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Where have all the engineers gone?

THENUMBERofschool-leaversapplyingtostudyengineeringatuniversitiesandpolytechnicsinBritainisfallingdramatically

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#RosettaWatch: 67P formed when two baby comets got together

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East Germany's science breaks from the state

ByMICKHAMER

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Mission to Europa will test Jupiter moon's friendliness to life

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:JPL/NASA)ISEuropahabitable?That’sthequestionNASAhopestoanswerinamissiontoJupiter’sicymoon

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Science: Ultraviolet from Sun could reduce photosynthesis in plants

ByJONATHANBEARD

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Gene study shows humans took Egyptian path out of Africa

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Code of conduct could keep dangerous pesticides at home

FIRMSintheindustrialisedcountrieswillfinditmoredifficultnowtoselltothedevelopingworldpesticidesthathavebeenbannedinthecountryofmanufacture.TheUNFoodandAgricultureOrganisation(FAO)tougheneditscodeofcon

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And the comet which they saw in the North . . .

EARLY-RISINGskywatcherscansearchforaChristmascometthisyear

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Auto twitcher recognises different bird songs even when noisy

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:JoeSchmelzer/Plainpicture)EVERYbirdsingsadifferenttune.Crowscaws

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Science: Quantum communication thwarts eavesdroppers

ByDAVIDDEUTSCHRESEARCHERSatIBM’sThomasJ.WatsonLaboratoryinYorktownHeights

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Another wait for nuclear waste

BRITAIN’shuntforadeepundergroundnationalrepositoryforradioactivewasteissufferingfurtherdelays.ThePoundssterling1-billionprojectisnowunlikelytobereadyforcommissioningbeforetheyear2005attheearliest

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Lost memories recovered in mice with a flash of light

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Doctors call for faecal transplant regulation as concerns mount

ByJessicaHamzelou(Image:ToddSumlin/CharlotteObserver/MCT)THElureofamiraclecureisstrong

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FBI probes surgical device thought to seed cancer

IT’Snowafederalissue.TheFBIhasopenedaninvestigationintoamedicaldevicethathasbeenfoundtocausecancerinwomen.Surgeonsusemorcellatorsduringhysterectomiestochopuptissuesothatitcanberemovedviasmallincisions

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Technology: Double gallium cell sets a new record for efficiency

RESEARCHERSintheUShaveproducedsolarcellswitharecordefficiencyof37percent.Thecellscontaintwoenergyconversionlayers

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Technology: Japanese discs squeeze out a sharper image

JVCofJapanhasdevelopedavideoCDsystemthatcanputafull-lengthfilmontwo12-centimetrediscs.NowthecompanyhasdemonstratedthetechnologytoNewScientist.Theanaloguevideosignalisconvertedintodigitalcode

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Wave motion shows how bird flocks have to be just the right size

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Britain examines ethics of gene therapy

THEBRITISHgovernmentlastweeksetupacommitteetoinvestigatetheethicsofgenetherapy

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New Apollo programme wants moonshot budget to boost renewables

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Giant 'nervous system' to link Europe's networks

BySUSANWATTS

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Japan casts drift-net fishing agreement overboard

JAPANhasrejectedaninternationalagreementtorestrictdrift-netfishing

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Science: Astronomers home in on the Great Attractor

EVERYTHINGinourpartoftheUniverseincludingourownMilkyWay–isbeingtuggedbyahugeconcentrationofmatterfaroutinspace.Althoughastronomershaveknownthisforseveralyears

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Hoax spotter finds a quarter of everything on Twitter is false

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Science: Low-frequency 'hum' may permeate the environment

ByBARRYFOXPEOPLEwhohearanodd‘throbbing’sound

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Temporary clearance for BSB

BRITAIN’sIndependentBroadcastingAuthorityhasjustgivenprovisionalclearancetoBritishSatelliteBroadcastingtobeginafive-channelsatelliteserviceinthespring.BSBhadalreadybegunspendingPoundssterling30million

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Science: Genetic test screens for bowel cancer

ByPHYLLIDABROWNFamilieswithaninheritedsusceptibilitytobowelcancerwillsoonbeabletohavescreeningtodetectindividualsatrisk.ScientistsinJapanandtheUShavefoundagenethatappearstocausefamilialadenomatouspoly

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Technology: Transputers speed up medical diagnosis . . .

ByELISABETHGEAKESkindiseases

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Power cuts

NationalPower

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Science: Is coral bleaching caused by global warming?

