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Mobile chargers could keep electric cars juiced up

ELECTRICvehiclesareexpectedtostreamontotheroadsoverthenextfewyears

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Collagen corneas restore damaged sight

PEOPLEwithadamagedcorneahavehadtheirsightrestoredbyreplacingitwithanimplantmadeofcollagen.MayGriffithatLinköpingUniversityinSweden

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Space ribbon deployed to surf Earth's magnetic field

ByDavidShiga(Image:JAXA)AJapaneserocketunfurleda300-metre-longribboninspaceonMonday

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Void that is truly empty solves dark energy puzzle

ByRachelCourtlandEMPTYspacemayreallybeempty.Thoughquantumtheorysuggeststhatavacuumshouldbefizzingwithparticleactivity

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LED-studded skirt makes a bright fashion statement

FASHIONISTASnowhaveaneasywaytoshowhowhardtheyareworkingaroom:theycandonanLED-studdedfabriclitupbytheirownmovements.TheSp4rkl3skirt

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Weird water lurking inside giant planets

ByDavidShigaWHATglowsyellowandbehaveslikealiquidandasolidatthesametime?Water–atleastinthestrangeformitappearstotakedeepwithinUranusandNeptune.Thisexoticstuffmighthelpexplainwhybothplanetshavebizarre

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Nano-engineered cotton promises to wipe out water bugs

ByJonEvansCOTTONimpregnatedwithsilvernanowiresandcarbonnanotubes(CNTs)couldprovideacheapandeffectivemethodofpurifyingwaterinremotelocations.Anewfilterneedsonlygravityandaweakelectriccurrenttoproduceit

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Shape-shifting robot compensates for lost limb

THINKthatrobotsthatmarchonnomatterhowmanylimbstheylosearejustforTerminatorfilms?Thinkagain.Ateamofroboticistshasdevelopedsoftwarethatallowsamodularrobottoadaptwhenonepartstopsworking.DavidJohanChris

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How animals evolved personalities

PERSONALITYispointlessunlesssomeonenoticesyouhaveit.Bothhumansandanimalshavepersonalities–consistentbehaviouralpatterns–buthowdidtheyevolve?Tofindout

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Smart USB speakers pump up the volume from laptops

ByPaulMarksTHEtinnyfizzproducedbymostlaptops’built-inspeakersmakesthemfarfromidealforlisteningtomusic.Butplug-inspeakerswillsoonbeavailablethatproducehigh-qualitysoundfromportablePCswithouttheneedform

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'Brain training' may just hide symptoms of dementia

MENTALactivitymayhelpprotectyoufromdementia

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Why the 'sixth extinction' will be unpredictable

ByWendyZukermanAmajorextinctioneventisunderway–butpredictingwhichspecieswillsurvivecouldbeharderthanwethought.That’stheconclusionofoneofthemostaccurateanalyseseverofdiversityinthemarineanimalfossilrec

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Psychoactive drugs: From recreation to medication

ByCatherinedeLangeFROMtherelaxingeffectsofcannabistothehighsofLSDandecstasy

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Pakistan's flood weather eased Atlantic hurricanes

ByJeffHechtThestalledweatherpatternblamedfordisastrousfloodsinPakistanandarecordheatwaveinRussiamayhaveaverteddisasterselsewherebyputtingtheNorthAtlantichurricaneseasononhold.Forecastershadpredictedth

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Ancient bacteria could improve anti-ageing cosmetics

ByJamesUrquhartWherebettertolookforasunscreenformulathanincyanobacteria–organismsthatthrivedonEarthbeforetherewasenoughoxygentoblockharmfulultravioletlight?Thegenesandenzymesresponsibleforproducing

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Why your brain flips over visual illusions

ByJessicaGriggs(Image:MaryEvansPictureLibrary)IT’Sabigskull.No

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Laser-powered helicopter hovers for hours

ByJeffHechtVideo:SeeaminihelicopterflyusinglaserpoweraloneLasershaverecentlyshowntheycandownanuncrewedaerialvehicle(UAV)–buttheycanalsokeepthedronesupintheair.LaserMotive

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Photo competition: Science in motion

ByKatAustenThroughoutSeptemberNewScientistisrunningaphotocompetition–wewantyourphotosonthethemeofmotionandscience.Submityourentrieshere.Itmighthavebeenaspinningsuperconductorthatcaughtyoureyeinalab

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Tech heavyweights set to move music to the cloud

ByMacGregorCampbellFROMthesaggingshelfofvinyl

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Computer games may be spawning reckless drivers

ByPaulMarksDriving-basedcomputergamesliketheGrandTheftAutoseriesmaybeencouragingadolescentstodriverecklesslywhentheytaketotheroadsforreal

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Humans with monkeypox virus cases rocket

ByDeboraMacKenzieHumancasesofanAfricanvirusrelatedtosmallpoxhavejumped20-foldsince1986

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Physicists divided over life extension for US collider

ByDavidShigaTheageingTevatronparticlesmashercanstillcompetewiththeupstartLargeHadronCollider

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Photo competition: Science in motion

Gallery:Photocompetition:

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Briefing: How bad is the new Gulf oil rig fire?

