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Green groups fall foul of Russian security police

ByDeboraMackenzieRUSSIA’sstatesecuritypolicehavechargedaNorwegianenvironmentalgroupwithspying

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Hanging on for sound and vision

ByBarryFoxMODEMSthatallowcomputeruserstotalkandsenddatasimultaneouslydownthesametelephonelineshouldsoonarriveintheshops.Forthefirsttime

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West Coast collision over clean cars

ByKurtKleinerCLEANaircampaignersareoncemoreatloggerheadswithcarmakersoverCalifornia’scontroversialplantoforcemanufacturerstostartsellingelectriccarsby1998.Thetriggerforthelatestclashesisareportbyanind

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Seeing the light

THEPentagonhascancelledplansfortheUSArmytobuyalaserweaponthatcouldbeusedtoblindenemysoldiers.ArmyofficialshavesaidthattheLaserCountermeasuresSystemisdesignedtoattacksensorswhichcouldtrackAmericansoldi

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On the spot report from Jupiter's moon

ByVincentKiernanIFJupiter’smoonIowereateenager

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Three time zones and you're out

ByPeterAldhousIFTHESanFranciscoGiantsorLADodgersfailtoreachthefinalsofnextyear’sbaseballWorldSeries

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'We were wrong' admits Dounreay

ByRobEdwardsANattempttoimprovethebatteredpublicimageoftheDounreaynuclearcomplexinScotlandhasendedinembarrassment.Thesite’soperator

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Can double dish break Sky monopoly?

ByBarryFoxAPOTENTblendoftechnology

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Introducing … the ozone-friendly bacteria

ByFredPearceBACTERIAinsoilmaybecomingtothedefenceoftheozonelayer–andthemanufacturersofmethylbromide

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Immune system oils the wheels of industry

ByWilliamWoodTHECELL’schemicaltoolkitistheenvyofeverychemist

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Journey to the centre of your pain

ByMaryBakker-ColeHELPisonhandforpeoplesufferingstress-relatedillnesses

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Boudicca rampaged through the streets of south London

ByHazelMuirTHEbloodyrevengewroughtbyQueenBoudiccanearly2000yearsagoonRomanLondonmaynothavebeenhaltedbytheRiverThames.ArchaeologistsexcavatingasitejustsouthofLondonBridgehavefoundthefirstevidencethatBo

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Banking on a secure Net link

ByVincentKiernanPINEVILLE

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Enigma 846: Winners on the left

ByKeithAustinTHE100towns

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Netropolitan – Nobel prizes

THENobelshavebeenannounced

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French tests pass

FRANCE’snucleartestsinthePacific“donotposeasignificantthreat”

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Satellite success

THANKStocutsinNASA’sfunding

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Hormone fraud

ANAmericandoctorhasbeenconvictedofreceiving$115000fromadrugdistributorinreturnforprescribinghumangrowthhormonetochildren.DavidBrown

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ENIGMA No.845

ByIanMcgregorDrawlots!I’Msurethatyouareallveryfamiliarwiththosefootballleaguetables

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… to a disarming man of peace

ByPhilipCohenJOSEPHROTBLAT

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Dung detectives

OTTERdungandgrousefeatherswillsoonbecomingunderscrutinyatanewlaboratoryfortrackingendangeredwildlifeinScotland.TheEcologicalMolecularGeneticsLaboratoryopenedattheUniversityofAberdeenlastweek

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Solidarity sways Europe over space station

ByTaraPatelAFTERmonthsofwranglingoverEurope’sfutureinspace

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Seabed scanner pierces underwater gloom

ByJeffHechtAERIALlandphotographsarevitalforhundredsofscientific

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Every child a perfect child?

