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Painful choices

ByNellBoyceinAnaheimFROGScouldhelpresolveoneofthetoughestdilemmasinanimalexperimentation.Becausetheylackthebrainstructureswhichallowmammalstofeelpain

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Growing problem

AplanbytheUSFoodandDrugAdministrationtotestanimalsinslaughterhousestoseeifbacteriaaredevelopingresistancetotheantibioticsusedasgrowthpromotershasbeenbackedbytheUSVeterinaryMedicineAdvisoryCommittee.Ma

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Rights for rats

AnimalrightsactivistshavepetitionedtheUSDepartmentofAgriculturetoreconsideritspositionthatrats

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First for GM food

ScientistsadvisingtheEuropeanCommissionhavegiventhethumbsuptoageneticallymodifiedradicchio.Theplant

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World wide war

AlongsidethegrimconflictbetweensecurityforcesandrebelsintheYugoslavprovinceofKosovo

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Butterfly effect

ASINGLEgenecandeterminewhetherinsectshaveonepairofwingsortwo

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Time for a retread

ByBenCrystallASMARTtyrethattellsdriverswhenitneedsreplacingorinflatinghasbeendevelopedbyengineersintheUS.Instrumentsthattelldriverstheconditionoftheirtyresarealreadyavailable

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Fleeting return of the native

ByJonCopleyAFROG’sleginaSaxonswampinLincolnshirehasrevealedtheexistenceofanothernativespeciesoffrog

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Give them credit for some brains

ByLouBergeroninAnaheimNEANDERTHALSmayhavelookedstockyandbrutish

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Aftershocks

ByAlisonMotlukDEBRIEFINGpeopleafteratraumaticeventmayimprovetheirmentalhealth

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The female gene

ByJonathanKnightTHEASSUMPTIONthatwe’dallbefemalewereitnotforgeneticswitchesactivatedinthewombhasbeenchallengedbythediscoveryofagenethatfacilitatesfemaledevelopment.Itistruethemalehalfofthepopulationwo

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Global bug alert

EffortsbyWesterngovernmentstoavertamillenniumbugdisastermaybefutile.AWorldBanksurvey

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Cut the bull

Theworld’sfirstcowsgeneticallyengineeredtomakeapharmaceuticalproductintheirmilkwerebornoverChristmas

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Poisoned seas

ByBobHolmesinAnaheimTOXICalgalbloomsmaycauselingeringdamagetoyourhealth

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Chimp version of HIV finally linked to human epidemic

HIVoriginatedinasubspeciesofchimpanzeeinwestCentralAfrica

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Free speech first

AjudgeinPhiladelphiahasruledagainstalawthatmakesitacrimetoput“harmful”materialontheInternetwherechildrencanseeit.CongresspassedtheChildOnlineProtectionActlastyear

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Money talks

ByMickHamerWADSofbanknoteshandledbydrugstraffickerscarrysignificanttracesoftheillegalsubstances

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Almost human

ByRachelNowakAFEWsummersago

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Surf's not up

ByBarryFoxTHEprospectofaccessingtheInternetthroughtelevisionsetsrecededlastweekwhenamajordigitalbroadcasterinBritainconfirmedthatitwasabandoningplanstoofferWebaccessviaTVsets.BritishInteractiveBroadca

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Wind breakers

ByBobHolmesCORKSCREW-shapedbacteriathatliveintermiteintestinescurbtheinsects’outputofmethane

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Transplant hope

ByNellBoyceCYCLOSPORIN

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The company of wolves

ByOliverKlaffkeinBaselEUROPEANSarenotusedtolivingatclosequarterswithaggressiveanimals.TheclosestmostwillcometocarnivoresthatcompetewithhumankindforfoodisonsafariinAfrica

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All change

ByDeboraMacKenzieDARWIN’stheoryofnaturalselectionisacceptedbybiologistsasanexplanationforhowspecieschangeandadapt.However

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Against the grain

ByBobHolmesinSanFranciscoTHEideaofultravioletradiationseepingthroughEarth’sdepletedozoneshieldanddamagingtheDNAinorganismsisafamiliarone.ButrisingUVlevelsmayalsoreactivatedestructive“jumpinggenes”inma

