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Numbers up

ByBarryFoxLUCKLESSLondonersarebracingthemselvesfortheirthirdtelephonenumberchangein10years.Thechange

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Acne and ecstasy

ByJonCopleyARASHthatlookslikeacnemayidentifypeoplewhorisksufferingseveresideeffectsiftheytakeecstasy

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Clearly safer

ByPaulMarksWHATdoyoudoifthecockpitoftheplaneyouareflyingfillswithsmokesothickthatyoucan’tevenseetheinstruments?AHawaiiancompanythinksithastheanswer.Thetransparentairbagithasdevelopedcreatesaclearbubb

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Saved by the light

ByPaulMarksSUNLIGHTmightonedayofferdevelopingcountriesacheapalternativetoexpensivemedicallasers

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Set in a nuclear sea

ByRobEdwardsPLUTONIUMfromtheSellafieldnuclearplantinnorthwestEnglandmaybepollutingseawaterontheoppositesideofBritain

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All together now

PROTONSandneutronscanformtiny“molecules”withinanatomratherthanuniformclumps

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On the ball

ByBarryFoxComputersmayhavehelpedFrancewinthe1998WorldCup.TheFrenchgovernment’sdirectorofsportsisfilinganinternationalpatentonacomputer-assistedfootballtrainingsystem(WO98/32100).Duringcrucialmomentsof

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Final curtain

ThelatestmissiontoRussia’sMirspacestationmightbethelastnowthatamysteriousforeignsponsorwhowassupposedtoprovidethecashtokeepMiralofthasfailedtomaterialise.Lastyear

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Organs take sides

ByJonCopleyASINGLEgenemaychoreographthepositionsofourorgansbydirectingcelldivision

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Follow that video

Helpisathandfordriverswithapoorsenseofdirection

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In a spin

ByAlisonMotlukTHEmeresoundofabusytoneonthephoneorachild’ssquealsareenoughtogivesomepeoplevertigo—andastudyofapileofoldskullsnowsuggeststheconditionislargelyhereditary.LloydMinorandhiscolleaguesattheJo

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Dispatches from the killing fields

ByDavidConcarPERHAPSthemostseriouschargelevelledagainstcropsengineeredtoproduceinsecticidaltoxinsisthattheywillpoisonbeneficialinsectsaswellaswipingoutpests.Thelatestfindingswillfuelthedebateovertheen

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Virtual reality leaves you virtually reeling

ByJeffHechtinBostonJANNICKRollandknewtherewassomethingwrongwhenshetookoffavirtualrealityhelmetandtriedtodrinkasoda.Shebroughtthecantothetopofherheadinsteadofhermouth

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Einstein was here

ByBarryFoxThecommonnecktieisdreadfullyunderexploited

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Never say dye

WhiledigitalcopyrightontheNetisexercisingthemindsofmusicindustrylawyers

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Hormonal high raises cancer risk

ByMichaelDayWOMENwithhighlevelsofthesexhormonesoestradiolandtestosteroneseemtobeatgreaterriskofbreastcancer.Thismayallowdoctorstoidentifywomenathighriskwithasimpletestandofferpreventativetreatment.Ear

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Shocking heat

HIGHtemperaturescanhavealastingeffectonthenervoussystem

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Squaring the circle

AuniquecarvedstonecircleindowntownMiami

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Don't call God. . .

ByBarryFoxHOLYinterestshavebeenhoggingBritain’sradiospectrum:clericsareusingCitizensBandradiostolettheircongregationslistenintoservicestheycannotattend.Butfrom1March

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The paranormal web

Thedeterminedbandofadherentstoallthingsparanormalwho

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Rule of thumb

ByKurtKleinerIFYOUseesomeonemakingstrangetwitchingmovementswithaglovedhand

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Mad cow confusion

DecidingwhosharestheblameforBritain’sBSEcrisishasbecomesocomplicatedthattheofficialBSEInquiryhasaskedformoretimetocompleteitsdeliberations.TheinquiryhopedtoreachitsconclusionsbyJune1999.Butaftersendin

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Unknown quantity

ByNellBoyceinWashingtonDCIN1794

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Quantum memory

ElectronicsgiantFujitsusaysithassucceededinmakinganexperimentalquantumdotmemorydevicethatcanstoredataonanatomicscale.Each20-nanometre-diameterquantumdotcellismadeofindiumarsenidesurroundedbygalliumars

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Deep message

ByCharlesSeifeTHEsongsofthehumpbackwhalearemorecomplexthananyonerealised.SoclaimscientistsinMassachusettswhoareanalysingthe“grammar”ofwhalecallswithinformationtheory.Theyhopethisapproachwilltellthemmo

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Chip chop

ByAnilAnanthaswamyAflawinawidelyused“genechip”hasstoppedsomeresearchprojectsdeadandsetothersbackmanymonths.Theproblemraisesconcernsabouthowfarresearcherscantrustthistechnologyandthepubliclyavailablege

