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New Scientist - 17 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.

Why biology should inform social policy When it comes to tackling the most ingrained problems of modern society, politicians could learn much from biological motivations

Without candour, we can't trust climate science The three reports on climategate fall short of what is needed to rebuild public confidence

Climate scientists respond to 'climategate' report It's time to abandon the black-and-white fiction that human-induced climate change is fact or conspiracy, they say

Smoke detector isotope to power robotic space missions The European Space Agency wants a radioactive isotope commonly used in smoke alarms to power its robotic spacecraft to the outer solar system

Final ruling on controversial diabetes drug US regulators have decided not to withdraw the popular diabetes drug Avandia from the market over concerns over risks of heart problems

60 Seconds Support for post-traumatic veterans, nine diet pill flops, smuggled scaly anteaters, and more

Cholesterol screening for US children could save lives A third of children in the US who are at risk of heart disease later in life due to high cholesterol will be missed under current screening guidelines

Deepwater wellhead gets new top hat The US Gulf coast is waiting on tenterhooks to find out if the Deepwater Horizon oil leak has finally been halted

Fish certification scheme shows its true colours When you see a blue label at the fishmonger, you needn't worry about whether the "sustainable Alaska salmon" really came from depleted Atlantic stocks

Heart of darkness could explain sun mysteries The centre of our star may be made of dark matter, which could be cooling down the core Want to get off to sleep? Ask your astrocytes nicely Cells previously dismissed as minor players in the brain may actually regulate when we fall asleep

Let there be night, for wildlife's sake Light pollution subtly interferes with the growth, behaviour and survival of many nocturnal species – not just those that hit the headlines

Quantum entanglement holds together life's blueprint The double helix shape of DNA may be down to the quantum entanglement of its base pairs

'Cuddle chemical' eases symptoms of schizophrenia Nasal sprays containing the hormone oxytocin have helped people with schizophrenia

Reconstructed: Archimedes's flaming steam cannon Archimedes may have built a cannon powered by sun-reflecting mirrors to hurl flaming projectiles at invading Roman forces and more!

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