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Atomic clocks make best measurement yet of relativity of time

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:00pm
Einstein's relativity has survived another test, carried out using a network of synchronised atomic clocks in three European cities
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Special glasses give people superhuman colour vision

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:00am
A pair of spectacles filter light to trick the eyes into seeing colour differently, letting people distinguish between hues that look the same but aren't
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Stray supermassive black hole flung away by gravitational waves

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:57am
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a one-billion solar mass black hole fleeing its galaxy, showing supermassive black holes can probably merge
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Virtual lemonade sends colour and taste to a glass of water

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:23am
A tumbler that makes water look and taste like lemonade using LED lights and electrodes could allow people to share drinks on social media
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Maths explains how pedestrians avoid bumping into one another

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:55am
A model that takes into account sudden U-turns and other random behaviour by individuals in a crowd could be used to help prevent stampedes  
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Enigmatic plumes from Saturn’s moon caused by cosmic collision

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:43am
Saturn’s icy moon spews water and heat into space, but only from its south pole. A new model suggests that’s because it suffered a hit-and-run long ago
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Old blood can be made young again and it might fight ageing

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:55am
A protein can boost blood stem cells, making them behave like those of younger people. Is it the key to harnessing young blood’s rejuvenating power?
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Fish that keep salmon clean and healthy risk being wiped out

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:27am
Wrasse help remove lice from salmon, enabling farmers to use fewer pesticides. But escalating demand for these fish could be disrupting important wild ecosystems
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Is most cancer just random bad luck? No, lifestyle matters a lot

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:07am
Many cancers are still preventable despite more research highlighting the role of unavoidable random DNA damage, says biologist Darren Saunders
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Pay crash expected in online gig economy as millions seek work

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:28am
Millions of people in South-East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa get income from online jobs. But as more get online, competition will spark a race to the bottom
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Parrots find ‘laughter’ contagious and high-five in mid air

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:04pm
Chortling parrots join humans, apes and rats in elite club of species that find fun infectious and enjoy a laugh or two together
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Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:03pm
So far, 53 Americans have been infected with Candida auris, which can cause organ failure. It is resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drug
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Exposed: Soviet cover-up of nuclear fallout worse than Chernobyl

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:00am
A first look at a top secret report shows that Moscow scientists studied the impacts of nuclear bomb tests on civilians, but the results were never made public
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How free speech can become censorship – and how to solve it

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 9:42am
The more free speech, the better – or so we thought. But in a world of bots and misinformation, the online free-for-all is ruining debate
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Edited live vaccine could stop harmful polio outbreaks

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:00am
We’re on the brink of eradicating polio, but the virus used as a vaccine can evolve to become dangerous. Now a team has figured out how, and plan to stop it
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Chronic pain and depression are linked by brain gene changes

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 7:49am
At least 40 per cent of people with severe chronic pain develop depression. A mouse study has found changes in brain gene activity that may explain the link
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Phone learns to send app notifications only when you want them

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 7:22am
Knowing when you don’t want to be interrupted will help systems manage the deluge of smartphone notifications and wait for a good time
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Shock mass coral die-off in Asia sounds alarm for world’s reefs

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:00am
An unexpected coral bleaching event in the South China Sea shows that reefs can heat up substantially more than the surrounding ocean
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Robots are stronger, faster, more durable… and hackable

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:35am
Some of today's best known robots turn out to be easily hijacked, a sign that this burgeoning tech industry must make security a top priority, says Paul Marks
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Best evidence yet that hypnotised people aren’t faking it

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:42am
It’s hard to tell whether hypnotism is real. Now researchers have used a trick of the mind to show that hypnotised people’s actions really do feel involuntary
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