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Cancer drug prevents premature birth

ACANCERdrugmighthelppreventprematurebirth

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Drug disrupts cancer's production line

ByAndyCoghlanIFIThappenedinafactory

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Is steroid treatment for miscarriage safe?

ByRowanHooperASTEROIDmaypreventrepeatedmiscarriages

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US e-voting proponents say no to paper trails

ByCelesteBieverAdebateragedonTuesdayintheUSSenateoverwhetherelectronicballotsshouldbebackedbypapercopies

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Subterranean bugs reach out for their energy

ByDouglasFoxIMAGINEhaving15-metre-longarmsthatyoucouldusetopluckfruitofftrees.Somebacteriahaveanequivalentability:theycanmake“arms”10timestheirownlengthtohelpthemprocessnutrients.TheGeobacterfamilyo

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China hinders bird flu research

THEChinesegovernmentiswarningscientistsnottoconductunsupervisedresearchintobirdflu

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Older mothers use anti-ageing genes

ByMichaelLePageTHEveryfewwomenwhohavechildrenaftertheageof45maybeabletodosobecauseanti-ageingmechanismsaremoreactiveintheirbodies.“Itmightbepossibletopredictthechancesofsuccessoffertilitytreatmentinol

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Bangladeshi island suffers accelerating erosion

BANGLADESHmayhaveescapedthe26Decembertsunamilargelyunscathed

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Robo-pups created with curiosity in mind

ByWillKnight(Image:Sony)AlitterofroboticpuppiesexhibitingaformofartificialcuriosityisbeingputthroughkindergartenatSony’sresearchanddevelopmentlabinParis

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Army gadget tracks rumble in the jungle

ADEVICEusedtotrackenemytroopmovementsduringtheVietnamwarmaygiveconservationistsabetterunderstandingofelephantbehaviour.Forestelephants

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Live to a ripe old age – with a little help from your friends

FRIENDS

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Soundbites

“We’rescrewed.”MichaelOsterholm

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Deep Impact reveals comet's oblong heart

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:UniversityofMaryland/NASA)TheoblongheartofCometTempel1hasbeenrevealedbyNASA’sfast-approachingDeepImpactspacecraftforthefirsttime.Theimagewillhelpmissionmanagerspinpointthelocat

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Custom clusters top global supercomputer rankings

ByWillKnightAmonstrousnumbercruncherstillonlyhalfcompletehasretaineditstitleasthemostpowerfulcomputerontheplanet.BlueGene/L

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China to stop using human flu drug on poultry

ByDeboraMacKenzieChinahasconfirmedreportsthatChinesepoultryfarmershavebeenusingthehumananti-fludrugamantadineinpoultry

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Hubble spies lord of the stellar rings

ByIvanSemeniuk(Image:NASA

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Gene patent fight over breast cancer test

AROWhaseruptedinEuropeoverapossiblepatentonabreastcancertestthatmightleadtosomeofthemostvulnerablewomenbeingdeniedthetest

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First private solar sail primed for blast-off

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Women's orgasms are a turn-off for the brain

ByMichaelLePageFORwomen

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Martian menu rustled up from nine ingredients

THEEuropeanSpaceAgencydoesnotyethaveaspacecrafttogettoMars

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Microwave-based missile defence for airliners

Itisbeingtoutedasacheapandeasywaytoprotectairlinersfromterroristattack.High-powermicrowaveweaponsinstalledatairportscouldprotectjetsfromshoulder-firedmissileswithoutbustingthebudgetsofcash-strappedair

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Fossil mammal had a sting in the tooth

ByKurtKleinerTELLTALEgroovesinthefangsofa60-million-year-oldfossilisedmammalsuggestthatitinjectedvenomtoparalyseitsprey.Itistheonlyextinctmammalknowntohavedeliveredpoison.Bisonalveusbrowniwasa10to15-c

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IVF safest with one embryo

ByMichaelLePageinCopenhagenTHEcasefortransferringonlyasingleembryobacktothemotherinIVFhasgrownevenstronger

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Quantum computer springs a leak

ByMarkBuchananATTEMPTStobuildquantumcomputerscouldrunupagainstafundamentallimitonhowlongusefulinformationcanpersistinsidethem.Exceedthelimitandinformationcouldjustleakaway

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Cellphone masts can measure rainfall

ByTomSimoniteCellphonemastscouldprovideacheapyetaccuratewayforweatherforecasterstogetliverainfallinformation.Monitoringthewayraininterfereswiththesignalsroutinelysentbetweenphonemastsprovidesanaccurat

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Space station loses orbit-boosting options

ByKellyYoung(Image:NASA)SeveralfailuresontheInternationalSpaceStationinrecentweekshavelefttheorbitingoutpostwithfeweraltitude-boostingoptions.Thefailuresleavethestationslightlymorevulnerabletobeinghi

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Hubble watches Jupiter's 'red spot races'

ByKellyYoung(Image:NASA/ESA/ASimon-Miller/IdePaterUCB)HubblehassentbacktheclearestpicturesyetofJupiter’snewredspot.Thestorm

