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UK government taken to court over failure to cut air pollution

THEUKgovernmentisbeinghauledbackintocourtoveritsfailuretotackleairpollution.AgroupcalledClientEarthisaskingtheHighCourttoorderministerstocomeupwithabetterplanforimprovingairquality.Thecaseconcernsleve

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Virus steals black widow poison gene to help it attack

ByBobHolmesIT’Soneofthemostunexpectedgenetictheftsever.Avirusthatinfectsbacteriahaspinchedthegenethatcodesforthepoisonofblackwidowspiders.Thevirus

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China launches two astronauts to stay on its new space station

LiJin/VCGviaGettyImagesCHINAhassentapairofastronautstoliveonitsexperimentalnewspacestationforamonth.JingHaipeng

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Exploding Samsung phone shows how risky lithium batteries can be

EXPECTATIONSwerehighasthelatestlightweightmodelhitthemarket–andinitiallyallwasfine.Usersravedaboutitssleekcurves

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Ban for gases that saved the ozone layer but now warm the planet

THEchemicalsthatsavedtheozonelayer

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Home abortions are safe – we should let women do it themselves

EmmanuelDunand/AFP/GettyImagesTHROUGHOUThistory

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Security agencies collected data unlawfully, UK court rules

BRITISHspyagenciescollecteddataillegallyformorethanadecade

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Why San Francisco’s next quake could be much bigger than feared

USGS/ESAAMASSIVEquakecoulddestroymuchoftheUSWestCoast

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Strange signals from 234 stars could be ET – or human error

EnricoSacchettiByShannonHallIT’Saboldclaim.Twoastronomersthinktheyhavespottedmessagesfromnotjustoneextraterrestrialcivilisation

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Mars orbiter spots new crater that may be ExoMars's lost lander

NEWpockmarksonthesurfaceofMarsseemtobelinkedtotheExoMarsSchiaparellilander

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Quadriplegic man feels touch on robotic hand with brain implant

BRAINstimulationhasmadeitpossibleforaparalysedpersontoexperiencethesensationoftouchviaabionichandforthefirsttime.RobertGauntattheCenterfortheNeuralBasisofCognitioninPittsburgh

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Worms seen farming plants to be eaten later for the first time

WORMShavebeenspottedgrowingsproutsintheirburrows

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Roaming fashion robots keep busy doing odd jobs on your clothes

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Material that shrinks in heat can weather extreme temperatures

MOSTmaterialsswellwhentheywarmup

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Whales' dung is the real reason we need to stop hunting them

ReinhardDirscher/WaterFrame/GettyMURKYwhalewastemayhaveasilverlining:itcouldbetheunlikelycatalystforendingwhaling.ThewaywhalefaeceshelpsmaintainfishstockswilltakecentrestagethisweekandnextattheIntern

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Spiders can hear you walking and talking from across the room

AlexHyde/NaturePLTHISmightnotbeacomfortingthought.Whenyouarrivehome

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Kratom ban rethink is a hint of sanity in failed US war on drugs

AndrzejKrauzeWHENtheUSDrugEnforcementAdministrationannouncedplanstocriminalisethesaleandpossessionofthepsychoactiveplantkratom

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Shawl thing: Cashmere could soon come from gene-edited goats

ByMichaelLePageWHOdoesn’tlikecashmere?Inafewyears’time

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Anti-GM views might just triumph in India – here's why

ITIScrunchtimeforIndia’shopeofgrowinggeneticallymodifiedfoodcrops.WillitsuccumbtoaEuropean-stylebacklashagainstthetechnology

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Quantum film sensor stops delivery drones crashing into things

InVisageTechnologiesByDavidHamblingDRONEScouldsoonbecriss-crossingcitiesdeliveringpizza

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Cheese-making led to gene-swapping orgy of bacterial bestiality

CharlyTriballeau/AFP/GettyImagesByMichaelLePageTHATcheeseyou’resofondofisahotbedofbacterialbestiality.Thediversemicrobesthatcheese-makersuseareswappinggeneslikecrazyastheyevolvetothriveinthenewenviron

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These are the foods you should eat if you want less smelly farts

ImageSource/PlainpictureIFYOU’REfeelingunpopular

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One Per Cent

AsifAdia/Moment/GettyFancyabrew?IttookdataanalystMarkRittman11hourstogethisWi-Fi-enabledkettletoboil

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Frogfish turns itself white to blend in with bleached corals

GabrielGrimsditch/IUCNGOODcamouflagemayrequireaspeedymakeover

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Vampire feeds on decaying matter and spawns eggs in batches

(Image:MBARI)IT’Satoughlifedeepintheocean

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Clinic 'turkey baster' method may be worth trying before IVF

PUTTINGspermdirectlyintoawoman’suterusmaybeworthashotbeforecoupleswithunexplainedinfertilitytryIVF.The“turkeybaster”methodofplacingspermintothevaginahasbeenaroundinsomeformsinceatleastthe1400s.Inimpro

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One day without notifications changes behaviour for two years

