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Video system can redirect stray missiles

ByDuncanGraham-RoweTheUSNavyhasdevelopedanewmissileguidancetechnologythatithopeswillcutthenumberofcasualtiescausedwhenitsmissilesarewronglytargetedorgoastray.Thetechnologyallowsacommandertoredirectami

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West Nile vaccine "in three years"

ByDannyPenmanAvaccineagainstWestNileViruscouldbeavailablewithinthreeyears

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Dispatches

CAPINHANDAGAINBeleaguerednuclearpowercompanyBritishEnergywillprobablygetyetanotherlifelinefromthegovernmenttopreventitfromgoingbust.Ministershavereportedlydecidedtoextenda£410millionloanthat’sduetoexp

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Ultrasound brain zap wakes man from minimally conscious state

Caiaimage/MartinBarraud/GettyByHelenThomsonWhatanawakening.Amanhasbeenrousedfromaminimallyconsciousstatebystimulatinghisbrainwithultrasound.The25-year-oldman

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Ecstasy users 'risk Parkinson's disease'

ByDavidConcarPeopleusingEcstasyforaslittleasonenightareputtingthemselvesatriskofdevelopingParkinson’sdisease

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Bright dust rings highlight Earth-like planets

ByStuartClarkAstronomershaveshownhownewtelescopeswillsoonbeabletoconductacensusofsmall

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African states betray World summit pledges by launching mega-projects

ByFredPearceTHEheartofdarknesscouldsoonbelightingupAfrica.Thereareplanstobuildtheworld’slargesthydroelectricprojectontheCongoriverandconnectittoacontinent-wideelectricitygrid.Theschemeisthelargestofas

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Ancient eye resurrected

ByDanEatherleyTHEgatestoJurassicParkhaveopenedalittlewider

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'Bad blood' causes hundreds of unnecessary deaths

BySylviaPagánWestphalIgnoranceaboutaleadingcauseofdeathfrombloodtransfusionsisresultinginhundredsofunnecessarydeathseachyear

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Slowly but surely

IT’Snotjusttorrentialfloodsthatcarveoutrivervalleys.Thepersistentactionofgentler

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'Act now' plea on bioterror threat

ByDeboraMackenzieandMichaelLePageTHEprospectoftheproliferationofbioweaponsissoseriousthattheInternationalCommitteeoftheRedCrossisthisweekcallingongovernmentsandscientiststoclampdownonworkthatcouldlead

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Acidic clouds of Venus could harbour life

ByStuartClarkTheacidiccloudsofVenuscouldinfactbehidinglife.Unlikelyasitsounds

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Rewinding memories may help us recall where the good stuff is

REX/ShutterstockByEmilyBensonThinkofanicerestaurantyouwentto.Replayingmemoriesinreverseappearstohelpratsworkoutwheretheyfoundparticularlytastyfood

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British dossier on Iraqi weapons released

ByDeboraMacKenzie(Image:BritishGovernmentdossier)Thelong-awaitedBritishgovernmentdossierofevidenceforIraq’sweaponsofmassdestructionwasreleasedonTuesdaymorning.Itpaintsadamningpictureofaregimethatha

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Soundbites

“Lackofexercisemaybeasdangerousfortheheartassmokingapacketofcigaretteseveryday.”WarningfromtheWorldHeartFederation

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Supercrop thrives on saline soil

ByAndyCoghlanSALTWORT

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We hear that …

TEXTILEexpertsatCornellUniversityhavetestedoutthebestwaystoremove250kindsofstains

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Body gets a healing boost from its inner electric fields

ByJonCopleyandMichaelLePageTHEbody’sabilitytohealitselfpartlydependsonnaturalelectricfields

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How many will get vCJD?

TESTSon8318tonsilsandappendixesextractedfrompeopleinBritainhaveyieldedthefirstestimateofhowmanypeopleareexpectedtosuccumbtothebraindiseasevCJD

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Venus may surprise us and emerge as a haven for life

ByStuartClarkTHEacidiccloudsofVenuscouldinfactbehidinglife.Unlikelyasitsounds

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See-thru chip creates code that's far from transparent

ByDavidL.ChandlerAPLASTICtokenthesizeofapostagestampandcostingjustapennytomakecouldbeusedtomakecryptographickeysthatareliterallyimpossibletobreak.Currentcryptographicsystemsusenumerical“keys”thatperfo

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Supersized molecules stretch a thousand times further than usual

APS/AlanStonebrakerByShannonHallThemicroscopicworldjustgotbigger. Tworesearchershavebuiltmoleculesathousandtimeslargerthantypicalones that mightsomedayfindusesinquantumcomputing.Mostsimplemoleculescom

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Lorenzo's oil finally proven to work

ByDavidConcarThecontroversialdo-it-yourselfmedicinethatinspiredtheheart-rendingmovieLorenzo’sOilhasfinallybeenprovedtowork.Thenewresearchendsyearsofuncertaintyaboutthetreatmentanddemolishestheclaimsof

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US blueprint for smallpox mass-vaccination

ByEmmaYoungGovernmentguidelinesforvaccinatingtheentireUSpopulationagainstsmallpoxwithinfivedaysofanoutbreakarebeingdispatchedtohealthcommissionersineverystate.Vaccinationwithinthreedaysshouldpreventth

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Ultrasound blood purifier tackles fat problem

ByJamesRandersonAnewultrasonicdevicethatremovestinyfatdropletsfrombloodshouldhelppreventbraindamageafterheartsurgery.Twothirdsofpatientsundergoingmajorheartoperationssuffersomeformofmentalimpairmentaf

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Sasser is fastest written Windows worm

ByWillKnightThe“Sasser”computerwormnowplaguingcomputersaroundtheworldwasbasedonacriticalsoftwareflawrevealedbyMicrosoftjust17daysbeforetheworm’srelease.Microsoftrevealedatotalof20softwarebugsinabullet

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Are lava tubes first evidence of life?

