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Feed frenzy

AfterBelgium’sfoodscandal

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Day of the centipede

ByOliverKlaffkeABULKYcentipede-likecreaturethatdiedoutsome300millionyearsagoisthelargestarthropodyetdiscovered.PalaeontologistsinGermanywhoexaminedapartialfossilunearthednearJenaintheeastofthecountrys

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A computer that understands your gestures

ByMichaelBrooksSOFTWAREthatrecognisesandconvertsthegesturesofsignlanguageintotextonascreencouldmakeworkingoncomputerseasierandmorenaturalfordeafpeople.ResearchersattheUniversityofSherbrookeinQuebechav

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In the firing line

ByMattWalkerCRICKETERSareindangerofbeingseriouslyinjuredbecausemanyofthetopbrandsofbatsmen’shelmetdon’tprovideenoughprotection

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Dad's to blame

ByJonathanKnightINFERTILEmenmayunwittinglyhanddownadamagedcopyofthecysticfibrosisgenetotheirtest-tubebabies

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Out of Egypt

ByAndyCoghlanORGANICfarmersandbiotechfirmsalikestandtobenefitfromapotentbiopesticidethatkillsamultitudeofinsectpestswithoutharmingbeneficialspecies.Thebiopesticide

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High ambitions

PicturesofaChineselaunchermeanttotakeastronautsintoorbitconfirmsuspicionsthattheChinesedriveforcrewedspaceflighthasborrowedfromRussiantechnology.Judgingfromitscasing

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Seventh time lucky

Atlonglast

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Turing in the genes

Decadesafterhisdeath

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Crustacean clothing

Clothescouldsoonbewovenfromthechitosanfibresfoundincrabandlobstershells

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The lore of the jungle

ByAlisonMotlukCHIMPSmaynotstageoperas

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Look to the eyes

ByZosiaChusteckaCELLSgrownfromdiscardedeyetissuewillbeusedlaterthisyearasanexperimentaltreatmentforParkinson’sdisease.Theneurotransmitterdopamine

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Primes mean prizes

ByCharlesSeifeinWashingtonDCINSTEADofidlingawayrunningascreensaver

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Melissa's evil sister

ByDuncanGraham-RoweAROGUEprogramthatdestroyedcomputerfilesallovertheworldlastweekandforcedthousandsofcompaniestoshutdowntheire-mailsystemscouldhavebeenwrittenbyanovice.Expertssaythatthevirus

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It's elementary

PHYSICISTShavecreatedtwonewelementsbysmashingabeamofkryptonionsintoaleadtarget.KenGregorichoftheLawrenceBerkeleyNationalLaboratoryinBerkeley

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Fast fibres

ResidentsofAtlanta

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Global phones

Thenextgenerationofmobilephoneslookslikelytouseasingle

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Vaccine cleared

Afterstudying498childrenwithautism

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Watch out!

ByDuncanGraham-RowePULLINGoutintothefastlanewhenajuggernautisbearingdownonyouisnotoneoflife’sbestideas.Soitisjustaswellresearchersaredevelopingacarthatcanpredictwhenyouareabouttomakeadangerousmoveandh

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Safe havens

ByKurtKleinerFACEDwithfearsthatsomegeneticallyengineeredcropscouldrenderapopularnaturalinsecticideuseless

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Every sperm is sacred . . . for lobsters

MALEspinylobstersrationtheirspermsothattheirpartnersgetenoughtofertilisetheireggs—andnomore.MarkButlerattheOldDominionUniversityinNorfolk

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Freshening up

TheEuropeanCommissionhaspublishedplanstocurbemissionsofpollutantsthatcontributetolow-levelozonepollutionandacidrain

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Hell and high water

ByFredPearceALAKEinthequake-pronemountainsofcentralAsiaisaseismicshiverawayfromunleashingoneofthedeadliestnaturaldisastersinhistory

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Hands off our websites!

ByKurtKleinerOUTRAGEDwebmastersaredemandingthewithdrawalfromthemarketofacomputerprogramthatletspeopleaddtheirowncommentstowebsites.Alternatively

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Face values

ByPhilipCohenCHIMPANZEEScanmatchupphotosofchimpmothersandtheirsonsbyrecognisingfacialfeatures

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Sex change

ByEmmaYoungTheanti-impotencedrugViagraworksforyoungwomenaswellasmen

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Extreme cure for MS reboots immune system – but can be fatal

JessicaWilson/SciencePhotoLibraryByClareWilson It’saterribledilemma:atreatmentthatmightcureyouorkillyou.Thisiswhatsomepeoplewithseveremultiplesclerosisnowface.Aradicalapproachthatwipesouttheimmunes

