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Uranus has no diamonds after all

ByDavidShigaHuntingfordiamondsonUranusorNeptunewouldbealostcause

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Animal-like 'instinct' keeps robot marching

ByWillKnightVideo:Runbotexploitsprocessesthoughttoexplainthewayanimalscontrollocomotion(Image:FlorentinWörgötter/PLOS)Anewlyimprovedtwo-leggedrobotcanadapttounfamiliarterraininan“instinctive”way

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Listening to MP3s in a storm could blow your mind

ByDeboraMacKenzieAmaninVancouver

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Taser unveils long-range and 'scatter' weapons

ByDavidHamblingTwonewelectricstunweaponsunveiledthisweeksuggestthattheirusemayshiftfromlawenforcementtothebattlefield.Somecritics

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Organic farming could feed the world

ByCatherineBrahicAswitchtoorganicfarmingwouldnotreducetheworld’sfoodsupplyandcouldalsoincreasefoodsecurityindevelopingcountries

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Scans reveal how we suppress traumatic memories

ByNewScientistandReutersResearchershavediscoveredhowthebraincansuppressemotionallytroublingmemories.Theysaytheirfindingsmightleadbettertherapiesforpatientswithpost-traumaticstressdisorderoranxietytoga

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Nanotubes strengthen artificial muscles

ByPaulMarksBESTknownastheultra-strongmaterialthatmightonedayformthecablesofa“spaceelevator”capableofraisingpeopleintoEarthorbit

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Nanoparticles make cancer cells magnetic

ByPaulaGouldTurningcancercellsintominimagnetsbyusingnanoparticlescouldmakebiopsiessosensitiveandefficientthattherewillbenoneedtorepeattheseinvasivetests.Biopsyresultscanbeambiguous:sometimestheyca

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Dog contraceptive signals end to castration

ByLindaGeddesinLyonMaledogscanbreatheasighofrelief.Thedaysofremovingtheirtesticlestostopthembreedingortocurbaggressivebehaviourmaybenumbered.Acontraceptiveimplantthathaltstestosteroneandspermproductio

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Exfoliation produces lighter, cheaper solar cells

ByBelleDuméAnultra-thinsolarcellthatcouldprovideacheaper

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Snake DNA found inside a gerbil

YOUmightexpectagerbiltoendupinsideasnake.Butpartofasnakeendingupinagerbil?AsmallchunkofsnakeDNAhasindeedturnedupinwildgerbils

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Polar bears deserting unstable ice to give birth

ByCatherineBrahic(Image:USFishandWildlifeService)MeltingseaiceisdrivingmotherpolarbearsontolandinnorthernAlaskatogivebirth

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NASA delays launch of DAWN probe

BYRIGHTSNASA’sDawnmissiontostudytwoasteroidsshouldbecalledPhoenix

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Gigantic volcano did not decimate humans

(Image:RyanRamly

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Self-centered cultures narrow your viewpoint

ByRoxanneKhamsi(Image:KeysarandWu/PsychologicalScience)Whenitcomestoputtingyourselfintheshoesofothers

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Public to join search for cosmic 'axis of evil'

“It’smake-or-breaktimefortheaxisofevil

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China is sinner and saint of paper industry

ByColinBarras‘Coulddobetter’seemsaharshverdictonacountrythathassingle-handedlyrevitalisedthepaperrecyclingindustry.ButwhenthatcountryisaslargeasChinais

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Space station crew to get a breath of fresh air

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:NASA/JackPfaller)AnewUS-builtoxygengenerationsystemisrunningontheInternationalSpaceStation

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Abortion pill could become daily contraceptive

The“abortionpill”RU-486couldbecomeanewformofdailycontraceptive.Thepillusuallycontainsoestrogenandprogesterone

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Rising prices could end wasteful gas flaring

ByNewScientistEnvironmentandReuters(Image:NOAA)Dwindlingenergysuppliesandrisinggaspricescouldsoonmakegasflaringunprofitable

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New 'superlens' could run rings around the rest

ByMasonInmanAnewkindof“superlens”

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India starts work on climate action plan

ByNewScientistEnvironmentandReutersIndiatookthefirststeptowardsdevelopinganationalplantotackletheeffectsofglobalwarmingandassessitsowngreenhouse-gasemissionsonFriday.PrimeMinisterManmohanSingh’snewCou

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Women get the wrong dose of fertility drugs

MOREthan90percentofwomenundergoingfertilitytreatmentsmaybegettingthewrongdosesofthedrugsusedtostimulatetheirovaries.Aswellasputtingthematgreaterriskofsideeffects

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Cosmologists spot a 'knot' in space-time

ByZeeyaMeraliAGIANTknotmayhavebeenfoundinthefabricofspace-time–almostadecadeaftercosmologistsabandonedtheideathatsuchobjectsmightexist.Knownas“topologicaldefects”

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Amazon dam project gets the go-ahead

WHENacountry’senvironmentagencyslaps33restrictionsonaconstructionproject

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Women could avoid chemotherapy with hormone drug

