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Dopey sperm

CANNABISmayslowdownsperm

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Holey magnetism!

ByAdrianChoIt’snotquitealchemy

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Stem cell go-ahead

ByEmmaYoungTheBritishParliamenthasvotedemphaticallyinfavourofallowingstemcellresearchusingearlyhumanembryos.Themoveeffectivelyopensthewayfortheshort-termcreationofhumanembryoclones.Afteranemotionalbut

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Nose everything

ByAlisonMotlukITDOESthejobofanose

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Twin gene

FOURoutoftenwomenwhoconceivenon-identicaltwinsloseoneofthemearlyinpregnancy.Nowthismysteryofthevanishingtwinhasbeenpinnedtoasinglegene.AndreasBusjahnandhiscolleaguesatInfogenandtheMaxDelbrückCentrefor

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Born into danger

ByJonathanKnightDozensofnewbornbabiesinJapanhavesufferedtoxicshocksyndrome

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Bigfoot's buttocks

ByKurtKleinerTHEimprintofahairybacksideinthemudofWashingtonstateisthestrongesthintyetthatBigfootisroamingtheNorthAmericanfarwest

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Game of death

ByEmmaYoungMenwatchingastressfulsportingeventare50percentmorelikelytohaveaheartattackorstroke.Thosealreadyatriskofaheartattackshouldbewarnedofthedangers

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LEP's long goodbye

ByAdrianChoINTHEend

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Toothy sushi

FANSofsushinowhaveanotherexcusetoindulge.Thecompoundsthatgiveafierykicktowasabi—thegreenhorseradishpasteservedwithsushiandsashimi—helptopreventtoothdecay.HidekiMasuda

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Warmer than ever

THEworldiswarmingathirdfasterthanpreviouslythought

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American plague

ByJonathanKnight

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Gene cruncher

ByEmmaYoungTheworld’sfastestcommercialsupercomputerwillbeusedtoanalyseDNAdatafromtheHumanGenomeProject.Scientistshavearough‘blueprint’ofthehumangenome.Butnowtheymustmakesenseofit.Hugecomputingpowerwil

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Seeds of dispute

ByMichaelLePageBUNGLESandmix-upsthroughout2000didlittletoallaypublicfearsaboutgeneticallymodifiedcrops.EvenintheUS

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Sway away

ByIanSample

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Designer snowflakes

ByAhomemade“snowstorminacan”inCaliforniaismakingprogressinexplainingwhyeachflakeisunique.Usingcoppercylindersandincubationchambers

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Plant a beer garden

ByBarryFoxWhilethenorthernhemispherefreezesover

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Net talk

ByEmmaYoungWebcamsandvideophonesmayhindercommunication

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Steady as she glows

ByBarryFoxDecorativeChristmascandlesareexpensivetomakeandthefancytransfersstucktothecandle’ssurfacecancatchfire.NowRoyDonaldsonandSarahDonaldsonofDublinthinktheyhavetheperfectsolution(GB2349890).Adeco

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Yes, I remember it well

ByAlisonMotlukOLDpeoplewithdementiawhohavetroublerememberingthingsshouldkeepthegramophoneon

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Reinventing the eel

ByJustinMullinsANARTIFICIALeelthatcanharvestenergyfromthecurrentsoftheocean

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Hang the DJ

ByAsophisticatedcomputerisedDJhasfooledmorethanathirdofclubbersintothinkingtheywerelisteningtoatopLondonDJ.TheprototypesoftwarewascreatedbyDaveCliff

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Phone flirts

ByEugenieSamuelMenwhogetamobilephoneforChristmascouldalsobereceivingapowerfulmatingtool

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We're not dead yet, say mutant flies

ByClaireAinsworthTHEdiscoveryofagenethatdoublesafly’slifespancouldhelpresearchersunraveltheconnectionbetweenmetabolismandageing.Thegene

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Foundry fathers

ByMickHamerITTOOKtheindustrialsteelmakersofSheffieldathousandyearstocatchupwiththeSaxonsofSouthampton

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Internet data speed record will benefit scientists

ByWillKnightAnewtrans-continentalinternetdatatransferrecordhasbeensetbyresearchersattheUniversityofAlaskaandtheUniversityofAmsterdam.Therecordwassetusingcuttingedgenetworkinfrastructurethatisbeingdeve

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Married men have less testosterone

ByBetsyMasonMarriedmenwhospendtimewiththeirwivesandkidshavelowertestosteronelevelsthanbachelors.Thediscoverysuggeststhathavinglessofthehormonecouldplayapartinencouragingmentodevotetheirenergiestothefa

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Seeds of the first galaxies glimpsed

ByEugenieSamuelAstronomershaveseentheseedsofthefirstgalaxiesinthecosmicmicrowavebackground(CMB)

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Google firm hopes to control organs with electrical signals

BENSTANSALL/AFP/GettyByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationGooglesistercompanyVerilyLifeSciencesisteamingupwithpharmaceuticalgiantGlaxoSmithKlinetodevelopimplantsthatwillfixproblemsinourorgansusingele

