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Technology: Managers struggle to adapt to teleworking

ByELISABETHGEAKERuralteleworkersfinditeasiertoadjusttotheirwayofworkthantheirmanagers

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Europe to discuss deep-sea trawling ban to protect biodiversity

ByDeboraMacKenzieAfterfishingoftheorangeroughy

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After Ashley Madison: How to regain control of your online data

BySallyAdeeNotsosecretanymore(Image:BobbyYip/Reuters/Corbis)ONLINEprivacyasyouknowitdiedlastweek.ButthereactiontothereleaseofAshleyMadison’sdossierofmorethan30millionpeopleseekingaffairswasoneofmuted

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Hard road for Africa's women

BySUSANKATZMILLERWomenmakeupaverysmallpercentageofscientistsinmostpartsoftheworld;inAfricapeopleareoftensurprisedtofindthatthereareanyatall.YetearlierthismonthagroupofdistinguishedAfricanwomenworkingi

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Knut the polar bear's mysterious cause of death revealed

ByJoshuaSokul(Image:GünterPeters/ullsteinbildviaGetty)Knutthepolarbearmayhavemetanearlyendbuthewasn’tforgotten.ThecutepolarbearcubbornatBerlinZooin2006andcontroversiallyrearedbyzookeepers

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Collision over home for particle smasher

ByROSIEMESTELinLOSANGELESTworesearchinstitutesintheUSarewaitingontenterhookstohearwhichofthemwillhouseanewparticlesmasherbuilttoansweroneofthemostcompellingquestionsinhigh-energyphysics.Thatdecisionco

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Search for new technology slips between the cracks

ByWILLIAMBOWNTheDepartmentofTradeandIndustryannouncedlastweekthatitwillstopfundingindustrytodevelopnewtechnologies

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Technology: Save a boat, help a soldier?

ByPAULBAHNTheMinistryofDefenceistakinganinterestinaprotectivesuitthathasbeenspeciallydevelopedtoprotecttechnicianspreservinganenormousprehistoriclogboat.ThesuitwillenabletechniciansatHull’sarchaeologi

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Ancient chemists

Professionalchemistslivelongerthanaverage

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Prize memory

TheScienceBookPrizeof£10000hasbeenwonbyStevenRose

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Expat experts hold back local talent

SendingexpertstodevelopingcountriesinAfricaisan‘expensiveandoutmoded’wayofusingaidmoney

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Science: Galileo met giant magnet in space

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONTheasteroidGasprahasasurfacemagneticfieldasstrongastheEarth’s

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Hong Kong rounds up toxic waste

ByPAULHUNTInanattempttotackleHongKong’sworseningindustrialpollution

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Autonomous cars are learning our unpredictable driving habits

ByAvivaRutkinMindthedangerouslygooddriver(Image:MartinRoemers/Panos)INTHEnearfuture

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US keeps tight rein on Russian satellite launches

ByVINCENTKIERNANinWASHINGTONDC‘Russiahasfinallygotitsfootinthedoorofthecommercialspaceindustry–withtheratherreluctantblessingoftheUS.Underanagreementthatshouldbefinalisedbytheendofthemonth

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Arctic spring-clean

ThespringtimeairovertheArctichassteadilybecomecleanerduringthepastdecade

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Science: Volcanic chlorine is innocent

Chlorineemittedduringvolcaniceruptionsisnotresponsiblefordamagetotheozonelayer

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Dutch doubts over 'runaway genes'

ByHAYOCANTERCREMERSTheDutchpublicisnotquitesurewhetheritapprovesoftransgenicanimals

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Noses run to a regular rhythm

ByROSIEMESTELHaveyoueverwonderedwhy

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Technology: Farmers watched by spy in the sky

ByELISABETHGEAKEFarmers’claimsforsubsidiesfromtheEuropeanCommunityarenowbeingcheckedbysatellitesaswellasfieldstaffinabidtoreducefraud.TheCommunitysubsidisesfarmersforlandsetasidefromcropproductionandl

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Science: How to mimic the early Universe

ByKENCROSWELLinBERKELEYConventionalcosmologicalmodelscannotaccountforthelargestructureswhichareobservedintheearlyUniverse.NowamodeldevisedbyagroupofastronomersintheUShasovercomethedifficulty

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Fatter than your siblings? It could be because you're older

ByMichaelSlezakWhenyou’reborninfluencesmanythingsinlife(Image:ChristinaKilgour/Getty)Alittleplumparoundthemiddle?That’syetanotherthingyoucanblameyoursiblingfor.Yourpositioninyourfamilyhasbeenli

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Technology: Windows NT shuts out software rivals

ByBARRYFOXMicrosoft

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Patents: Objectors gnaw at patent on mouse

ByBARRYFOXandJANEBAINBRIDGEHarvardUniversityisfacingalongandpotentiallyexpensivelegalbattleinEuropetoestablishitspatentonanimalsthathavebeengeneticallyengineeredtodevelopcancer.Butthreemonthsafterthed

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Could do better: How to clean up the world of online reviews

ByAvivaRutkinPresentation:unreliable(Image:Getty)THEinternetrunsonopinions.Ifyouwanttoeatout

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WHO orders probe

HiroshiNakajima

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Sparks fly over France's 'flawed' accelerator

