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Technology: Minibars help to keep vaccines cool

ByLAURENCEPOLLOCKAportablefridgebasedonahotelminibarcouldsoonbehelpingtovaccinatechildrenagainstdiseaseinthedevelopingworld.Thefridge

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Abortion pill confuses debate on Germany's twin laws

ByTARYNTOROinBERLINGermany’semotionallychargedabortiondebatewasthrownintodeeperturmoillastweekwhenMPsdiscussedwhetheritwasappropriateforthemtoinvitethedrugscompanyHoechsttomarketthe‘abortionpill’RU486

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Technology: Improve your wash with a load of balls

ByANDYCOGHLANSpeciallydesignedballsinyourwashingmachinecouldscrubyourclothescleanwithhalfthedetergentitnormallytakes

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Patents: Visionary headware

ByBARRYFOXPatentapplicationsarebeingfiledroundtheworldbyTransducerValleyofFinland(WO91/15781)forahelmetwhichdiversandfiremencanwearonrescueoperationsinmuddywaterorthicksmoke.Thehelmethasaconvexarrayof

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Unhappy birthday for Star Wars

ByDANCHARLESinWASHINGTONDCStarWarsisnineyearsoldthisweek.ButtheUS’smasterplanfordefenceinthe21stcenturydoesnothavemuchtocelebrate.Itsbirthdayhasbeenmarkedwithnewreportsofdisarrayandwastewithintheprogr

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Blood money

FrenchhaemophiliacsinfectedwithHIVafterreceivingcontaminatedbloodproductswillbegintoreceivecompensationnextmonth.Haemophiliacsandpatientswhoreceivedcontaminatedtransfusionscanclaimfroma1billionfrancfu

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Science: Muscular dystrophy could soon succumb to gene therapy

ByGAILVINESGenetherapyexperimentsonmicehavetakenresearchersastepclosertoacureforDuchennemusculardystrophy(DMD)

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Down ozone way

MexicoCityshutdownschoolsandfactories

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Sacking was legal

ConstitutionalCourtatKarlsruhehasruledthatthedissolutionoftheEastGermanAcademyofSciencesandsackingof7000ofitsscientistswaslegal.Morethan400scientistswhoworkedfortheacademyhadgonetocourttochallengethei

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Patents: Logical cleaner

ByBARRYFOXFuzzylogicistakingcontrolofJapanesegadgets.Videocamerasusefuzzylogictosetthefocusautomaticallyandmicrowaveovenstocalculatecookingtime.NowMatsushitahasavacuumcleanerwhichusesfuzzylogictocontr

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Science: Infrared speeds up the hunt for cervical cancer

ByDAVIDBRADLEYEarlydetectionofcervicalcanceriscrucialifthedisease

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America buys Russia's nuclear treasures

ByDANCHARLESinWASHINGTONDCHigh-technologytreasuresfromRussia’snuclearresearchestablishmentswillsoonbewingingtheirwaytotheUS

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Ozone hole grows

Japan’sMeteorologicalAgencyannouncedlastweekthattheozoneholeoverAntarcticahasincreased13-foldoverthepast10years

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Green timber merchant turns on ecologists

ByFREDPEARCEBritain’sfirsttimberdealertobegivenanecologicalsealofapprovalthisweekaccusedtheWorldWideFundforNature(WWF)ofsellingoutitscauseineffortstosignupthemainstreamtimbertradetoa‘green’labellingsy

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Patents: Patents information

Copiesofpatents

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Science: Distant galaxy upsets magnetic theory

ByHEATHERCOUPERThediscoveryofaremotegalaxywithamagneticfieldfarstrongerthanexpectedmaymeanthatastronomerswillhavetorevisetheirideasofhowmagneticfieldsintheUniversefirstdeveloped.Intheory

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Whopping fine

RockwellthecompanythatoperatedtheRockyFlatsnuclearweaponsplantinColorado

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Chemicals industry threatens to go West

ByANDYCOGHLANDraconianenvironmentallegislationinEuropewilltriggeranexodusofBritishchemicalsandbiotechnologycompaniestothePacificBasin

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Technology: Crews try fresh tack with laser guns

ByJOHNKEEFEinWASHINGTONDCLasergunscouldhelptogiveyachtcrewstakingpartintheAmerica’sCupadecisiveedge.ThefinalracesofthecuptakeplaceinMay.SimilardevicearealreadywidelyemployedbythepoliceintheUSandEurope

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School kit that measures huff and puff

SimeonVambeisseenheredemonstratingaprizewinningsensorformeasuringtheoomphwithwhichDanielleAli

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Science: A short life but a hot one for the 'heavy' neutrino

Doesa‘heavy’neutrinoexistwithamassof17kiloelectronvolts(keV)?Ifitdoes

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Do long noses save dogs from passive smoking?