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It's catching

ByNellBoyceinWashingtonDCANTIBIOTICSmighthalveyourriskofhavingaheartattack

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Whizz-kid computer

ByDuncanGraham-RoweACOMPUTERISEDtoddlercalledHalisthefirstartificialintelligenceprogramto“understand”everydaylanguage

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Hubble shut down for crucial new power unit

ByWillKnightAriskyoperationtoreplacethesystemthatprovidespoweraboardtheHubblespacetelescopehasbegunoutsidetheorbitingspaceshuttleColumbia.Theworkmeansthetelescope’spowerunitwasshutdownforthefirsttimee

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Bottled up

NUCLEARfusionreactorshavecomeastepcloser

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Virus on the rampage

ByAndyCoghlanTHEvetsstrugglingtocontainBritain’sworstoutbreakoffootandmouthdiseasefordecadeshavesentoutagrimwarningtolivestockfarmerseverywhere.TheysaythattheviruscausingfootandmouthdiseaseinBritainis

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Beating the love bug

ByPhilipCohenAVACCINEagainstthesexuallytransmittedvirusthattriggerscervicalcancerhascomecloseraftersuccessfulclinicaltrials.Thehumanpapillomavirus(HPV)contributestothedevelopmentofnearlyallcervicalcan

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Block the rock

ByDeboraMacKenzie

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Logging ban backfires

ByFredPearceinBeijingARECENTloggingbaninChinaishavinganunexpectedknock-oneffect.Tomeetitsinsatiablehungerfortimber

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It's a breeze

IfChinesescientistsgettheirway

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Reprogram your body

ByAndyCoghlanandEmmaYoungMATUREskincellshavebeentransformedintostemcellsandthenintobeatingheartcells

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Better humour

Awaterygelcouldimprovethesuccessrateofeyeoperations.ScientistsfromtheMendeleevUniversityofChemistryandTechnologyinMoscowmadea“hydrogel”of98percentwaterandalittleplastictoreplacethevitreoushumour

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Pushing the envelope

ByJoannaMarchantAPLASTICskinthatgenerateselectricitycoulddriveaminiatureairship—andpowertomorrow’slaptopcomputers

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Life is sweet

ByAndyCoghlanBUMPERharvestsofsweetpotatoesareinstoreforsomeoftheworld’spoorestfarmers

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You'll never guess what

ByAdrianChoMATHSisnothingbutgossipaboutabstractideas

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Nutty problem

ByAndyCoghlanBreastmilkcanpasspeanutallergenstobabies

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Why the slaughter?

ByMichaelLePageTOTACKLEthefootandmouthoutbreak

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Gravity probes the hidden depths

ByAdrianChoITCOULDsoonbecomemucheasiertodetectundergroundbunkersorsinkholes

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Spare parts in orbit

ByBarryFoxBroadcastersandtelecommunicationscompaniesnowdependsoheavilyonsatellitesthattheykeepspareonesonthegroundorparkedinorbitasback-ups.Butdifferentfirmsusedifferentsatellitesandfrequencies

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Moonstruck

ByMarcusChownHOWdoyoudetectthemostenergeticparticlesintheUniverse?Easy

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Bitter pill

ByJoannaMarchantThepharmaceuticalindustrywentintobattlewiththeSouthAfricangovernmentatthePretoriaHighCourtonMonday

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No need for rash action on MMR vaccine

ByClaireAinsworthTHEcontroversialmeasles

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Gas guzzling

ByFredPearcePoliticalnegotiationsonhowtohaltclimatechangemayhaveflounderedbutemission-cuttingtechnologyisforgingahead

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Humble chemical has starring role as superconductor

ByDuncanGraham-RoweAPREVIOUSLYignored“off-the-shelf”chemicalhasbeenfoundtosuperconductathighertemperaturesthanpreviouslythoughtpossibleforasimplemetalliccompound.Thediscoveryopensupthepossibilityofmak

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Fight the ATM aliens

ByBarryFoxEverseenanalienatacashmachine?NCRhas.Accordingtothecompany

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Easy does it

Gentleexercisecanhelpdietersavoidputtingweightbackonaftertheendoftheirdiet

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Blown out

ByAndyCoghlanIffootandmouthdiseasespreadstomainlandEurope

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