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Zoologger: Slime killer hagfish feasts in rotten flesh

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Dust bowl looms if US Southwest drought plans fail

ByPeterAldhousTHEYliketheirbeefinTexas.SowhenTexanranchersstartedoffloadingtheircattleatbargainpricesbecausepastureswereparched–astheydidthissummer–itwasaclearsignthatthiswasnoordinarydrought.Whilerai

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Dreams read by brain scanner for the first time

ByJessicaHamzelouThesecretworldofdreamscouldsoonbecrackedopen.Innovativeneuroscientistshavealreadybeguntofigureoutthethoughtsofawakepeople–now

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Astrophile: Undead stars rise again as supernovae

ByDavidShigaObjecttype:whitedwarfNumberknown:10inourgalaxyTenthousandlightyearsaway

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A shot of snake blood makes the heart grow

ByCharlesHarveySnakeoilmightbebestavoidedbutsnakebloodmaybejustwhatthedoctorordered.Injectingsnake-bloodplasmaintomiceincreasedthesizeoftheirheart.Thediscoverycouldprovekeyinthetreatmentofheartdamage.

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Daily aspirin cuts risk of colorectal cancer

ByLindaGeddesAspirindramaticallyreducestheriskofdevelopingcolorectalcancerinpeoplewithafamilyhistoryofthedisease

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We must stand up to bad politics, not hide in an ivory tower

ScienceNotSilencebannerDANIELLEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/GettyImagesLASTmonth

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Screen-spy program can read texts and emails

ByMelissaeFelletNEXTtimeyou’retappingoffaprivatetextmessageorsensitiveemailinapublicplace

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Tropical plants are blooming as they gorge on our pollution

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Ghoulish gallery of Halloween horror animals

It’snotjustghostsandgoblinsthatwillgiveyouascarethisHalloween–theanimalkingdomputsonquiteahorrifyingshow.NewScientistpicksourfright-nightfavouritesfromthegrosstothedownrightgory

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Spider play sex isn't all fun and games

ByMichaelMarshallTheysaypracticemakesperfect

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Quantum keys let submarines talk securely

ByJacobAronSUBMARINESmustbeabletotalksecurelywithremotenavalbaseswhileremainingsubmerged.Couldquantumcommunicationsallowthemtopulloffthistechnicallychallengingfeat?Submarinesemployrandom“keys”knowna

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Space pilot: 'You miss the shots you don't take'

ByMaggieMcKeeMorethan500people–includingadozenorsoformerorcurrentNASAastronauts–appliedtotakepayingpassengerstotheedgeofspacewiththefirmVirginGalactic.KeithColmer

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Dinosaur teeth hold first clues to migration

ByMichaelMarshallImpressedbythespectacleofwildebeestswarmingacrosstheSerengeti?NowimaginevastherdsofsauropodsseasonallymovingoutofthedryfloodplainsofthewesternUSintothehighlands.Thefirstpersuasiveevi

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Most pristine known asteroid is denser than granite

ByLisaGrossman(Image:ESA2010MPSforOSIRISTeamMPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA)Asteroidsaregenerallyregardedasthesolarsystem’sscrapheap

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Brain-training games stop depression before it starts

ByJustinWarnerItmaybepossibletostaveoffdepressionbeforeitevenappearsusingbrain-trainingsoftwaresosimplisticinitsdesignthateventhepsychologisttestingitoncebetitwouldn’twork.IanGotlib‘sgroupatStanfordUn

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It may be impossible to live comfortably without trashing Earth

Yeong-UngYang/TheNewYorkTimes/Redux/EyevineByAndyCoghlanNocountriesmanagetolivewellandsustainably.Of151nationsthathavejustbeenrated

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To avoid PTSD, no debrief for Japan's quake survivors

ByWendyZukermanThemagnitude-9.0earthquakeandlethaltsunamithathitJapaninMarchwereexpectedtoleaveprofoundemotionalscarsonsurvivors.Butmedicalpersonnelarrivingintheaffectedareaswerediscouragedfromgivingi

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Dark web users are easy to unmask through their bitcoin use

Description:iStock/GettyImagesByChrisStokel-WalkerYoucansurfthedarkwebbutyoucan’talwayshide.Peoplewhowanttokeeptheironlineactivitiessecretwilloftenusebothbitcoin

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ADHD drugs do not cause sudden death

ByPeterAldhousAnannouncementforchildrenbeingtreatedforattentiondeficithyperactivitydisorder:thedrugsuseddonotseemtoincreasetheriskofstroke

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Take our survey on cognitive-enhancing drugs

ByFloraGrahamNewScientistandNewsnightwanttohearyouropinionsoncognitive-enhancingdrugs.Fromthestressofwartotrainingeliteathletes

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World unites to discuss internet freedoms and dangers

ByNiallFirthThewholeworldhasfinallydecidedtotalkabouttheinternet.TheLondonConferenceonCyberspace

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Drug hallucinations look real in the brain

ByArranFroodThevisionsinducedbyanAmazonianbrewusedbyshamansmaybeasrealasanythingtheeyesactuallysee

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Stem-cell find breathes new life into lung repair

ByAndyCoghlanThereisnewhopeforheavysmokers

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Pregnant women control birth to avoid Halloween

ByChelseaWhyteFrightnightjustgotalittlebitspookier.PregnantwomenhavetheirownlittletrickonHalloween–theyseemabletotimethedeliveryoftheirbabytoavoidgivingbirthonthisday.RebeccaLevyatYaleSchoolofPublicHe

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Science : Fur and feathers rose as plates pulled apart