ByRoxanneKhamsiManyyoungwomencouldavoidpainfulandfertility-damagingchemotherapyforbreastcancer–adrugthatisalreadyavailableisjustaseffective

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European taxpayers to fund new GPS satellite project

EuropeantaxpayerswillbefootingthebillfortheGalileosatellitenavigationnetwork.Europewantsanindependentsystemofglobalpositioningsatellitessothatitdoesn’thavetorelyonothers

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Volcanic bulge could pinpoint next eruption

ByCatherineBrahic(Image:S.Baker/F.Amelung/U.ofMiami)Theworld’slargestvolcanoisbulgingandtheswellingcouldhelppinpointwheretheHawaiianvolcanowilleruptnext

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Network lets pilots fly in virtual formation

ByPaulMarksNATOfighterpilotscannowlearntoflytogetherevenwhentheyarestationedthousandsofmilesapart.Alow-cost

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Cellphones could warn of imminent lightning strike

Itcouldbecomeanindispensablesafetydeviceforoutdoorenthusiasts–acellphonethatwarnsyoutotakecoveriflightningisheadingyourway.Lightningcanposeamajorrisktopeopletakingpartinoutdoorpursuits

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One in six European mammals on the brink

ByCatherineBrahic(Image:IUCN)OneinsixEuropeanmammalsisthreatenedwithextinction

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Invention: Sketching reality

ByJustinMullinsRealismisamajorgoalincomputeranimation

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String theory: it's not dead yet

BySeanCarrollAphilanderingstringtheoristiscaughtwithanotherwomanbyhiswife.“Butdarling

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Oestrogen exposure can crash fish populations

ByBijalPTrivediOestrogen

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Brain scan can predict response to antidepressants

ByMichaelReillyAnewwayofmonitoringbrainactivitycanhelppredictaclinicallydepressedpatient’sresponsetoadrug

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Viagra reduces hamster 'jet lag'

ByRoxanneKhamsiThe“littlebluepill”giventotreatimpotencemightalsohelppeopleovercomejetlagfaster

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Immune Gambians provide malaria vaccine hope

ByAndyCoghlanAvaccineformalarialookstantalisinglyclose:researchershaveisolatedantibodiesfromthebloodofpeoplewhohaveanaturalimmunitytothedisease.Wheninjected

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Plant extract may block cannabis addiction

ByRoxanneKhamsiAdrugwhichreducesthedesireformarijuanaandblocksitseffectonthebrainhasbeensuccessfullytestedinrats.Scientistssaythefindingsmaytranslateintobettertherapiesforcannabisaddictioninhumans.Rod

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Uranus moons seen overtaking each other for first time

ByKellyYoungForthefirsttime

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New fingerprint analysis identifies smokers

ByPaulMarks(Image:Wiley)Imagesthatshowhowfingerprintscanbeusedtorevealwhetheryouareasmoker

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Unmanned laser surveillance is millimetre perfect

ByTomSimoniteAlaser-basedsurveillancesystemthatcanautomaticallydetectmillimetre-scalechangestoascenehasbeendevelopedbyUSresearchers.CreatedbyateamatOakRidgeNationalLaboratory(ORNL)inTennessee

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Robotic submarine reaches new depths

ByTomSimonite(Image:UniversityofTexas)(Image:CarnegieMellonUniversity)(Image:UniversityofTexas)Aroboticsubmarineyesterdaymappedthebottomoftheworld’sdeepestwater-filledsinkholeinMexicoforthefirs

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Mars rover's disability leads to major water discovery

ByDavidLChandler(Image:NASA/JPL/Cornell)Ironically

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US vital to new Kyoto protocol, UN official says

ByCatherineBrahicAclimatepactthatdoesnotincludetheUSwouldhavenoimpact

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Merging galaxies observed in unprecedented detail

ByKellyYoung(Image:CMax

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Helium may explain solar wind's high speeds

ByDavidShiga(Image:NASA/SOHO)HeliumintheSunmaysettheminimumspeedlimitforthesolarwind

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Estranged satellite pair reunited at last

ByKellyYoung(Image:DARPA)Afterdriftingapartduetoanunknownglitch

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Hurricane forecasters predict stormy season ahead

ByNewScientistEnvironmentandReutersThe2007Atlantichurricaneseasonwillbemoreactivethannormalduetowarmeroceanwaters.Therewillbeupto10hurricanes

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Shark pup result of 'virgin birth'

ByCatherineBrahicAndthentherewerefour…Here’sthescenario:threesharksareinatank

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'Muscle noise' could reveal diseases' progression

ByBelleDumé(Image:KarimSabra)Anewnon-invasiveelastographytechniquethatmeasures“musclenoise”couldprovideawayofmonitoringneuromusculardiseasewithoutexposingthepatienttoradiation.Theelasticproperties

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First exoplanet smaller than Mercury discovered

ByJacobAronSeismicwavesonastarhavehelpedastronomerspindownthesmallestknownexoplanet.Thenewlyannouncedworld

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