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Implants let quadriplegic man drink from mug and feed himself

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 7:30pm
A man who has been paralysed from the shoulders down for eight years has regained the use of his right arm and hand thanks to a “neuroprosthesis”
Categories: Astronomy

Parrots find ‘laughter’ contagious and high-five in mid air

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:00pm
Chortling parrots join humans, apes and rats in elite club of species that find fun infectious and enjoy a laugh or two together
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Trump signs executive order to reverse Obama’s climate policies

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 2:51pm
The order targets the 2015 Clean Power Plan, which was meant to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants, and aims to relax fracking regulations
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Edited live vaccine could stop harmful polio outbreaks

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 2:00pm
We’re on the brink of eradicating polio, but the virus used as a vaccine can evolve to become dangerous. Now a team has figured out how, and plan to stop it
Categories: Astronomy

Virtual lemonade sends colour and taste to a glass of water

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:00pm
A tumbler that makes water look and taste like lemonade using LED lights and electrodes could allow people to share drinks on social media
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Mini reproductive organs in a dish mimic 28-day menstrual cycle

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:00am
Connecting clumps of tissue from ovaries, the womb, and other organs in the lab has led to ovulation happening in a dish, but the system cannot menstruate yet
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Miracle meal or rotten swindle? The truth about superfoods

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:52am
Trendy foods like wheatgrass and goji berries are lauded for their miraculous health benefits, but do the claims stack up? New Scientist chews on the evidence
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US energy systems at the mercy of cyberattack, warns report

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:00am
Hackers could sabotage electricity grid or oil pipelines unless weaknesses that have built up over decades are addressed, writes former NSA inspector general
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Baby has surgery to remove parasitic fetus growing inside him

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 9:53am
A 10-month-old boy in Indonesia was found to have a 400 gram fetus living inside him, one of only a few hundred cases of “fetus in fetu” ever described
Categories: Astronomy

Geoengineering the sky is scary but we need to test it now

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 9:51am
The world's biggest trial of cooling the planet by altering the atmosphere is being launched. It is crucial that it goes ahead, says Jamais Cascio
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“They said I was peri-menopausal. It’s a miracle I got pregnant”

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 8:02am
After several miscarriages and six unsuccessful IVF attempts, a woman in Germany is six months pregnant following an experimental ovarian rejuvenation treatment
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Beetroot for AIDS: Fighting denialism in Mbeki’s South Africa

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 8:00am
HIV researcher and doctor Glenda Gray worked through the dark days of Thabo Mbeki's AIDS denialism. In an era of fake news and climate scepticism, her story has lessons for us all
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Hurt blocker: To treat chronic pain, look to the brain not body

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 7:54am
Rethinking the root causes of chronic pain suggests it will take more than drugs to break the cycle – the answer lies in how the brain processes pain
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Fat vs carbs: What’s really worse for your health?

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 7:42am
The traditional balanced diet may be way out of whack. To fight obesity and diabetes, doctors and nutritionists are embracing diets that were once called fads
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The beautiful bird corpses left by illegal Maltese sharpshooters

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:00am
Every spring, millions of migrating birds are illegally shot as they seek rest and recuperation in the Mediterranean after epic flights across the Sahara
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Mice lived with us 15,000 years ago even before farming took off

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:00pm
House mice began to associate with humans when the Natufian people started settling in the eastern Mediterranean, before the advent of farming
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From HIV to climate change: how to spot denialists in action

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:00pm
Denialists are on the march, emboldened by the election of President Donald Trump. In these challenging times, here is your checklist for spotting the real fake news
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Exclusive: menopausal women become pregnant with their own eggs

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:30am
Two women thought to be infertile seem to have had their fertility restored using a technique to rejuvenate their ovaries, and one is now six months pregnant
Categories: Astronomy

Putting bigger brains down to our social nature is half-baked

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:20am
New work on primates bolsters the idea that diet – rather than social complexity – was key to evolution of our big brains, says chimp expert Richard Wrangham
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Electrified sand could explain Titan’s odd backward-facing dunes

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:00am
Saturn’s largest moon is similar to Earth in many ways – but its dunes face the wrong direction. It could be because static electricity has greater clout there
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