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Has this chimp taught himself to talk?

ByAnilAnanthaswamyABONOBOhassurprisedhistrainersbyappearingtomakeuphisown“words”.It’sthefirstreportofanapemakingsoundsthatseemtoholdtheirmeaningacrossdifferentsituations

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Farewell, man the hunter?

ByBobHolmesHUNTINGskillsmaynotafterallhavetriggeredthetremendousburstofhumanevolutionatthebeginningoftheiceagesnearly2millionyearsago.Insteadofmanthehunter

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We hear that…

Patientsdon’ttrustfatdoctorsasmuchastheirleanercolleagues.RobertHashofMercerUniversityinMacon

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Grasshopper deaths send biobatteries back to square one

ByDannyPenmanAFUTURISTICprogrammetomaketiny

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Listen – it's me!

ByBarryFoxKeyboard“sniffing”softwareinstalledbyhackerscangrabyourInternetloginsandpasswords.SohowdoyouestablishyouridentityovertheInternetwithouttypinganythingintoyourPC?UseakindofIDbasedoncellphon

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Stealth bats

BATSmayuse“stealth”tacticstofoolmothsintothinkingthey’restillasafedistanceaway

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Miniature drug factories save failing eyesight

ByPhilipCohenACAPSULEpackedwithhumaneyecellshasbeenturnedintoadrugfactoryfortreatingtheinheritedeyediseaseretinitispigmentosa.Trialsonpeoplecouldstartwithinayear.Encapsulatedcellshavelongbeenhailedfor

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Habitable planets may be common

ByMarkAGarlickOneinfouroftheplanetarysystemsidentifiedtodateoutsidetheSolarSystemarecapableofharbouringotherEarths

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Ignore the face

FACIALfeaturesareapoorguidetoaBrazilian’sancestry

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Flowers on the dung heap

ByBarryFoxTryingtoartificiallyestablishwildflowerpopulationsinmeadowsandhedgerowsisnotoriouslydifficult:thetinyseedsblowaway

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Air ionisers wipe out hospital infections

ByNatashaMcDowellRepeatedairborneinfectionsofthebacteriaacinetobacterinanintensivecarewardhavebeeneliminatedbytheinstallationofanegativeairioniser.Inthefirstsuchepidemiologicalstudy

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An awful lot of Earths may be out there

ByMarkA.GarlickTwoastrophysicistshavedecidedtheracetodetectanEarth-likeplanetoutsideourSolarSystemistakingtoolong.So

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Orangutans swinging culture revealed

ByNatashaMcDowellOrangutanshaveculture

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Birds bring radioactivity ashore

ByAndyCoghlanDROPPINGSfromseabirdscouldbeintroducingradioactiveisotopesintothefoodchain.That’stheconclusionofresearcherswhofoundhighlevelsofradioactivityindroppingsandplantsonanislandclosetotheArctic.

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Euler vindicated after 250 years

ByNicolaJonesWHENtheKingofPrussiawanteda30-metre-highwaterfountaintogracehispalacegardensbackinthe1700s

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How nuclear power plants in Japan helped uncover the Sun's secrets

ByEugenieSamuelNEUTRINOS

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Magnets take the twinkle out of stars

ByJennyHoganADISHofmagneticoilcouldproveacheapandsimplewaytosharpenfuzzyimagesoffar-awayobjects.Unliketelescopesinspace

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Red wine extract gives fruit a new lease of life

ByAndyCoghlanTHEcontentsofyourfruitbowlcouldsoonstayfreshalotlonger–thankstoasubstancehailedasoneofthehealth-givingcomponentsofredwine.Dippingapplesinasolutionoftrans-resveratrol

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Radio mice

ByBarryFoxReTechofSwindonispatentingasystemthatmakesiteasiertomonitoractivityofcagedmiceinlong-termlabexperiments(GB2374965).Themiceareusuallyimplantedwithbattery-poweredtemperaturesensorsandIDchipsth

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Turing tests filter spam email

ByWillKnightSimpletestsdesignedtodistinguishcomputersfromhumansareincreasinglybeingusedtoclampdownonunsolicited

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Refugee species are feeling the heat of global warming

ByJayWithgottTHEevidenceisin.Globalwarmingisalreadyhavingawidespreadimpactontheworld’splantsandanimals

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Zip out cancer

WHYaresomewomenwithbreastcancermoresusceptibletodevelopingsecondarytumourselsewhereintheirbody?WenJianandhisteamatUniversityofWalesCollegeofMedicineinCardiffhavefoundthatvulnerablepatientshavefewer

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Dummy fields save crops

ByBarryFoxBecausefarmerscannoteasilyfindouthowplantsinthecentreofafieldarefaring

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Second cloned baby claim

ByNatashaMcDowellThecult-linkedcompanyClonaid

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'Protato' to feed India's poor

ByAndyCoghlanGENETICALLYmodifiedpotatoeswillplayakeypartinanambitious15-yearplantocombatmalnutritionamongIndia’spoorestchildren.Anti-povertycampaignershavegreetedthe“protato”withcautioussupport.Thethr

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Shape-shifting aerial gets the best reception

ByDuncanGraham-RoweAMETALobjecthasbeenmadetoevolveinasimilarwaytoasimplelivingcreature.SiavashHarounMahdaviandPeterBentleyatUniversityCollegeLondonhavecreatedanantennathatcanoptimiseitsshapetoachievet

