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Strong competition leads naturally to class structure

EVERYsocietyhasitsclasses–therich

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UK may consider legalising assisted suicide

THElawintheUKshouldbechangedtomakeiteasierforterminallyillpeopleinunbearablepaintodie

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Fuel cell squeezes more from petrol

ByDavidL.ChandlerTWICEasfaronasingletankoffuel?That’stheimplicationofabreakthroughinfuel-celltechnologyannouncedlastweekthatpromisestodeliveralmosttwicetheefficiencyoftoday’smostefficientcars.Butwhil

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Pipeline diverted around whale feeding ground

THEoilgiantShellhasagreedtore-routeacontroversialoilpipelineoffRussia’seastcoast

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Look out for giant triangles in space

ByMarcusChownTHEsearchforextraterrestrialintelligence(SETI)couldbetakingthewrongapproach.Insteadoflisteningforalienradiobroadcasts

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Aussie birds do not like it hot

WARMERseasandhotterlandarehavinganimpactonAustralia’sbirdlife

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Autonomous military satellite to inspect others in orbit

ByKellyYoungTheUSAirForcehaslaunchedamicro-satellitethatcouldleadtoanautonomousroboticmechanicthatfixessatellitesinorbit.Thelaunchisthefirstoftwosuchtechnology-demonstrationsatellitestoliftoffthisweek

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Soundbites

“WeweredisappointedthathedidnotrealisetheRomanCatholicpolicyoncondomsactuallycontributedtomanydeathsinthefighttocontrolHIV/AIDS.”StatementbyDaleepMukarji

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Finger chopped off to beat car security

WHENagangofcarjackersstruckinKualaLumpur

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Top 10: Life's greatest inventions

ByRachelNowak1.Multicellularity2.Theeye3.Thebrain4.Language5.Photosynthesis6.Sex7.Death8.Parasitism9.Superorganism10.Symbiosis1.MulticellularityPonderthisoneinthebath.Chancesareyou’vejustscrubbedyourb

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Brass pots polish off food-poisoning bugs

VILLAGERSinIndiashouldnotswapthebrass“mutka”potstraditionallyusedtocollectandstorewaterformoremodernalternatives.Truetorumour

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Will machines ever understand us?

ByJustinMullinsIFYOUhaveevercalledadirectoryenquiriesorflightinformationservice

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Laser beams sort stem cells by springiness

ByShaoniBhattacharyaMeasuringthe“stretchiness”ofcellsusinganewlasertechniquepromisestopinpointhumanstemcellsinbloodanddistinguishcancerouscellsfrombenignones

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Pregnant smokers increases grandkids' asthma risk

ByGaiaVinceWomenwhosmokewhenpregnantmaysparkasthmaintheirgrandchildrendecadeslater

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Shape-shifting tetrabots tumble into action

ByWillKnightTINYtetrahedronscouldonedayhelphumanscoloniseotherworlds

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Will DNA profiling fuel prejudice?

ByAnnaGoslineITHASrevolutionisedpolicing.In10years

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UK's nuclear waste to be buried

THEUK’snuclearwasteisnotgoingtobefiredintospace

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Internet Domain Name System working fine

Aftersevenyearsand$1million

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World's most sensitive scales unveiled

Theworld’smostsensitivescalescannowmeasureamassofjustonezeptogram(10-21grams)–roughlythemassofasingleproteinmolecule.Researcherscanmeasuremassesofoneattogram(10-18grams)

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Sony patent takes first step towards real-life Matrix

ByJennyHoganandBarryFoxIMAGINEmoviesandcomputergamesinwhichyougettosmell

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Robotic camel riders are ready to race

ByWillKnight(Image:AP)CamelracingistobetransformedasaspectatorsportintheUnitedArabEmirateswithrobotriderstakingtheplaceofchildjockeys.Theremotelyoperatedridersweredevelopedfollowingabanontheuseofjock

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Weedkiller may cause amphibian loss

Couldagriculturebecontributingtothecatastrophicworldwidedeclineinamphibians?Thefindingthatawidelyusedandsupposedlybenignweedkilleristoxictoamphibians

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FBI suspends bullet-matching technique

THEFBIhassuspendeduseofacontroversialtechniqueformatchingbulletsfromcrimescenestounusedammunitioninasuspect’spossession

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Dandruff may contribute to world climate

COULDdandruffhelpdeterminetheworld’sclimate?RuprechtJaenickeoftheInstituteofAtmosphericPhysicsattheUniversityofMainzinGermanycollectedairsamplesfromGermany

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Smoking slashes women's chances of IVF success

ByGaiaVinceSmokinghasa“devastatingimpact”onawoman’schanceofbearingababythroughIVF

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PCBs are killing off eels

EELpie

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Three cosmic enigmas, one audacious answer

ByZeeyaMeraliDARKenergyanddarkmatter

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Cloudy future for ground-based astronomy

Ground-basedastronomymaybealmostimpossibleby2050asglobalwarmingcausesadramaticincreaseincloudcover.Cloudsandaircraftcondensationtrails

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Brain holds the key to chronic fatigue

ByEmmaYoungSOMEdismisschronicfatiguesyndromeasbeingallinthemind–littledotheyknowhowclosetheyaretothetruth.Forsomepeoplethedebilitatingsymptomsoffatigueandpoormemoryandconcentrationcouldbetheresultofte

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How to survive a marital tiff

OLDERcouplesshouldtakecareoverthewaytheyargueiftheywanttoavoidheartattacks.Ifmaritalspatsarehostile

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Has chatbot Alice crossed to the dark side?

