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Blocking 'happiness' chemical may prevent locust plagues

ByEwenCallawayMoseswannabesneednotenlistdivineinterventiontounleashalocustswarm–alittleProzaccoulddothetrick.Serotonin

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AWOLsatelliteAEuropeancommunicationssatellitecalledAstra5Athatfailedon16Januaryhasbecomeathreattootherspacecraftingeosynchronousorbit.Itsoperator

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Multiple sclerosis 'reversed' with stem cell therapy

ByLindaGeddesForthefirsttime

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Ocean rubbish dump could lock away carbon

ByJimGilesDumpingcropwasteinthedeepoceancouldbeoneofthebestwaystoreininglobalwarming

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Google Ocean adds detail to the depths

ByFrankPope(Image:Google)(Image:Google)(Image:Google)EVERwantedtoexplorethedeepoceanwithoutgettingwet?NowyoucanwithOceaninGoogleEarth

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Europe to feel the heat of climate change

ACENTURYfromnow

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Ancient creature points to parallel evolution

ANUPDATEDfamilytreeoftheanimalkingdomcouldradicallychangethewaywethinkabouttheevolutionofspecies.Accordingtoconventionalthinking

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City Wi-Fi networks vulnerable to virus attack

ByJimGilesinSanFranciscoJUST24hours.That’showlongitwouldtakeacomputervirustoinfecthalfthewirelessinternetconnectionsinNewYork.Wirelessroutersarevulnerabletoapotentiallydevastatingformofcybercrimebecau

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Gastric 'condoms' could help obese avoid surgery

ByPeterAldhousGASTRICsurgeryisalastresortforpeoplewhoaredangerouslyobese.Buttheremaysoonbeagentleroptionintheshapeofaremovabledeviceinsertedintothegutthoughthemouth.TheEndoBarrier

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Teleporter sends ions on long-distance journey

ByStephenBattersbyWEMAYneverzapJeffGoldblumacrossaroom

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Dancing asteroid spirals close to Earth

ByJessicaGriggsTheEarthhadcompanythisweekwhenanasteroidpracticallygrazedtheplanet–passingbyjust644

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Organic computing takes a step closer

ByColinBarrasComputerprocessorsmaysoonhaveonefundamentalaspectincommonwiththeirowners–astructurecomposedlargelyofcarbon

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Creationism defeated in Texas

CAMPAIGNERSagainstteachingcreationisminschoolsscoredavictorylastweekdeepinAmerica’sBibleBelt.AtatensemeetingoftheTexasStateBoardofEducation

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Drought warning as the tropics expand

ByCatherineBrahicCalifornia’sgovernor

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New comet may be visible with the naked eye

ByJessicaGriggs(Image:GiovanniSosteroandErnestoGuido

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Hatred of slavery drove Darwin to emancipate all life

ByRowanHooperForsomeonewhocameupwithwhathasjustlybeendescribedas“thesinglebestideaanyonehaseverhad”

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Old tree deaths double across western US

THEmajesticoldtreesofthewesternUSaredisappearingtwiceasfastastheywerethreedecadesago

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Innovation: The cellphone economy

ByTomSimoniteInnovationisournewcolumnfeaturingtechnologicalideasthatcouldchangetheworldWesternconsumersarebecomingusedtotheideathatthecomputingpoweroftheirphoneiscatchingupwithwhatistraditionallyexpec

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Thermal computing is heating up

ByColinBarrasWasteheatfromcomputerscouldbeusedtoaddtotheirprocessingpower

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Conflict leaves Gaza's agriculture in ruins

ByDeboraMacKenzieAceasefiremaybeinplace

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Special investigation: Could your DNA betray you?

ByPeterAldhousReadourrelatededitorial:WhyyourDNAneedsmoreprotectionDNAfrompeopleintheUKmaybebeingtestedwithouttheirconsent

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Recipe for a Stradivarius may include pest proofing

ByEwenCallawayWhenYo-YoMaandItzhakPerlmanappearedatlastweek’spresidentialinauguration

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Gallery: Should Europa or Titan be explored first?

ByRachelCourtlandInFebruary

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Elliptical orbit gives exoplanet a regular roasting

ByJessicaGriggsAplanetfarfromoursolarsystemwithanunusualorbitarounditsstarhasbeenobservedundergoingextremeflipsintemperature.Duringits111-dayellipticalorbit

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Why the blame game shouldn't be played in public

BULLYINGbossestakenote:simplywitnessingpeopleblameothersisenoughtosetupablameculture.“Wealreadyknowthatpeoplearemorelikelytoblameotherswhentheythemselveshavebeenblamed–a‘kick-the-dog’kindofeffect

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Deployment of airport full body scanners could be delayed

ByPaulMarksIntheaftermathoftheincidentaboardaUS-boundairlineronChristmasdayinwhichapassengerattemptedtodetonateexplosiveshiddeninhisunderwear

