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Is it right to kill millions of animals if it protects others?

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Sociable baboons make better mums

ByShaoniBhattacharya(Image:DorothyCheney)Sociablemumsmakemuchbettermothersthanlessgregariousones

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One in 20 European patients catch an infection while in hospital

SamEdwards/Caiaimage/GettyEuropeseesmillionsofhospital-caughtinfectionsayear

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It's hot as hell but the bubbly's lovely

GLOBALwarminghasproducedconsistentlybetterwinesoverthepast50years.Butwhilefurtherwarmingwillgivesomeregionsnewlyproductivevineyards

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California is covering mountains with sensors to fight drought

JennyE.Ross/CorbisDocumentaryByHalHodsonCALIFORNIA’SSierraNevadamountainsusedtobereliablenaturalwatertowers.Winterstormswouldcoatthemwithathickblanketofsnow

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Cameras monitor hospital patients' vital signs from afar

JettaProductions/GettyByHalHodsonBeepingmonitors.Stick-onelectrodes.Thefingerclipthattakesyourpulse.Modernmedicinecomeswithacacophonyofsensors.Oxehealth

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Doubt greets claims for artery-clearing drug

ByPhilipCohenISITreallypossibletomeltawaythefatthatgraduallyclogsupourarteries?That’stheclaimthathittheheadlineslastweek.Butexpertsaretreatingthereportswithcaution.Inastudypublishedlastweek

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Mystery beast in ice age cave art revealed as cow-bison hybrid

ByAliceKlein RafałKowalczykCow

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Pluto may sport clouds of poisonous acid and flammable gases

NASA/JohnsHopkinsUniversityAppliedPhysicsLaboratory/SouthwestResearchInstituteByLisaGrossmanPlutomayhavepartlycloudyskies–andthosecloudsareprobablynoxious.WhentheNewHorizonsspacecraftflewbyPlutoinJuly

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Virus synthesised in a fortnight

BySylviaPagánWestphalGenomemaverickCraigVenterhastakenasignificantsteptowardshisambitiousgoalofbuildingalivingorganismfromscratch.HisteamhasdevelopedanewtechniquetoassemblelargepiecesofDNAwithrelative

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Booming birds sing like whales

CASSOWARIESproducecallsatthelowestknownfrequencyofanybird

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Dental checks can't verify the age of child asylum seekers

SciencePhotoLibrary/GettyImagesofchildrenwhofledwarandpersecutionbeinggrantedasylumintheUKhavesparkedcontroversy.ConservativeMPDavidDavieshasquestionedthetrueageofsomeindividualsandsuggestedborderoffi

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Loophole claimed in new European copyright laws

ByBarryFoxEurope’snewcopyrightlaws

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Islands to lose fresh water as rising seas sink them from within

ByBrianOwensSMALLislandnationsareatriskofseveredroughtasclimatechangecausessealevelstorise.Groundwatersuppliesaresalinatedastheseaswampscoastalareas

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Cancer obeys law

AUNIVERSALlawthatdescribesthegrowthofanimalsalsoseemstodescribethegrowthoftumours.Thoughtheworkisonlyinitsearlystages

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Rat on a rogue

STUNGbycomputervirusesthatmockeditsboss

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Psst, got any CFCs?

BLACK-markettradinginthechlorofluorocarbonsthatdamagetheozonelayerishamperingattemptstolimittheharmtheydo

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First birds made honking sounds more than 66 million years ago

HONKifyou’reabird.Birdsdevelopedtheuniquevocalorganthatenablesthemtosingmorethan66millionyearsagowhendinosaurswalkedtheEarth

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Fritz pounces on Kasparov blunder

ByCelesteBieverChesscomputerprogramX3DFritzruthlesslycapitalisedonarareblunderbyGarryKasparovonThursday

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"Not good signs": wait for ExoMars lander will run overnight

ByLisaGrossmanandTimothyRevellTheExoMarsmissionteamwillworkthroughthenighttofindoutiftheirSchiaparellilanderhassurviveditstriptotheMartiansurface.Thelander wastrackedtojustaboveitsfinaldestination

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Uranus might have two dark moons we've never seen before

WAVYpatternsinUranus’sringsmayholdtwosmallmoonsthatorbitclosertotheplanetthananyofitsothersatellites.Theicegianthas27knownmoons–farfewerthanthe67and62ofitsneighboursJupiterandSaturn

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60 Seconds

CloningbandeferredAsexpected

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Drug regulator takes stand on gene chip

BySylviaPagánWestphalinBostonTHEfirst“genechip”designedtopredicthowpatientswillrespondtosomedrugswaslaunchedintheUSearlierthisyearwithmuchfanfare.ButtheFoodandDrugAdministrationhasnowaskeditsmaker

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Soy supplements cut sexual behavior in rats

ByEmilySingerSoysupplementscandecreasenormalsexualbehaviourbyasmuchas70percent

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Latest Mimail worm has new trick

