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2019-03-07 12:04:01

Model workers

ByDuncanGraham-RoweTEAMSofmindlessrobotscanachievecomplextaskswithoutcommunicatingwitheachother

2019-03-07 12:03:02

Kenyan setback

ByMichaelDayINTHEcontextofAfrica’scatastrophicAIDSepidemic

2019-03-07 11:14:02

In good taste

ByAndyCoghlanTASTEbudsonrats’tongueshaveshownhowwesensemonosodiumglutamate

2019-03-07 11:14:02

Look to the sky

TheskyprovidesthegreatestfreeshowonEarthaccordingtoveteranAmericanmeteorologistJohnDay

2019-03-07 11:08:01

Live and let die

ByMarinaChicurelGENESthathelponecreaturelivelongercouldhastenthedeathofanother.Anewstudyshowsthatgeneticvariationsthatconferlongevityinsomefruitfliesoftenturnouttohaveadverseeffectsonfliesoftheopposit

2019-03-07 08:19:02

Stub it out

ByAlisonMotlukinTorontoBEINGasmokerthesedaysisnoteasy

2019-03-07 08:10:01

Turning the worm

Nigeria

2019-03-07 07:20:01

Race against time to save orbiting observatory

ByJeffHechtinBostonASTRONOMERShavejustovertwoweekstostopNASAfromcrashingtheComptonGammaRayObservatoryintothePacific.Theysaythesatelliteshouldbegoodforfiveormoreyears

2019-03-07 07:20:01

Fortean ice

ChunksoficethatfellinSpainoverthelastfewweekscamefromtheupperatmosphere

2019-03-07 07:09:02

Blooming marvel

INSECTpestscaninfluencethetimeaflowerblooms.Althoughfloweringisaffectedbytheweatherandthesupplyofnutrientsandpollinators

2019-03-07 06:13:02

Sail-safe constellation

From2004

2019-03-07 06:12:02

Sound it out

ByAlisonMotlukAREconsonantsandvowelsjustcategoriesthatweinventedtohelpdescribeourlanguages

2019-03-07 06:11:01

Polar pioneer

ByJoannaMarchantASMARTrobotcalledNomadhasjoinedthesearchformeteoritesineasternAntarctica.NomadisroamingtheiceaspartofaNASA-fundedprojecttodevelopautonomousrobotsthatcouldexplorethesurfacesofotherplane

2019-03-07 05:10:01

Fast tilt

ITSEEMSthattheEarthsuddenlytiltedonitsaxisbyupto20degreesabout84millionyearsago

2019-03-07 05:08:02

Seeds of change

ByAndyCoghlanTHEworld’sfirstseedbreedingprogrammeaimedatproducingvarietiesfororganicfarmingwasannouncedinLondonthisweek.“Wewanttotakeorganicseedproductionoutofthehandsofthebigseedproducersandputitback

2019-03-07 05:03:02

The empire strikes back with an energy saver

ByBarryFoxINTELhasnointentionoftakingthreatstoitsdominationlyingdown.AsTransmeta(see“Quicker

2019-03-07 04:16:02

Piltdown bird

ByJeffHechtinBostonAFOSSILthatappearstobeabird’sbodywithadinosaurtailhasleftsomepalaeontologistswitheggontheirfaces.AtapressconferenceinWashingtonDClastOctober

2019-03-07 04:08:02

Not so tough

THEulcerandcancer-causinggutbacterium

2019-03-07 03:10:02

Uranium probe

Thehazardsofusingdepleteduraniuminarmour-piercingmunitionsandasballastinaircraftaretobeinvestigatedbyBritain’sRoyalSociety.GulfWarveteransclaimthatthedustformedwhendepleteduraniumburnscausescancersand

2019-03-07 03:08:01

Pale penguin picks up a partner

ByMattWalkerTHISalbinopenguinhasovercomethesocialstigmaofbeingwhiteandfoundamate.Inthepast

2019-03-07 03:03:01

Ready or not…

ByNellBoyceinWashingtonDCDESPITEthemediahype

2019-03-07 02:13:02

Quicker, simpler, smarter chips

ByMarkSchropeinSaratogaTHEmanwhowroteLinux

2019-03-07 02:06:02

Cloning without embryos

ByAndyCoghlanIT’Stheacceptablefaceofhumancloning:creatingnewcellsandtissuestoreplacethoselosttodisease.Buteventheprospectofthis“therapeuticcloning”hasatroublingside.Everytimeapatientistreated

2019-03-07 01:04:02

Arid lands

ByFredPearceAFRICA’slethaldroughtsofthepast30yearshavebeenpunycomparedwitharidspellsinpreviouscenturies