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Small gas cloud caught blowing a huge bubble in the Milky Way

Rex/ShutterstockByMarkZastrowRockyBalboawouldbeproud.HalfwayacrosstheMilkyWay

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Europa has raw materials for life

ByHazelMuirThereisgoodandbadnewsfortheprospectsoffindingalienlifeonJupiter’smoonEuropa.Therawmaterialsforlifedoexistonthemoon

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Row unravels over claim of oldest DNA

ByEmmaYoungTracesof425million-year-oldmicrobialDNAhavebeenfoundinsamplesofrocksalt

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Supernova poised to go off near Earth

ByEugenieSamuelAstudentatHarvardUniversityhasstumbledacrosstheterrifyingspectacleofastarinourgalacticbackyardthatisonthebrinkofexplodinginasupernova.Itissoclosethatifitweretoblowupbeforemovingawayfrom

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Legal ketone sports supplement pushes athletes further, faster

ClaudioArnese/GettyByAliceKleinHere’sawaytopickupsomespeed.Anenergysupplementdrinkpushesenduranceathletesoverthelinefaster

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Mathematicians finally starting to understand epic ABC proof

AP/PressAssociationImagesByJacobAronIthastakennearlyfouryears

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Clash over whaling permits for indigenous peoples

ByEmmaYoungBitterdebateoverpermitsforwhalingbyindigenouspeoplespittedJapanagainsttheUSonWednesday

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Gene doping in sport could make the Olympics fairer and safer

ChangWLee/eyevineByMichaelLePageElizabethParrishoftheanti-ageingcompanyBioVivaclaimstohavegivenherselftwokindsofexperimentalgenetherapy

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GM mosquito trial in Florida given the go-ahead by regulator

VictorMoriyama/GettyByMichaelLePageThefateofwhatcouldbethefirsttestintheUSofmosquitocontrolusinggeneticallymodifiedmosquitoesnowrestswiththevotersofKeyWest.On5August

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Troll hunters: the Twitterbots that fight against online abuse

ArturDebat/GettyBySallyAdeeWHENGhostbustersactorLeslieJoneswashoundedoffTwitterlastmonth

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GM mosquito resistant to malaria parasites

ByNicolaJonesThefirststephasbeentakentowardsalteringmosquitoessotheycannotpassonmalaria.Butitisnotclearwhethergeneticallymodifiedmosquitoescoulddisplacenaturalpopulations

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Venus could have been habitable while life evolved on Earth

NASA/JPLByAvivaRutkinNicknamedEarth’seviltwin

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Quantum wormholes could carry people

ByCharlesChoiAllaroundusaretinydoorsthatleadtotherestoftheUniverse.PredictedbyEinstein’sequations

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Fears over BSE in chicken

ByGaiaVinceFearsthattheinfectiousprionproteinsthatcauseBSEcouldbepresentinchickenfilletshavebeenraisedafterbovineproteinwasfoundinbreastfilletstestedbytheIrishFoodSafetyAuthority(FSAI).ThetestsontheDu

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Unclear displays lead to air traffic controller errors

ByWillKnightUnclearcomputerscreensattheUK’slargestairtrafficcontrolcentrecausedsomecontrollerstomisjudgethealtitudeanddestinationofairplanesandrecommendthatothersbesentintothewrongairspacesectors

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Cactus bugs compensate for lack of weapons with bigger balls

ByHarryPettit ChristineMillerSpecies:Leaf-footedcactusbugs(Narniafemorata)Habitat:pricklypearcactiaroundthesouthernUSandCentralAmericaSilverliningscanbehardtocomeby

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"Irrational protests" harming science, says Blair

ByAndyCoghlanIrrationalandemotionalprotestsagainstbiotechnologyandanimalexperimentsarejeopardisingEurope’sfutureprosperity

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Libraries of plastic molecules could store huge amounts of data

LagunaDesign/SciencePhotoLibraryByConorGearinOnedayyourharddrivecouldjustbeapileofplastic.Researchershavecodedawordintoshortchainsofplasticmolecules

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Rubber bullets condemned by Israeli doctors

ByNicolaJonesRubberbulletsarenotsafeforuseincontrollingcrowds

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Ghost particles may explain why gravity is so surprisingly weak

ESO/T.PreibischGhostlyparticlescouldbehauntingouruniverse.Anewtheoryclaimsthatthecosmosisfullofunseenparticlefamiliesthatdon’tinteractwitheachother.Iftrue

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Physicists mourn as hinted particle vanishes in leaked LHC data

Everett/REX/ShutterstockByLeahCraneinChicagoFornearlyeightmonths

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Video system can redirect stray missiles

ByDuncanGraham-RoweTheUSNavyhasdevelopedanewmissileguidancetechnologythatithopeswillcutthenumberofcasualtiescausedwhenitsmissilesarewronglytargetedorgoastray.Thetechnologyallowsacommandertoredirectami

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