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Addicted to love? Craving comes in two forms, and both can hurt

The idea that people can be addicted to love is contentious, but a review of 64 studies found evidence for two different but harmful forms of this condition.....»»

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UK loses another court case over failure to tackle air pollution

Government must unveil revised plans on 9 May and cannot wait until after the general election as it wanted to.....»»

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Female dragonflies fake sudden death to avoid male advances

You could almost say they are drop-dead gorgeous: when certain female dragonflies are pursued by unwanted suitors, they deter them by crashing to the ground.....»»

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Robots taught to work alongside humans by giving high fives

By watching videos of people interacting with one other, Baxter robots learned to respond to social cues in a more human-like way.....»»

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Electric shocks could help you perfect your running technique

FootStriker uses electrical muscle stimulation to improve your running style – and early tests suggest that it might have a big impact.....»»

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How to usher in an AI future with gain rather than pain

The consent of the people will be needed if the machine learning revolution is to succeed, says Paul Marks.....»»

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First look at images from Cassini’s dive between Saturn’s rings

These are the first images of the planet taken as the Cassini spacecraft made the first of its 22 planned dives between its rings......»»

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Joint mission to Europa could seek life under the ice

Space agencies have just been presented with a bold plan to search for aliens on Jupiter’s icy moon through a joint American-European mission.....»»

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Chimps pass on sponge drinking trick like a family tradition

After a few chimpanzees started using moss to soak up water from a pond, the behaviour has spread. The pattern might tell us about how early human culture spread.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopApr 26th, 2017Related News

Crunch time for bitcoin as it faces last chance to go mainstream

Bitcoin is at a crossroads. One route will make it as easy to use as a debit card, the other ends in obscurity. Can its users agree on its future?.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopApr 26th, 2017Related News

We still haven’t heard from aliens – here’s why we might never

The most ambitious SETI project yet found nothing in its first data release, and a new approach suggests we might never make contact even if alien life is common.....»»

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Infrared telescope spots mystery flare-ups in distant galaxies

A new category of infrared sightings, nicknamed SPRITEs, could be showing us previously unseen phases in the lives and deaths of stars.....»»

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First Americans may have been Neanderthals 130,000 years ago

If the finding from butchered mastodon bones stands up to scrutiny, it could change everything we thought we knew about the earliest humans in the Americas.....»»

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Wild bears do the twist to communicate through smelly footprints

Brown bears in the mountains of Europe twist their feet into the ground to leave behind a host of scent information for other bears to sniff at.....»»

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All mammals big or small take about 12 seconds to defecate

A study of defecation finds that all mammals take around the same amount of time to relieve themselves. If it’s taking much longer, you may need to see a doctor.....»»

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Melting moons could support liveable atmospheres for aeons

If a migrating exoplanet dragged a Europa-like moon closer to its host star, the moon’s icy shell could melt into liquid oceans and breathable air.....»»

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Seabed images show the scars icebergs carve into polar sea floor

A new atlas shows scars gouged into polar sea floors by glaciers and icebergs in unprecedented detail, which could help our understanding of how they behave.....»»

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Eel patrol: Tracking down poachers with the wildlife police

Fishing for the endangered European eel is allowed only under strict rules. Clare Wilson joins the environmental officers patrolling the banks of the UK’s River Severn.....»»

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Amazon rainforest under threat as Brazil tears up protections

The political turmoil and fast-tracking of big development projects is putting deforestation gains under threat.....»»

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Pollution nanoparticles may enter your blood and cause disease

A study of airborne nanoparticles – which are nearly impossible to measure in our air - may explain why pollution is linked to heart attacks and strokes.....»»

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