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  1. Bees spew water at their hive-mates when the temperature risesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | New Scientist

    Turn the air conditioner on, it's a scorcher out there. When honeybee hives get too hot, thirsty bees beg their specialised, water-foraging sisters for more liquid, which ends up cooling the colony.

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  2. Water-bottle bees cool the hive after their overheated mates begRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | New Scientist

    Turn the air conditioner on, it's a scorcher out there. When honeybee hives get too hot, thirsty bees beg their specialised, water-foraging sisters for more liquid, which ends up cooling the colony.

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  3. Graphene sheets open like a flower's petals when pokedRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2016 | New Scientist

    Give graphene a diamond and you'll get a flower in return. Researchers have found that poking a sheet of atom-thick graphene with a diamond tool causes tiny ribbons to peel away from the surface, like flower petals opening.

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  4. DNA sequencing turns rivers into ecosystem surveillance systemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | New Scientist

    THE Mekong river teems with life as it flows to the South China Sea. But the unique species found here are under threat from plans to build hydropower dams along the river.

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  5. Ocean worlds could host life under layers of high-pressure iceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | New Scientist

    Some planets around other stars - and even some moons in our solar system - could have life hidden under layers of weird high-pressure ice, in oceans far deeper than Earth's. Extreme pressures can create unusual forms of ice rarely seen on Earth.

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  6. Sonar to listen for moving icebergs near Arctic oil platformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | New Scientist

    Run silent, run deep. There are hidden dangers in the Arctic Ocean. Submerged icebergs and other drift ice can cause serious damage and environmental disasters if they collide with ships or oil platforms.

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  7. Controversial software claims to tell personality from your faceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | New Scientist

    Can software identify complex personality traits simply by analysing your face? Faception , a start-up based in Tel Aviv, Israel, courted controversy this week when it claimed its tech does just that. And not just broad categories such as introvert or extrovert: Faception claims it can spot terrorists, paedophiles - and brand promoters.

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  8. Super-salty Turkish lakes may hold key to spotting life on MarsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | New Scientist

    If you want to visit Mars, visit Turkey. That's where you'll find lakes so salty that the only bugs able to live there are species that could probably survive on Mars as well.

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  9. Records reveal gender-selective abortion taking place in CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | New Scientist

    It's the clearest evidence yet that abortion is being used to help parents have a son. A study has found that some Indian-born immigrants to Canada are selectively aborting female fetuses if they have already had two daughters.

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  10. The birds that are winning and losing thanks to climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | New Scientist

    They may be separated by an ocean, but birds in the US and Europe are responding to climate change in a surprisingly similar way: winners are outperforming losers to a comparable degree. Some of the biggest winners in the US include Cassin's kingbird, the Anhinga and the orchard oriole.

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  11. Graphene origami produced by world's thinnest foldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | New Scientist

    An ancient art just got an extremely modern update. Researchers can now fold origami shapes from graphene , the 1-atom-thick sheets of carbon.

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  12. Artificial tail-less sperm is the best test-tube sex cell yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | New Scientist

    They can't swim. But artificial mouse cells that resemble nearly mature sperm are the best test-tube sperm cells yet, meeting the elusive gold standard set in 2014.

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  13. Smart clothes adapt so you are always the right temperatureRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2016 | New Scientist

    Just too hot; a touch too cold. Working in an office building can be a temperature roller coaster, with the dictatorship of air-conditioning systems seeming able to keep people too hot and cold simultaneously.

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  14. First domestication of dogs took place in Asia, not EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | New Scientist

    SOMEWHERE in the heart of Asia was where dogs became man's best friend - according to the largest genetic study yet. The work looked at DNA from thousands of living dogs to piece together their ancestry and geographical origins.

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  15. First domestication of dogs took place in Asia, not EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | New Scientist

    Dogs became man's best friends somewhere in central Asia close to Nepal and Mongolia, according to the largest genetic study yet. The work looked at DNA from thousands of living dogs to piece together their ancestry and geographical origins.

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  16. Saturn's ice moon Enceladus revealed in unprecedented detailRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | New Scientist

    Pluto has been grabbing the headlines , but Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is easier to visit and more likely to host life. NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its closest fly-by of the moon's north pole on 14 October and is sending back stunning images of the frigid, cratered landscape.

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