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Blood cell and bacteria stuck together to deliver cancer drugs

Wed, 2018-04-25 21:00
A red blood cell stuck to a swimming E. coli bacterium can be steered using magnetism and induced to release drugs on demand – perhaps avoiding side effects
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To help heal the Korean peninsula try scientific cooperation too

Wed, 2018-04-25 20:00
Research exchanges could help open up North Korea and reduce long-standing tensions with South Korea and its allies -if politicians will allow it, says Mark Zastrow.
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Austerity has put UK forensic labs in crisis and justice at risk

Wed, 2018-04-25 20:00
Thousands of criminal cases are under review, forensic labs are failing to meet basis standards and some are just going bust. Where did it all go wrong?
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Why growing human brain tissue in a dish is an ethical minefield

Wed, 2018-04-25 20:00
The increasing ability to create mini human brains in labs or integrate human cells into animal brains is rightly provoking worries about their use, says Alex Pearlman
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Why the US is wrong to say burning wood is carbon neutral

Wed, 2018-04-25 18:04
The US’s decision to regard wood as carbon neutral flies in the face of the evidence and will lead to increased emissions
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What to expect from the controversial new choice as NASA boss

Wed, 2018-04-25 17:24
Republican politician Jim Bridenstine has taken the reins at NASA after a long battle. What will his appointment mean for the space agency, asks Samantha Murphy
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7 mathematicians you should have heard of – but probably haven’t

Wed, 2018-04-25 17:15
Awarded every four years, the Fields medals honour the brightest young mathematical talent. We look back at some of the most intriguing past winners
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Russia cuts off Google and Amazon by trying to ban Telegram app

Wed, 2018-04-25 17:15
Russia has unintentionally knocked out several major cloud services in ongoing efforts to cut access to secure messaging app Telegram
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G-spot surgery given to three women to boost sexual pleasure

Wed, 2018-04-25 16:33
The “G-spotplasty” is intended to improve G-spot sensitivity, but some worry it will make women who don’t orgasm vaginally think they have a medical problem
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Biggest ever 3D map of the galaxy pinpoints 1.7 billion stars

Wed, 2018-04-25 16:31
The Gaia satellite has been scouring the sky for years. Over 22 months, it has located billions of stars and thousands of galaxies. Here’s what it found
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The origins of sexism: How men came to rule 12,000 years ago

Wed, 2018-04-25 15:00
Human societies weren’t always male-dominated. The switch came when we became farmers – and that suggests ways to roll back towards a more equal system
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Theorem of everything: The secret that links numbers and shapes

Wed, 2018-04-25 14:00
For millennia mathematicians have struggled to unify arithmetic and geometry. Now one young genius could have brought them in sight of the ultimate prize
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Ancient Swedish massacre hints at chaos after the fall of Rome

Wed, 2018-04-25 14:00
The inhabitants of Sandby borg in southern Sweden were violently killed 1500 years ago, just decades after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire
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How an Amazonian people convey their entire language by drumbeat

Wed, 2018-04-25 02:01
The Bora people can encode complex messages into drumbeats that mimic human speech, and even include a “ringtone” to announce the start of a message
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Stoner app lets cannabis users keep track of how high they are

Tue, 2018-04-24 22:30
A series of smartphone tests that score memory and reaction are intended to make cannabis use safer and lead to a better understanding of the drug
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Gamma rays from the sun are acting weird and nobody knows why

Tue, 2018-04-24 20:30
A survey of the sun’s radiation turned up two surprises: a dip in low-energy gamma rays, and far more high-energy gamma rays than predicted. And nobody knows why
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Amazing GIF shows dust and cosmic rays raining down on comet 67P

Tue, 2018-04-24 17:43
Cosmic rays, dust and stars swirl above a rocky cliff on the comet 67P. The images that make up this cool GIF were taken in 2016 by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft
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How protective parents exacerbate gender differences

Tue, 2018-04-24 16:00
Yes, men’s and women’s brains are wired differently – but the science shows that outside influences can also shape our gender identity
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The yogurt cure: can ‘good’ bacteria save bats?

Tue, 2018-04-24 14:00
Probiotics aren't just a human health fad - their medicinal properties may be the best way to stop white-nose syndrome wiping out North America's bats
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Why the patriarchy isn’t good for men and how to fix it

Tue, 2018-04-24 14:00
Societies can be taught to be less misogynistic, but the first step is understanding how gender norms have backfired on men as well as women
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