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Hungry stomach hormone promotes growth of new brain cells

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 1:00am
Some people say that fasting makes them feel mentally sharper. The hunger hormone ghrelin may be why – and it may protect against Parkinson’s disease
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Ancient carvings show comet hit Earth and triggered mini ice age

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 1:00am
Headless human and animal symbols carved into stone in Turkey tell the story of a devastating comet impact that triggered a mini ice age more than 13,000 years ago
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Marvel at the images from Cassini’s first Grand Finale orbit

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:49pm
The Cassini spacecraft is beginning its final set of daring orbits with breathtaking images of the Saturn system and rings
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Addicted to love? Craving comes in two forms, and both can hurt

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:26am
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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DIY gun control: The people taking matters into their own hands

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 8:59am
With the Trump administration stripping away firearms legislation, can citizen scientists and technologists rein in the excesses of US gun culture?
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Female dragonflies fake sudden death to avoid male advances

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 7:54am
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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Desk traffic lights show when you’re too busy for interruptions

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 7:02am
The FlowLight system tracks how busy workers are on their computers ­– and warns off colleagues if you are not to be disturbed
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Liberals are no strangers to confirmation bias after all

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 7:01am
A study shows they would give up the chance to win money to avoid hearing ideas they disagree with. So much for the champions of enlightenment
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Homo naledi is only 250,000 years old – here’s why that matters

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 7:00am
The latest species of extinct hominin to be discovered that promised to rewrite our history may have died out as modern humans came about  
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Age verification for online porn will be a security disaster

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 5:00am
The UK’s Digital Economy bill will force users to prove their age before they access porn. This is not only hard to do, it’s also a goldmine for blackmailers and hackers
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Creative people physically see and process the world differently

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:00am
Those who display a high degree of the openness personality trait may be more creative because of the way they process visual information
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Cancer Drug Fund didn’t deliver value ‘to patients or society’

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:01pm
A fund that spent more than £1 billion on expensive new cancer drugs in England had little clinical benefit, a study of 29 medicines has concluded
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Mud DNA means we can detect ancient humans even without fossils

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:00am
We can now look for ancient human DNA at sites with no bone remains – and perhaps confirm claims such as that humans were present in the Americas 130,000 years ago
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Did Goya get an autoimmune disease before his art went scary?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:00am
Known as the father of modern art, Goya was struck by a mysterious illness in the 1790s. Now a doctor has diagnosed this as the rare condition Susac’s syndrome
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We could detect alien life by finding complex molecules

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:57am
One chemist has a new strategy to scan for life on other worlds: bypass organic chemistry in favour of any molecules too complicated to form spontaneously
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Does mind-hack tech mean your brain needs its own legal rights?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:33am
Neurotechnology increasingly offers ways to influence and extract information from our brains. Do minds need new legal protections, wonders Jamais Cascio
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UK loses another court case over failure to tackle air pollution

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:45am
Government must unveil revised plans on 9 May and cannot wait until after the general election as it wanted to
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Robots taught to work alongside humans by giving high fives

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:38am
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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Quickest we could visit another star is 69 years – here’s how

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:00am
It may be faster to send a spacecraft to Sirius than our closest star, thanks to a trick using starlight to slow it down
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Electric shocks could help you perfect your running technique

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:37am
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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