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New Scientist - 03 July 2010


New Scientist is a weekly international science magazine and website covering recent developments in science and technology for a general English-speaking audience. New Scientist has maintained a website since 1996, publishing daily news. As well as covering current events and news from the scientific community, the magazine often features speculative articles, ranging from the technical to the philosophical.
Make every animal experiment count A proposal to allow quotas instead of the current system that allows whaling for "scientific purposes" has collapsed 'Climategate' jibes fly over El Ni±o impact on warming It turns out El Ni±o may not have had such a large effect on recent climate change as a controversial paper published last year suggested Gulf oil spill poses unique health challenges How the oil and the clean-up will be making people sick in body and mind for years to come US obesity keeps on rising Eight US states now have more than 30 per cent of adults who are obese, up from four a year previously 60 Seconds Ovarian transplants for menopausal mice, the real Moby Dick, organic superspuds and more Closet delay means shuttles set to fly on into 2011 NASA's venerable space shuttles will almost certainly keep flying into 2011, now that delays on the ground seem likely to postpone the last two flights New animal experiment guidelines issued for UK The 20-point checklist should help researchers work without needlessly and unethically wasting live animals New animal experiment guidelines issued for UK The 20-point checklist should help researchers work without needlessly and unethically wasting live animals Obama declares war on space junk US will share data with other countries to prevent satellite collisions and fund research to clean up existing junk Superhuman performance could betray sport drug cheats A new strategy asks: "Is this physiologically possible without the aid of drugs?" Fossilised cell blobs could be oldest multicellular life At 2.1 billion years old, the 12-centimetre-long fossils from Gabon are 200 million years older than the previous record-holder Ghostly, flowing supersolid? No, it's quantum plastic What seemed to be frictionless flowing solid – one of the weirdest predictions of quantum mechanics – may in fact be a squishy quantum plastic If you've got great genes, it pays to be extrovert Extroverts are born not made, they say. But what if we tailor our personalities to our surroundings to make the most of our genes? On the origin of species “ by means of pheromones The discovery of a mutation that could lead to two new species of moth provides a much-needed example of a specific genetic change leading to speciation Tutankhamen 'killed by sickle-cell disease' A new interpretation of pathological evidence from the boy king's mummy suggests he succumbed to an inherited blood disorder Cosmic bubble made cold spot in big bang afterglow Such bubbles might have formed just fractions of a second after the universe came into existence, when it grew dramatically in size

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