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Life after death
Every year, about 500 women come to the Newcastle Fertility Centre, an assisted reproduction clinic in the heart of this northern industrial British city. They walk under a large, exuberant sign in primary colours that reads ‘Life’ (the ‘f’ in the shape of a chromosome), past a cafe called ‘Twist’ (the ‘i’ in the shape of a double helix), amid throngs of children parading to the nearby science museum, and then into the bright yellow Life Bioscience Centre building. ...  | Read.. 
Nicotine addiction gateway spotted
Some people find it easy to get rid of the nicotine habit while others have to struggle. A new study by US scientists has pinpointed a gene that plays a crucial role in nicotine addiction. It may also explain why some people find it easy to kick the habit while others just can’t give up despite many attempts ...  | Read.. 
Souvenir dinosaur
To the casual observer, an adult alligator afloat in an algae-dappled pond, its 6-foot body motionless save for the sporadic darting of its devilish amber eyes, might conjure up any number of images, none of them fuzzy-wuzzy. A souvenir dinosaur....  | Read.. 
Life after death
Hotter sun
Designer cat
Longer life
Nash puzzle
Space buffs
Robot medics
Market mania
Better than a mouse
Using your nose to move the cursor on a computer screen is not the kind of idea that just pops into your head. 'It didn't occur to me in the middle of the night,' admitted Dr Dmitry . Gorodnichy, a computer vision scientist with the National Research ...  | Read.. 
Computer crown
Social robots
Fatal attraction
When health officials in the US discovered a few years ago that several gay men who tested positive for syphilis all met sexual partners through the same online chat room, the incident highlighted what many health experts feared: Trysts arranged on t ...  | Read.. 
 
Square peg, round hole
Surgery at the molecular level
Inner scavenger
Cervical cancer vaccine within 3 years
Cellphone can cause tumour
Ultrasound for dystrophy
Sweet smell isn't healthier
QED: Selling scare
Speculations whether foreign health data were wrongly used to build up a scare in India and promote the interests of hepatitis B vaccine producers now turn to deep suspicions. Correspondence between medical experts, including letters published last w ...  | Read.. 
 
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