CoralreefsinThailandhavebecomeextensivelybleachedduringthepastfewweeks.ManyofthereefsintheAndamanSeawestofThailandhavelosttheirbrilliantcolourfromtheshallowreefflatdowntoadepthofabout8metres.Precisely

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Science: Chilean meteorite sheds light on asteroids

ThediscoveryofararetypeofmeteoriteinChilepromisestoprovideanewunderstandingofwhatgoesoninsideasteroidsandplanets.TheVacaMuerta(‘DeadCow’)meteorite–namedafteradryriverbednearby–ismadeupofstoneandiron.S

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Terminator robot comes to sticky end

Fortycomputeranimatorsworkedfornearly11monthstoperfectArnoldSchwarzenegger’sroboticfoeinTerminator2:JudgmentDay

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Iran's floating oil stores threaten British beaches

ByMICKHAMERTheBritishgovernmentisputtingpressureonIrantostoptreatingtheanchorageoffLymeBay

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Astronomers focus minds on survival

ByNIGELHENBESTStaffcutsandstreamlinedadministrationatBritain’stwonationalobservatoriesarethebestwayofmeetinggovernmentcutbacks.Themeasures

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Technology: 'Victorian' polymers bring statues to life

EeriephotographsofstatuesandmonumentsaroundLondon

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Single market lures Britain's young scientists

ByDAVIDDICKSONBritishsciencecouldfaceanewbraindrainnextyearasscienceandengineeringgraduatestakeadvantageofthesingleEuropeanmarketandleaveBritainforbetterpaidjobselsewhereinEurope.Thiswarningcomesfromt

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Dutch lack appetite for genetically 'altered' foods

ByANDYCOGHLANMostpeopleareunwillingtoacceptfoodthatisproducedbybiotechnologyorgeneticengineering

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Energy standards worry boilermakers

ByDEBORAMACKENZIEinBRUSSELSBritainisopposingaproposalbytheEuropeanCommissiontosetstandardsofenergyefficiencyforhomeheaters.Theproposalwouldsavetheequivalentof10milliontonnesofoilayear

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A reddy-made recipe for tomato paste

Inabidtoremovethejenesaisquoifromcooking

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Science: Is Australian fossil the ancestor of all insects?

ByIANANDERSONinMELBOURNEA420-million-year-oldanimalfoundinAustraliamaybeancestraltoallinsects.Thefind–apreviouslyunknowngenusofananimalcalledaeuthycarcinoid–isthefirstevidencetosupportthetheorythatthe

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Duck-billed platypus had a South American cousin

ByTIMTHWAITESinMELBOURNEEgg-layingmammalsoncelivedinSouthAmerica.AtoothfromanancientplatypusunearthedinPatagoniabyateamofArgentinianpalaeontologistsisthefirstevidenceofamonotremelivingoutsideAustralia

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AIDS meeting moves

StalemateovertheUS’simmigrationbanonpeoplewithHIVandAIDShasforcedtheorganisersofnextyear’sAIDSconferencetolookabroadforanewvenue.TheHarvardAIDSInstitute

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Cracking up

LastmonththeSovietflagwasformallyloweredonwhatremainedofthedriftingarcticresearchandweatherstation

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Flying to Saturn on a shoestring

ByWILLIAMBOWNBritain’scontributiontoaninternationalmissiontoSaturnistogoaheadaftermonthsofuncertainty–butonashoestring.BecauseofthecashcrisisattheScienceandEngineeringResearchCouncil

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Export controls on 'works of nature' rejected

ByWILLIAMBOWNHopesthatfossilsandother‘worksofnature’willbetreatedinthesamewayasworksofartwhenitcomestograntinganexportlicencehaveevaporated

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Technology: Why standing room only puts rail passengers at risk

ByMICKHAMERStandingrailwaypassengersaremorelikelytobeinjuredinaslow-speedtraincrashthanthosewhoaresitting

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Secret payments cloud Brazil's nuclear policy

ByBRIANHOMEWOODinRIODEJANEIROABraziliannewspaperclaimedlastweekthatthecountry’sintelligenceservicehassecretlyspent$38millionsinceMarchlastyear–mostofitonresearchintonucleartechnology.TherespectedJorna

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Why avoiding AIDS hot spots is not enough

ByPHYLLIDABROWNHealtheducatorshaverejectedtheideaofaninternational‘leaguetable’showingtheriskofcontractingHIVindifferentcountries.Thissuggestion

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Animals bear brunt of pesticide poisonings

ByANDYCOGHLANPesticidesarestillkillinghundredsofanimalseveryyeardespiteclampdownsandcampaignstohalttheillegaluseofthesechemicals.AsurveypublishedthismonthbytheMinistryofAgriculture

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Technology: A change of elements takes lasers out of the red

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONAteamofindustrialresearchersintheUShaveinchedclosertooneoftheholygrailsoflaserscience

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Technology: Electronic dream of keeping German Deutsch

ByELISABETHGEAKEInanefforttosaveitsnationallanguage

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Technology: Minibars help to keep vaccines cool

ByLAURENCEPOLLOCKAportablefridgebasedonahotelminibarcouldsoonbehelpingtovaccinatechildrenagainstdiseaseinthedevelopingworld.Thefridge

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