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TB outbreak

KillerstrainsofTBwhichareresistanttoalltheknowndrugshavenowreachedprisonsinNewYorkState

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Mission to the Sun calls on Jupiter

ByNIGELHENBESTUlysses

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Science: Lensed quasars

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONAstudyof300quasarswiththeHubbleSpaceTelescopefoundonlyonewhichwassubjectedtothephenomenonofgravitationallensing.JohnBahcalloftheInstituteforAdvancedStudyinPrinceton

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Technology: 'Baffling' case of CD incompatibility

ByBARRYFOXSonyisbusypromotingitspocket-sizeelectronicbook

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Storing eastern waste

ByROGERMILNEHungary

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Ban on CFCs

GermanyprohibitedthesaleofproductscontainingCFCpropellantslastweek.ThebanfollowsavoluntarysteptakenbyGermanmanufacturerslastAugusttostopusingCFCs.Untillastweek

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Technology: Tiny antennas find more hotspots

ByJEFFHECHTResearchersintheUShavebuiltanantennasosmallthatitcanpickupinfraredradiation.Thedevelopershopethatarraysofthetinyantennaswillimproveinfrareddetectorswhichproduceheatimages.Infrareddetectorsh

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Science: New black hole in our Galaxy

ByKENCROSWELLinBERKELEYAstronomershavediscoveredaprobableblackholeintheconstellationCygnus.ItisonlythethirdstrongblackholecandidatefoundinourGalaxy

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Technology: Computer control with a flick of the eye

ByCLIVEDAVIDSONinMONTECARLOAfterthekeyboardandthecomputermouse

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Taxing times for 'old fashioned' biology

BySTEPHANIEPAINSystematicbiologistsmaydieoutfasterthanthespeciestheyaretryingtolist

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Delors to push science funds into arms of commerce

ByDEBORAMacKENZIEinBRUSSELSJacquesDelors

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Technology: Japan keeps looking for the ship of the future

ByMICHAELCROSSinTOKYOTheworld’sfirstelectromagneticallypoweredshiptooktothewaterlastweek.Itsmakerssayitcouldbetheforerunnerofafleetcapableofcruisingatupto100knots(185kilometresperhour).However

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Network nightmare

PoliticiansarequestioningthewisdomofwiringupParliamentwithacomputernetwork

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Technology: Counting the cost of computer chaos

ByELISABETHGEAKEThefindingannouncedlastweekthatBritishbusinesseslosearound£1.1billionayearthroughbreachesincomputersecurityhasbeendescribedas‘aconservativeestimate’bytheNationalComputingCentre.Ithasca

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Technology: 'Flying mouse' makes cartoon characters move

Cartoonistsmaysoonbeabletomaketheircharactersmovesimplybymimingthedesiredactionsthemselves.Asilvery‘cosmicsurfer’isthefirstofanewbreedofcomputergraphicscharactersanimatedbyatechniqueknownas‘performanc

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Technology: Speedy detector will pinpoint polluters

ByANDYCOGHLANOnlyasmallproportionofthepolluterswhocontaminateBritain’swatercourseswithsewageandfarmwastearecaught

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Fossil park

Australia’smostfamouscollectingsiteforfossils

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Wales could become 'Cinderella' of research

ByWILLIAMBOWNWalescouldlosemuchofitsuniversityresearchifchangesinthewaytheUniversitiesFundingCouncilchannelsresearchfundinggoahead.ThisyearthesixcollegesofUniversityCollegeWalesreceived£15millionforre

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Honoured at last

Anarrow1930sblockofflatsofftheFulhamRoadinwestLondonnowbearsablueEnglishHeritageplaquetocommemorateRosalindFranklin

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Pollution verdict makes legal history

ByOLIVERTICKELLNorthTynesideHealthAuthoritywaslastweekfined£2500inthefirstsuccessfulprosecutionofitskindundertheEnvironmentProtectionAct.Theauthorityhadoperatedanincineratorwithoutproperauthorisation.

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Science: Why promiscuity sometimes pays off

Thepurposeofeveryspermistofindanegg.Biologistsknowthatspermfollowchemicaltrails

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Is it a bird? No, it's an incinerator

InGreekmythology

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Science: Stardust is made of diamonds

Diamondsarefoundinhugenumbersinsomemeteorites.NowAmericanastronomershavesolvedthemysteryofwheretheycomefrom:theyaremadeinsupernovaexplosions.Diamondswerefirstisolatedinmeteoritesin1987byEdwardAnderso

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Technology: Most biodegradable plastics are 'a con'

ByANDYCOGHLANMostplasticsthatareclaimedtobebiodegradablearenotreallybio-degradableatall

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Technology: Clean burn brightens coal's image

ByELISABETHGEAKECoalresearchersinNewYorkhavedevelopedawayofincreasingthethermalefficiencyofcoal-firedpowerstationsandcuttingsulphuremissions–thusmakingcoalmoreattractiveasafuelforelectricitygeneration

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All quiet on the Danube front

SlovakiafinishedthefirststageofaprojecttodiverttheDanubethroughthehugeGabcikovohydroelectricdamthisweek

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Plutonium ship

AjapanesefreighterscheduledtomakeavoyagebetweenFranceandJapancarrying1.5tonnesofplutoniumarrivedamidtightsecurityinthewesternFrenchportofBrestlastThursday.TheAkatsukiMaruleftforthemilitarypartofCherbo

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Did ambulance chiefs specify 'safety' software?

