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Why it's too soon to classify gaming addiction as a mental disorder
Concerns over the addictive properties of video games are reasonable but there is a lack of rigorous research behind the WHO’s expected classification

Andy Przybylski and Amy Orben

14, Feb, 2018 @12:25 PM

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Hot stuff: the thermal cameras giving us a new way of seeing our bodies
How do our bodies regulate themselves – and is it even true that we have a single body temperature? New technology will tell us

Helen Czerski

14, Feb, 2018 @8:01 AM

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'Evolution in real time': silent crickets still singing for a mate
Scientists are fascinated that Hawaiian crickets still perform their vigorous mating call, despite having evolved to lose their song to avoid a deadly new parasite

Patrick Barkham

14, Feb, 2018 @6:01 AM

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'Paramedic ants' observed treating injured comrades
The social insects have been seen cleaning wounds and possibly administering antibiotics to prevent infection

Ian Sample Science editor

14, Feb, 2018 @12:01 AM

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Chemicals in packaging, carpets and non-stick pans 'may contribute to obesity'
Studies have also linked compounds called perfluoroalkyl substances to cancer, high cholesterol and immune problems

Ian Sample Science editor

13, Feb, 2018 @7:00 PM

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How to be an academic without working 60 hours a week | Lucy Foulkes
A Twitter argument about how many hours university academics should work prompted Lucy Foulkes to seek out advice for early career researchers

Lucy Foulkes

13, Feb, 2018 @3:24 PM

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Crack and cheese: do things really affect your brain 'like drugs'?
Claims that cheese, sex and Facebook affect your brain in the same way as drugs fundamentally misunderstand how it all works

Dean Burnett

13, Feb, 2018 @1:51 PM

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Weatherwatch: Extreme flooding on rise in Europe over past 20 years
Scientists track global statistics and conclude past events are not reliable predictors for future risk

Kate Ravilious

12, Feb, 2018 @9:30 PM

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Trump's Nasa budget: flying 'Jetson cars' and a return to the moon
Most of those goals, if realized, would come after the end of the Trump administration, which has allocated little of its budget for Nasa

Alan Yuhas in New York

12, Feb, 2018 @9:12 PM

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Did you solve it? The joy of grids
Solutions to today’s puzzles

Alex Bellos

12, Feb, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Can you solve it? The joy of grids
Dot-to-dot puzzles that hit the spot

Alex Bellos

12, Feb, 2018 @7:10 AM

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Starwatch: in Orion's sword is the hazy blob where stars are born
The hunter stands bolt upright in the evening sky, with the nebula visible below the belt

Stuart Clark

11, Feb, 2018 @9:30 PM

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