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Boys will be boys when it comes to toys

ByLindaGeddesPARENTShopingtoshieldtheirchildrenfromsexstereotypesbygivingthemgender-neutraltoysmaybefightingalosingbattle

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CFS patients in UK show no signs of suspect virus

ByClareWilsonandEwenCallawayTHEtheorythatchronicfatiguesyndromecouldbecausedbyavirusthatjumpedfrommicetohumanshasbeendealtablowbyaBritishstudythathasfoundnoevidenceofthevirusinpeoplediagnosedwithCFS.H

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Kepler telescope spots 'Styrofoam' planet

CALLitthepolystyreneplanet.ThisbloatedexoplanetisjustoneofaclutchNASA’sKeplertelescopehastraineditsbeadyeyeon.Keplerhasbeenscrutinising100

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Wanted: four 'vyomanauts' for Indian spaceflight

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Doing battle with the red devils of the Pacific

ByPeterAldhousMEXICANfishingfleetscallthemdiablosrojos

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Invading beetles mummified by stingless bees

ITISnotsomucheternallife

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Milky Way's dark matter 'turned on its side'

ByRachelCourtlandThecloudofdarkmatterthatisthoughttosurroundtheMilkyWaymaybeshapedlikeasquashedbeachball.Thishaloofinvisiblematteralsoseemstositatanunexpectedangle–whichcouldbeastrikeagainstatheorytha

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When men shouldn't be in want of a wife

ByEwenCallawaySOMEcouplescometogetherforlove

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Quitting cigarettes increases diabetes risk

FORsmokersunderpressuretogiveupin2010

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Chimp's dance suggests a mental grasp of fire

CHIMPShavebeenreporteddancinginrainstorms–andnowitseemsourclosestrelationhasa“firedance”

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Introduction: Black holes

ByMichaelMarshallInthedepthsofspaceandtheheartsofgalaxieslurkmonsters:holesinspacethatdragpassers-bytocertaindoomiftheyventuretooclose.That’sthepopularimageofblackholes

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Egg white provides a puncture repair kit for fetuses

BETTERknownforgivingmeringuesandsouffléstheirtexture

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Robot border guards to patrol future frontiers

ByPaulMarksAMIGRANTmakesafurtivedashacrossanunwalledruralsectionofanationalborder

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Exotic stars may mimic big bang

ByDavidShigaANEWclassofstarmayrecreatetheconditionsofthebigbanginitsincrediblydensecore.Packmattertightlyenoughandgravitywillcauseittoimplodeintoablackhole.Neutronstarswereoncethoughttobethedensestfor

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Gene rice on its way in China

CHINAcouldbecomethefirstcountrytoallowthecommercialcultivationofgeneticallymodifiedrice

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Politicians and celebrities shamed for science gaffes

DIDyouknowthatmeatstaysinyourgutfor40years

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Designing highways the slime mould way

ByPaulMarksASLIMYroadplannerhasrearrangedtheUK’smotorwaynetwork–andallinexchangeforaheartymeal.Acorruptpoliticianatwork?No

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Troops protect chimps from volcano lava

UNPEACEKEEPERSintheDemocraticRepublicoftheCongo(DRC)areusingtheiraircrafttohelpprotectendangeredchimpanzeesandotherwildlifefollowingavolcaniceruptioninVirungaNationalPark.Nyamulagira

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Smart balls reveal skills of better bowlers

ByPaulMarksIFYOURtenpinbowlingisabitoff-targetasmarttrainingballmightonedaykeepyourshotsoutofthegutter.SportsscientistFranzFussoftheRoyalMelbourneInstituteofTechnologyinAustraliafittedaluminiumtubesin

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Deployment of airport full body scanners could be delayed

INTHEaftermathoftheincidentaboardaUS-boundairlineronChristmasdayinwhichapassengerattemptedtodetonateexplosiveshiddeninhisunderwear

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Paint away the carbon dioxide

GROWINGgrassonyourroofandotherattemptstomakehomescarbonneutralaremere“greenbling”.SosaysRachelArmstrongofUniversityCollegeLondon(UCL)

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Beware of 'bluewash': Which fish should you buy?

ByNicFlemingEditorial:Ditchthedodgyeco-labelsACTRESSGretaScacchiposednakedclutchingalargedeadcod.TheupmarketLondonrestaurantNobuwascriticisedforsellinganendangeredspeciesoftuna.AndthePretAMangersa

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Chilling out in the coldest place on Earth

VOSTOKStationinAntarcticacurrentlyholdsthecrownforthecoldestplaceontheplanet.Itrecorded-89.2°Con21July1983.Butitcouldgetevencolder

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The world's most skilful predator

ByMichaelMarshallGREATwhitesharksarefearsomehuntersintheocean

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