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First fish

ADISCOVERYinChinahaspushedtheageofthefirstfishbackbymorethan50millionyearsintotheCambrianperiod.Thetwosmalllamprey-likefishwerefoundin530-million-year-olddepositsnearChengjiang.Bothfossilsshowthedelic

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You can do it

ByJonSuttonWHATdayoftheweekwas19July1981?AndonwhatdaywillwecelebrateNewYearin2022?*.Ifyoucangivecorrectanswersinasecondortwo

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The evolution of the nose: why is the human hooter so big?

Nishimuraetal.ByColinBarrasIt’sanevolutionarymysterythat’sliterallyasplainasthenoseonyourface.Whydidourancestorsdevelopaprominentprotrudingnosewhenmostprimateshaveflatnasalopenings?Anewstudysuggest

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Nerve repair lets people breathe again

ByNellBoycePEOPLEwhofacespendingtherestoftheirlivesonventilatorsmaybeabletobreatheontheirownagainwiththehelpofanewsurgicaltechnique.Tohelppeoplebreathenormallywhenthey’redisabledbyspinalcordinjuries

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Magic sponge

OUTofantiseptic?Trycleaningthatcutwithabitofmarinesponge—someCaribbeanspeciesmakeantibioticsthataremorepowerfulthancommercialones.JosephPawlikandhiscolleaguesattheUniversityofNorthCarolinaatWilmin

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What's the beef?

ByDeboraMacKenzieinBrusselsBRITISHbeefcarriesnomoreriskofBSEinfectionthanmeatproducedelsewhereintheEuropeanUnion—butthisdoesn’tnecessarilymeanthatitissafe.That’stheverdictofscientistsbroughtintoaverta

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Investment in renewables was double that of coal and gas in 2015

FengLi/GettyByFredPearceArecordamountof$286billionwasinvestedinrenewablesgloballylastyear.In2015

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Embryo cells decide their future only two days after conception

ByHelenThomson DrYorgosNikas/SciencePhotoLibraryTalkaboutgettingaheadstart.Cellsinanembryobegindecidingtheirfutureonlytwodaysafterconception

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Peeling away the past

ByJeffHechtFREEINGdelicatefossilsfromtherockthathasentombedthemformillionsofyearscouldsoonbemucheasierandquicker

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New-wave spies

ByBarryFoxSOFTWAREthatallowsacomputertoreceiveradiosignalscouldmakespyingonothercomputersalltoosimple

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Inventive resources

Eureka!You’vejusthadabrainwaveforanewgadgetthateveryonewillwanttobuy

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Sunshine home for retired chimps

ByPhilipCohenCHIMPSfromacolonythathelpedtheUSinitsraceintospacearesettomakeonemorejourneybeforetheyreachtheirfinalhome.Thechimpanzeecolonywasestablishedinthe1950sbytheUSAirForcetoinvestigatethephysiol

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Brains of elderly people who exercise look 10 years younger

MelanieStetsonFreeman/TheChristianScienceMonitor/GettyImagesByJessicaHamzelouHealthybody

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Helpful ghost hands teach beginners how to build new things

DhirajSingh/Bloomberg/GettyImagesByAvivaRutkinFIRSTdayontheassemblyline?Keepyoureyesontheghosthandsandyou’lldojustfine.AdevicedevelopedatFujitsuLaboratoriesinKanagawa

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Explosive road rage-like anger linked to parasite spread by cats

GettyImagesByBrianOwensTherearemanywaysyourcatmightbefillingyouwithrage.Scratchingyourfurniture

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Walkie-talkie

ByAlisonMotlukinMiamiBeachOURabilitytospeakhasmoretodowithourfeetthanourbrains.Ifwedidn’twalkupright

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Moon’s lack of water down to ancient shift in its spin axis

ByRebeccaBoyle J-PMETSAVAINIO/SciencePhotoLibrarySpinmerightround.Moltenrockflowingbeneaththemoon’scrustbillionsofyearsagoshiftedthemoon’sspinaxisbyaboutsixdegrees.Thefindhintsthaticefoundnearthelunar

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Woodwork

ByDeboraMacKenzieinBrusselsIT’Salmostaperfectmaterial—light

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Fresh coating

MYELIN

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Zika arrived in the Americas two years earlier than thought

ByDeboraMacKenzie NicolasCelaya/XinhuaPress/CorbisTheZikavirusravagingtheAmericaswascarriedtherebyoneperson–probablyfromPolynesia

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Why speeding penguins make breathtaking leaps

PENGUINSleaplikeporpoisesinordertosnatchabreathwithouthavingtoslowdown

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Terror tactics

ByNellBoyceinWashingtonDCANIMALrightsterrorismhascrossedtheAtlanticfromBritaintotheUS.Lastweek

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Pilot plant to turn CO2 into house parts and paving stones

MineralCarbonationInternationalByRichardSchiffmanTakingcarbonoutoftheatmospherewillbecrucialifwearetoslowtheprogressofclimatechange.Astechnologiestocapturecarbonimprove

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Security missed Brussels bombs – but could sensors spot them?

