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Carbon fixing

ByMickHamerCONCRETEroadbridgescanbestrengthenedquicklybybondingathinsheetofcarbonfibretothem

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Dope for all

MarijuanagrownbytheUSgovernmentwillnowbemadeavailabletoscientistsforprivatelyfundedmedicalstudies.Inthepast

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High and dry

ByDanFalkinTorontoNIAGARAFallsalmostrandrywhenthelevelofthewaterinLakeEriefell

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Blazing hot

ByFredPearceUPTOhalftheglobalwarmingwehaveexperiencedoverthepast130yearsmayhavebeencausedbyanincreaseintheSun’soutputofenergy.Thisfindingissuretobeseizedonbythosesaythatouremissionsofgreenhousegasesar

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Blow by blow

ByBarryFoxWhenheavyweightboxersLennoxLewisandEvanderHolyfieldfoughtfortheWorldChampionshiprecently

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Male clone strikes a blow for equality

ByJonathanKnightinSanFranciscoUNTILnow

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Lethal legacy

ByRobEdwardsANEWBritishstudysuggeststhechildrenofmenexposedtoradiationwhileworkingatnuclearplantsaretwiceaslikelytodevelopleukaemia.ResearchersfromtheUniversityofLeedsandtheLondonSchoolofHygieneandTro

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Pass the paper bag

TheWebmaywellhavehelpedtheworldblazeatrailtoourcomputerscreens

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Bad timing

ByBarryFoxABUGintheBBC’steletextsystemhasbeenstoppingsomenewerVCRsfromtapingTVprogrammessincethestartofBritishSummerTimeon28March.AndtheBBC’sengineersarestillnotsurewhathasgonewrong.ModernVCRsuseasyst

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River of no return

ByDeboraMacKenzieACHEMICALthatmimicsoestrogenmayberesponsibleforthedisappearanceofNorthAmerica’sAtlanticsalmon

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Arsenic and old paint

ByMattWalkerBRIGHTyellowpigmentsusedby17th-centuryDutchmastersaren’tjustfading.Youcouldevenusethemtopoisonrats

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Tin cleans up in electronics

ByJeffHechtFORseveralyears

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Sleep signals

MELATONIN

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Patently history

ByBarryFoxOnehundredyearsofpatentshistoryhascometoanendwiththemoveofLondon’spatentlibraryinHolborntothenewBritishLibraryinStPancras.Althoughanyonewasfreetousetheoldlibrary

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Name that whiff

Chemicalsrangingfromnervegastoemissionsfrommouldyfoodcannowbesniffedoutbyapalm-sizedvapourdetectormadebybyOrlando

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Pedal clamp

ByBarryFoxConventionalcarsecuritysystemsaretooeasytofoil

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Ageing fast

ByLeighDaytoninSydneyABORIGINALpeoplehavelivedinAustraliaformorethan60000years

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Mike makes light of sensing sound

ByPaulMarksPATIENTSundergoingbodyscanscannotusuallycommunicatewiththeoutsideworldbecausemetalpartsinmicrophonesdistorttheelectromagneticfieldgeneratedbythescanner.Butanewmicrophonethatuseslightrathert

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In for the krill

ByDeboraMacKenzieSKYROCKETINGnumbersoffursealsarewreakinghavoconAntarcticislands.AtameetingthisweekinLima

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Recording room

ThedayyoucanrecordTVprogrammesonaCD-sizeddischasjustcomeastepnearer.PanasoniccannowmakeaDigitalVideoDiscrecorderthatstoresamovieononesideofarecordableDVD.Untilnow

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Toxic test

ByPhilipCoheninSanFranciscoCELLSthathavebeenhailedasthefutureoftransplantmedicinecouldalsoprovideaquick

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Last stand

ByDirkDraulansinBrusselsCIVILwarintheDemocraticRepublicofCongohasputastoptoeffortstoprotectthelasthavenofthebonobo.Thebonobo(Panpaniscus)

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Running late

TheinquiryintoBritain’sBSEepidemic

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Beat the bug

ByNellBoyceinWashingtonDCELDERLYandsickpeoplemaysoonbesparedtheextraworryofcatchingakillerbugwhileinhospital

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Free lunch

SABRE-TOOTHEDtigerspavedthewayforearlyhumanstoinvadeEurope

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Air heads

ByHazelMuirGlobetrottingonlongflightsacrossseveraltimezonesimpairsyourthinkingpowerbyshrinkingpartofyourbrain

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All roads lead back to Africa

ASIANpeoplecantracetheirrootstoAfrica

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Nicotine fix

ByMichaelLePage

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The King lives!

