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BBC News--By Jonathan Amos--

Evidence suggests ice-age animals in North America were peppered by exploding space debris.

News Link • Global Reported By Geoffrey Hayes
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London Times

Researchers at Shinshu University have succeeded in injecting spider genes into silkworms to create a thread that is stronger, softer and more durable than conventional silk. A Japanese manufacturer is already experimenting with the thread, and spide

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NY Times

The Gomboc is a roundish piece of clear synthetic material with gently peaked, organic curves. It looks like a piece of modern art. But if you tip it over, something unusual happens: it rights itself.

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Yahoo News

The Bali project is mostly dependent on traditionally generated electricity, a method that itself contributes to global warming, so the project has critics.

News Link • Global Reported By Chip Saunders
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Washington Post

A high school student hunting fossils in the badlands of his native North Dakota discovered an extremely rare mummified dinosaur that includes not just bones but also seldom seen fossilized soft tissue such as skin and muscles, scientists will announ

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Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technol

Top scientists and investors from the Boston area have helped form a new biotechnology firm focused on new stem cell treatments. But the location of its headquarters is still up for debate -- and could end up on the West Coast, company officials say.

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Daily Mail

Mice resistant to cancer have been created in a breakthrough that could lead to a human treatment free of side-effects. A protein produced by the creatures may hold the key to a future therapy. It attacks tumour cells, but does not harm healthy tissu

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AP

This was a bug you couldn't swat and definitely couldn't step on. British scientists have stumbled across a fossilized claw, part of an ancient sea scorpion, that is of such large proportion it would make the entire creature the biggest bug e

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By Roger Highfield, Science Editor UK Telegraph

An impoverished surfer has drawn up a new theory of the universe, seen by some as the Holy Grail of physics, which has received rave reviews from scientists.

News Link • Global Reported By Geoffrey Hayes
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The Independent

A technical breakthrough has enabled scientists to create for the first time dozens of cloned embryos from adult monkeys, raising the prospect of the same procedure being used to make cloned human embryos. Attempts to clone human embryos for research

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The Independent

The mouse can run up to 3.7 miles at a speed of 60 feet per minute for five hours or more without stopping. Scientists said that this was equivalent of a man cycling at speed up an Alpine mountain without a break. Although it eats up to 60% more food

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AP

Full-body imprints of 3 ancient amphibians were found by researchers in a rock that sat untouched in a museum's fossil collection for years. The salamander-like creatures are 330 million years old -- 100 million years before the first dinosaurs

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BBC News

"In Neanderthals, there was probably the whole range of hair color we see today in modern European populations, from dark to blond right through to red," Dr Lalueza-Fox told the BBC News website.

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Mondoreb & Ginn

In the aftermath of Blackwater, non-lethal crowd control is an issue that commanders in Iraq very much have on their minds. They may soon have a new weapon to use as early as next year. It's not a science fiction weapon, but one that's been i

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Mondoreb

Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson, discoverer of the DNA double helix discovered something entirely different: you can't say that here. Watson apologized for earlier remarks about IQ.

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