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Janine Young from New Scientist reports that at the Greenhouse 2011 conference in Cairns this week, Ove Hoegh-Gulberg of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia declared we have only 10 years to save the Great Barrier Reef. If we continue to release CO2 into the atmosphere at the current rates we will soon reach a tipping point beyond which ocean warming will occur no matter what.

Janine Young from New Scientist reports that many people struggle to remember where they put their house keys, let alone trying to remember a new language or the order of a pack of cards. Improving your memory is more realistic than you might think. New Scientist finds out how the memory masters do it and the tips and tricks to help improve your memory in everyday life.

Janine Young from New Scientist reports for the first time viable mouse sperm has been successfully grown outside the testes. If researchers can repeat this success with human sperm it could help develop new treatments for infertile men.

Janine Young from New Scientist reports on the science behind gender differences and are men and women really that dissimilar?