ByMarcusChownELVISisstillalive

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Horse killer

Mysterysurroundsthedeathormiscarriageofabout400foalsthismonthinKentucky

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Protective parasites

ByRichardBlack

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Double trouble

ByEmmaYoungClaimsthatsmokingacigaretteistwiceasdangerousforawomanasamanarebackedupbyexperimentsonlungtissue

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Nuclear warning

ByDeboraMacKenzieASRUSSIAstrugglestorestorelinkswithfourmilitarysatellitesfollowinglastweek’sfireatarelaystation

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Direct hit

ByRobEdwardsSoldiersinatankhitbyadepleteduranium(DU)shellcouldinhaleenoughradioactivedusttodoubletheirriskofdyingfromlungcancer

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Hide and seek

ByWillKnightAUScompanyclaimstohaveperfectedawayofsecuringcomputersystemsbyturningthemintofastmovingtargets.InvictaNetworkssaysitstechnologywillallowcomputerstohopfromoneinternetaddresstoanotherinlesst

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Scrubbing up

ByCatherineZandonellaTheUSgovernment’snewenergypolicypledges$2billionoverthenext10yearstodevelopcoaltechnology

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The big yam is back

ARAREvarietyoftheworld’slargestvegetablehasbeenrediscoveredinthewildafter40years.Scientistsfearedthattheelephant’sfoot—avarietyofwildyam—hadbecomeextinctinitsonlyhabitat

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Genetic meltdown

ByEmmaYoungAcommonantiviraldrugworksbyboostingthehighmutationrateofavirusuntilitself-destructs

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New view

ByCatherineZandonellaSoothingscenesofmountainsandsoundsofbabblingbrookscanhalvepaininpatientsundergoingunpleasantmedicalprocedureslikebronchoscopy

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Face facts

ByDuncanGraham-RoweWomenbeatmenhandsdownwhenitcomestorecognisingfaces

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A drop in the ocean

AIDSactivistsattackedPresidentBushlastweekaftertheUSpledgedjust$200milliontotheUNInternationalAIDSFund.Thefundcoordinatesmoneyfromwealthycountriesandbenefactorstogetmedicinestothepeoplewhoneedthemmost

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Exploding the myth

ByCatherineZandonellaANEWanalysisofthefossilrecordcastsdoubtonthelong-heldassumptionthatbiodiversityhasbeensteadilyrisingformillionsofyears.Ifthefindingsareright

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DNA heist?

AccusationsofinternationalespionageareshakingthequietacademicworldofAlzheimer’sdiseaseresearch.Lastweek

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Breast boost

ByMarinaMurphySiliconebreastimplantscouldsoonbeunnecessary

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Flawed fetuses

ByEmmaYoungScientistsarepuzzlingoverwhyacontroversialfertilitytechniquethatresultsin“geneticallymodified”babieshasproducedahigherthanexpectednumberoffetuseswithaseriousgeneticdisorder.Fifteenof17foetu

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Polio power

ByMarkSchropeWhilehealthworkersracetoeradicatepoliomyelitis

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New body parts at the stroke of a laser pen

ByCatherineZandonellainSanFranciscoIFYOUwanttocreateartificialorgansorasophisticatedbiosensor

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Fast-food upset

ByWillKnightAstronomersatoneoftheworld’smostfamousobservatoriessaythatanewfast-foodrestaurantcouldruintheirviewofspacebyfillingtheairwiththermalpollutionandgreasyfumes.France’sPicduMidiobservatorysits

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Cut to the chase

ByIanSampleEVERdashedhometowatchavideoofthebigmatchonlytofindyourselfsittingthroughatiresomecoupleofhoursinwhichnothingmuchhappens?AnewcomputerprogrambeingdevelopedbySharp

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Pressure waves crack open sea defences

ByCatherineZandonellaSEAwallswithcracksandfissuresareboundtobeunderminedbythewaves

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