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Fertility decline is economic 'window of opportunity'

ByEmmaYoungReducingpopulationgrowthbyimprovingfamilyplanningservicescreatessignificanteconomicgrowthandreducespoverty

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NASA’s Juno probe snaps first images of Jupiter’s north pole

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSSByNiallFirthIt’sthebigoneasyouhaveneverseenitbefore.NASA’sJunoprobehassentbackthefirst-everimagesofJupiter’snorthpole

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AIDS dead could be buried in disused mines

ByEmmaYoungDisusedmineshaftsinJohannesburgcouldbeturnedintocatacomb-stylecemeteries

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Mystery object in weird orbit beyond Neptune cannot be explained

ESO/L.Calçada/NickRisinger“Ihopeeveryonehasbuckledtheirseatbeltsbecausetheoutersolarsystemjustgotalotweirder.”That’swhatMicheleBannister

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School league tables are 'meaningless'

ByJennyHoganBysendingvirtualpupilstosimulatedschools

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Warming strengthens typhoons that batter Asian coast

JIJIPRESS/AFP/GettyImagesByAndyCoghlanBattendownthehatches.TyphoonspummellingthecoastlinesofeastandSouth-EastAsiahavebecomemoredestructiveinthepast40years

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Warblers are born to sing

ByNicolaDixonSONGBIRDSthathavelearnedtowarbleintricatetunesdespitebeingrearedinisolationarecausingacommotionamongbirdsongspecialists.Thebirds’innatetalenthasconfoundedallexpectations

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Infant rat heads grafted onto adults' thighs

ByEmmaYoungInfantratsarebeingdecapitatedandtheirheadsgraftedontothethighsofadultsbyresearchersinJapan.Ifkeptcoolwhilethebloodflowisstopped

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Submarine finds oil wreck not leaking

ByWillKnightThefirstsubmarineinspectionofthesunkenoiltankerlying3500metresbelowthesurfaceoftheAtlanticoceanhasfoundnoevidencethatoilisleakingfromthewreck

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Massive oil slick reaches Spain

ByEmmaYoungAslickofthousandsoftonnesoffueloilleakedwhenthePrestigetankerbrokeapartisstartingtowashuponbeachesinnorthwestSpain.EightEuropeanclean-upboatsmanagedtosuckupabout5000tonnesofoilbeforethefirs

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Statistical physics predicts stock market gloom

ByJennyHoganAstatisticalphysicsmodelispredictingthattheUSstockmarketrecoverysuggestedbyrecentriseswillonlylastuntilspringnextyear

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Giant panda off endangered list as China’s conservation pays off

KinCheung/PAByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationThegiantpandaisofftheendangeredlistthankstoaggressiveconservationeffortsinChina.TheInternationalUnionforConservationofNature(IUCN)saidinareportthatthe

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Fraud detection software catches Pentagon's eye

ByAnilAnanthaswamy

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Ocean warming is already spreading diseases and killing corals

GeorgetteDouwma/GettyByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationThewarmingoftheworld’soceansisalreadyspreadingdangerousdiseasesandaffectingfishstocksandcropyields

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Top tips to avoid getting metal pollution in your brain

FrancisDEMANGE/GettyByClareWilsonBarbaraMaheratLancasterUniversityintheUKhasfoundthattinyparticlesofironoxideinourbrainsprobablycomefromthetrafficfumeswebreathe.ThesemagneticparticleshavebeenlinkedtoA

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Stressed? We're teaching computers to help handle our feelings

AdrianSamson/GettyByTimothyRevellSomehumansjustknowwhenandhowtoofferawordofemotionalsupport.Nowcomputersarelearningtoo

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Older father risk

PRE-ECLAMPSIA

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Hurricane Hermine's flood damage was ramped up by climate change

BrianBlanco/GettyByAliceKlein Apreviewofthingstocome?GlobalwarmingandrisingsealevelsmaybeexacerbatingthewidespreadfloodingalongtheeastcoastoftheUSinthewakeofHurricaneHerminethisweek.Thecategory1hu

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Submarine to examine sunken oil tanker

ByWillKnightAFrenchsubmarinecouldmakeitsfirstdivetothewreckoftheoiltankerPrestigeonMonday.Thedescentto3500metresaimstodeterminehowmuchmoreoilthesunkentankercouldleak.GuyHerrouin

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Digital image stored in single molecule

ByWillKnightAnimagecomposedofover1000bitsofinformationcanbestoredintheatomsofasinglemolecule

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Found: Philae lander finally spotted by Rosetta on comet 67P

ESA/Rosetta/NavCam–CCBY-SAIGO3.0ByJacobAronOneofthegreatestspaceexplorationstoriesofrecenttimesfinallyhasahappyending.ThePhilaelander

