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Civilian sub

AnAmericannuclearsubmarinewillcarrysixcivilianscientistsona42-dayresearchcruiseundertheArcticicepackthissummer.ThisisthefirsttimeanAmericannuclearsubmarinehasbeenusedforcivilianresearch.The$3-millionc

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Technology: Open the shuttle bay doors, Hal

ByBRETTWRIGHTinMELBOURNEThefictionalworldofArthurC.Clarke’s2001:ASpaceOdysseythisweekcameastepclosertoreality.NASAhasbeguntestingacomputersystemdesigned‘tolookovertheastronaut’sshoulder’andgiveadvic

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Science: Microwaves may mark position of protoplanets

ByLEIGHDAYTONinSYDNEYSourcesofintensemicrowaveradiationdeepinspacemaybeplanetsbeingborn

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Government faces both ways on Thorp

ByJEREMYWEBBJohnMajorandfiveCabinetministerslastweekbackedanamendmentintheHouseofCommonscallingforthethermaloxidereprocessingplant(Thorp)atSellafieldtobecommissioned‘attheearliestpracticabledate’.Onth

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Weeding out wolves

AplantokillAlaskanwolveswillgoaheadthisyear

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Technology: EuroDisney games: not all childs' play

ByGEORGECOLEVisitorstotheEuroDisneythemeparknearParisareplayinganewgenerationofvideogames

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Bills still coming in for Australian nuclear tests

BritainmaynotquitehavefinishedpayingforthelegacyofitsyearsofnucleartestinginAustralia.ThegovernmentofWesternAustralialastweekdemandedacontributiontothecleanupofthenucleartestsiteatMonteBello

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US measures to save rhino anger African states

ByMARYCOLERhinocerosesshotupthepoliticalagendalastweekasthesouthernAfricancountriesclashedwiththeUSoverthebestwaytopreventtheanimalsfromhurtlingtowardsextinction.AtameetingoftheUNEnvironmentProgrammei

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Receiving science loud and clear

BuildingDIYradioscouldhelptoeventhebalanceofthesexesinphysics–atleastthat’swhatscientistsattheCavendishLaboratoryhopedastheyplayedhostto60schoolgirlsatthesecond‘WomeninPhysics’conference.TheCavendishw

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Science: A baby boom for brown dwarfs?

ByGOVERTSCHILLINGinUTRECHTADutchastronomerisclaimingtohavefoundscoresofbrowndwarfstarsintheprocessofbeingborn.Untilnowtheexistenceofbrowndwarfshasbeenhypothetical.Theyaresupposedtobestarsthatcontainin

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Technology: Bright sparks speed up catalysis

ByCHARLESARTHUR(seeGraphic)Evenwhenacarisfittedwithacatalyticconverter

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Cool $30 million

Whatcouldbetheworld’slargestprize–acool$30million–hasbeenwonbyarefrigeratordesignedbyWhirlpool

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Greek dam dooms Byron's wetland

ByFREDPEARCE(seeGraphic)AgreekplantobuildEurope’sbiggestwaterdiversionisbasedonaseriousover-estimateoftheavailablewater

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Prisoners' video link goes on trial

ByELISABETHGEAKEInmatesatDorchesterprisoncannowconsulttheirlawyersoveravideolink

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Rock bottom

AteamofAmericanresearchershasdrilledtothebottomoftheGreenlandicesheet

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Technology: White Book opens new chapter on digital standards

ByBARRYFOXDigitalvideorecordersanduniversalvideocompactdiscsarejustastepawayfromtheshops

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Cool response to dinosaur 'DNA'

ByVINCENTKIERNANIfbloodcellsreallyhavesurvivedfor65millionyearslockedinsidethefossiledfemurofTyrannosaurusrex

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Science fetes

Anythingfromvillagesciencefetestocomputerisedpublicdatabasesofscientificinfor-mationcouldbenefitfromanewschemeannouncedbyWilliamWaldegrave

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No place in space for adverts

PlanstolaunchgiganticglowingbillboardsintoorbithaverunintotroublenowthatAmerica’spoliticianshavejoinedthefightfortherighttoadvert-freeskies.‘Wedon’tallowbillboardsinourwildernessareas.Weshouldn’tletth

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Technology: Mirrors throw new light on video projectors

ByBARRYFOXAvideoprojectorthatusesamosaicoftinymirrorsandwasdevelopedfortheUSmilitarymayproveidealfordigitalTVs.After20yearsofwork

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Party's over for supercollider

ByVINCENTKIERNANinWASHINGTONDCStungbyrevelationsthatfundsfortheSuperconductingSupercolliderwerespentontropicalplantsandChristmasparties

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Technology: Biofuel not the ticket for Reading buses

ByMICKHAMERBritain’strialofbiofuelledbusesgroundtoahaltlastmonth.BusesintheBerkshiretownofReadinghadbeentestingthefuel

