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Stone Age DNA shows hunter-gatherers shunned farming

newscientist.com — How did farming take over the world? One theory is that farming was such an evidently good idea that it spread on its own. As hunter-gatherers encountered farmers, they were converted to an agricultural way of living. But a large-scale genetic analysis of Stone Age remains in Sweden suggests that this wasn't the case.

Blue skies on tap, whenever you need them

newscientist.com — FLINGING the curtains open to find sunlight flooding in is often enough to put a spring in your step. Soon you will be able catch some sun even when it's pouring with rain, thanks to a lighting panel that uses nanoparticles to recreate something close to natural daylight.
.@PaulMarks12 story on LED skylights is damn cool. Want - newscientist.com/article/mg2222… - "It feels serene, clean and cool, as if you are outside"
RT @PaulMarks12: What's that The Temptations? You want sunshine on a cloudy day? Oh alright then ... newscientist.com/article/mg2222…

Mind maths: Small world with big connections

RT @newscientist: The 5 mathematical laws that rule our brains: Law 1 - the small-world network ow.ly/w6Tpy (Log in free to read)

Blood of world's oldest woman hints at limits of life

newscientist.com — Death is the one certainty in life - a pioneering analysis of blood from one of the world's oldest and healthiest women has given clues to why it happens. Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper was at one point the oldest woman in the world.
RT @AndyRidgway1: Looks like our stem cells limit how long we'll live - when they get burned out, our time's up: newscientist.com/article/dn2545…
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