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Failure of fake babies: Why it doesn't pay to go with your gut

ClaudioCricca/Redux/eyevine“Thereisalwaysawell-knownsolutiontoeveryhumanproblem—neat

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Antidepressant makes bones weaker by slowing down new growth

AntonioRomero/SPLByAndyCoghlanAntidepressantsmaybebadforyourbones.Peoplewhotakesomeselectiveserotoninreuptakeinhibitors(SSRI)havebeenfoundtohaveahigherriskoffractures

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Arctic to lose all summer ice by 2100

ByFredPearceTheArcticOceanwillbecompletelydevoidofsummericebeforethe21stcenturyhasended

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US privacy ruling

YOUmightexpecttheChineseauthoritiestopayscantregardtoelectronicprivacy

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Lamprey evolved alternative immune system

THELAMPREY

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Sea change for drinking water

ByFredPearceFORalmosthalfacentury

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Peat bogs harbour carbon time bomb

ByFredPearceTHEworld’speatbogsarehaemorrhagingcarbondioxideintotheatmosphere

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No time to act

BRITISHfighterplanescouldhaveaslittleas4minutestointerceptterroristsintentoncrashinghijackedplanesintotheSellafieldnuclearcomplexinnorth-westEngland.AreportcommissionedbytheenvironmentalgroupGreenpeac

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A message from beyond the grave high-tech style

ByAnnaGoslineINVENTORSusuallytrytocomeupwiththingsthatwillchangepeople’slives.ButRobertBarrowsishopingtomakeanimpactaftertheirdeath.He’spatentingvideo-equippedtombstonestoletcemeteryvisitorswatchmessa

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No night respite

IFYOURchild’scoughingiskeepingthewholefamilyawakeatnight

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Bursting balloons break sound barrier

THEripsthattearthrougharubberballoonwhenitispoppedtravelfasterthanthespeedofsoundinrubber

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China steps up text control

TheChinesegovernmenttookanotherdraconianstepaimedatstranglingtheflowofinformationbetweenitscitizens

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Pushy people do quake tests

ByBarryFoxIfyoupassatallbuildingandseeseveraldozenpeopleinheadphonespushingatthewalls

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With grandparents came civilisation

ByAndyCoghlan“WHATmakesusmodernisthecontributionofolderfolks.”Acontraryview

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Super-fit bird flu

ASCHINA

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Settlers in their midst

Survivalisnevereasy–especially

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To truly see an animal, look it in the eye

ByAnnaGoslineCARTOONISTSlovetosketchendearinganimalswithlarger-than-lifeeyes.Butaccordingtoanewsurvey

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Blame lifestyle for myopia, not genes

ByRachelNowakinMelbourneCONTRARYtopopularbelief

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Passive smoking's true dangers

THErisksofpassivesmokingmayhavebeensubstantiallyunderestimated.Previousstudieshavereliedonindirectmeasuresofexposuretosmoke

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Cometh a plague

APLAGUEoflocustsisthreateningtodescendon2millionrefugeesembroiledinahumanitariancrisisinthestrife-tornprovinceofDarfurinwesternSudan.Swarmsofdesertlocustsaremassinginnorth-westAfricaandstartingtoflyso

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Deceitful primates have biggest brains

MONKEYSandapesthatmostoftendeceivetheirpeersalsohavethebiggestbrainsrelativetotheirbodysize.Thefindingbacksthe“Machiavellianintelligence”theory

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Hi-fi failure helps to brighten beer

ByBarryFoxinEindhovenBRIGHTER

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Neutrino blast heralds birth of a supernova

ByJustinMullinsSUPERNOVAEareamongtheuniverse’smostspectacularevents

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Ancestor identity crisis

ByWillKnightThediscoveryofapetitehominidskullhasopenedadebateaboutthephysicaldiversityofourearlyancestors.Theskull

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Does SV40 contamination matter?

ByMichaelLePageHowmany

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Selenium helps protect baby

SELENIUMintheplacentamayhelpprotectfetusesfromthetoxiceffectsofheavymetalssuchasthecadmiumfoundincigarettesmoke.WhenMarjattaKantola’steamattheUniversityofKuopioinFinlandanalysedthebloodofpregnantwomen

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Soundbites

“InthespiritoftheKyotoaccord

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Shape memory passwords

ByBarryFoxPasswordsarethebaneofmodernliving.Chooseasimpleonethatyoufindeasytoremember

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Hubble spies lord of the stellar rings

(Image:NASA

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Cancer drug prevents premature birth

ACANCERdrugmighthelppreventprematurebirth

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