Longnosesmayprotectdogswholivewithheavysmokersfromlungcancer.Their‘nasalcavityandturbinates’maybemoreefficientatfilteringoutcarcinogenicparticlesfromcigarettesbeforetheylodgeinthelungs

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Brazil's green man goes

JoseLutzenbergerwassackedasBrazil’senvironmentsecretarylastweekafterarowwiththestateenvironmentagency

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Moscow's forest falls to hungry potato eaters

FoodshortagesinMoscowarethreateningtheforestsoftheLosinskiiOstrovNationalParkontheedgeofthecity.Accordingtothepark’sdirector

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Europe's one small step to save the planet

ByDEBORAMacKENZIEinBRUSSELSTheEuropeanCommunityhasadopteditsfirstlegalmeasureaimedatcuttingemissionsofcarbondioxide.Itsetsstandardsofenergyefficiencyforboilersinhomeheatingsystems

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Asteroid strike may have forged the oldest rocks ever found on Earth

JohnCancalosi/AlamyStockPhotoByYvaineYeTheoldestrockseverfoundonEarthmayhavebeenborninanasteroidbombardmentthathappenedoverfourbillionyearsago.FoundattheAcastaRiverinCanadaaboutthreedecadesago

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Cybersecurity is failing us – and will continue to do so unless we act

JulianStratenschulte/DPA/PAImagesITWASaninnocentmistake

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The ultimate message in a bottle

ByMarcusChownFASTforwardtoabillionyearsAD.Ontheshoresofanoceanofliquidmethane

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The Meg: Real Megalodon shark would eat Jason Statham for breakfast

ByMichaelMarshallThisweekyoucangotothecinemaandseeJasonStathamtakeonagiantprehistoricshark.TheMegseestheactionstarfaceoffagainstaMegalodon

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Love in a cold climate dents monkeys' macho image

ByJeromeBurneMALEprimateshaveabadimage.Sexuallychargedandhighlyaggressive

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Gluten-free dogs? Pets deserve better than this evidence-free fad

TimGainey/AlamyStockPhotoByDannyChambersandZoeBelshawDespiteoverwhelmingevidenceofvaccines’efficacyandsafety

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Nuclear accidents hardly ever happen …

ByVincentKiernanWHILEthespreadofnuclearweaponstonon-nuclearnationsisaworryinitself

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Tools reveal Easter Island may not have had a societal collapse

plainpicture/NaturePL/PhilChapmanByChelseaWhyteTheindigenouspeopleofEasterIsland

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As monster El Niño looms, the world rushes to get ready

THEworldispreparingforamonsterElNiñoabouttostrike.ElNiñoemergeswhenwindsblowingwestacrossthePacificweaken

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Musicians' brains fire symmetrically when they listen to music

(Image:NickWhite/Getty)YOUreallycanhaveaheadformusic.Thebrainsofmusiciansrespondmoresymmetricallytoit

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Feedback

ByBarryFoxDon’tbeframedANYONEwhohasusedacamcorderknowshoweasyitistopressthestartbuttonbymistakewhilecarryingitaroundonashoulderstrap.Theownerendsupwithacassettefullofpicturesofthepavement.Somemodernca

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New Zealand becomes the latest country to ban plastic bags

NickPerry/AP/REX/ShutterstockByAliceKleinNewZealandwillbansingle-useplasticshoppingbagsnextyear

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How to spot the warning signs and prevent mass shootings

ByLisaGrossman(Image:AaronYost/REXShutterstock)TheUSexperiencedyetanotherschoolshootinglastweek

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Budget NASA missions will head for asteroids or hellish Venus

WHEREnextforNASA?TheagencyhaschosenfivepotentialmissionsforitsDiscoveryprogramme

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is on its way to the sun, via Venus

NASA/BillIngallsByYvaineYeNASA’sParkerSolarProbeisonitswaytomeetthesun.Thespacecraft

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Plant tricks dung beetles by making its seeds look like dung

OUTSMARTEDbyaplant.Onespeciesofgrasshasevolvedtodeceivedungbeetlesintodispersingitsseedsbymakingthemlook–andsmell–likeantelopedroppings.Dungbeetlesaresuckersfordung

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Sound advice on meat-eating in the US just got slaughtered

ByJoshVoorheesDon’teatme–it’sbadfortheenvironment(Image:StephenSaksPhotography/AlamyStockPhoto)Earlythisyear

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Enigma: No 810 Wooded acres

ByMarkDohertyHAVINGafewmomentstospareoneThursday

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Orca who carried her dead infant is not alone - many animals grieve

MichaelWeiss/CenterforWhaleResearch

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Bots on Amazon's Mechanical Turk are ruining psychology studies

MatsSilvan/GettyByChrisStokel-WalkerAmazon’sMechanicalTurk(MTurk)isacrowd-workingplatformthatpayspeoplesmallsumstotakepartinmenialtasks

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Fortnite is coming to Android, but players risk downloading malware

AndrewHarrer/BloombergviaGettyImagesByFrankSwainFortnite

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Rock layers show our sun has been in same cycle for 700 million years

FRANKZULLO/SCIENCEPHOTOLIBRARYByMichaelMarshallIfthefirstprimitiveanimalscrawlingaroundontheseabedhadsomehowbuilttelescopes

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We've identified the brain cells that let you control urination

SimonVerrall/GettyByAndyCoghlanWe’veallbeenthere–desperatelyholdingonuntilreachingatoilet.Nowresearchershavediscoveredthebraincellsthathelpmammalsdothis–afindingthatmay leadtonewtreatmentsforincontine

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Crystal gazing into vitamin C

Amagnifiedimageofascorbicacidcrystalswonthe1994grandprizeinPolaroid’sBritishphotomicrographyawards.Thewinner

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Let curiosity drive research, says industry chief

ByAndyCoghlanBRITAINmustnotusetheresultsofitsTechnologyForesightProgrammetodirecttheresearchcarriedoutinuniversitiesandresearchinstitutes

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Netropolitan – Hurricane Felix

HURRICANEFelix’sdestructivetouroftheAmericanseaboardonceagaingivestheNetachancetoproveitselfasagreatsourceofinformationforthoseunluckyenoughtobeinthepathofdisaster.Anxiousnetizenswantingtofindoutwheth

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