethevalueofdifferenttokensthatcouldbeexcha

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We can train ourselves to be better at knowing when we are wrong

ChristianPetersen/GettyImagesByClareWilsonNOONEcanberightallthetime –althoughitturnsoutwecangetbetteratjudgingwhenwemightbewrong.Knowledgeabouttheaccuracyofourknowledgeisafacilitycalledmetacognition.R

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It's too soon to tell if robots help autistic children's social skills

B.ScassellatiByTimothyRevellFROMbackflipstopublicdebating

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Breathing polluted air may make you worse at maths and language

BREATHINGpollutedairmaymakepeopleworseatmathsanddamagetheirlanguageskills.Ananalysisthatcomparedlocalairqualitywithcognitivetestscoresfromnearly32

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Doomed crew seeking Northwest Passage didn't die from lead poisoning

HMS‘Erebus’intheIce

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The most trusted meerkats are those with impeccable reputations

EXPERIENCEbeatsageorrankwhenitcomestohowmuchmeerkatstrustthoseonlookoutduty.Otherforagingspeciesthatrelyonsentriesusuallyonlypayattentiontowarningsfromolderordominantindividuals.Meerkatsburytheirheads

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Artificial muscles and prosthetics could be made of gel-infused wood

ByLeahCraneTOMAKEanartificialmuscle

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One bad night's sleep can make you put on fat and lose muscle mass

ONEnightwithoutsleepmaybeenoughtomakeyourbodystartstoringextrafatandlosemuscle.Thishelpstoexplainwhypeoplewithinsomniaandshiftworkerswithdisruptedsleeppatternsareparticularlypronetoobesityandtype2diab

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Flashing checkerboard patterns let us see a picture that doesn't exist

ByLeahCraneYOUdon’thavetodirectlyseeanobjecttoperceiveit.Computerscanrecreateanimageofanobjectjustfromaseriesofchequerboard-likepatternsoflightshoneonit–withouteverdirectlytakingitspicture.Nowitseemst

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Just one cigarette a day can cause serious heart problems

ByClareWilsonTHINKthataquickdragwon’tdoyouanyharm?Thinkagain.Smokingjustonecigaretteadayislinkedtomajorriskofheartdisease.That’saccordingtoresearcherswhoanalysedtheresultsof141studies

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Young 'dinosauromorphs' may have begged for food like baby birds

StephenBarnes/Animals/AlamyStockPhotoEIGHTYmillionyearsbeforebirdsevolved

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Black holes are firing a triple-threat of speedy particles at us

ByLeahCraneTHREEofthestrangestcosmicsignalsthatwedetectonEarthmaycomefromthesameplace.Ultra-highenergycosmicrays

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Ruptured Tibetan glaciers triggered massive speedy avalanches

DiggersmovingsnowXinhuaNewsAgency/eyevineByMichaelMarshallIN2016

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We've stopped trusting social media – and that's a good thing

ByLaraWilliamsONLY1in4Britonstrustssocialmedia

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Cryptocurrency hack makes off with $500 million

THEworldofvirtualmoneyhasonceagainbeenrockedbyamassivetheft.On26January

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First monkeys, and then us? Human cloning must stay off limits

AndrzejKrauzeByMarcyDarnovskyREMEMBERthehumancloningcontroversiesoftheearly2000s?Onereasontheyfadedwasthatscientistswereunabletoclonenon-humanprimates.Withlastweek’snewsthatmonkeyshavenowbeenclonedin

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Ancient jawbone suggests humans left Africa 50,000 years earlier

upperjawboneIsraelHershkovitz

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Facebook is making a chatbot that can fill awkward silences

ByChrisBaraniukCHATBOTSstillhavemanythingstomasterandhighonthelistissmalltalk.ResearchersatFacebookthinkthebestwaytomakesoftwareprattleawayistogiveitapersonality.Theteamcrowdsourcedtheirchatbotpersona

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Children get new ears grown from their own cells in world first

ReplacementearScienceDirectByJessicaHamzelouFIVEchildreninChinahavebeengivennewears.Thetechniqueissimilartothatusedinthe1990stocreatethefamousVacantimouse

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3D 'holograms' made with lasers by moving one particle at a time

DanSmalleyLab

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Disease mapper shows you what infections are hitting your town

Franke+Mans/PlainpictureByTimothyRevellDOYOUalwayschecktheweatherbeforeyouleavethehouse?Maybeyoushouldlookatadiseasemaptoo.Fromnextmonth

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Chimps are now dying of the common cold and they are all at risk

RichardW.Wrangham/KibaleChimpanzeeProjectByAndyCoghlanASIFpoaching

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How do you stop your smart glasses filming in the toilet?

SNAP!Oneday

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Dark matter near black holes sends gamma rays from galaxy’s core

BySummerAshAFLOODofgammarayscomesatusfromthecentreoftheMilkyWay

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Calm down – China is not racing ahead with human CRISPR trials

LagunaDesign/SciencePhotoLibraryByMichaelLePageATLEAST86peoplehavebeentreatedwiththeCRISPRgenome-editingmethodinChinasince2015

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Wave of massive volcanoes created Earth’s first supercontinent

ByAliceKleinTHEworld’scontinentsarrivedinablazeoffury.Apressureblowoutseemstohavecausedvastamountsofmoltenrocktospewfromvolcanoesandhardenintosolidland.Untilabout2.2billionyearsago

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Hot yoga's high temperature may not have any health benefits

JimDavis/TheBostonGlobeviaGettyImagesHOTyogamayjustbeawasteofeffort

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Neutrinos may have more kinds of cosmic sources than we thought

ByLeahCraneNEUTRINOSaretinyparticlesthatnearlyalwaysskimunimpededthroughEarth–andus–atarateoftrillionspersecond.Wehavedetectedthemcomingfromspacewithavastrangeofenergies

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Your next job interview could be playing a weird smartphone game

ArcticShoresByChrisBaraniukYOUhavepolishedyourCV

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Pocket-sized scanner helps fill gaps in the human genome

BrazilPhotos.com/AlamyStockPhotoWE’VEyettofinishsequencingtheentirehumangenome

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Two satellites scrambling into orbit after launch went wrong

JMGUILLON/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockTWOsatellitesarescramblingtogetintothecorrectorbitsaftertherocketcarryingthemlostcontactwithEarth

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Smart contact lens monitors sweetness of diabetics’ tears

ValentinWeinhäupl/plainpictureByAliceKleinACONTACTlenscanletpeoplewithdiabetesknowiftheirsugarlevelsgettoohigh.Thosewithdiabeteshaveproblemsregulatingtheamountofglucoseintheirblood.Ifrisesinbloodsugar

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The higher your testosterone levels, the more you love soft rock

ByJessicaHamzelouIFYOU’REpartialtoagoodpowerballad

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These are the worst ready-made sandwiches for the climate

ASWELLassavingmoney

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Civilian sub

AnAmericannuclearsubmarinewillcarrysixcivilianscientistsona42-dayresearchcruiseundertheArcticicepackthissummer.ThisisthefirsttimeanAmericannuclearsubmarinehasbeenusedforcivilianresearch.The$3-millionc

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