APPSareneedy.Perhapstooneedy.Itturnsoutthatditchingthenotificationscanhaveaprofoundeffect.WhenresearchersatSpanishtelecommunicationsfirmTelefÓnicalaunchedtheDoNotDisturbChallenge–oneweekwithoutnotific

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Al Gore's Inconvenient Sequel could just make climate rift worse

INPROBABLYtheonlyOscar-winningfilmtorevolvearoundaslideshow

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Genetically engineered salmon goes on sale for the first time

PaulDarrow/TheNewYorkTimes/Redux/eyevineITHAStaken25years

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Your smartphone's secrets could help you bag a bank loan

(Image:MarkHenley/Panos)WHENKyleMeadefirstmovedtotheUSfromCanada

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Touching down on Mars could still be a far-off prospect

DREAMSofaMarslandingmayhavetowait.Nooneisgoingthereanytimesoon

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Australia has chance to go 100 per cent renewable by 2050

(Image:ChameleonsEye/RexShutterstock)AUSTRALIAhasachancetoforgeaheadwithrenewableenergy.Thecountrycouldget100percentofitselectricitythiswayby2050withverylittleimpactontheeconomy

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US plan to cut smoking with non-addictive cigarettes has flaws

TOBACCOfirmsintheUSmayhavetocutthenicotineintheircigarettestonon-addictivelevelsiftheUSFoodandDrugAdministrationgetsitsway.ScottGottlieb

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Is a hole in the head the answer to traumatic brain injury?

ByClareWilson(Image:JohnT.Alesi/SPL)IWASpreparedforthebloodbutthemostshockingthingaboutwatchingbrainsurgerywasseeingthesurgicaldrapesbeingstapledtothepatient’sface.ButsurgeonPeterHutchinsondismisses

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Measles outbreak prompts hard-line strategies on vaccination

(Image:APPhoto/RichPedroncelli)THEDisneylandmeaslesoutbreakwasdeclaredoveronFriday

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Aliens slumbering for billions of years are out there – really?

THEsizeoftheuniversesuggestsadvancedaliencivilisations

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US healthcare repeal law struck down at the eleventh hour

THEUSSenatevotedlastweekonthelatestbillintendedtorewritecentralpartsoftheAffordableCareAct(ACA)

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Hacking a US electronic voting booth takes less than 90 minutes

Reuters/SteveMarcusAVOTINGmachinehackedtoplayRickAstley’sNeverGonnaGiveYouUpmightseemamusing

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Wild chimps look both ways before crossing roads

SCREEECH!Bang!It’sthesoundwealldreadwhencrossingbusyroads.Nowitturnsoutthatwildchimpslearntorespectroads

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Carbon dioxide could be turned into a huge underground battery

ByMichaelSlezakWHATifwetransformedcarbondioxidefrombeingawasteproductintobeingahugebatterytohelpevenoutourenergysupply?Wecouldmakecarbonstoragepayoff

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What the first flower on Earth might have looked like

HervéSauquet&JürgSchönenbergerTHEveryfirstflowerprobablyhadpetal-liketepalsandpollen-bearingstamensarrangedinringsofthree.Itwouldhavesharedfeatureswiththeblossomsofmagnolias

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60 Seconds

DNAextractedfromfiveskeletonsburied3700yearsagoinwhatisnowLebanonconfirmsthattheenigmaticCanaanitepeopleliveon.Theareahasseenwavesofimmigrationthroughouthistory

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Proto quantum computer inspired by Victorians gets a speed boost

ByJacobAron(Image:Conceivedby:F.Sciarrino

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One Per Cent

(Image:RoderickChen/Getty)Seetheworldthroughababy’seyes.BabySee

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Space geckos seen playing on their trip into orbit

SOMETIMESalittlelessgravityisallittakestocutloose.ForagroupofgeckosonaRussianspace-faringmission

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Fast radio bursts may be dark matter 'stars' hitting black holes

DARKmatterhittingblackholescouldbethesourceofsomefastradiobursts–mysteriousblastsofradiowavesthatcomefrombillionsoflightyearsaway.Nobodyknowsexactlywhatdarkmatteris

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Virus hiding in our genome protects early human embryos

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:Dr.KlausBoller/SPL)WEMAYoweoursurvivalandcomplexitytoastowawayvirusthatspringstolifeintheveryfirstcellsofhumanembryos.Notonlydoesthevirusseemtoprotectembryosfromotherviruses

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Lectin-free is the new food fad that deserves to be skewered

AndrzejKrauzeJUSTincasetherewasn’tenoughfearandmisinformationaboutfood

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Fish can't recognise faces if they're upside down – just like us

ONEfishsharesourproblemwithinvertedfaces.Themedaka(Oryziaslatipes)hasnotroubleidentifyingafamiliarfacetherightwayup–butitstruggleswhenitisn’t.Mu-YunWangandHideakiTakeuchiattheUniversityofTokyoobserved

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Itchy skin and runny noses in the animal house

ByMICKHAMERRabbitsgiveresearchersrunnynosesandratsmakethemitch

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TB outbreak

KillerstrainsofTBwhichareresistanttoalltheknowndrugshavenowreachedprisonsinNewYorkState

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