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Third 'puffed-up planet' discovered

ByDavidShigaAthirdplanetthatboastsextremelylowdensityhasbeenfound

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Even on the ground, space elevators may have uses

ByKellyYoung(Image:LiftPortGroup)(Image:LiftPortGroup)Balloon-borneplatformsdevelopedasprecursorstospaceelevatorscouldbeusedashigh-altituderelaystationsforwirelesscommunications

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Giant viruses may just be small viruses that stole hosts’ genes

MEHAUKULYK/GettyBySamWongMysteriousmicrobesthatsomeconsiderawholenewdomainoflifemightinfactbejustnormalvirusesthatpilfergenesfromtheirhostorganisms.Unlikenormalviruses

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Predicting the impact of wild habitat loss

ByJohnPickrell(Image:AaronMEllison)Habitatlossisoneofthegreatestthreatsmanyspeciesface

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Mars rover nears rim of giant crater

ByKellyYoung(Image:NASA/JPL/Cornell)NASA’sOpportunityroverisjustdaysawayfromreachingtherimofVictoriaCrater

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Global warming nears a million-year high

ByNewScientiststaffandAFPTheEarth’srapidwarminghaspushedtemperaturestotheirhottestlevelinnearly12

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Earth-sized telescope set to snap first picture of a black hole

ESO/B.TafreshiByLeahCraneGETreadytopeerintotheunknown.Thisweek

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Scanner recognises hidden knives and guns

ByTomSimonite(Image:Heriot-Watt/Elsevier)Securityscreeningatairportsandrailwaystationscouldbestreamlinedusinganewhigh-frequencyradioscannerthatautomaticallyspotsconcealedweapons.Thescannerdetectsmil

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Atmosphere containing water detected around rocky exoplanet

MPIAByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationAnEarth-sizedplanetorbitingadimstar39lightyearsawayhasahazyatmospherethatcouldindicatethepresenceofa“waterworld”.Itisoneofthefirsttimesastronomershavebeenable

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Mars is so small because Jupiter shook up its formation

NASAByAbigailBeallMarscanblameJupiterforitssmallstature.TheRedPlanetmaybemuchsmallerthanweexpectbecauseJupiter’sgravitybeatitupasitwasforming.Modelsofoursolarsystem’sformationsuggestthatMarsshouldbebe

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First zero-gravity surgery set to be performed

ByNewScientistSpaceandAFPHarnessedtothewalls

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Adjustable 'ion trap' boosts quantum computing

ByWillKnight(Image:UniversityofSussex/Hensinger)Thefirstadjustable“iontrap”couldhelpscientistsbetterunderstandthechallengesofbuildingpracticalquantumcomputers

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Silky-footed tarantulas don't come unstuck

ByMichaelReillyTheyhaveadeadlybite

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Mass bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef for second year in a row

GregTordaByRichardSchiffmanThebadnewsforAustralia’sGreatBarrierReefjustkeepsongettingworse.Lastmonth

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Trump plans to revive nuclear waste plans axed by Obama in 2010

BryanChan/GettyByFredPearceTheTrumpadministrationlastmonthrevivedcontroversialplanstoburytheUS’sgrowingstockpileofhighlyradioactivespentfuelfromnuclearpowerplantsandweaponsfactoriesintunnelsdugintoYuc

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Blindness prevention drug may make matters worse

ByDeboraMacKenzieAworldwidepushtotreataleadingcauseofblindnessmaybackfireinthelongrun

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New Mexico's first commercial rocket crashes after launch

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:UpAerospace/KRQE)Themaidenflightofasmallcommercialrocketcarryingmorethan50studentexperimentscrashednotlongafterlaunchonMonday.Therocketwasdesignedtoprovideinexpensiveaccesstosubo

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NASA funds radical Pluto hopper and cosmic echolocation concepts

ChrisMannByLeahCraneFromaPlutolanderthathopslikeabunnytoatubethatshakesastronautstosimulateEarthlikegravity

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Ageing may be a lifestyle 'choice' for bacteria

ByRowanHooperAgeingmaybeastrategic“choice”forbacteria

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Virtual face-ageing may help find missing persons

ByTomSimonite(Image:ChrisSolomon/Elsevier)Softwarethatartificially“ages”aperson’sfaceusingarangeofparameterscouldhelpfindmanymissingpersons

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Public fatigue is the friend of those who would thwart science

GettyTHEannualmeltofArcticiceisunderway

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New computer vision challenge wants to teach robots to see in 3D

Oostende/REX/ShutterstockByMattReynoldsComputervisionisreadyforitsnextbigtest:seeingin3D.TheImageNetChallenge

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Pool knowledge to find the origins of language

ByJohnPickrellLinguistsarecallingforanonlinepublicdatabase

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Doctors remove tumour in first zero-g surgery

ByNewScientistSpaceandAFPFrenchdoctorscarriedouttheworld’sfirsteveroperationonahumaninzerogravityonWednesday

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Rich black people have worse health than rich white people

AlexWebb/MagnumByJessicaHamzelouAmerica’shealthisinpoorshape.Thehealthgapbetweentherichandpoorisnowfarbiggerthanthedifferenceinincome–that’soneofthemessagesfromaseriesofpaperspublishedinTheLancettoday

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X-rays break the silence of ancient worms

ByPaulMarksPalaeontologistshaveusedaparticleacceleratortorevealforthefirsttimethestructureof500-million-year-oldfossilisedembryos.TheresearchersharnessedpowerfulX-raybeamsfromasynchrotronparticleaccel

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What does future hold for drug trial victims?