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Patents passed up

ByEmmaYoungPharmaceuticalgiantBristol-MyersSquibbhasannounceditwilleffectivelywaiveitspatentrightsonHIV/AIDSdrugsinAfricatoallownationstoproducetheirowncheapgenericmedicines.Itwillalsosupplythedrugsat

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Familiar faces

ByEmmaYoungPaintingsofancientEgyptianscanrevealcluestoneurologicalillnessesthatplaguedourancestors

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UK to trial HPV vaccine in gay men but no plans yet for all boys

AlamyStockPhotoByAndyCoghlanTheUKistotrialofferingtheHPVvaccinetogayandbisexualmen

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Last lap

ByEmmaYoungThefinalpreparationsfortheMirspacestation’slastandmostdramaticjourneyhavebegun.The140tonnestationwill

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Building blocks of life spotted around comet for the first time

ESA/ATGmedialab/Rosetta/NavcamByConorGearinAfrostycometcouldhavedeliveredtheingredientsforlifetoEarth.TheEuropeanSpaceAgency’sRosettaspacecrafthasspottedanaminoacidonthecometitorbits–confirmingthataba

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Punctured pride

ByRachelNowak

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Spread of pollution

ByEmmaYoungButtercouldbethekeytotrackinglevelsofairpollutionaroundtheworld

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Deadly import

ByEmmaYoungAstudyofleukaemiacasesinnorthernScotlandduringWorldWarIIprovidesmoreevidencethatthediseaseiscausedbyaninfectiousagent

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Trump would deliver fatal blow to fight against climate change

RobynBeck/AFP/GettyImagesByMatthewNisbetDonaldTrumphasjustpromisedto“canceltheParisclimateagreement“

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Not all surgeons follow checklists that prevent bad mistakes

IgorEmmerich/PlainpictureByClareWilsonScalpel

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Virus emigrates

ByEmmaYoungVetshaveconfirmedthefirstcasesoffoot-and-mouthdiseaseinlivestockinmainlandEuropesincetheUKoutbreakbeganinFebruary.TheUS

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Quasar part II

ByHazelMuirAnintriguingastronomicalobjecthasturnedupneartheedgeofthevisibleUniverse.Scientiststhinkitisanew-bornquasar–acosmicpowerhousefuelledbyahungryblackhole–swaddledinathickcloudofdust.“Peoplehav

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Blogging cells tell their stories using CRISPR gene editing

DrYorgosNikas/SciencePhotoLibraryByMichaelLePage ThisweekIbeataninvadingvirus

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Heavy water

ByRobEdwardsDrinkingwaterinKosovocouldendupbeingcontaminatedwithradioactiveuraniumatlevelsinbreachofsafetylimits

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Mother's milk

ByDuncanGraham-RoweBabieswhoarebreastfedformorethanfourmonthscouldhaveahigherriskofdevelopinghardenedarterieslaterinlife.Whilebreastfeedingisstillbeingadvisedbytheresearchers

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Think again

ByEmmaYoungAUSexperimentwhichproduced“disastrous”resultsafterfetalcellsweretransplantedintothebrainsofParkinson’sdiseasesufferershasbeenseverelycriticisedbyinternationalexperts.Fiveof20patientswerelef

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Burning issue

ByKurtKleinerPresidentGeorgeW.Bush’sstatementthathewillnotforceUScoal-firedpowerplantstoreducecarbondioxideoutputhasbeencondemnedaroundtheworldasamajorblowtointernationalnegotiationsonclimatechange.Th

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Big ears

ByIanSampleDumbo’sbigearsdidn’tjustgethimofftheground–theystoppedhimoverheating

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Galactic hitchhikers

ByJeffHechtCalculationsbyanAmericanastronomersuggestthereisaslimchancethatmicrobescouldbecarriedfromonesolarsystemtoanother.Thiswouldoccuronrocksblastedfromterrestrialplanetsbyasteroidimpactsandwoulds

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Cull continues

ByEmmaYoungTheslaughterofuptoonemillionhealthyBritishanimalsinareaswithfootandmouthdiseaseistheonlywaytofighttheUKoutbreak

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Family or science: women shouldn't have to choose

WladimirBulgar/SciencePhotoLibraryTHEREaremorewomeninsciencethaneverbefore–buttheyarenotgoingasfarasmen.Aftertwodecadesofprogress

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Smelly breath

ByEugenieSamuel

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Sweet success

ByAnilAnanthaswamy

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No brain gain

ByAndyCoghlanHopesthatthedebilitatingsymptomsofParkinson’sdiseasecanbeeasedbyimplantsofpigcellshavebeendashedbydisappointingresultsfromthefirstmajortrialofthetechnique.Afteran18-monthstudy

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