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Israel's fish at risk from escaping sturgeon

ThediscoveryofasturgeonintheheadwatersoftheRiverJordanlastweekhasIsraeliecologistsworriedthatthisvoracious

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Pollutant puzzle

Renault

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'Time to bank on gene profiles'

ByMICKHAMERAdatabankofDNAtakenfrompeopleconvictedofseriouscrimesshouldbesetup

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One step forward

Britain’sDepartmentofTradeandIndustryistoannounceinAprilthelocationsof15pilot‘one-stopshops’.Thesewillservespecificregionsofthecountry

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Money for dumps

KlausTopfer

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Patents: Patents Information

Copiesofpatents

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Ant knows how to self-medicate to fight off fungal infection

PowerandSyred/SciencePhotoLibraryByPennySarchetIt’sanastypoison

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Early casualties of a sporting life: Thoroughbred racehorsesare pampered aristocrats of the equine world. But many have their careerscut short by injuries that some say are caused by pushing them too hardtoosoon

ByJOHNBONNERJustbefore2o’clockon25MarchatDoncasterracecourse

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Patents: Sweeter sludge

ByBARRYFOXAtechniqueforturningsewagesludgeintocompost

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Super for Europe

Europeancompanieswhobuildandusesupercomputershaveformedaconsortiumtodeveloppowerfulnewsupercomputersbasedonparallelprocessing.ThegroupwaslaunchedbyCarloRubbia

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Lease of life for medieval meadows

LuggMeadows

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Remote diagnosis for wounded GIs

AmericansoldiersinSomaliacannowhavetheirmedicalproblemsdiagnosedbydoctorsbackhome.TheUSArmyhasbegunthefirstfieldtestsofequipmentthatallowsdoctorsattheWalterReedArmyMedicalCenterinWashingtonDCtodiagnos

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Implant reaction

OneinthreeofagroupofAmericanwomenwithsiliconebreastimplantshadimmunereactionsagainsttheirownbodies.ImmunologistSuzanneTeuberandcolleaguesattheUniversityofCaliforniaatDavissampledthebloodof46womenwhoha

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Library at a loss

Ashortageofcashhasforcedoneoftheworld’slargestengineeringlibraries

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The electronic road to recovery

ByPETERHADFIELDinTOKYOSocietyisbecomingsotechnologicallyorientedthatconventionalremediestoboosttheeconomyarenolongereffective

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Science and Fiction: Moved by the mountains

BySUEBOWLERTheMountainsofWaleseditedbyIoanBowenRees

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Quantum computer firm D-Wave claims massive performance boost

ByJacobAronNowwithmorethan1000qubits(Image:D-Wave)D-WaveSystemsinBritishColumbia

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Technology: The fish ladder with a twist

ByPETERREINAEveryyearsalmonandseatroutmigratingtospawninNorthWalestry

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Watery time capsule hints at how life got started on early Earth

ByColinBarrasThechemicalreactionsaroundhydrothermalventsatthebottomofancientseascouldhavekick-startedlife(Image:DrBobEmbley/NOAAPMEL)Ithasalltheingredientsofaprimordialsoup.What’smore

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Publish damning report, say bosses

ByANDYCOGHLANOppositionpoliticiansandrepresentativesofBritishindustrythisweekpressedthegovernmenttopublishahighlycriticalinternalreport.AccordingtoTheSundayTimes

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Science: Boost for 'bottom up' theory of Universe

ByJOHNGRIBBINDistantquasarsappeartobespreadveryevenlyacrossthesky

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Patents: Cocaine eater

ByBARRYFOXBadnewsfordrugsmugglersandusers:theBritishTechnologyGrouphasappliedforapatentonasimpletestthatwilldetectcocaineinpowderformandinthebody(Britishpatentapplication2257972).Existingtestsneedbu

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France revamps its space agency

ByTARAPATELinPARISFrance’snationalspaceagency

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Science and Fiction: Plain words please

ByBERNARDDIXON‘Themodeofactionofanti-lymphocyticserumhasnotyetbeendeterminedbyresearchworkersinthiscountryorabroad.’ThosewordscomefromanarticlesubmittedtoNewScientistsomeyearsago

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Early birds

Britishbirdsarenestingupto22daysearlier

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Fungus experts' foray into Russia

ByAMYHANSENAfungusexchangeisthelatestexampleofimprovingrelationsbetweentheUSandRussia.AmyRossman

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Bio boost

Cambridgehaswontheclose-runracetohosttheEuropeanBioinformaticsInstitute,

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Science and Fiction: Science in the realm of the imagination

ByJOHNGRIBBINAngels&InsectsbyA.S.Byatt

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Zoologger: Slime killer hagfish feasts in rotten flesh

Zintzenetal.

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