ByLindaGeddes“CANCERhitsdrugstester.”“Drugtrialmansayshehasjusttwoyearstolive.”HeadlinesalongtheselinesthisweekpredictedthefateconfrontingsixmenwhotookpartinthecatastrophictrialofthedrugTGN1412.Notonl

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Big bang reconciled with 'missing' lithium

Oneofthenigglingthingsaboutbigbangtheoryisthatitpredictstheuniverseshouldhavefarmorelithiumthanwecanfind.Nowwecanallresteasy.Thestars

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Fruity hitchhikers leave you heaving

Bewarethemild-manneredmelon.ResearchersattheUSCentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention(CDC)havefoundthatsince1973thecantaloupemelonhasbeenresponsibleforatleast28outbreaksoffoodpoisoningintheUSandCanadath

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This week 34 years ago

HydrogenfuelfutureDemandforfluidfuels–oilandnaturalgas–isexpectedtooutstripsupplybytheendofthecentury.Theonlyrealsyntheticsubstituteislikelytobehydrogen

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Soundbites

“Usingacombinationofnapandcaffeineisbetterthanusingthemseparately

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The selfish gene that learned to cooperate

ByKurtKleinerGENESarefamouslyselfish

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Grouse-shooting popularity boosts global warming

ByFredPearceTHE“glorious12th”fallsthisweekend.It’sthestartoftheUK’sgrouse-shootingseason

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Drug firm backs vulture recovery plan

Drugcompaniesoftengetabadrap

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Big crunches wipe the slate clean

ByZeeyaMeraliThereisnosuchthingaskarma

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Warning over 'boutique' ultrasound scans

ByRoxanneKhamsiTHElatestcelebritycrazefortrackingtheprogressofunbornchildrenviahomeultrasoundmaynotbesuchagoodideaafterall.Whilethereislittleevidencethatroutinescansareharmfultoadevelopingfetus

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Waterproof rice can outlast the floods

ByFredPearceRicegrowsbestinfloodedpaddyfields.Toomuchwater

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Monet's early smog analysis

ClaudeMonet’spaintingscouldbehidingadirtysecret.ResearcherswhoanalysedaselectionoftheFrenchartist’sworkthinkthathispaintingscouldbethefirstrecordingsofsmoginVictorianLondon.MonetvisitedLondonbetween18

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Tiny icy objects revealed in outer solar system

ByDavidShigaDozensofsmallicyobjectshavebeendetectedinthefarreachesofthesolarsystem.Basedonthissample

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Integrity of science is in jeopardy

ASKINGresearcherstodeclareconflictsofinterestthatmightprejudicetheirworkisnotenoughtosafeguardtheintegrityofscience

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To avoid being eaten, get smart

Beingclever

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Gizmo

TheDomesdayBook

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Win for Darwin on Kansas school board

RUEFULcreationistsintheMidwestlastweekcouldhaveechoedDorothy’s“Toto

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No laser protection for US civil aircraft

FITTINGlaserstocivilaircrafttoprotectthemagainstmissileattacksmaynotbepractical

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Gamma-ray probe a step closer to launch

ByKellyYoung(Image:NASA/MSFC/D.Higginbotham)TheGamma-rayLargeAreaSpaceTelescopeisanotherstepclosertoitsSeptember2007launch.Engineersaimtobegininstallingthefirstpieceofonescienceinstrument

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60 Seconds

VolcanicrumblingsVolcanicactivityonMountMayoninthePhilippinesincreaseddramaticallyonMonday

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Interrupted HIV treatment may still work

TAKINGtimeoutfromHIVtherapycouldcutcostsandstillsavelives.Peoplewhotakecloselymonitoredbreaksfromhighlyactiveanti-retroviraltherapy(HAART)

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Twin-mirror laser-weapon relay hits the spot

ByJeffHecht(Image:Boeing)Atwo-mirrorrelaysystemthatcouldonedaybeusedtodestroygroundtargetsandairbornemissileswithahigh-intensitylaserhasbeentestedbytheUSAirForceResearchLaboratoryinNewMexico

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Animal-human hybrid cloning deferred

ByAndyCoghlanControversialproposalstomakeembryosbymerginghumanandanimalmaterialremainonholdfollowingadecisiononThursdaybytheUKregulatorofembryoresearch.UnderintensepressurefromscientiststoallowthreeUK

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Penguins take fishing trips with their buddies

Penguinsmakebosombuddiesandtheyliketoteamupwiththemwhengoingonfishingexpeditions.Littlepenguins

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Epilepsy drug helps alcoholics quit the bottle

ByAnnaGoslineAdrugusedtotreatseizuresandmigrainesmayhelpalcoholicsquitthebottle

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