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Footballers move around pitch like chaotic particles in a fluid

Over long periods of time, footballers playing a match change direction by the same amount as particles in churning fluid.....»»

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Mindfulness and meditation dampen down inflammation genes

Mind-body practices like yoga relieve stress, but do they also make you healthier? An analysis of 18 trials suggest they might, through changes in gene activity.....»»

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Buckyballs mysteriously show up in cold space and warp starlight

These molecular carbon cages could be used as tracers to understand how prebiotic molecules form in space.....»»

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Science might emerge a winner from UK election chaos

On the back of Conservative humiliation, a hard Brexit is unlikely to win Theresa May political allies. Now is the time to push for pro-science policies.....»»

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Bizarre new deep-sea creatures discovered off Australian coast

Faceless fish, giant sea spiders, and other strange species have been found 4-km-deep off the east coast of Australia.....»»

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Strange ice lolly icicles seen floating in clouds above the UK

Tiny icicles shaped like lollipops can form and exist in clouds – and may even affect the weather.....»»

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From industry to education

Scientists are making the transition to teaching after successful careers in other industries. But why?.....»»

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Maths website stops you being ripped off by your flatmates

Who pays what in a flat-share is a tricky problem. Results from website Spliddit show the maths of fair division gives the solutions people think are best.....»»

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My patrol with armed guards to protect Burmese star tortoises

The magnificent reptiles were on the verge of extinction in Myanmar, but are now being reintroduced to the wild. Alice Klein joins the effort to save them.....»»

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NASA eyes Neptune and Uranus for missions in the 2030s

Four possible missions to the ice giants are being proposed, including orbiters and a fly-by, to tell us what they’re made of and how such planets form.....»»

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The bandwidth black hole that will kill Elon Musk’s Mars dream

Without a new interplanetary internet to support the imminent boom in Martian probes, those with hopes of walking on the Red Planet will be stuck on Earth.....»»

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Time to embrace our odd place in the cosmos, inside a huge void?

Evidence is growing that our neck of the universe is a whole lot of nothing. This alluring idea could settle a cosmological bun fight, says Geraint Lewis.....»»

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UK’s hunger for prawns is killing thousands of turtles a year  

Up to 29,000 marine turtles are being killed by nets used to catch tropical prawns for sale in the EU, predominantly in the UK, a report suggests  .....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopJun 15th, 2017Related News

Chinese satellite beats distance record for quantum entanglement

Entangled photons survived transmission to locations 1200 kilometres apart on Earth, a feat that could kick off the use of quantum satellites for secure communications.....»»

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Wise elk learn to outsmart hunters and tell apart their weapons

Elk get wiser as they age, learning how to adapt their behaviour to different hunting methods to avoid getting shot.....»»

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How did London tower block fire spread so fast and kill so many?

London's high-rise blaze was the worst such tragedy for many years. What can we glean so far about why it spiralled into a disaster, asks engineer Feng Fu.....»»

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Two-headed porpoise caught in fishing net is first ever found

Fishers caught more than they bargained for when they pulled out the first known two-headed porpoise, one of only 10 recorded cases of cetacean conjoined twins.....»»

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Billion-dollar dams are making water shortages, not solving them

Dams are mitigating climate change impacts for certain populations, but the overall effect of such interventions may be increased drought.....»»

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Watch how spiders use sticky silk to win deadly wrestling match

Instead of building webs, ground spiders ambush other spiders or insects that may be bigger than themselves, by tying them in super-sticky threads.....»»

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DeepMind now learns from human preferences – just like a toddler

A new AI system can learn how to perform complex tasks with a little nudge here and there from a human onlooker  .....»»

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