ByWILLIAMBOWNEurope’slastremaininghigh-energymachineforstudyingnuclearstructure

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Dolphin alert

DeaddolphinsarewashingupontheAtlanticcoastsofBritainandFranceinsharplyincreasednumbers

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Technology: Movies to feature on double-density CD

ByBARRYFOXNimbus

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Science: Line up for the double-decker polymer

ByJOHNEMSLEYThefirsttwo-dimensionalpolymerthatisbothflexibleandtoughhasbeenmadebychemistsintheUS.Themoleculesthatreacttoformthepolymerinitiallyorganisethemselvesintoadoublelayer.Heatthencausesmolecule

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Science: Honey, I shrunk the giant mammals

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONThelargestmammalevertowalkonlandwasalotlessimpressivethanmostpeopleimagined.Indricotherium

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Science: Why you can't count on aerial surveys

ByLEIGHDAYTONinSYDNEYKnowingthenumberofbirdsoranimalsinapopulationisessentialforconservationistswhowanttogaugethatpopulation’shealth.Butonemethodofmakingsuchestimates–theaerialsurvey–maybeinaccurate

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Historic telescope smashed by storm

ByPETERWEISSinBERKELEYLastmonth

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Call to plan for cancer gene screening

ThenewlyappointedheadoftheUSHumanGenomeProjectlastweekwarnedofan‘urgentneed’toprepareformassscreeningforgeneticdiseases.FrancisCollinsoftheUniversityofMichigan

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Space campus

Strasbourgwillbecomethehomeofafledglinguniversitydedicatedtotheexplorationofspace.TheInternationalSpaceUniversitywillestablishanew‘permanentcampus’therewithsupportfromthecityandthreelocaluniversities.

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Technology: Botulism gives faces new lease of life

ByANNAEVANGELIAplasticsurgeonintheUSisgivinghispatientsface-liftsbyinjectingthemwithbotulintoxin

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HIV pioneer shuns mainstream approach

ByTARAPATELinPARISLucMontagnier

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Cities aim to cut greenhouse gases

Mayorsfrom50citiesin20countriesgatheredattheUNinNewYorklastweektofindwaystoreducetheeffectofenergy-hungryurbanlivingontheenvironment.Themayorsissuedadeclarationaimedatcuttingcarbondioxideemissionsfrom

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Ruddy ducks love rare cousins to death

SharpshootersandbiologistsarejoiningforcestoridSpainofhundredsofruddyduckswhicharrivedthisyearfromBritainandFrance.Theducksthreatenthesurvivaloftheirowncousin

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Science: Plant peptides mop up heavy metals

BySIMONHADLINGTONHigherplantsprotectthemselvesagainsttoxicheavymetalionsbyusingspecialisedmoleculestotrapandinactivatetheions

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Science: Doing what comes naturally to get the right response

ByKOENDESMETAnimalsmaymakebettermodelsforstudyingdiseaseiftheyareinfectednaturallyratherthanartificially

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Exxon gags Sound researchers

BySTEPHANIEPAINinANCHORAGEBilledastheforumatwhichtheresultsofresearchontheoilspillwouldbepresentedforthefirsttime

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Germany tests alternative route to health

HomeopathyandnaturalremediesareabouttobeputtothetestbytheGermanresearchministry(theBMFT)inaprojectdesignedtosettletheissueofwhichtreatmentsworkandwhichareawasteoftimeandthegovernment’smoney.Germansuse

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Still waiting for tanker safety rules

ByDANCHARLESinWASHINGTONDCAtwo-year-oldlawpassedbytheUSCongressinabidtopreventmoreoilspillsliketheExxonValdezdisasterhasdonelittletoincreaseprotectionforthecountry’scoastsandwildlife.Thenewlawprovides

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Taking their time

FouroutofBritain’sfiveresearchcouncilsarefailingtomeetthegovernment’stargetfor85percentofpostgraduatestudentstocompletetheirPhDswithinfiveyears.While91percentofstudentssponsoredbytheAgriculturalandFoo

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Technology: Rough road ahead for biodiesel fuel

ByCLAUDIAMEYERinBERLINBiodiesel

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Technology: Gas mask promises cheaper chips

ByELISABETHGEAKEThemostadvancedsiliconchipscouldbemademorecheaplyandeasilywithatechniquedevelopedatAT&TBellLaboratoriesinNewJersey.Researcherstherehavenowmadechipsmadeentirelywithgases–insteadoftheliq

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No, says minister

TheBritishgovernmenthasturneddownacallfromitsownadvisersforhundredsofmillionsofpoundsofnewmoneyforscience.TheAdvisoryCouncilonScienceandTechnologyarguedforthenewfundinglastAugusttostemthedeclineintheq

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Bridging the two cultures

Isitartorisitscience?ThequestionwhichnonplussedbotanicalillustratorsoftheEdwardianeraisnoneareraresolutiontoday.EventhethreepaintersshowingofftheirpicturesattheRoyalBotanicGardensatKewoverthenextt

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Clear waters

AjointFrenchandItaliancommitteebeganworklastmonthonturningtheStraitofBonifacio

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Fermilab stops hunting Higgs, starts neutrino quest

ByDavidShigainFermilab

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