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

SimonDack/AlamyStockPhotoByMattReynoldsIsyourelectricitymeterkeepinganeyeonyou?Anenergymonitoringsystemtracksolderpeoplebybuildingaprofileoftheirelectricityuse

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US law aims to plug TV's 'analogue hole'

ByKurtKleinerManufacturersofvideoequipmentwillneedtomaketheirdevicesobeycopycontrolsbuiltintoanaloguemoviesandTVshowsunderaproposedUSlaw.Proponentssaythelawisneededtoplugthe“analoguehole”inadigitalrig

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You are what you eat: Old food shortens lifespan in animals

PaulSawer/FLPABySamWongYouarewhatyoueat–sodoeseatingoldfoodmakeyouold?Itsoundsfar-fetched

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Civilisation left its mark on our genes

ByBobHolmesDARWIN’Sfingerprintscanbefoundalloverthehumangenome.AdetailedlookathumanDNAhasshownthatasignificantpercentageofourgeneshavebeenshapedbynaturalselectioninthepast50

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Kids can pick up attitude from robots they play and learn with

PersonalRobotsGroup/MITByTimothyRevellArtificialintelligencehasanewjob:settingagoodexampleforyourkids.Itseemsthatchildren’sbehaviourcanbeinfluencedbythepersonalityofarobotcompanion–playingwithanenth

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Bird flu strain hitting China may be getting more dangerous

STR/AFP/GettyByDeboraMacKenzieAnotherbirdfluisontherampageinChina.Alreadythiswintertherehavebeen424casesinhumans

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Mystery eye disease is latest blow for Australia’s sick turtles

ChristineHof/WWFByAliceKleinTurtlesonAustralia’sGreatBarrierReefcan’tseemtocatchabreak.Afteranoutbreakofherpesandamassstranding

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Review 2005: Einstein remembered

ByZeeyaMeraliWHATcanyousayaboutEinsteinthathasn’talreadybeensaid?Well

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Wreckage of Beagle 2 found on Mars

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:Beagle2team/MikeMalin)(Image:Beagle2team/MikeMalin)(Image:Beagle2team/MikeMalin)TwoyearsafteritwaslastseenshootingtowardsMars

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Buttercups focus light to heat their flowers and attract insects

NigelCattlin/FLPABUTTERCUPShaveatrickforwarmingtheirflowersthatmaybeuniquetothisgroupofplants.Insideeachflowerpetal

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Review 2005: Rise and fall of the stem cell king

ByRowanHooperInMay

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Pluto probe prepares for decade-long mission

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:NASA)NASAistakingextraprecautionstoensureitsfirstmissiontoPlutoblastsoffsuccessfully

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Invention: The inkjet-printer pen

ByBarryFoxForover30years

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Exercise reduces death from breast cancer relapse by 40 per cent

PetriArtturiAsikainen/GettyByAndyCoghlanForwomenwhohaverecoveredfrombreastcancer

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Putting cancer patients in hibernation could help tackle tumours

IngoArndt/MindenPictures/AlamyStockPhotoCancercouldbetackledmoreeffectivelybyputtingpatientsintoatorporstatesimilartothatofahibernatingbear.Tumourgrowthwouldslowrightdownorceasewhilehealthycellsintheb

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Review 2005: Climate going crazy

ByFredPearceTHEominousphrase“tippingpoint”enteredthevocabularyofclimatesciencethisyear

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US scientists voice fears over how science will fare under Trump

StevenSenne/APByChelseaWhyteandPennySarchetinBostonAnxietyhasbeenrunninghighattheAmericanAssociationfortheAdvancementofScience(AAAS)annualmeetinginBoston

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Gizmo

Timewillsoonbegettingunderyourskin.PhilippeStarck

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Falcon 1 maiden flight delayed again

ByKellyYoung(Image:Space-X)Monday’splannedlaunchofthefirsteverFalcon1rocketwaspostponeduntilatleastlateJanuary2006becauseofastructuralproblemwithitsfirst-stagetank.Thesmallrocketwasscheduledtolifto

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Judge rules against 'intelligent design' in class

ByKurtKleinerPennsylvaniascienceteacherswillnotbeforcedtoadvocate“intelligentdesign”afterajudgeruledthatthatthetheoryisreallyreligionindisguise.JudgeJohnJonesoftheUnitedStatesDistrictCourtfortheMiddle

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Review 2005: Mars rovers roll on

ByIvanSemeniukASONErollsacrossawind-scouredplainandreadsthecobbledbedrockforthestoryofawetplanetgonedry

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Camera phone helps label snaps

KNOWINGwhereyouare

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Review 2005: Touchdown on Titan

ByStephenBattersbyONANoldlakebedamongtheeasternmosthillsofAdiri

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Dead Sea fungus's secret of survival may help crops

ByKurtKleinerAnextraordinaryfungusthatmanagestothriveinthesuper-saltyDeadSeacouldonedayopenupnewgeneticapproachestocreatingcropsthatcantoleratesalinesoils.ThefungusEurotiumherbariorumisabletotoleratet

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Gaping holes in internet security

EFFORTSbytheUSgovernmenttoguardagainstcyberArmageddonarewoefullyinadequate

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Do sperm whales dive deep for sluggish squid?

