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Anthrax case at TV station in New York

ByDamianCarringtonAnemployeeataUStelevisionnetworkhastestedpositiveforanthrax

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Voice recognition software to search Holocaust recordings

ByWillKnightSophisticatedvoicerecognitiontechnologyistobedevelopedtoallowhistorianstofindkeywordsinthousandsofhoursofvideorecordingsfromHolocaustsurvivors.ThechallengetotheUSresearchersistocreatesoftw

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Going loco

ByMaxGlaskinSTEAMpowermaysoonbemakingacomeback—inahighstreetnearyou.FredBayleyhasdesignedahybridcarthatcombinesdieselandsteampower.Thetrickistostoreexhaustheatinaformthatcanbeusedlater.Hybridcarsreduc

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Why black holes put the squeeze on memory

ByJustinMullinsSOMUCHforMoore’sLaw.In1965

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Disposable dipper to detect "date rape" drug is launched

ByEmmaYoungAdisposableteststripthatcanindicatewhetheradrinkhasbeenspikedwiththe“daterape”drugRohypnolhasbeenlaunchedintheUK.Dipitincosts£4.99forthreeteststrips.Itwilldetectsmallamountsofanybenzodiazep

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Fundamental cell cycle research wins Nobel prize

ByAndyCoghlanArcaneexperimentsonseaurchinsandmutantyeastscalled“wee-mus”haveearnedscience’stopprizefortwoBritonsandanAmerican.Theirresearchshowedhowlivingcellsgrow

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Sperm slowing drug could be unisex contraceptive

ByNicolaJonesAunisexcontraceptivewhichallowscouplestotakejointresponsibilityforbirthcontrolmaybeonthehorizon.Starvingspermofcalciumturnsthemintolazyswimmersthataretoosluggishtobreakintoanegg

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Fish on the slide

Howdoyouweighalive

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Wearable computer provides virtual signposts

ByWillKnight

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Jurassic Park's flying circus

ByJeffHechtTITANICpterosaursthatsoaredthroughtheskieswhiledinosaursroamedbelowwereactuallyoutsizedfreaksoftheirspecies.Pterosaurswerethelargestcreaturesthateverflew.OnespeciesdugupinTexas

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Mars engulfed by global dust storm

ByWillKnightMarsiscurrentlyinthegripofthemostsevereduststormseenindecades.Acloudofdustcreatedbystrongsurfacewindscurrentlycoverstheentirefaceoftheredplanet.OnThursday

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Anthrax in Florida attack is North American

ByDeboraMacKenzieThebacteriausedfortheworld’sfirstsuccessfulanthraxattackbelongstoastraincommoninwesternNorthAmerica.Thestrainhaskilledoneman

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Perfect pill

ByNicolaJonesAUNISEXcontraceptivewhichletscouplestakejointresponsibilityforbirthcontrolmaybeonthehorizon.Starvingspermofcalciumturnsthemintolazyswimmersthataretoosluggishtobreakintoanegg

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Cornflake monsters

WhatdoesyourcopyofNewScientisthaveincommonwithapacketofcornflakes?Simple—theybothcarrybarcodesthatcanbeusedtocreatenewgenerationsofaliensinhand-heldgames.Radica

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European disease surveillance network "inadequate"

ByEmmaYoungTheEuropeanUnion’sdiseasesurveillancenetworkneedsurgentimprovementiffutureinternationaloutbreaksofinfectiousdiseasearetobesuccessfullymanaged

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Hopes for end to foot and mouth crisis

ByJamesRandersonTherehavebeennocasesoffootandmouthdiseaseintheUKfor12days–thefirstsubstantialperiodoftimewithoutnewoutbreakssincethestartofthedevastatingepidemicinFebruary.DavidKing

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Bullet hole causes huge Alaskan oil spill

ByEmmaYoungAmanwhoshotaholeintheTrans-AlaskaPipelinelastweekcausedoneofthebiggestspillssincethepipelineopenedin1977

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永利总站线路:Focus on early cosmos

ByCatherineZandonellainSanFranciscoAFLEDGLINGstarsystemspottedattheedgeofthevisibleUniversecouldrevealsecretsabouttheearlyevolutionofthecosmos.Astronomerswereonlyabletoseethefaintgalaxybecausethegravi

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Back-breaking genes

ByBarryFoxGoodnewsformen—potentially—butbadnewsforpatentlibrarians.MillenniumPredictiveMedicineofMassachusettshasfiledapatent(WO01/60860)on“novelgenes”foridentifying

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Wristwatch gives remote control of computer

ByWillKnight

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Bill's bargains

ByBarryFoxMicrosoftwantstodevelopdigital“money-off”couponsthatcanbedistributedviatelevisionsets.Insteadofwastingbillionsonprintingandmailingspecial-offertokensthatmostpeopleignoreasjunkmail

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Florida cases likely to be first ever anthrax attack

ByDeboraMacKenzieAmanwhodiedoftherarepneumonicformofanthraxonFridaynowappearstohavebeenthevictimofadeliberateattack.Ifconfirmed

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Broken vistas

ByFredPearceTHEworldofAnnaKareninaandDoctorZhivagoisnomore.ThepineandbirchforeststhatoncestretchedacrossEuropeanRussiaaredisappearingassilentlyastheyoncereigned.Thefirst-evermapofEurope’slastwildfores