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Serious setback

ByEmmaYoungFreshcasesoffootandmouthdiseaseintheUKareraisingfearsthattheoutbreakisfarfromover.Eightnewcaseswereconfirmedinthe24hoursupto1900on28May

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Tea for teeth

ANICEcupofteamaybejustwhatyouneedtokeepyourteethhealthy

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Foul fare

ByEmmaYoungALMOST30yearsafterAmericanplanesstoppedsprayingAgentOrangeinVietnam

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Brave new babies

ByAnilAnanthaswamyTHEchildrenofthefuturemaybeconceivedandspendtheirfirstfewdaysofdevelopmentonacomputer-controlledchip.InamoverecallingAldousHuxley’sfamousproductionlinesformakingbabiesinBraveNewWorld

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Dancing on the ceiling

ANTSscalesheersurfacestoraidyourkitchencountersandbreakfastbarusingstickypadsbetweentheirclawsthatrapidlyinflateanddeflate.Insectssuchasantsandbeesneedtomaketheirfeetstickysotheycanrunupsmoothsurfaces

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CO2 injected deep underground turns to rock – and stays there

TheCarbfixProjectByMichaelLePageAsmallpilotprojectinIcelandhasshownthatcarbondioxidecanbesafelystoredinbasaltrocks.Thefindingcouldhelptackleclimatechange

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No, eating baby food is not a solution to the obesity epidemic

Leagle/featureworldSowehaveasolutiontotheobesitycrisis.AtleastaccordingtorivalUKnewspaperstheDailyMailandMirror

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It's unstoppable

ByIanSampleASWITCHthatusesonelightbeamtoturnonanotherwillpavethewayforsuperfastcommunicationssystems.Japanesescientistssaytheir“opticaltransistor”couldeventuallyleadtoall-opticalnetworksthatwilldramat

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Did the big bang blow cosmic bubbles?

ByEugenieSamuelinBostonTHEfireballofthebigbangmayhaveexpandedfasterinsomeplacesthanothers,

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‘Monkey archaeology’ reveals macaque’s own Stone Age culture

MarkMacEwen/NaturePLByAlexKasprakTheworld’sfirstarchaeologydigofanoldworldmonkeyculturehasuncoveredthetoolsusedbypreviousgenerationsofwildmacaques–agroupofprimatesseparatedfromhumansbysome25millionyea

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Sonar to listen for moving icebergs near Arctic oil platforms

MarkJohnson/rigmover.comByChrisBaraniukRunsilent

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Crohn's cracked?

Ageneimplicatedinthedigestivedisorder

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Lord of the dance

ByDuncanGraham-RoweITMAYlooklikealine-dancingbarstool—butscientistsatMITreckontheirnanowalkerwillmakeevenMichaelFlatleylookflat-footed.Theiragilerobotcantake4000stepspersecond.Itcantiptoealongin4-nano

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Watching worm

ByWillKnightAnewcomputerwormthatseeksoutchildpornographyandreportsitsfindingstolawenforcersaroundtheworldisadangerouswaytocombattheproblem

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Juggling the Net

ByBarryFoxIFYOU’REbuyinganewmodemyouhadbettermakesureitbearsthelegend“V92ready”.Ifyoudon’t

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You don't get many of those to the shekel

ByAndyCoghlanINANagewhenpeopleseemincapableoftranslatingpoundsintokilograms

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Four new element names to be added to the periodic table

Chamussy/SIPA/Rex/ShutterstockByJacobAronForgetearth

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Africa on ice

ResearchsuggestingthattheicecaponMountKilimanjarocoulddisappearwithin15yearshasbeenattackedbytheTanzaniangovernment.ObservationsbyLonnieThompsonofOhioStateUniversityatColumbusindicatedthatone-thirdoft

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Living logic

ByDuncanGraham-RoweCANbacteriabelogical?Yestheycan

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Plutonium for sale

ByRobEdwardsinStockholmTHEnucleararmsracehaslefttheworldwithaterrifyinglegacy:3millionkilogramsofbomb-gradeplutoniumanduranium.Aterroristwouldneednomorethanafewkilogramstomakeadevastatingbomb

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Massive exoplanet’s close dance is making its star spin faster

NSSDCA/GSFC/NASAByRebeccaBoyleAfarawayplanetlockedinaclosedancewithitsstarismakingitspartnerspinfaster.Theorbitalwaltz

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Spills and kills

ByClaireAinsworthTHREEyearsafteradevastatingtoxicchemicalspill

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Molecular saw rips bacteria to shreds

ByPhilipCohenGERM-FREEtoys

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