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Explosive sting of jellyfish captured on film

ByGaiaVince(Image:TimmNuechterandThomasHolstein)Theexplosionofstingersreleasedwhenajellyfishbrushesagainstitsvictimhasbeencapturedforthefirsttimeonfilm–andthefootageshowswhatmaybethefastestcellularpr

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Way to mass produce key bird flu drug revealed

ByDeboraMacKenzieThebiggesthopeforsavingpeopleatthestartofabirdflupandemic

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Red wine may fight deafness

ByAndyCoghlanMODERATEconsumptionofredwineoraspirinmaydelaytheonsetofage-relateddeafnessandreducehearinglosscausedbyloudnoiseandsomeantibiotics.Thedelicatehairsoftheinnerearwhicharevitalforhearingcanbe

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US 'botmaster' jailed for hijacking 400,000 PCs

ByNewScientistTechstaffandAFPAUScomputerhackerwasjailedforalmostfiveyearsonMondayforhijackingaround400

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How Neptune snagged a passing moon

ByStuartClarkFINALLY

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Artificial sweetener given the all clear

HOWsweetitistobeletoffthehook.Sixmonthsafterreportsthatthewidelyusedartificialsweeteneraspartamecausedcancerinrats

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Beetle's wings inspire water-moving materials

ByTomSimoniteAmaterialinspiredbyadesertbeetle’strickforextractingwaterfromtheaircouldhavearangeofnovelengineeringapplications

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Drummers tune in to robot rhythm

(Image:GeorgiaInstituteofTechnology)Drummachineshavedonedrummersoutofalotofwork

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Shape changer helps HIV play havoc

ByRowanHooperITWASahugestrokeofbadluck.HIVhadbeenlivingquitehappilyinchimpswithoutmakingthemill

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'Chameleon' supernova had hidden accomplice

ByKellyYoung(Image:GeminiSouthGMOSImages/StuartRyder/TravisRector)Astronomersmayhavefoundthekeytounderstandinga“chameleon”starthatmysteriouslytransformedundertheirwatchfulgaze.Itseemsacompanionstarst

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X Prize sponsor may be first female space tourist

ByNewScientistSpacestaffandAFPOneofthemainbackersoftheAnsariXPrizecouldbethefirstfemale

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Robo-roach could betray real cockroaches

ByTomSimonite(Image:Jean-LouisDeneubourg)Amatchbox-sizedrobotthatcaninfiltrateapackofcockroachesandinfluencetheircollectivebehaviourhasbeendevelopedbyEuropeanscientists.Thetinyrobotsmellsandactsju

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More and more animals face extinction

TWOoutofeveryfivespeciesontheplanetthathavebeenassessedbyscientistsfaceextinction.ThisremarkablefigurecomesfromthelatestWorldConservationUnion(IUCN)RedListofThreatenedSpecies

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Dread lights up like pain in your brain

ByRoxanneKhamsiThefeelingofdreadlightsupthepartsofthebrainlinkedwithpain

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Lasers may test a weighty theory

ByMarkAndersonATTEMPTStoreconcilethetheoriesofgeneralrelativityandquantummechanicsinordertodevelopaunifiedtheoryofeverythingcouldgetaboostfromanunlikelysource:lasers.Physicistshavestruggledtodescribe

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Lunar lander is NASA's biggest 'challenge'

ByMaggieMcKeeNASAwillsponsoritslargestevercompetition–withprizestotalling$2.5million–todeveloprocketscapableoflandingontheMoon

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Robotic tentacles get to grips with tricky objects

ByDavidHambling(Image:ClemsonUniversity)(Image:ClemsonUniversity)Robotic“tentacles”thatcangraspandgrapplewithawidevarietyofobjectshavebeendevelopedbyUSresearchers.Mostrobotsrelyonmechanicalgrippingj

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Tsunami still pollutes Sri Lankan wells

THEtsunamiofDecember2004continuestohaunttheresidentsofSriLanka.Theirdrinkingwaterisstillcontaminatedwithseawaterlongaftertheoceansurgedovertheisland’scoastline

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Flu pandemic could cost billions

ByShaoniBhattacharya

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Cells from mutant mice kill cancers

ByPatrickBarryWhitebloodcellsfromauniquebreedofcancer-resistantmicehavecuredadvancedcancersinnormalmice

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UK extends gene screening of embryos

ByGaiaVinceThegeneticscreeningofembryosforawiderrangeofdiseases

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Saturn's spin is hard to pin down

IT’Saniconicplanet

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Space station's lack of back-up computers is questioned

Eventheall-purposekeyboardrebootcommandCtrl-Alt-Deletewouldhavefailedtofixthiscomputerglitch.Lastweek

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Echinacea may halve the risk of catching cold

ByRoxanneKhamsiAwide-rangingsurveyofstudiesinvolvingechinaceasuggeststhattheherbalsupplementcanreducetheriskofcatchingacoldbyabout60%.Expertssaythatechinaceamightofferaparticularlybeneficialboosttopeo

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