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Enigma: Four graduates No. 840

ByDudleyDenningtonWHENfourengineeringgraduatesleftuniversitytheyhopedtokeepintouchbyjoiningthesamefirmofinternationalcontractors.Asluckwouldhaveittheycouldnothavebeenmorewrong;theywerepostedtodifferen

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Skin cells hold promise for wasted muscle

ByAndyCoghlanGENETICALLYengineeredskincellsthatchangeintomusclecellscouldprovideanoveltreatmentforinheritedformsofmusculardystrophy

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Netropolitan – Project Vote Smart

ELECTRONlCdemocracyisrathermoreadvancedinAmerica

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Did Antarctic explorers starve to death?

ByLauraSpinneyCAPTAINRobertScottandthemembersofhisill-fatedexpeditiontotheSouthPolein1912aregenerallythoughttohavediedofvitamindeficiency.ButdietarydatacollectedbytheexplorersMikeStroudandRanulphFienn

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Netropolitan – comments

[email protected]Put“Netropolitan”inthesubjectline.

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Rooting out cassava's poison

ByDorothyCrawfordCASSAVA

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And for our listener in London …

ByBarryFoxTHEworld’sfirstdigitalradioservicebeginslaterthismonth

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永利皇宫娱乐场:Golden opportunity for shrinking solar cells

ByMarkWardGROWINGparticlesofgoldjustafewnanometresacrosscouldleadtoanewgenerationofminiatureelectronicdevices

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Sticky thinking comes unglued

ByRolandPeaseCHEMISTSslippedupwhentheyformulatedtheirtheoriesofwhygluesgripsomesurfacesbetterthanothers.Conventionaltheoriesassumethatpeelingapartgluedsurfacesisthereverseofstickingthemtogether–simply

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Widgets at the bar spark bitter row

ByAndyCoghlanSTOUTdefendersoftraditionalBritishbeersfacearenewedassaultonthewarm

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Rockall mud richer than rainforest

ByFredPearceTHERockallTroughoffwesternScotland

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Pesticide tree ends up in court

ByKurtKleinerAGLOBALcoalitionofpressuregroupshaslaunchedachallengetoaUSpatentonapesticidederivedfromtheseedsoftheneemtree.Thetree

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Have a Flipping Nice Day

ByJeffHechtONEofthemostvexingproblemsAmericansfaceatbreakfasttime–howtostoppancakesturningoutdoughy

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永利皇宫娱乐场:Winners and losers in the information age

ByBarryFoxTHE“digitalrevolution”iscreatinganewcultureofhavesandhavenots

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Teachers are primary target for TV campaign

ByAlisonMotlukAGOVERNMENT-BACKEDdrivetoimprovescienceeducationforprimaryschoolchildrenbeginsthisweek.MakingSenseofScienceisanewtelevisionseriesaimedatbolsteringteachers’understandingofscience.Itwillbe

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Sonic hedgehog tells left from right …

ByStevenDickmanGENESthatdeterminewhichsideofthebodyorgansdevelopinvertebrateshavebeenidentifiedforthefirsttime.CliffTabin

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Is Auntie leading inventors astray?

ByBarryFoxTHEBBCcouldfacelegalchallengesfrominventorswhohaveunknowinglyforfeitedtheirpatentrightsbyrespondingtopublicityfromTomorrow’sWorld

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Amateur makes fools of the experts

ByMarcusChownANEXPERIMENTthatforeightyyearshasbeencitedbyphysicistsasaconfirmationofEinstein’sspecialtheoryofrelativityisnothingofthesort.Thisremarkablediscoveryhasbeenmadenotbyaprofessionalphysicistb

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Galápagos tortoises under siege

ByFredPearceTHEgianttortoisesoftheGalápagosIslands

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It's curtains for puny human brain

ByMarkWardTHEhumanracehasbuiltitssuccessonbeingsmarterthanthecompetition.Butwhathappenswhensomethingmoreintelligentthanahumancomesalong?KevinWarwick

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Netropolitan – World Radio News

TUNEintotheInternet.Turnofftheradioanddropintoworld’snewsonyourcomputer.Forsoontheinformationsuperhighwaycouldbehummingtothesoundofthewireless.YoucanalreadytuneintothesoundofthingstocomeontheWorldRadi

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… and paves the way to brain cell transplants

ByPeterAldhousONEofthebiggestobstaclesblockingaccesstoanexperimentaltreatmentforParkinson’sdiseaseshouldsoonberemoved.BiologistsintheUShavediscoveredhowtomakeculturedbraincellsgrowintothespecialisedne

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Killing crops with cleanliness

ByDeboraMackenziePLANTSacrossnorthernEuropearedyingforlackofsulphur

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Not freezing but drowning

ByDorothyCrawfordWHENtheHeraldofFreeEnterprisecapsizedjustoutsideZeebruggeinMarch1987

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Death and the devil's water

ByFredPearceWHENthefirstwaterbubbledfromwellssunkdeepintothesoilsofWestBengalinIndiaagenerationago

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Science : The mystery of the missing penis

ByJulianThomasONCEuponatime

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Perfection for quantum computing

ByBobHolmesONEofthebigobstaclestoquantumcomputing—thepossibilitythatitwouldbeirreparablyerrorprone—isnolongeraworry

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Furry subversives undermine Britain's railways

ByRobEdwardsASEXCUSESfortrainsbeinglatego

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Technology : Pump gears up for the microworld