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Paradox that unmasks rabbi's literary lie

ByJennyHoganAHISTORICALpuzzleovertheauthorshipofa19th-centuryreligiousworkhasbeensolvedwithaparadoxicaltrick:throwingawaywhatlookslikethebestdata.MosheKoppelandJonathonSchlerfromBar-IlanUniversityin

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Return of the Iraqi wetlands

Amidthechaosandviolence

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Earth's gravity affected by Amazon water level

SEASONALchangesinthemassofwaterintheAmazonriverbasinarenearlyimpossibletomeasureaccuratelyfromthegroundbecauseoftheimmensesizeoftheriversystem.ButsuchshiftscancausevariationsintheEarth’sgravityfield

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Mercury space probe raring to go

ByMaggieMcKeeNASA’sfirstmissiontothesun-bakedplanetMercuryinmorethan30yearsissettoblastoffon2August.Andifallgoeswell

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Teens on sex

TEENAGERSaremorelikelytotaketheirteacher’sadviceontheirnextCDthanonsex.Sowhynottrainteenstoteachtheirpeersaboutthedangersofsexuallytransmittedinfectionsandunwantedpregnancy?Niceidea–butitdoesn’talw

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Captive rhinos killed by overdose of iron

ByJamesRandersonVETERINARYsurgeonshavemadeabreakthroughinunderstandingwhytheendangeredblackrhinoissodifficulttokeepincaptivity.Althoughnumbersarebeginningtoclimbinthewild

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To whale, or not to whale?

ByFredPearceTHEworldedgedclosertoresumingcommercialwhalinglastweek

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A pump to get the heart racing

ByAnnaGoslineANEWtypeofpumptohelpfailingheartswillundergoclinicaltrialsthisautumnintheUK.Itsdesignisintendedtosolvetheproblemsofmechanicalfailureandbloodclottingthathavebedevilledartificialheartsandpu

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Cutting edge

MEMORYCUBEBREAKSRECORDThepromiseofpocket-sizedstoragedevicesthatcanholdnotonlyyourmusiccollectionbutyourentireDVDlibrarytoohasbeenaroundforoveradecade

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Primitive fish hit dry land to bask in the sun

ByJamesRandersonOURdistantfishyancestorsfirsthauledthemselvesontolandinordertowarmupinthesun.Soclaimsateamthatsaysbaskingwouldhaveprovidedanenergyboostthatmadethefishmoreagileinthewater

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Dual asteroid strike hits comet theory

ByJeffHechtTWOmassiveobjectsthathittheEarthabout35millionyearsagowerebelievedtobecomets.Butananalysisofoneofthecratersisshowingthattheculpritwasasteroid.Ifthesecondcraterwasalsocausedbyanasteroid

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Renegade gene can aid and abet spread of cancer

ByAndyCoghlanONEofthemostharrowingprospectsforpatientsundergoingcancertherapyisthatthediseasewillspiraloutofcontroliftumoursdevelopresistancetostandardtreatments.Discoveryofa“renegade”genethatswitches

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Better bug killer

Someantibioticsaremuchbetteratkillingmicrobesinthepresenceofacompoundfoundinthehumanbody.Itcouldbeusedtotackleantibioticresistance.WorksofarhasfocusedonPseudomonasaeruginosa

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60 Seconds

MysearchdoomMillionsofpeoplearoundtheworldwereunabletoaccessthemajorsearchenginesGoogle

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It's the brain not the body that hits the wall

ByJamesRandersonFATIGUEisinthemind

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Why athletes get injured

ByJustinMullinsSOMEsportspeoplearemorepronetoinjurythanothers

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Forest dwellers are its best protectors

ByFredPearceTHEworld’stropicalrainforestsshouldbehandedbacktotheirinhabitants

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Games get more touchy-feely

ByBarryFoxItdoesn’thurt

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Lawsuit could force limits on US carbon emissions

ByMaggieMcKeeinBostonTHEUSiswrestlingwithitsconscienceoverglobalwarming.WhilethefederalgovernmentcontinuestoturnitsbackontheKyototreaty

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Arsenic plan fails

THEcrisiscausedbyarsenic-polluteddrinkingwaterineasternIndiaandBangladeshisgoingfrombadtoworse.Ofthe2000arsenicremovalplantsinstalledinvillagesintheIndianstateofWestBengaltocleanupwatersupplies

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Noah's freezer

THOUSANDSofanimalspeciesfaceimminentextinctionduetolossofhabitat

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Sandpit for viruses

ByBarryFoxComputervirusesandtrojansarearoutinepartoftheelectronicworld

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Acoustic bulges make solar spikes

MASSIVEjetsofmattercalledspiculesthatshootupwardsfromthesurfaceofthesunhavepuzzledscientistssincetheirdiscovery127yearsago.Now

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High cry of a ground squirrel

GROUNDsquirrelsemitanultrasoundsquealtowarnotheranimalsthatapredatorisapproaching.Batsandtoothedwhalesuseultrasoundforecholocation.ButDavidWilsonandJamesHareoftheUniversityofManitobainWinnipeg

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China denies bird flu research findings

Inthespiritofthe1930sSovietbiologistTrofimLysenko

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