ByJeffHechtTINYtubesinlava3.5billionyearsoldmaybetheworld’soldesttracefossils

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Hardware hackers back in business

ByDannyO'BrienRICHLEGRAND’SHUMRrobotzipsaroundthefloor

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Five "designer babies" created for stem cells

ByShaoniBhattacharyaFivehealthybabieshavebeenborntoprovidestemcellsforsiblingswithseriousnon-heritableconditions.Thisisthefirsttime“savioursiblings”havebeencreatedtotreatchildrenwhoseconditionisnotgen

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Popeye cure for blindness

ByDuncanGraham-RoweATRULYextraordinarycureforsomeformsofblindnessisbeingproposed.Theideaistoaddlight-absorbingpigmentsfromspinachtonervecellsintheretina

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A greener Europe?

ByFredPearceCountriesjoiningtheEuropeanUnionthisweekcanlookforwardtocleanerairbutlessprolificwildlife;anenvironmentprotectedbymorelegislationbutundermoreasphalttoo.TheEuropeanCommissionwillimposetough

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Scorched earth reaches record temperatures

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:JacquesDescloitres/NASA)ANASAsatellitehascapturedrecord-breakingtemperaturesinSouthernCalifornia

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Ditch the fizz

CUTTINGdownonfizzydrinksreallydoeshelppreventchildhoodobesity

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Anti-censorship web service censors itself

ByEugenieSamuelReichAweb-proxyservicesetupbytheUSgovernment’sInternationalBroadcastingBureautoenablewebsurfersinIrantoevadecensorshipisitselfmassivelycensoringwhattheycansee.Thatistheconclusionofanind

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Dope abuse and addiction rises in US

ByMaggieMcKeeMarijuanaaddictionintheUShasshotupbynearlyafifthinthelastdecade–eventhoughitsusehasremainedstableoverthesameperiod

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Boats drown out orcas' cries

MOREevidenceisemergingthatecotourismisnotasbenignasitfirstappeared.Killerwhalesarecallingforlongerinabidtoovercomethecacophonyproducedbytouristboats.Sonaruseduringmilitaryoperationshasbeenlinkedtomass

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Australia Feels the heat

Beautifuloneday

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Spinach pigments proposed as blindness cure

ByDuncanGraham-RoweAtrulyextraordinarycureforsomeformsofblindnessisbeingproposed.Theideaistoaddlight-absorbingpigmentsfromspinachtonervecellsintheretina

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We hear that…

IfyouwanttodazzleyourfuturebosswithyourresuméorCV

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China's SARS cases sound alarm over lab security

ByDeboraMacKenzieTHESARSvirushasescapedfromahigh-containmentresearchlabforatleastthethirdtime

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Giant masks reveal early Maya sophistication

ByJeffHecht(Image:AFP)Giantmasksoffang-toothedgodsfoundinlowlandGuatemalashowsophisticatedMayanculturehadspreadacrosstheregionhundredsofyearsearlierthanthought.Thepairofmasks

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Urban nightingales' songs are illegally loud

ByWillKnightUrbannoisecanforcenightingalestosingsoloudlythattheybreakEuropeansoundpollutionregulations

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Sasser computer worm wriggles worldwide

ByWillKnightMorethanamillioncomputersaroundtheworldhavebeeninfectedbythe“Sasser”computerwormoroneofitsvariants

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A bill too far?

FEWpeoplewouldattachthesameemotionalsignificancetoaurinesampleastheywouldtotheheartofadeadchild.ButiftheUK’sproposedHumanTissueBillbecomeslawasitstands

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Schizophrenia hits migrants

MIGRANTSarefivetimesaslikelytodevelopschizophreniaaslocals

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Cutting Edge

SOLDERINGWITHNANOTUBESAcarbonnanotubehasbeenturnedintoatinysolderingironforthefirsttime

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Cut the corner

ByBarryFoxThereisasimplewaytostopwindowscrackingwhenabuildingisshakenbyanearthquake(WO2004/22872).PennStateUniversitysaysthesharpsquarecornersofglasspanelsfocusanytwistingstress

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DNA robot takes its first steps

ByJennyHoganinBostonAmicroscopicbipedwithlegsjust10nanometreslongandfashionedfromfragmentsofDNAhastakenitsfirststeps.Thenanowalkerisbeinghailedasamajorbreakthroughbynanotechnologists.Thebiped’sinvento

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Quantum finance

MONEYhasbeentransferredbetweenbanksusingquantumcryptographyforthefirsttime.Thisnoveltechnologypromisestomakeexchanginginformation100percentsecure

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Inside the neanderthal mind

ByJeffHechtIsitpossibletodelveinsidethemindsofourlong-departedNeanderthalcousins?Tworesearchersbelieveitis

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Strong competition leads naturally to class structure

EVERYsocietyhasitsclasses–therich

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