High levels of air pollution seem to be linked to early miscarriages
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High levels of air pollution seem to be linked to early miscarriages

By Jessica Hamzelou Exposure to air pollution may affect the development of a fetusEdward Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty ImagesHigh levels of air pollution may increase the…

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Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-two hour marathon may herald even faster times
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Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-two hour marathon may herald even faster times

Humans 14 October 2019 By Adam Vaughan Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line of a specially designed marathon course in ViennaALEX HALADA/GettyEliud Kipchoge has become the first person…

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Lee Berger: We have made another major discovery about early humans
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Lee Berger: We have made another major discovery about early humans

By Alison George Lee Berger at New Scientist LiveJAMES WINSPEARHumanity’s ancient family tree is set to be shaken up by fossil skeletons found embedded in rock at a…

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Are experiments on how animals think ever justified?
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Are experiments on how animals think ever justified?

As research reveals ever more similarities between the human experience and that of many animals, it becomes harder to defend the pursuit of such knowledge Life | Leader…

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Renewables overtook fossil fuels in UK electricity mix for first time
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Renewables overtook fossil fuels in UK electricity mix for first time

Technology 14 October 2019 By Adam Vaughan A wind turbine farm off the coast of Yorkshire, UKBerndBrueggemann/iStock/Getty ImagesUK wind turbines, solar farms and other renewable sources of energy…

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Cannabis extract may work as a treatment for cannabis addiction
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Cannabis extract may work as a treatment for cannabis addiction

By Clare Wilson Getty ImagesFor people who are addicted to cannabis, one treatment option may be, paradoxically, to take pills containing an extract of cannabis. The first test…

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These New Scientist-inspired Twitter bots are surrealist art
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These New Scientist-inspired Twitter bots are surrealist art

Technology 12 October 2019 By Leah Crane Three headline-generating bots were revealed at New Scientist LiveBots sometimes get a bad rap. Automated accounts on social media platforms have…

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Your heartbeat may shape how likely you are to have a car crash
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Your heartbeat may shape how likely you are to have a car crash

By Sam Wong Your reaction times may be slower during a heartbeatPeter Stark/Getty ImagesDrivers may be more likely to crash if an obstacle appears at the same time…

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Data trial identifies vulnerable children who may otherwise be missed
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Data trial identifies vulnerable children who may otherwise be missed

Technology 12 October 2019 By Adam Vaughan Gloucestershire Constabulary has been using data analysis to identify potentially vulnerable childrenpaul weston / Alamy Stock PhotoA trial using data to…

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Crabs are being found in the Thames with stomachs full of plastic
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Crabs are being found in the Thames with stomachs full of plastic

By Adam Vaughan A Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, by the Thamesmike lane / Alamy Stock PhotoCrabs in the Thames have been found to be ingesting “shocking” amounts…

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