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Wider concerns

Withenvironmentalconcerncapturingthemoralhighgroundfromthepreventionofnucleararmageddon

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Science: Bizarre bacterium in a class of its own

ByLEIGHDAYTONinSYDNEYAnunusualbacteriumhasturnedupinadaminQueensland

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Patents: Shock treatment

ByBARRYFOXTheFoodcoCorporationofSanDiego

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Strong calls for global guardians

ByDEBORAMacKENZIEinBRUSSELSMauriceStrong

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Patents: Perfumed pistes

ByBARRYFOXTheJapanesedonotjustdreamofperfectskislopes

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Gene therapy wins official blessing

ByPHYLLIDABROWNTreatingfatal

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Isis success

TheRutherfordAppletonLaboratoryinOxfordshirehassucceededinsellingsometimeonitsIsisneutronsourcetoAustralianscientistsforaround£5000000.Australia

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Travellers gain hepatitis A vaccine

ThefirsteffectivevaccineagainsthepatitisAwaslaunchedlastweekinSwitzerland.Forvisitorstodevelopingcountries

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Science: Geologists solve evolutionary puzzle

ByROGERLEWINinWASHINGTONDCTheGalapagosIslandsstartedformingmuchearlierthanpreviouslythought

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Patents: Secrecy loophole puts public at risk

ByBARRYFOXPatentsfordevicesthatcouldprotectthepublicfromterroristsarepassingthroughaloopholeinthepatentsystemandreachingtheshelvesoflibrariesaroundtheworld.Insomecasesthiswillmakethemineffectivebecaus

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France under pressure to conserve Guiana rainforest

BySYLVIAHUGHESinPARISFranceisundergrowingpressuretotakestepstoprotecttherainforestsofFrenchGuiana

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Gene linked to early hardening of arteries

ByCHRISTOPHERJOYCEinWASHINGTONDCSausagesandcigarettesmaycausearteriestoclog

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Technology: Will 'cheap' offer win battle for phone frequencies in the sky?

ByBARRYFOXTheAmericanelectronicsgiantMotorola

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永利注册:Water watchdog curbs use of disinfectants

Chemicalsaddedtosewagebeforepumpingitintotheseanotonlyfailtokillthemostdangerousmicroorganismsbutcouldbedamagingtothelocalecology.Inaclearapplicationoftheprecautionaryprinciple

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永利注册:Fears of Arctic Chernobyl put Norway on alert

Norwayhasvirtuallydoubledthenumberofitsstationsmonitoringradio-activefallout.Thefirsttwowereestablishedin1988

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Technology: Mouse cells engineer hope for diabetes treatment

ByDAVIDCONCARAtinyplastictubefilledwithcellsgeneticallymodifiedtoproduceinsulincouldonedayformthebasisofanartificialpancreastotreatdiabetes.Americanbiologistslastweekclaimedabreakthroughindevelopingsu

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UN misled press over Iraq's nuclear plans

ByDANCHARLESinWASHINGTONDCInspectorsfromtheInternationalAtomicEnergyAuthorityhavereprimandedUNofficialsforprovidingmisleadinginformationonIraq’snuclearprogrammetothepresslastweek.AccordingtotheIAEA

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Patents: Pop-up sack

ByBARRYFOXManygardeningenthusiastswouldgivetheirrightarmforarubbishsackthatwillholditselfopenreadytobefilledup.NowAnthonyMorrisonofTheydonBoisinEssexhasinventedjustsuchabag(Britishpatent2241220).Hissa

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Science: Americans join debate over AIDS vaccine

ByPHYLLIDABROWNAcontroversyatthecentreofthesearchforanAIDSvaccinehastakenanewtwist.AmericanscientistssaytheyhaveconfirmedtheworkofaBritishteamwhosefindingsshockedandpuzzledresearchersattheendoflastyea

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Patents: Lost in space

ByBARRYFOXFormazeaddicts

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War machine catapults back into history books

ByPENNYPARKinTORONTOApieceofartilleryreconstructedbyaCanadianresearcherhasknockedsometheoriesofmedievalwarfareonthehead.TedSzwejkowskihasbuiltaworkingmodelofthe‘tractiontrebuchet’

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Investigate thyself

BryanCarsberg

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Science: Earth's field flips flipping fast

ByROGERLEWINinWASHINGTONDCEveryfewhundredthousandyears

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Clean air will expose Europe to global warming

ByFREDPEARCEWesternEuropecouldfacehighertemperaturesinthenextfewyearsasgovernmentscleanupacidrain

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Clout for engineers

EngineersinBritainaretocreateapowerfulnewbodytorepresenttheinterestsoftheprofession.Headsofthe46engineeringinstitutionsinBritainagreedlastweektopressaheadwiththeplanforthenewbody

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Science: Japanese join hunt for black holes

Asthehuntforblackholesgathersmomentum

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Viruses in the electronic village

Computerscatchvirusesinthesamewayaspeoplewholiveinsmall

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Science: Take six enzymes, shake and synthesise