ByPatShipmanTHEhugediversityofbirdsandmammalsalivetodaymaybeaconsequenceofcontinentaldrift

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Science : Fossil finds don't toe the line

ByDouglasPalmerWHENisatoenotatoe?Whenit’san“interdigitalprocess”.ThisistheconclusionofaSwedishpalaeontologistwhohaschampionedtheideathattheearliesttetrapods—theancestorsofallamphibians

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Science : Sunspots send winter storms flying north

ByJohnGribbinONEoftheenduringpuzzlesofclimatologyishowchangesinthenumberofsunspotsaffectweatheronEarth.NowaresearcherinLondonclaimsthatthemechanisminvolvedistheabsorptionofultravioletlightinthestratos

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Navy's bureaucrats cling to `open secrets'

ByVincentKiernanNOTHINGisquiteassecretasinformationthathasbeendeclassifiedbytheUSNavy.That

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All eyes on near-miss asteroid

ANasteroidbetween300and500metresacrossmissedtheEarthbyamere450000kilometreslastweekend

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Science : Mutants tear up nature's timetable

ByDavidConcarTHEMethuselahsofthewormworldhavearrived.BiologistsinCanadahavecreatedmutantnematodewormsthatliveuptosixtimesaslongasnormal

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Patents : See hear

JAPANESEcameracompanyCanonispatentingaloudspeakerwhichusesmotortechnologyoriginallydevelopedtofocusalens(EP701386).Inconventionalloudspeakers

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Scourge of infections kills Third World's young

ByMichaelDayDRUGresistanceandurbanpovertyhavepushedtheworldwidedeathtollfrominfectiousdiseasesto17millionayear

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Farming for distant degrees - Students on remote crofts in Scotland's Highlands and Islands are about to join the 21st century as education's electronic revolution brings lectures into their homes

BySueArmstrongWHENJackCarr

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Australia dashes astronomers' hopes

ByIanAndersonMelbourneASPARTofamassivecost-cuttingexercise

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Technology : Big fat tokamak gets thumbs-up

ByPeterWrightTHEworld’slargestsphericaltokamakfusionreactorgotthego-aheadthisweek.CalledtheMegaAmpSphericalTokamak(MAST)

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Patents : Gotta chew

EVENmilitarypilotswiththe“rightstuff”throwupwhensubjectedtohighGforces.Oneinfivefighterjetaccidentsarecausedbyairsickness.Soldiersatriskofattackfromanervegas

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Science : `Junkyard' yields new weapon against cystic fibrosis

ByAndyCoghlanGENEtherapistswillsoonhaveanewandsafertooltohelpthemtreattheinheritedlungdiseasecysticfibrosis.ThediseaseiscausedbyadefectinagenecalledCFTR

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Science : Squaring HIV's vicious circle

ByMichaelDayHIVtrapstheimmunesysteminaviciouscircle

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Technology : Designer antibodies hold tumours in lethal embrace

ByDorothyCrawfordTAILOR-MADEantibodiescanbeusedtofightcertainformsofcancer

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Science : Larvae give dancing bees bad vibes

ByPeterAldhousTHEdancelanguageofhoneybeesisoneofthebest-studiedexamplesofanimalcommunication.ButaGermanresearcherhasnowfoundthatbiologistshaveoverlookedavitalcomponent:thedancefloor.JürgenTautzofth

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Forensic lab awash with Semtex

ByMickHamerJUST5nanogramsofRDX—oneoftheingredientsinSemtex—isenoughtolinkasuspectedterroristtoabombing.Yettheforensiclaboratorythatcarriesouttestsinmanyhigh-profileterroristcasesfrequentlyfindsmoretha

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Patents : Pop-up TV

FORthelasttwoyearsJapaneseelectronicscompanySanyohasbeenshowingoffa3DTVsystematconsumerexhibitions.ViewersstandinfrontofaTVscreenwhichsimultaneouslydisplaysleftandrighteyeimages.Averticalgrilleoverthe

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Science : Consensus emerges on age of the Universe

ByMarcusChownAFTERdecadesofdispute

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Patents : Mary, Mary

ByBarryFoxMANYwould-begardenersdonotknowalilacfromalobeliaandcannottellwhetherseedlingswillgrowtallorshort

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Mexico fishes for end to tuna ban

ByKurtKleinerWashingtonDCTHEUSgovernmentisplanningtoliftitsembargoontunafromMexico

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LA's garden gas guzzlers die for a good cause

ByPhilipCohenSanFranciscoRUSTYpetrol-drivenlawnmowersarebeingsnappedupbytheaerospacecompaniesandotherbusinessesaroundLosAngeles.Undernewregulations

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Swiss planned a nuclear bomb

ByRobEdwardsStuttgartSWITZERLANDmaintainedtheoptiontodevelopitsownnuclearweaponsuntil1988

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Cold shoulder for climate research

ByFredPearceBrusselsAMEETINGcalledlastweektocelebrateEuropeanachievementsinglobalclimateresearchturnedintoadeathbedvigilasastreamofscientistsandofficialswarnedofanimpendingcollapseinbudgetsforstudieso

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Technology : One step nearer the Sun

ByRolandPeaseAFTERfourdecadesworkingwithtemperaturesofupto100million°C

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However hot, just bury the lot

ByRobEdwardsEXPERTSadvisingtheBritishgovernmenthavedevisedaboldplanforovercomingobjectionstothedeepburialofnuclearwaste:makethewastemoredangerous.Thenuclearindustryalreadywantstodisposeof60000cubicme

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