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Review: The Eagle Annual of the Cutaways, edited by Daniel Tatarsky

ByTomSimoniteMANYasmallboyhaswishedhehadX-rayvision.FornearlyfiftyyearstheUKboys’comicEaglemadeitso.AteamofskilledartistsproducedclearyetcomplexcutawaydrawingsofeverythingfromthelatestinLondonbusestoi

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Photos of skinny women affect people’s minds in just 15 minutes

Jean-LucJuckerByJessicaHamzelouForthefirsttime

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Nobel laureate may be next US energy secretary

ByNewScientistandReutersPresident-electBarackObamahaschosenaNobellaureateforUSenergysecretaryandislikelytopickanenvironmentalveterantoserveascoordinatorofclimatepolicies

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金沙网站app:Galaxy clusters' stunted growth confirms dark energy

ByRachelCourtlandDarkenergyisstuntingthegrowthoftheuniverse’sgalaxyclusters

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Make the military-industrial complex great again

MarkWilson/GettyImagesINTHErun-uptothisweek’ssolareclipse

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EU and US line up for climate crunch-time

ByNewScientiststaffandReutersFridayeveningwillmarkthecloseoftwokeymeetingsforthefutureofglobalclimatepolicy.ThesummitofEuropeanUnionleaderswillcloseinBrussels

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Gallery: First images of the damage that shut the LHC

ByTomSimoniteInSeptember

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Over-budget Mars rover mission delayed until 2011

ByRachelCourtlandNASAwillpostponethelaunchofitsover-budgetMarsScienceLaboratory(MSL)roverbytwoyears

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Flawed nanotubes could be perfect silicon replacement

ByColinBarrasTheparadoxofperfection–thatflawsmakethingsperfect–couldbethekeytodesigningnanoelectroniccircuitsfromcarbonnanotubes

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Bacteria turned assassin after leaving the oceans

ByDevinPowellTHEabilityofbacteriatocauselethaldiseasesmightbedowntotheirmovefromseatoland.Anewfamilytreesuggeststhatthemoveledtomodernmicrobialtraitssuchasthickcellwalls

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North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan for first time

Aflo/SplashNewsByAliceKleinNorthKorealaunchedaballisticmissileonTuesdaymorningthatflewoverJapanandlandedinthePacificOcean.Themissile–thoughttobeaHwasong-12intermediate-rangeballisticmissile(IRBM)–wasf

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Super-wipe cleans up deadly spills

SPILLSofchemicalwarfareagentsorindustrialacidscouldonedaybeeasilywipedaway.Conventionalmethodstosoakupharmfulchemicalstypicallyinvolvepowderedcarbon

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Ocean worlds may be dying stars' last haven for life

ByDavidShigaLargeanddistantoceanworldscouldprovidealastrefugeforlifearoundSun-likestars

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Gallery: Images that morph before your eyes

ByLucyDodwellAnanamorphicimageisapicturethatcanonlybeinterpretedwhenviewedfromaparticularangle

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'Evil water' linked to mysterious drownings

ByMattKaplanItmaysoundlikeasuperstitiousexcuseforapoorday’sswimming

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Neanderthal genome already giving up its secrets

ByEwenCallawayHalftheNeanderthalgenomehasbeendecodedandtherestshouldbesequencedbyyear’send

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Nobel laureate to be next US energy secretary

TEAMObama’sscientificclouthasbeenfurtherboostedbythechoiceofNobellaureateStevenChuforSecretaryofEnergy.Chu

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News review 2008: Oil shock hits the world

ByDeboraMackenzieConstraintsontheoilsupply

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Brazil rejects bid to drill for oil near unique Amazon reef

NASAByAndyCoghlanBrazilhasrejectedanapplicationfromtheFrenchoilgiantTotalanditscollaboratorBPtodrillforoilnearapristinedeep-watercoralreef120kilometresfromthemouthoftheAmazonriver.Totalhadappliedtodri

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Great fireworks, shame about the toxic fallout

ByAndyCoghlanWHENthosefireworkslightuptheskyonNewYear’sEve

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金沙网站app:Conservation atlas reveals 'most valuable' forest

ByCatherineBrahicAnewatlasshowshowconservationeffortscanmostefficientlymakeuseoflimitedresourcesbylayingoutwhichforestsstorelargeamountsofcarbonandarealsohometoagreatdiversityofanimalsandplants.TheUNE

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Glut of hot years a coincidence? Fat chance

ByCatherineBrahicThirteenofthehottestyearssincerecordsofglobaltemperaturesbeganin1880haveclusteredinthelast17years.Itistempting–anditsuremakesgoodheadlines–toblameitonclimatechange.Butdoessciencesuppo

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Brain-boosting drugs 'not to be feared'

SOCIETYshouldembracetheuseofdrugsthatboostbrainpower.That’sthemessagefromagroupofneuroscientists

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'Mother' coral reefs are breathing life into their neighbours

GettyMeettheGaiasofthecoralworld.“Mother”reefsarespreadinglifetotheirneighboursviaswiftoceancurrents.Thisactivitywasspottedfromspace

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Soundbites

“Assessingecosystemswithouttakingintoaccountthefungiisliketakingcareofcomputersbutnotthechipsinside.”JoanKelleyoftheCentreforAgriculturalBioscienceInternationalinWallingford

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Cosmic diamonds may be hidden in 'carbon onions'

