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Norfolk Broads could vanish, wildlife group warns
The Norfolk Broads, one of Britain's greatest natural treasures, is under increasing threat from pollution, rising sea levels and growing demand for water, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds warns today.
TUESDAY 2. OCTOBER 2007
Sergei Khrushchev: How Russia lost the moon
Sergei Khrushchev: The Soviets squandered the lead in the space race that Sputnik gave them, despite my father's efforts.
Sabre-toothed cat a fearsome killer with the bite of a moggy
By using a computer modelling technique scientists in Australia have compared Smilodon fossils with modern lion skulls.
Amazon jungle could be lost in 40 years, say campaigners
· Development threatens world's oldest rainforest · Conservationists attack plans for transport routes
MONDAY 1. OCTOBER 2007
Soviet scientist tells of Sputnik gamble
Space pioneer recalls secret team's hurried pursuit of 'silly fantasy'.
Smoking ban benefits bar staff
Exposure to second-hand smoke for people working in bars and clubs has dropped by 95% since July 1's ban on indoor smoking in England.
How old masters are helping study of global warming
Paintings of striking sunsets show effect of huge volcanic eruptions on climate.
SATURDAY 29. SEPTEMBER 2007
Pinning down a remedy for backache
Ben Goldacre: This week, a new study was published on acupuncture. Many newspapers said it showed acupuncture performing better than medical treatment: in fact it was 8 million times more interesting than that.
FRIDAY 28. SEPTEMBER 2007
Lancet condemns hospital deep-clean proposals
Recent government initiatives to combat superbugs in hospitals were today condemned by a leading medical journal for not being based on scientific fact.
Grape genes outscore humans
French and Italian researchers have decoded the genome of the pinot noir grape, a breakthrough that could one day lead to the engineering of pest-resistant strains or - more controversially - new varieties and flavours of wine.
Warning for UK stem cell research if US relaxes rules
The UK is in danger of losing its leading position in stem cell research if the next US president relaxes restrictions imposed by George Bush, according to the new head of the Medical Research Council.
Drug firms search for clues to prevent serious side effects
· Industry enlists academia to identify medical threats· Gains in safety would save firms hundreds of millions
THURSDAY 27. SEPTEMBER 2007
Exercise can increase risk of miscarriage
Women who jog or play racket sports and ball games early in pregnancy risk losing their baby, according to a study of more than 90,000 pregnant women in Denmark.
How sea tubes could slow climate change
· Plastic pipes could pump water to bring up nutrients · Less orthodox views need consideration, say experts
WEDNESDAY 26. SEPTEMBER 2007
Becky Price: GM industry should put its money where its mouth is
Becky Price: One of the big issues around the introduction of GM crops is people's lack of trust in biotechnology companies.
Allergic Britain: 20 million will be affected as conditions approach epidemic levels
· Official advice on avoiding peanuts may be harmful · Call for specialist centres to be set up across UK
Eleven new species found in Vietnam's Green Corridor
Eleven new species, including a snake and two butterflies, have been discovered in a remote region of Vietnam known as the Green Corridor, the WWF reveals today.
TUESDAY 25. SEPTEMBER 2007
Obituary: David Fearn
Obituary: The physicist who became known as the father of spacecraft ion propulsion.
The question: Why is everyone going to the moon?
Tim Radford: Because it's there, because it could answer questions about Earth history, because it represents unfinished business for Nasa, the US space agency, and because it could be a rehearsal for a manned mission to Mars.
Salmonella more virulent in space, study suggests
Food poisoning bacteria become super-virulent in space, according to a study of salmonella that spent 12 days orbiting the Earth on the space shuttle Atlantis.
Air travellers three times more likely to develop thrombosis
· Call for adjustable seats with more leg room· Higher risk faced by obese people and those under 30
MONDAY 24. SEPTEMBER 2007
New chance for Beagle as Nasa favours mission to the moon
Nasa has given preliminary approval for a successor to the British-based Beagle 2 space mission that crash-landed on Mars on Christmas Day 2003.
Why we love sounds of the city jungle
Hitting the right notes is more effective than noise reduction in making life less stressful.
SATURDAY 22. SEPTEMBER 2007
Omega-3 and the GCSE year trial? It still smells fishy
Ben Goldacre: Wondrous, amazing, buy-more-now positive results of even more trials of fish oils have started appearing all over the media.
FRIDAY 21. SEPTEMBER 2007
Velociraptor was just a scary turkey, say scientists
Velociraptor, the fearsome dinosaur made famous in the Jurassic Park films, had feathers and probably more closely resembled a big turkey than the killer screen dinosaur, scientists have discovered.