ByELISABETHGEAKEKeysafetyrequirementsappeartohavebeenleftoutofthedesignspecificationsfortheLondonAmbulanceService’scomputersystemwhichfaileddisastrouslylastweek.Accordingtoexpertsinsafety-criticalsoft

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First death as polio spreads

ByHAYOCANTERCREMERSinROTTERDAMAfour-week-oldbabyhasdiedofpoliointheNetherlandsandatleast22peoplearebeingtreatedforthediseaseasitcontinuestospreadacrossthecountry.Caseshavesofarbeenrestrictedtomemberso

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Science: Skimming electrons brighten up the spectrum

ByCHRISTINESUTTONElectronstravellingacrossametalgratingatvelocitiesclosetothespeedoflighthavebeenobservedtoemitfar-infraredradiation.Thetechniquecouldbeusedtomakeanewsourceofelectromagneticradiationth

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Forest laboratory

Indonesiawillbecomethehomeofanewinternationalinstituteonforestry.TheinstitutewillbepartoftheConsultativeGrouponInternationalAgriculture

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Missing women

Womenarenotbeingincludedinsufficientnumbersinclinicaltrialsofprescriptiondrugs

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Antarctica tarnished by tourist trade

ByIANANDERSONinMELBOURNETouristsandenvironmentalistsareanincreasingthreattothesanctityofAntarctica

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Sisters make their mark on Venus

Venusmaybefartoohostileanenvironmentforplantsandanimalsbutitnowboastsacraternamedafteradistinguishedbotanistandazoologist.ThelateIreneMantonoftheUniversityofLeedssetupthefirstlaboratoryintheworldforst

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Vital skills could vanish as defence jobs go

ByANDYCOGHLANCrucialpocketsoftechnologicalandmanufacturingexcellencecouldbewipedoutforeverbycutbacksindefencespendingpromptedbyimprovedrelationsbetweenEastandWest.Joblossesinthedefenceindustrycouldacc

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Drug unbanned

TheUSFoodandDrugAdministrationhasapprovedDepoProvera

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China heads for crisis as climate changes

ByROGERMILNEGlobalwarmingthreatensChinawithfamine

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Technology: Soapberries promise better mussel control

ByANDYCOGHLANBerriesfromAfricacouldhelptocontrolaplagueofzebramusselscloggingwaterintakepipesthroughoutNorthAmerica’sGreatLakes.ShipsfromEuropeaccidentallydumpedthemusselsintheGreatLakeswhentheyemptie

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Science: How to have your cake and eat it

ByDAVIDBRADLEYANewclassof‘sugarmimics’hasbeenfoundbychemistsintheUS.Unlikefamiliarartificialsweeteners

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Vatican admits Galileo was right

Joseph-NicolasRobert-FleuryIn1633

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Technology: Water without the whiff of chlorine

ByTARAPATELinPARISAuniqueexperimentalfiltrationsystemwillbeginsterilisingmainswaterwithoutusingchlorineforatownjustnorthofParison1Januarynextyear.Thewater

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Technology: Picture clears for future of European TV

ByBARRYFOXBreakthroughsmadepublicinthepastfewweekswillchangethefaceofhomeentertainmentinEurope.Infiveyears’time

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Science: Go west, young aardvark

Aardvarkshavelearnttocapitaliseonthepredictableroutinesoftheirinsectprey.Ratherthandiggingatrandomintotermitemounds

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The termites that ate France

ByTARAPATELinPARISTermitesareslowlyeatingtheirwayacrossFrance

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Technology: Circuit makers abandon solvent abuse

ByMICHAELKENWARDProtectingtheozonelayercanalsobringtechnicalbenefits.BywashingprintedcircuitboardsinwaterratherthanCFCs

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Science: Cell open their 'eyes' to infrared

BySTEPHENDAYinILLINOISWarm-Bloodedanimalsradiateheatasinfraredlight

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Malaria summit demands plans before cash

ByTARAPATELinPARISHealthministersfromdevelopingcountrieslastweekmadeanurgentappealformoremoneytocombatmalaria.Theyalsocalledforastrengtheningoftheirowncountries’basicandappliedresearchintothedisease.M

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Vanishing worlds of temperate forests

ByROGERMILNE‘Thelandisblighted

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Kindness kills rare Australian birds

AlmosttheentirecaptivepopulationofarareAustralianbirdhasbeenwipedoutbyanoverdoseofvitamins.Twenty-onehelmetedhoneyeaters

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Prized sashimi tuna bred in captivity for first time

ByAndyCoghlan“Andonthatfarmhehada…”–tuna?AquaticOldMacDonaldshavemovedastrideclosertofullyfarmingbluefintunanowthatallthreespeciesofthefish–oneofthemostendangeredofthosecommerciallyfished–haveproduc

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New stars of innovative sustainable design

Slumreshaping

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