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永利总站线路:Australia's largest dinosaur fossil unearthed

ByMelanieCooper

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Homeward bound

ByJeffHechtinBostonANADVANCEDautopilotthatmightonedaytakeanaircraftoutofthehandsofhijackersandlanditsafelyatanairporthaspasseditsfirstflighttests.Sincethehorrorof11September

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Medicine

SOUTHAFRICAMiningmultinationalAngloAmericanistosupplyfreeanti-retroviraldrugstoitsworkers.Thecompanyestimatesthatafifthofits90

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Resistant rabbits are fighting back

ByJamesRandersonRABBITSinAustraliaaredevelopingresistancetoawidelyusedpoison

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Oldest jewellery in East Asia is crafted 37,000-year-old shell

MichelleLangley

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Picture perfect

ByBarryFoxThenextgenerationofdigitalsnapshotcamerascouldtake3Dpicturessimilartoholograms

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Giant ancient supervolcanoes threw rock right across Australia

ByAliceKlein MiloBarham

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Smelling bee

IFYOUthinkgoingthroughpassportcontrolattheairportisinconvenient,

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Slipping a brake disk

ByBarryFoxAquaplaningisanightmarefordrivers.Heavyraincancreatealayerofwaterbetweentheroadandacar’styres,

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GM plants no panacea

ByBarryFoxOpponentsofGMtechnologywillsurelypounceonnewpatentsfromtheUSagrichemicalscompanyMonsantowhichadmitsthatgeneticallyengineeringplantstoresistpestsisnotapanacea.Novartishasalreadyhaddoubts(NewS

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When to expect that long-distance call

ByMarcusChownIFWEwanttopickupmessagesfromintelligentaliens

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We hear that…

Itmightbewisetoindulgeinsomeoflife’slittleluxuriesbeforeit’stoolate–likehavingsexandeatingcaviar.BothwerealmostoutlawedinAustralia

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Winged robot learns to fly

ByIanSampleLearninghowtoflytooknaturemillionsofyearsoftrialanderror–butawingedrobothascrackeditinonlyafewhours

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You can squeeze oil out of a stone

ByJeffHechtOILdoesn’tcomefromdeadplantsandanimals

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NASA's new shuttle designs stolen by hacker

ByBenCrystallAHACKERhasbrokenintoasupposedlysecureNASAwebsiteandstolenblueprintsforitsnextgenerationofreusablelaunchvehicles.Thisinformationcouldhelproguestatesputspysatellitesorevenspace-basedweapons

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永利总站线路:Slam dunk

THEasteroidimpactblamedforkillingthedinosaursdidn’tjustcauseunderwaterhavocintheAtlanticnearwhereitlanded

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Suspend your disbelief…

ByCharlesChoiCONTROLLINGgravitywillprobablyneverhelpuslaunchaspacecraft

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Marsupial lion’s primate-like forearms made it a unique predator

JasonEdwards/GettyByEmilyBensonSpecies:ThylacoleocarnifexHabitat:PrehistoricAustraliaKangaroosinprehistoricAustraliafacedafearsomethreat.Themarsupiallionhadsharpteeth

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All-seeing scan spares your blushes

ByMickHamerTERRORISTSwhotrytoinfiltrateAmericanembassiesmaysoonbeupagainsta3Dscannerthatseesthroughtheirclothesandcanspotanyconcealedweapons

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Robot learns to fly

ByIanSampleLEARNINGhowtoflytooknaturemillionsofyearsoftrialanderror.Butawingedrobothascrackeditinonlyafewhours

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Liberal reading of bush edict gives US stem cell researchers more freedom

ByPhilipCoheninSanFranciscoTHErulesgoverningfederalfundingofembryonicstemcellresearchintheUSarebeinginterpretedmorelooselythanmanyscientistshaddaredhope.On9August2001

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Dispatches

RHINOSSLAUGHTEREDTheconservationgroupWWFiscallingformoreprotectionforAsianrhinocerosincountrieslikeIndonesia

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Hedgehogs look both ways, then turn back

ByAndyCoghlanWHYdidthehedgehogcrosstheroad?Well

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Soundbites

“Idonotobjecttobeingconsideredasubjectofinterestbytheauthoritiesbecauseofmyknowledgeandbackgroundinthefieldofbiologicalwarfaredefence.ButIdoobjecttoaninvestigationcharacterised…byoutrageousofficialsta

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Surfer physicist wins superparticle bet with Nobel laureate

Left:Cjean42/CCBY-SA3.0;Right:BROOKHAVENNATIONALLABORATORY/SCIENCEPHOTOLIBRARYByJacobAronAtleastonepersonishappythattheLargeHadronColliderhasn’tfoundanythingrecently.GarrettLisiisanindependentres

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永利总站线路:Satellites paint a far more rosy picture of forest loss

ByNicolaJonesRAINFORESTSaren’tdisappearingasfastaswethought.Thefirstglobalsurveyofhigh-resolutionsatelliteimagesfocusingondeforestedhotspotsindicatesalmost25percentlessdeforestationduringthe1990sthanw

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Feathered friends flock to posh parks

ByJamesRandersonBIRDSappeartobesocialclimbers.Ourfeatheredfriendshaveexpensivetasteswhenitcomestodecidingwheretohangout

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永利总站线路:Frequent drinking cuts heart attack risk

ByNatashaMcDowellHalfanalcoholicdrinkeveryotherday

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