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Robots to revive dying dance routines

Posted on 9 Aug 2007 in Journalism, Robots, Technology

New Scientist Image: torremountain Humanoid robots could one day serve as prancing libraries of long-forgotten dance routines – able...

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For trilobites, variety really was the spice of life

Posted on 8 Aug 2007 in Earth Science, Evolution, Journalism, Life, Palaeontology

It may be possible to predict winners and losers ahead of a mass extinction – those species with the greatest variability in their appearance should be most likely to survive. Image: dctim1

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Chlamydia screening is not cost-effective

Posted on 7 Aug 2007 in Health, Journalism

New Scientist Image: kat m research Screening for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia seems to make perfect sense. Most carriers of...

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Plant invaders enjoy life in the fast lane

Posted on 4 Aug 2007 in Environment, Journalism

New Scientist Image: Mountain Vision Motorists are not the only ones to benefit from high-speed roads. Life in the fast lane also helps...

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Black Death casts a genetic shadow over England

Posted on 1 Aug 2007 in Archaeology, Disease, Genetics, Journalism, Life

The Black Death continues to cast a shadow across England. Although the modern English population is more cosmopolitan than ever, the plagues known as the Black Death killed so many people in the Middle Ages that, to this day, genetic diversity is lower in England than it was in the 11th century. Image: swanksalot

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Stem cells may mend a broken heart

Posted on 29 Jul 2007 in Health, Journalism, Stem Cells

New Scientist Image: jkavo Stem cells may help repair damaged tissue after a heart attack, according to a team of American researchers....

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