KetevanKardava/AFP/GettyByDeboraMacKenzieinBrusselsAfterterroristsattackedParislastNovember

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Reviving Europe's long-lost beasts through mass rewilding

JuanCarlosMuñosRobredo/RewildingEuropeONCEextinctinthewild

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Equal emissions

Everycitizenintheworldshouldhaveequalrightstopollutetheatmospherewithcarbondioxide

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Early risers

NorthAmerica’sGreatLakesarereachingtheirspringhigh-waterlevelsamonthearlierthantheydidwhenrecordsbeganin1860.Levelsnormallyriseinthespringassnowmelts

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Going back to nature down on the farm

ByAndyCoghlanORGANICfarmsproducemorethanjustwholesomefood

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First evidence that sperm epigenetics affect the next generation

TheInternationalPhotoCo/GettySPERMpassonmorethanjusttheirDNA.Chemicalswitchesattachedtothegenomesofsperm–knownasepigenetictags–havebeenshowntoalterthenextgenerationforthefirsttime.Thediscoverycouldexp

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Second sight

ByGovertSchillingASTRONOMERSandtelescopebuildershavecomeupwithaplantogivetheageingHubbleSpaceTelescopeanewleaseoflife.Insteadofbuildinganentirelynewspacetelescope

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Hugely corny

ByHazelMuirCINEMAaudiencescouldbeinforanextra-specialtreat—giantpopcorn.PhysicistsinPennsylvaniahavecookedupamathematicalrecipeforafatterandfluffiersnack

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The way it was

ROCKSretaina“memory”goingbackmillionsofyears

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The body that never was

ByDeboraMacKenzieAWOMANwho“senses”limbssheneverhadisforcingarethinkoftheoriesabouthowthenervoussystemdevelops.TestsbyaSwissteamshowthatherbrainhasasensorymapofthemissinglimbs.“Mostpeoplethinksensoryre

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A town like Uruk

ByJeffHechtTHEfirsturbansettlementsintheMiddleEastwerethoughttohavebeenbuiltbytheSumeriancivilisationofsouthernMesopotamiamorethan5000yearsago.Now

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Electric muscles up the pace

ByJustinMullinsARTIFICIALmusclescanmatchthespeed

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Vanishing trick

THEMilkyWayhasbeenobscuringavastblobofdarkprimordialhydrogeninourbackyard

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Keeping tags on it

IntelligentdogtagsdevelopedatthePacificNorthwestNationalLaboratoryinRichland

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Caught red-handed

ByRachelNowakinMelbourneDRUGcheatsbeware.JustintimefortheSydneyOlympics

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Choose who's talking

ByBarryFoxTimeWarnerisfilingpatents(EP971354and357)onacleverwaytomakeDVDmoviediscsplayinmanylanguages.DVDsstoremovingpicturesandasoundtrackthatmixesmusicanddialogue.Warnerexploitsthefactthatmostmovies

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Making waves

ByJonCopleyWRAPPINGsubmarinesinacloakoftinywavescreatedbyasmart“skin”couldhelpthemslipswiftlyandsilentlythroughthewater

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California calls in the dust detectives

ByJonathanKnightDUSTcloudscouldcomebacktohauntthepeoplewhocreatethem.InCalifornia

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Travel writing

Havepen

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Back to the lab

Theunitthatranthegenetherapytrialduringwhich18-year-oldJesseGelsingerdiedlastyearwillnolongercarryoutclinicalstudies.TheUniversityofPennsylvaniainPhiladelphiaannouncedlastweekthatitsInstituteforHumanG

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Virus on the wing

HEPATITISC

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Jumping genes

Genesintroducedintogeneticallymodifiedplantsdojumpspeciesintobacteriainthegutsofanimalseatingtheplants.Hans-HinrichKaatzandcolleaguesatJenaUniversityinGermanycollectedyoungbeesthatatepollenfromrapesee

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Deadly slow

ByDeboraMacKenzieCASHcutsandalackofcleandisposaltechnologylooklikelytopreventRussiaandtheUSfromkeepingpromisestodestroytheirchemicalweapons.CountriessigneduptotheChemicalWeaponsConventionaremeanttodes

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Look at it this way

ByBarryFoxGRAVITYhasalottoanswerfor—butuntilnow

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Whale watching

ByEmmaYoungKeydatausedbyNorwaytohelpdecidequotasforkillingminkewhalescouldbedoublethetruevalue

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Melanoma vaccine

Apersonalisedvaccineagainstmelanomacanmorethandoublethesurvivalrateforpatientswiththeadvancedformofthisskincancer.DoctorsatJeffersonMedicalCollegeinPhiladelphiacreatecustomisedvaccinesfrompatients’own

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Leatherbacks in trouble

A10-yearstudyofPacificleatherbackturtlessuggeststhattheyarenearingextinction.ResearchersfromDrexelUniversity

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