ByGailVinesMEDICALhistorycouldbemadeearlynextyear.AcouplefromthenorthofEnglandarehopingthattheirembryos

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Deadly virus

AvirusthatistransmittedfromhorsestohumanshasreemergedinQueensland12monthsafterkillingaracehorsetrainer.Thevirus

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Research: in the field : The nonchalant asthmatic

Universitystudentswhosufferfromasthmaareoftenalarminglyignorantorcomplacentabouttheircondition

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Planet Earth is drowning in nitrogen

ByFredPearceTHEEarthisawashwithanexcessofnitrogen

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Research: in the field : Body of knowledge

PhysicistTomBeer

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Science : Water winds up world's smallest spring

ByAndyCoghlanPROTEINfibresinmusclesareprobablynature’sbestmolecularsprings.ButchemistsinAustrianowclaimtohavemadetheworld’smostintricatesyntheticversionofthesamething.Theirspringmeasures1.11nanometres

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Cheap solar cells have their day in the sun

ByPhilipCohenSanFranciscoSOLARpowermaybeonthevergeofacommercialbreakthrough

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Bad vitamin

TAKINGvitaminEsupplementscanactuallyrobthebodyofoneformofthevitamin.ThehealthbenefitsofvitaminE

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Technology : On the bus to better sound

ByBarryFoxTHEnastybuzzthatcanblightthequalityofsoundonpersonalcomputerscouldsoonbeathingofthepast

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Insect sex organs rise from the dead

ByIanAndersonMelbourneTHEphalloblastersoundslikeabizarreplaythingforsadomasochists.Infact

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Scan : school reform

GEOFFREYDOBSON

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Particular gaffe

THEUSEnvironmentalProtectionAgency’stroubledattemptstocontrolairpollutioncausedbymicroscopicparticleshavebeenfurtherunderminedbytheagency’sadmissionthatithasoverestimated

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changing places :

KEITHSTEELE

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Used oil rig to float on the open market

ByFredPearceFORSALE:oilproductionplatform

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Technology : Alcohol helps soldiers to communicate

ByJonathanBeardRADIOSpoweredbymethanolcouldsoonbehelpingtheUSArmytostayintouchinremoteareas—thankstothedevelopmentofanimprovedfuelcell.Itsdeveloperspredictthatelectriccarswillonedayusesimilarfuelcells

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Scan : cosmic rethink

TwophysicistsfromtheUniversityofAdelaide

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Experts at odds over sea lion cull

ByKurtKleinerWashingtonDCAROWhasbrokenoutamongwildlifescientistsoveraUSgovernmentproposalthatwouldletfishermenkillsealsandsealions

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Scan : poor health

EVERYtwoyears

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`Cinderella disease' needs highest priority

ByMichaelDayMALARIAresearchmustbetackledwiththesameurgencyastheAIDSpandemicifthe“disasterloomingoversub-SaharanAfrica”istobeprevented

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Resistant bugs

SAMPLESfromthewoundofatruckdriverinjuredinachicken-packagingdepothaveyieldedthehardestevidenceyetthatantibiotic-resistantbacteriacanspreadfromanimalstohumans.RichardWiseandhiscolleaguesattheCityHospit

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`Female condom' fails to stop HIV

ByJulieWakefieldWashingtonDCHOPESthatwomenmaysoonbeoffereda“chemicalcondom”toprotectthemfromHIVinfectionhavefaded.AIDSresearchersbelievedthatwomenmightprotectthemselvesfromHIVbyusingacommonspermicide

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Technology : You can run, but you can't hide...

ByJustinMullinsSMARTbulletsthatfollowthetwistsandturnsoftheirvictimsaftertheyhaveleftthebarrelofagunarebeingdevelopedinaUSAirForceproject.AccordingtorecentlydeclassifiedresearchbytheDepartmentofDefens

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Technology : Smart stage hogs the limelight

ByMikeMayACTORSandotherperformerscannowcontrollightingandsoundeffectsastheytreadtheboardsofan“intelligentstage”.RobbLovelloftheInstituteforStudiesintheArtsatArizonaStateUniversityfirstthoughtoftheidea

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Science : Tumour cells can mend their ways

ByAmyDavisMozdyMelbourneCANCEROUScellscanbeforcedtobehavelikenormalcellsbyfine-tuningtheirchemicalcommunicationwiththeirenvironment

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Feathered fallacy

THEenigmaticstructuresonthebackofasmall“feathereddinosaur”foundlastyeararenottruefeathers

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Gro for WHO

NORWAY’sformerprimeminister

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Research: in the lab : Full speed ahead

Whathappenswhentheheadofapedestrianslamsintothebonnetofacaratspeedsofupto70kilometresperhour?TheRoadAccidentResearchUnitattheUniversityofAdelaideaimstofindout.Ithasbuiltadevicecalledaheadformlauncher

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Science: Astronomers find evidence for cosmic string

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