ByVincentKiernanSeattleENGINEERSattheUniversityofWashingtoninSeattlehavedesignedasilicon“micropump”thatcanmovefluidsaroundonthemicroscopicscale.Thedevicerepresentsabreakthroughinmicro-engineering.Thet

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Technology : Diamond robot garrottes oil wells

ByJonathanBeardAROBOTthatslicesthetopsofftheprotrudingcapsofdisusedoilwellsshouldtransformlifeinthedangerousNorthSeawhenitstartsworknextmonth.Morethan2000disusedoilwellslitterthebottomoftheNorthSea.Th

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Technology : Vaccine promises to stop the slaughter

ByDeboraMacKenzieBrusselsHUNDREDSofthousandsofpigsarebeingslaughteredintheNetherlandsandGermanythisweekinanefforttocontainEurope’slatestoutbreakofswinefever.Butavaccinethatcouldhavepreventedthekilling

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Science : Australia sheds its ancient image

ByIanAndersonMelbourneWITHflatterrainandpeaksthatarebetterdescribedashillsthanmountains

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Science : Watch out, bands of marauding chimps are about

ByMegGordonTHEadage“safetyinnumbers”isespeciallytrueifyourcompanionsaremorealerttopredatorsthanyouare.InthedenserainforestsoftheTaiNationalParkinCôted’Ivoire

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Netropolitan :

THEstrangeworldofparticlephysicshasonceagainseizedcentrestagewiththepossiblediscoveryofaleptoquarkinGermany.Iftheexistenceofthenewparticleisconfirmedbyfurtherexperiments

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Write of reply : Forest cover

ByPiersMaclarenRangioraWhendiscussingareportonthelinkbetweentransportandthegreenhouseeffect

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永利皇宫娱乐场:Science : The Pegasi planet that never was . . .

ByGabrielleWalkerTHEhopesofplanet-seekershavebeendashedbyastudyclaimingthatthediscoveryin1995ofaplanetcirclingtheSun-likestar51Pegasiwasprobablyafalsealarm.The51Pegasiplanetwasthefirsteverseenoutsideo

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Filthy air pushes Delhi to crisis point

ByTaraPatelDelhiRESIDENTSofDelhiareexposedtoatleastseventimesthemaximumlevelofparticulatepollutionrecommendedbyinternationalhealthstandards

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Is there life after death for British lichens?

ByFredPearceLICHENSareburstingoutalloverBritain.WhileaRedDataBookpublishedthisweeksaysthatmorethanahundredspeciesofBritishlichensarethreatenedwithextinction

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... one giant leap into the unknown

ByGailVines“EXTRAORDINARY”

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Science : It's the tickle not the tickler

ByBobHolmesUSINGafake“ticklingmachine”andalittledeception

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Bytes : Job search

TheUniversityofMelbournehasintroducedacomputerisedsystemtomatchtherequirementsofthoseseekingemployeeswiththequalificationsandskillsofitsgraduates.Thesystem

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永利皇宫娱乐场:Dam villagers await the apocalypse

ByFredPearceWHENitrainsinthehighlandsofLesotho

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Science : May the fifth force be with us?

ByHazelMuirANEXOTICheavyparticlemayhavemadeitsdebutataparticleacceleratorinHamburg.Researcherssayitcouldmarkthebirthofanentirelynewphysics.Iftheso-called“leptoquark”exists

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Technology : Are there `trap doors' in BT's network?

ByBarryFoxTHEintegrityoftheentiretelephonenetworkinBritainhasbeencalledintoquestionfollowingtherevelationthattwoofthewinnersof£10seatsonConcordeinaBritishAirwaysphone-incompetitionwereBritishTelecomem

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Science : Dick Braithwaite...downloaded

DICKBRAITHWAITEisaCSIROecologistinvolvedwithtourism.Butocotourism

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Drugs firms fight biowar curbs

ByMichaelBondMOVEStopolicetheUN’s25-year-oldbanonbiologicalweaponshavecausedanuproaramongdrugsandbiotechnologycompaniesintheUSandEurope.InanefforttostrengthentheBiologicalandToxinWeaponsConvention

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Single case dashes hope of HIV resistance

ByMichaelDayHOPESthatpeoplewitharelativelycommongenemutationmightbeunabletocatchHIVthroughunprotectedsexhavebeendashed.ThisfollowsthediscoveryofanHIV-positivemanwhoshouldhavebeen“geneticallyprotected”

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Science : Choosy crabs make a meal of forest flowers

ByAdrianBarnettBRAZILIANbiologistshavediscoveredwhattheybelievetobetheworld’sfirstflower-eatingcrab.Metasesarmarubripes

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Return to sender

THEScottishEnvironmentProtectionAgencyhasorderedtheDounreaynuclearplantinCaithnesstoreturnforeignwastetoitscountriesoforigin“assoonaspracticable”.Dounreay’spolicyistoreturnwastewithin25years

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Research: in the lab : Over the boundary

Howmanybirdlineagesescapedunscathedwhenagiantasteroidwipedoutthedinosaurs65millionyearsago?Theprevailingwisdomhasbeenthatmostarchaicgroupsofbirdswentthewayofthedinosaursandafewsurvivorswereresponsi

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At the BA: Government 'distrusts' the social sciences

BySUSANWATTSBRITAINshouldpaymoreattentiontotheviewsofitssocialscientists

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