THEworld’sfavouritechatbotmayhavefallenfromgrace.FearsaregrowingthatacloneoftheopensourcechatbotAliceisbeingusedtodupeusersofMSN’sinstantmessagingserviceintodownloadingspyware.Thankstoherabilitytoenga

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60 Seconds

BSEhitsSwedenSwedenhaslostitsstatusasEurope’sonlyBSE-freecountry.Officialsarestilltryingtotracethecauseofthecountry’sfirstcaseofthecattledisease

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This week 25 years ago

LeadfreezoneAustraliahasdecidedtointroducelead-freepetrolby1985onthegroundsthatleadincarexhaustsposesahazardtohealth

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Insight: The shuttle's foam problem

ByPaulMarksITSEEMSlikesuchasimpleproblem.Yetaquarterofacenturyaftertheshuttle’sfirstlaunch

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Gizmo

Wouldyourushtothebookstoretohaveabooksignedbyarobot?MargaretAtwoodhopesso.TheCanadianauthor

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Malaria threatens to become a superbug

MALARIAwillbeasuperbugwithinadecadeunlessthecostofcombinationtreatmentwithwonderdrugartemisinindropsdramatically.ThatwasthestarkwarningthisweekfromexpertsattheWorldBankandtheNationalInstitutesofHealth

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Africa's water crisis deepens

Thedrought

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When an active pregnancy leads to brainier offspring

APERENNIALquestionforpregnantwomeniswhetherrestingorexercisingisbestforbaby.Formice

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Selfless chimps lend a hand

ALTRUISMisoftenthoughtofassomethinguniquelyhuman

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'Hunch engine' sharpens up your half-baked ideas

ByCelesteBieverIMAGINEyoucouldplugacomputerintoyourbrainandgetthemachinetodothedonkeyworkwhileyouconcentrateonthecreativebits.Anovelpieceofsoftwarethatgeneratesnamesandhuntsdownpicturesgetsclosetodoin

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Soundbites

“We’vemademistakesinunderestimatingthestrengthofscienceinIranandtheingenuitytheyshowinworkingwithwhatevercrudedesigntheygettheirhandson.”ChemicalengineerMohammadSahimioftheUniversityofSouthernCaliforn

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Ale and hearty? Try the new health tipple

CHEERSeverybody!Beermaybeasgoodforyourhealthasredwineandgreentea

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Money can't buy you bandwidth

INTERNETserviceprovidersintheUSmaybebannedfromsettingasidevastchunksofinternetbandwidthforhigh-payingcustomers

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UK advisers say 'no' to nuclear future

WILLaflourishingnuclearenergyindustrycombatclimatechangeandensureenergysecurity?NotfortheUK

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Welcome to the open source cellphone

ByMasonInmanWouldyoupay$400forahandfulofmicrochipsand

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Genes, money and the American quest for identity

ByJessicaMarshallSOMETHINGisbrewinginthemeltingpotthatistheUS:apowerfuldesireamongthepeopleforanidentitythatprecedesbluejeansandMcDonald’s–somethingtolinkthemtoancestralgroupsasdiverseasSeminoleNat

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Vaccine could stop MS in its tracks

ByAndyCoghlanTHEimmunecellsthatattackthebrainsandnervesofpeoplewithmultiplesclerosiscouldbeturnedintoaweaponagainstthedisease.ThismonthseesthebeginningofatrialofapersonalisedvaccineforMS

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Hidden Garden of Eden wilts as Earth warms

ByFredPearceAPARADISEworldofundiscoveredspeciesandtropicalglaciersinthemountainsofNewGuineaisdisappearingfasterthanitcanbeexplored.Sosaysaclimatescientistwhohasdiscoveredthatglobalwarmingthereishappen

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Snap up wave power with a magnetic trick

ByDuncanGraham-RoweAWAVE-DRIVENgeneratorwithvirtuallynomovingpartscouldmakewavepoweramoreefficientandcompetitiveformofrenewableenergy.Thekeytothedevice

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DNA bears the scars of past depression

WHATcausesdepressiontolingeryearsafterastressfullifeexperience?Itseemstheculpritcouldbeepigeneticchanges–alterationstothechemicalgroupsboundtoDNA

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Smart meter tracks when the kettle’s on to check grandpa’s OK

SimonDack/AlamyStockPhotoByMattReynoldsIsyourelectricitymeterkeepinganeyeonyou?Anenergymonitoringsystemtracksolderpeoplebybuildingaprofileoftheirelectricityuse

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