BySujataGuptaLessthanfivemonthsafterBP’sbustedMacondowelltriggeredthelargestoilspillinUShistory

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Failing livers transformed into healthy organs by virus therapy

FROMfoetofriend.Amodifiedviruscanrepairdiseasedliversbyturningbadcellsintogoodones.Themethodcouldonedayofferalifelinetothousandsofpeoplewithliverfailure.Thetreatmenttargetsliverfibrosis

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Galaxy smash-ups show dark matter wants to be alone

DARKmatterissoantisocial

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French toddler nearly killed by flu had gene mutation

(Image:NIBSC/SPL)WHATmakesthesamefluviruskillsomepeople

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Is Elon Musk right, are we really living in a simulated cosmos?

AREwe

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Giraffe has same skin-lightening condition as Michael Jackson

Justin+LaurenIT’Sacuriouscaseofafadinggiraffe.ZoeMullerattheRothschild’sGiraffeProjecthasreportedthefirstknowncaseofanadultwildgiraffeturningwhite.“Ifirststartedtoseeafewwhitespotsappearontheanimal’sc

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UK to pioneer national meningitis B vaccination scheme

MENINGITISB?There’sashotforthat.FromSeptember

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US and India set to join UN climate deal and agree on renewables

APPhoto/EvanVucciITWOULDfirmlyputtheParisclimatedealontheroadtobecomingareality.InhismeetingwithUSpresidentBarackObamaonTuesday

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Domestic dogs may have evolved separately in Europe and Asia

MikeSegar/ReutersByAliceKleinACANINEconundrumsolved?Itlooksasifdogsemergedfromnotone

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End-of-day brain drain impairs decision-making

WE’VEallbeenthere:afteratoughmentalslog

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Three ways to fix the LHC before its big reboot

HUMANKIND’Squesttounderstandouruniversewillhavetowait.TheLargeHadronCollider’sreboothasbeenheldupbyashortcircuitinoneofthevastmachine’smagnets

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Hipster chicken beards caused by a single gene mutation

YingGuoandcolleaguesTHEhipsterchicken’ssecretisout:nowweknowhowitgotitsbeard.“TheHuiyangbeardedchickenisafamouslocalbreed

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Metamaterial lens is thinner than the light it bends and focuses

ITMIGHTbesmall

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Spongy minerals could explain why Mars gives off methane burps

NASA/GoddardSpaceFlightCenterScientificVisualizationStudioITCOULDbeablowforthosewhobelievethere’slifeontheRedPlanet.Spongymineralsatthesurface

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Gravity probe LISA Pathfinder achieves best ever free fall

ESA/ATGMedialabIT’Stheultimateskydive.Two2-kilogramcubesofgoldandplatinumfloatinginsideaspacecraftarenowexperiencingthetruestfreefalleverachievedbyhuman-madeobjects.“Thespacecraftcanmeasurethedistance

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Bacteria power up by using magnets as batteries

ISTHIStheworld’ssmallestpowerstation?Bacteriahavebeenfoundgrowingontinymagneticparticles

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Flamingo stars turn pink when they gobble iron-rich planets

ASTARiswhatiteats.Consumingaplanetortwoearlyinitslifemayexplainwhysomeyoungstarsareiron-rich–andthosehabitscanchangeitscolour.EmanueleTognelliandPierGiorgioPradaMoroniattheUniversityofPisacomparedwhat

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Mystery human hobbits ruled tiny Asian island 700,000 years ago

KinezRizaByColinBarrasHAVEwefoundtheancestorsofHomofloresiensis

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Tiny satellite tests sending first quantum messages in space

IT’Sthenextsteptowardsanunhackableglobalnetwork.Inthelatestdemo

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UK closer to banning cosmetic microbeads that clog up its seas

TINYplasticbeadsmayhavehadtheirday.AUKparliamentaryhearingthisweekwillconsiderwhetherthenationshouldfollowtheleadoftheUSbybanningplasticmicrobeadsincosmeticproducts.Between16and86tonnesofplasticmicrob

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Trump would deliver fatal blow to fight against climate change

AndrzejKrauzeDONALDTRUMP’spromiseto“canceltheParisclimateagreement”

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Breast cancer drug trial success prompts calls for UK approval

IT’StantalisingnewsforpeopleinEurope.Atrialofacancerdrugcalledpalbociclibhasgonewell

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The moon's got two tails – and its friends might too

DIDyouknowthatthemoonhasatail?Turnsout

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Desert plant seen drinking fog and mist with its leaves

TAKEaleafoutofthisbook.Acommondesertmosssuckswaterdirectlyoutoftheairinsteadoffromtheground.Thediscoverycouldbeusedtoinspirewaysofcollectingcleandrinkingwaterindevelopingcountries.Mostdesertplants

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Asian solar spending helps drive renewable energy boom

(Image:ImagineChina)THEbalanceofpowerisshifting.Almosthalfofglobalinvestmentinnewelectricitygenerationlastyearwasinrenewables.Thegreenboomwasfuelledbyahikeininvestmentbydevelopingcountries

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Parasitic populations solve algorithm problems in half the time

PARASITESarenature’sthieves

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