ByRachelCourtlandAnexoticcarbonstructurecouldexplainwhyastronomershaveseenverylittlediamonddustintheuniverse.Sincethe1980s

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金沙网站app:Electricity sparks stem-cell transformation

THEactivityofstemcells

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Prozac may counter parasite mind control

ByEwenCallawayParasitesgettingyoudown?ThentakeProzac–ifyou’reafish

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Space elevator trips could be agonisingly slow

ByRachelCourtlandThesimpleactofclimbingcouldthrowspaceelevatorsofftrackandpotentiallyintoharm’sway

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Search for alien engineering comes up dry – so far

ByRachelCourtlandAsearchforcolossalfeatsofalienengineeringcalled‘Dysonspheres’hassofarfoundnoconvincingcandidateswithin1000lightyearsofEarth.Butsomesaytheprospectsforfindingthehypotheticalstructures

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Puberty blockers recommended for transsexual teens

ByLindaGeddesTRANSSEXUALchildrenasyoungas12shouldbegivendrugstopostponepubertyandmakeiteasierforthemtochangesexattheageof16iftheystillwantto.That’sthesuggestionofcontroversialdraftguidelines

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Mind-reading software reveals brain images

ByCelesteBieverBRAIN-scanningtechnologyhasbeenusedforthefirsttimetorecreatesimpleimagesbydecodingthebrainactivityofpeoplelookingatthem.Previously

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Human blood and skin cells used to treat Parkinson's in monkeys

MiodragStojkovic/SciencePhotoLibraryByHelenThomsonMONKEYSwithaParkinson’s-likediseasehavebeensuccessfullytreatedwithstemcellsthatimprovedtheirmovementforuptotwoyearsaftertransplant.Asimilartrialisnowb

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Obama urged to get tough on cyber attacks

ByColinBarrasAmericaislosingthecyberwar

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Butterfly wings used to print self-cleaning windows

ANYchildcanmakeabutterflyprint

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Nanoparticles from melting glaciers could trap carbon

ByCatherineBrahicTheincreasingnumberoficebergsbreakingoffAntarcticamayhaveanunexpectedbenefit.Accordingtooneteamofscientists

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Did meteorite smash kick-start life on Earth?

THEimpactsofmeteoriteswhizzingintoprimordialoceansmayhavecreatedaminoacids

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British DNA database 'breached human rights'

ByPeterAldhousBritainhasledtheworldinforensicDNAprofilingforlawenforcement–butnowtheEuropeanCourtofHumanRightshasruledthattheUK’snationalDNAdatabasehasgonetoofar.Inalandmarkjudgmenton4December

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Virgin Galactic 'mothership' to take first flight

ByRachelCourtlandVirginGalactic’sWhiteKnightTwoissettotakeismaidenflightinthenexttwoweeks.Theflightwillbethefirstofdozensplannedforthehigh-altitudecraft

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Invention: Laser aircraft refuelling

ByJustinMullinsAfundamentalproblemwithaircraftistheamountoffueltheyhavetocarry.Designersareforcedtomakecompromisestoreducefuelconsumptionandtosqueezethenecessarilylargefueltanksintothecraft.Allthisdri

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Review: The Antarctic: An anthology, edited by Francis Spufford

ByAlisonGeorge“Polarexplorationisatoncethecleanestandmostisolatedwayofhavingabadtimewhichhasbeendevised

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NASA insists it is going to Mars, but it really can't afford to

DavidHowells/CorbisviaGettyImagesByLeahCraneNASAwantsyoutoknowitisonaJourneytoMars.Forthelastfewyears

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Deficit in 'poor' brains identified

BRAINdifferencesseemtoseparaterichandpoorchildren.Thediscoverycouldguidewaystoimprovecognitionindeprived

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Force field gadget becomes a prison cell for cells

ByColinBarrasAdevicethatcanholdindividualcellsinanelectricforcefieldcouldleadtoimprovementsindrugtrialsorevenbiofuelproduction

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Review: The Stargazer's Guide: How to read our night sky by Emily Winterburn

ByMickO'HareReadingthenightskycanclearlymeanmorethanonething.WhenIfirstpickedupthisbook

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Transparent memory makes for see-through phones

TRANSPARENTcellphones

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Tiny 'paddleboat' could ship drugs around the body

ByPaulMarksAMICROSCOPICswimmingmachinethatworkslikeapaddlesteamercouldhelpdeliverdrugsinsidethebodyandmovechemicalsaroundinsideminiaturisedlabs.Thedeviceisthefirstartificialmicroswimmertomovewithoutus

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'Rhythms' in Martian rocks mark out past climate swings

ByStephenBattersby(Image:NASA/JPL/UofArizona)(Image:NASA/JPL/UofArizona)GiantstairstepsonMarsareevidenceofancientclimatecycles

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Invention: Skin screw

ByJustinMullinsMeasuringtheelectricalactivityofneuronswithinthebodyistricky

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News review 2008: Gay people may be born that way

ByAndyCoghlanAregaypeoplehard-wiredthatway?Rootingaroundinthebrainisanobviouswaytotacklethisprovocativequestion

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Human DNA may set off AIDS timebomb

ByDavidRobsonHOWquicklyHIVexplodesintoAIDSmightdependonanindividual’sDNA.SomevariationsintheDNAinmitochondria

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