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New Scientist - 10 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.
Peace must reign in space Barack Obama's new stance on space weapons is a welcome U-turn Rule out nothing in the investigation of cancer The US is right to include mathematicians, physicists and engineers in its effort to fight cancer The joy of Facebook Despite privacy concerns, most people think the benefits of social networks outweigh the risks Debate over gender disorder drug An experimental drug for preventing "abnormal" genitalia in girls has raised ethical issues in the US Russian spy ring hid secret messages on the web The spies recently apprehended by US authorities used a digital twist on the ancient technique of steganography for covert communications Reclusive mathematician turns down $1 million prize Mathematician Grigori Perelman may have turned down a million dollars after winning a Millennium prize, but six more are still up for grabs 60 Seconds Nuke smugglers in the US, Dutch criticism of the IPCC, depression and dementia, and more Microwave universe: Planck's first hi-res image The Planck telescope gives us a view of the oldest light in the universe, with a tenfold increase in resolution over the last telescope Rio hopes of conservation cash were never met A huge new database of international aid finance reveals that donor nations have not honoured their 1992 Earth Summit declarations US cellphone expansion could deafen radio astronomers A plan to expand the wireless spectrum could pull the curtains further over radio astronomers' window on the sky Star wars: a new hope for arms control in space The regulation of space weapons and satellite interceptors is back on the US agenda, but will everyone agree before Earth is caged in orbiting junk? Antibody cuts brain damage in strokes An antibody that binds to certain brain receptors could reduce the side effects of a common stroke drug and buy additional time in which to use it Gene switches sexual desires of female mice Female mice lacking a vital enzyme reject the advances of males and attempt to mate with other females instead Wanted: little levers to probe the quantum divide We could probe the boundaries of the divide between the quantum and everyday-scale worlds by "entangling" two simple, tiny levers Prehistoric humans may have pushed climate change Humans were fiddling with climate thousands of years even before we started farming - if we had a hand in the extinction of woolly mammoths and more

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