ByCelesteBieverThelatestvariantofthecomputerwormMimailcontainsanewtricktoharvestcreditcarddetails–afakesecurityprogramthatinfactemailsthedetailsofftothevirus’screators.ThewormisaimedatusersofPaypal

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The sound of hard cash

ByBarryFoxUKsecurityprinterDeLaRueofBasingstoke

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Multiple impacts

THEdiscoveryofthelargestfieldofimpactcraterseveruncoveredonEarthisthefirstevidencethattheplanetsufferedsimultaneousmeteorimpactsintherecentpast.Thefieldhasgoneunnoticeduntilnowbecauseitispartiallyburi

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Sky-high price tag

THEInternationalSpaceStationmayneverbecompletedbecauseofadramaticriseinthecostofflyingthespaceshuttle.NASAadmittedlastFridaythattheworriesoverextracostswereforcingittoconsidercuttingplannedflights.The

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Cold war fighter ready at last

Theworld’smostexpensivefighteraircraftwasdeliveredtotheUSairforcelastweekamidcriticismthatitsroleisalreadyobsoleteandthatanewgenerationofcheaperaircraftcandoitsjobnearlyaswell.TheF/A-22Raptorwasdreame

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Hot prospects for pure silicon laser beam

ByJeffHechtinBostonAPUREsiliconlaserhasbeendemonstratedforthefirsttime

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No more anthrax vaccination

AUSfederaljudgehasruledthatthemandatoryvaccinationofallUSmilitarypersonnelagainstanthraxmuststop.UnderUSlaw

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60 Seconds

BirdfluonthemoveRussianscientistssaytheyhavefoundtheH5N1fluvirusinducksandgeesethatspendthesummerinSiberia.Thebirdsoverwinterinsouth-eastAsia

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Baby galaxies hide in the dust

SCORESofmissinggalaxiesareturningupininfraredimagesofthedistant

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Birds favour sweet smell of success

ByAnnaGoslineBIRDShavemoresophisticatedsexlivesthanwethought.Forthefirsttime

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Nerve implants can be driven by lasers

ByHelenPhillipsTHEnextgenerationofneuralimplantsmightuselasersratherthanelectrodestoconnecttothehumannervoussystem.Thetechniqueisstillinitsinfancy

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Success claimed for US e-voting machines

ByCelesteBieverDespitesomereportedglitches

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Weather hots up under wind farms

ByKateRaviliousWindfarmscanchangetheweather

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The disease that never was?

ByDeboraMacKenzieTERENCEWALKERisoneoftheluckyones.On19January1991hewaswith6000BritishtroopsatAlJubaylinSaudiArabia

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Aroma that sticks around

ByBarryFoxTosome

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How cells from babies help heal their mothers

ByAlisonMotlukinTorontoPREGNANCYcertainlyhasitsdownside

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Micro-stars may manage to avoid black-hole fate

ByHazelMuirCOULDtheuniversebefilledwithstrangestarsthesizeoffootballs?Perhaps

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Pesticide link to Parkinson's grows stronger

ByHelenPhillipsinSanDiegoEXPOSUREtolowlevelsofthepesticiderotenonemakesmonkeysdevelopParkinson’sdisease

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Crime scene DNA puts names in the frame

ByWillKnightForensicscientistsintheUKaredevelopingamethodoflinkingDNAevidencefromacrimescenetothesurnameoftheperpetrator.Thismightenableinvestigatorstonarrowthescopeofaninvestigationbyfocusingonsuspec

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What preceded seeds?

THEancestorsofplantsthatuseseedstoreproducebegandivergingfromotherplantsaround385millionyearsago.Whenlandplantsappearedabout450millionyearsagotheyreproducedbyreleasingspores.Theoldestknownseedsdatefro

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Vioxx heart risks apparent for years

ByAnnaGoslineScientificevidenceofincreasedheartattackriskassociatedwithpopulararthritisdrugVioxxwasavailableasearlyas2000

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Easy Kyoto drive

DOUBLINGthefuelefficiencyofeverycarintheUSwouldcutthecountry’shugecarbonemissionsby10percent–enoughtomeetitstargetundertheKyotoprotocol

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Eat a toxic beetle to become a poison frog

POISONdartfrogsandsometropicalbirdspeciesbecomepoisonousbyeatingbeetlesthatarelacedwithtoxins

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A healthier heart? just scoff a pizza

IT’STHEkindofthingyouhopeistrue:eatingpizzaprotectsagainstheartattack.That

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Take one DNA computer and heat gently…

ONEwaytoimproveDNAcomputersmaybetomeltthem.TheprocessshouldhelpseparateoutusefulDNAsequences.Intheory

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Zombie networks fuel cybercrime

ByWillKnightINJUNE

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Third 'puffed-up planet' discovered

ByDavidShigaAthirdplanetthatboastsextremelylowdensityhasbeenfound

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