ByDIANASTEELEinWASHINGTONDCVitaminanddrugmanufacturemayberevolutionisedbythefindingsofanAmericanresearcher.Simplybyshakingtogetheragroupofenzymesinaflask

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Thais bypass blackouts with new energy campaign

ByPAULHUNTinBANGKOKThailandhassetupamultimillionpoundenergyconservationprogrammetopreventthewidespreadblackoutsthatafflictagrowingnumberofAsiancountries.Americanenergyefficiencyspecialistsworkingwitht

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End of a golden age for proton research

BySANJAYKUMARinNEWDELHIGoldmineclosuresinsouthernIndiahavealsoputpaidtotheworld’slongestrunningsearchforevidencethatprotonsdecay.BahratGoldMines

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Science: The trouble with solar neutrinos. . .

Formorethan20yearsithasbeenclearthatfewersolarneutrinosarebeingdetectedattheEarththanispredictedbythetheoryoftheSun’sinterior.NowaphysicistinGenevaisclaimingthatthe‘solarneutrinoproblem’mayneverhaveex

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永利注册:Danes wary about engineered animals

ByPATRADINinCOPENHAGENStrongviewsareharbouredbytheDanesonmorethanjustEuropeanunity.Apanelofcitizenspresentedareporttothecountry’sParliamentlastweekwhichopposesthepatentingoftransgenicanimalsandcallsfo

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Radiation alert

FinlandwillsoonhaveitsownsatellitelinkstothreenuclearpowerstationsinRussiaandLithuaniatowarnthecountryofnuclearaccidents.TheFinnishCentreforRadiationandNuclearSafety(CRNS)isinstallingitsownmonitorings

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Science: Electrons dance to a quantum tune

ByANDREWWATSONinMELBOURNEPrecisemeasurementsofthequantumpropertiesofelectronsarenowpossible

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Doubts grow over Earth Summit promises

ByFREDPEARCECommitmentstosavetheplanet’senvironmentandtoencouragesustainabledevelopment

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Disengagement

TheGermangovernmenthastakenanotherstepbackfromitsinvolvementinthenuclearenergyindustry.FederalenvironmentministerKlausTopferhasproposedchangesinthecountry’s36-year-oldnuclearenergylawthatwouldincrease

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Top golfers slice through myths

Cangolfersstopworryingaboutslicingandhookingtheirteeshots?AnanalysisofhowsomeofthebestgolfersinEuropeplaythegameshowsthatthelengthandaccuracyoftheirteeshotsdoesnotaffecttheirfinalscores.RichardCastle

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Backpacking toad gets travel bug

Thisgreentoadwasfittedwithabackpackcontainingatransmitterlastweeksothatitsmigrationtowinterhibernationcouldbemonitoredtoseeifitwasexposedtodangerontheway.GerardBaumgartandfourcolleaguesfromtheFrenchco

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'Drought' marks Ukraine's first birthday

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Technology: Space 'umbrella' lights up the Earth

ByBEATRICELACOSTENextmonth

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Technology: US 'supergun' sets sights on space

ByDANIELCLERYInthenextfewweeks

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永利注册:Science: Baby black holes blamed for earthquakes

Dominiblackholescauseearthquakes?AftersuggestingtwoyearsagothattinyblackholesorbitinginsidetheEarthmaytriggervolcanicactivity

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Trees help nature reclaim the slap heaps: In South Walkes, efforts to reclaim the black mountains of waste from coal mines have failed. A Bulgarian technique promises to do better

ByJEREMYCHERFASMinespoilsaremessy

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First round lost in battle to patent genes

ByDANCHARLESinWASHINGTONDespitehavinghaditsfirstattempttopatentDNAstrandsrejected

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Thousands of Britons 'disappear' from the books

ByWILLIAMBOWNAllnationalcensuses‘lose’people.Lastyear

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Technology: Video buffs take home the reel thing

ByBARRYFOXHomevideoenthusiastswith£2000tosparewillnowbeabletoturntheirpersonalcomputersintoavideoeditingsuitethatmimicsexpensiveprofessionalsystems.Thesystemcanalsoaddspecialeffects

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Talk is cheap, say Russia's nuclear chiefs

ByROGERMILNERussiawantshardcashfromtheWesttoupgradeitsnuclearpowerplants

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Mystery syndrome

AsearchbytheWHOindevelopingcountrieshassofarrevealedfewerthan20casesoftheunexplainedHIV-negativeimmunedeficiencysyndromethatcauseduproarattheinternationalAIDSconferenceinJuly.AmeetingorganisedbytheWHO

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Landmark on human gene map

Inamilestoneforthehumangenomeproject

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Technology: British buses to run on flower power

ByNIALMcDIARMIDBuseswilltravelthestreetsofReadingthismonthpoweredbyafuelderivedfromoilseedrape.Thefuel

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Crowdsourced online learning gives robots human skills

ByJimGilesTWOrobotsnamedRosieandJamesaremakingpancakes.It’satoughtaskthatrequirescoordination

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