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    This week s top stories from the web s No.1 science and technology news service 4 March 2009 Dear New Scientist Reader, welcome to the New Scientist
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      This week's top stories from the web's No.1 science and technology news service
      4 March 2009
      Dear New Scientist Reader, welcome to the New Scientist newsletter. This week, we reveal new clues to the identity of dark matter, why Obama is taking the biggest science punt in history, and why we might all end up eating deep-fried jellyfish...
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      Anil Ananthaswamy
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      A Bizarre Universe May Be Lurking In The Shadows

      A mysterious substance called dark matter has troubled cosmologists trying to understand the universe for years. Now there are tantalising signs that we know what it is - and it is turning out to be even weirder than anyone thought...MORE

      Obama goes 'all in' for science

      ER 2.0: Robots team up for surgery

      Gallery: F1 technology spins off into the real world Video

      Inbreeding sabotages rare species' sperm

      Beads get ball rolling on avalanche prediction

      Quantum superheroes: The science of Watchmen

      Ancient supernovae may be recorded in Antarctic ice

      Victorian rule of thumb beats genetic prediction

      Gutsy bloodworms pump out laughing gas

      Gallery: 12 bizarre devices from medicine's dark past Video

      Innovation: How social networking might change the world

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      This week's Feedback reveals the winner of our non-Darwinisms competition, and a selection of the best things that Darwin would never have said...MORE

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      The Last Word: How do traditional Inuit avoid scurvy?

      Beyond east and west: How the brain unites us all
      The way we think may be shaped by the culture in which we grow up, but the similarities between groups are far greater than the differences, says Ed Yong

      Why Facebook is good for you
      Do social networking sites cause loneliness and poor health? If anything it's the reverse, says Michael Marshall

      Cannibalistic Jupiter ate its early moons
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      Jellyfish sushi: Seafood's slimy future Video
      With many commercial seafood species close to collapse, it's time to look for tasty alternatives, says Caroline Williams

      The selfless gene: Rethinking Dawkins's doctrine
      The idea that genes merely promote an individual's survival is under fire - they may work for the benefit of entire species too, says Bob Holmes