ByCatherineBrahic(Image:BillGilly)(Image:BillGilly)(Image:NathalieJaquet)“Whydidthespermwhalesdivedowntothedeep?”Theanswer

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Computer model hints at how opinions evolve

ByMarkBuchananAmathematicalmodelofthewayopinionsevolveinsocialnetworkshasshownwhytwogroupsholdingopposingviewscanquicklybecomereconciledorremainatodds.Tomodeltheevolutionofopinions

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Saturn moon's mysterious heat traced to early 'fever'

ByDavidShiga

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Space shuttle tank to be repaired, not replaced

ByNewScientistSpaceandReuters(Image:NASA/JimGrossman)Thehail-damagedfueltankonthespaceshuttleAtlantislikelywillberepairedattheFloridalaunchsite

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Australian drought provokes wild camel rampage

ByNewScientistEnvironmentandReutersThirstywildcamelsindrought-strickenAustraliaaredamagingtheenvironmentandpropertyastheycompetewithpeopleandotheranimalsforfoodandwater.Camelsrecentlyrampagedthroughth

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'Stealth' gonorrhoea on the rise

ByLisaHitchen“Stealth”strainsofgonorrhoeathatfailtoshowupintestsareontheriseacrosstheworld

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Can computers make life-or-death medical decision?

ByRoxanneKhamsiAsimpleformulacanpredicthowpeoplewouldwanttobetreatedindiremedicalsituationsasaccuratelyastheirlovedonescan

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Seismic signals reveal enormous reservoir

By“Peoplekeepaskingifwe’vefoundthewaterthatdrippedundergroundfromNoah’sflood

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Nanowires in the blood could feel the pressure

ByBelleDumeNanowiresthatproduceacurrentduringbendingcouldonedaybeimplantedintothebodytomonitorchangesinbloodpressure

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Hydrogen injection could boost biofuel production

ByCatherineBrahicAproposednewprocessforcreatingfuelfrombiomasscouldeliminatetwomajorobstaclestoproducingsustainablebiofuels–thelowefficiencyofconversionandtheneedforvastareasoflandtogrowbiomasson.Howe

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Bone up with an ink-jet printer

ByImplantsthatencourageboneregrowthcouldonedaybeprintedusingink-jettechnology.InthecurrenteditionofthejournalAdvancedMaterials(http://tinyurl.com/2ydraj)ateamatMcGillUniversityinMontreal

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Draft UK climate bill sets 2050 target

ByNewScientistEnvironmentandReutersTheUKhasbecomethefirstnationtoproposelawsthatsetbindingnationallimitsongreenhousegasemissions.ThedraftClimateChangeBill

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Full-colour glow-in-the-dark materials unveiled

ByTomSimonite(Image:OpticsExpress/MitsunoriSaito)Glow-in-the-darkmaterialsthatshinewiththewholerangeofvisiblecolours

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Spacecraft may surf the solar system on magnetic fields

ByStephenBattersbyFuturespacecraftmaysurfthemagneticfieldsofEarthandotherplanets

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Why beetles won the evolutionary game

ByBobHolmesSheerpersistence

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New 3D 'flyovers' let viewers swoop down on Mars

ByDavidShiga

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Martian dust may be hazardous to your health

ByJeffHechtDustonMarsmaybemorethananuisancetofutureastronauts.Laboratoryexperimentssuggestthedustparticlesmayhavesurfacesmorehighlyreactive–andthusmoredangerous–thanquartzgrainsthatareblamedforlungdis

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Hydrocarbon glaciers and seas may dot Titan's poles

ByDavidShiga

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Fatal monk seal entanglements linked to El Niño

ByAriaPearson(Image:Yoshinaga

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Invention: The 'suits you' cellphone

ByBarryFoxWouldn’titbenicetoseehowwellanoff-the-pegormailordersuitfittedwithouttryingiton?SonyEricssonthinksitcanhelpwithacellphonethatmakesthisshopper’sdreamcometrue.Firstyouenteryourweight

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Video game may help detect depression

ByApopularvideogamecouldprovidedoctorswithawayofdiagnosingdepression.Withsomeillnesses

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Google hit by $1 billion copyright lawsuit

ByReutersViacom

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Animation tool puts you in the frame, or the game

ByTomSimoniteA3DanimationtechniquethatcouldtakethehardworkoutofactinghasbeendevelopedbyGermanresearchers.Itallowsahigh-resolution3Dscanofonepersontobepastedontoanotherperson’smovements.Teammembersfrom

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Old vaccine hits TB like a blast from the past

ByDeboraMacKenzieAvintageBCGvaccinedevelopedinthe1920smaybedueacomebackafterresearchersfounditoffersbetterprotectionagainstmoderntuberculosisstrainsthanthecurrentBCG(BacilleCalmette-Guérin).TBkillsnea

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Sedative 'reactivates' damaged brains

ByDeboraMacKenzieAseverelybraindamagedwomanhasshowndramaticimprovementinmentalfunctionaftertakinganinsomniadrug

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Gamma rays may have devastated life on Earth

ByJeffHechtAdevastatingburstofgammaraysmayhavecausedoneofEarth’sworstmassextinctions

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