2019-03-07 01:03:02

Bird's-eye view

THEavianviewoftheworldisdistinctlyone-sided

2019-03-06 12:20:01

Under starter's orders

ByNellBoyceinWashingtonDCAFTERmonthsofsoul-searching

2019-03-06 12:06:02

Cancer blocker

BLOCKINGtheenzymetelomerasecanstopcancersforming

2019-03-06 11:11:02

Sky's the limit

ByBarryFoxThreepatentsfiledfiveyearsagobyRupertMurdoch’sBritishSkyBroadcastinggiveitalegalmonopolyonkeyfeaturesofdigitalTVsystemsaroundtheworld

2019-03-06 11:06:02

How Arctic plants survived the ice age

INSTEADofretreatingsouth

2019-03-06 10:09:02

You have twenty seconds to comply

ByIanSampleIT’SbeensixtyyearssincewriterIsaacAsimovdreameduphislawsgoverningrobotbehaviour.Butthemessagestillhasn’tsunkin.ResearchersinThailandhavedevelopedarobotsecurityguardthatcomesarmedwithagun

2019-03-06 09:19:02

Waterworld

MAGNETICmeasurementsbytheGalileospacecraftprovidethestrongestevidenceyetthatasaltyoceanthatmightharbourlifeliesundertheicyshelloftheJovianmoon

2019-03-06 09:10:01

Striking back

ByAnilAnanthaswamySAFER

2019-03-06 09:10:01

Sand, sea and one big storm

Nextweekmarksthecentenaryoftheworst-evernaturaldisasterintheUS.OnehundredyearsagoGalvestonwasabustlingportontheGulfofMexico.Itwas“acityofsplendidhomesandbroadcleanstreets”

2019-03-06 08:11:02

Smart spellchecker

Computerspellcheckersworkfineunlessyouaccidentallytypeinacorrectlyspelledwordthatisincorrectinmeaning

2019-03-06 07:16:01

Monster in the Med

IFYOU’REplanningaholidayintheMediterranean

2019-03-06 07:12:01

Cellular cell

ByBarryFoxAir-breathingthrowawaybatteriescouldbeacheapanswerforthosesituationswhereyourcellphoneneedschargingandthereisn’tapowersupplyinsight

2019-03-06 07:08:01

Necessary evil?

ByNellBoyceONEofthemostrepugnantepisodesinthehistoryofmedicalresearchistheTuskegeeSyphilisStudy.From1932to1972

2019-03-06 07:03:01

Spying on the race to arms

ByAdrianChoinWashingtonDCPICTURESfromacommercialsatellitearesharpenoughtorevealactivityatnuclearplantsthroughouttheworld

2019-03-06 06:18:02

Starve them

THEdiscoveryofthetrickthatthemalariaparasiteusestogetfoodcouldhelpresearchersdevelopnewdrugstocombatthedisease.Theparasitesgrowanddivideinsideredbloodcells.Bymeasuringtheflowofionsthroughcellmembranes

2019-03-06 06:07:01

Dust buster

AUSmilitarysatellitehastracedacloudoforbitingspacedustbacktoaChineserocketwhichexplodedon11March.Thisisthefirsttimeanyonehasmanagedtotracespacedustbacktoitssource,

2019-03-06 05:15:02

Cracking correlations

ByKurtKleinerTHEWebisprettygoodatlettingpeoplesurfthroughtext

2019-03-06 04:09:01

Double benefit

ByMarkRobinsCHOLESTEROL-loweringdrugstakenbymillionsatriskofheartdiseasemayhaveanotherunsuspectedbenefit.Itappearsthatstatins

2019-03-06 04:05:01

Even for an albatross, there's no place like home

ByDianeMartindaleTHEmysteryofexactlywherealbatrossesgowhentheywanderacrosstheoceaninbetweenbreedingseasonshasbeensolved.FarfromaimlesslymeanderingontheSouthernOcean

2019-03-06 03:18:02

Counting the cost

Tobacco-relateddiseasecostsGermany£10billionayear

2019-03-06 03:17:01

Bigger balls, please

ByJoannaMarchantSERVESarebecomingsopowerfulinprofessionaltennis

2019-03-06 03:03:01

All strung out

ByNicolaJonesTHEbeautyanduniquepropertiesofcrystalsarealldowntotheirrigidlyuniformstructure

2019-03-06 02:15:01

Flying home

AuniquefossilfromthelateTriassicperiodwhichwasputupforauctionlastweekhasbeensavedforscience.ThefossilofIcarosaurussiefkeri—theearliestknownflyingreptile—wasintheAmericanMuseumofNaturalHistoryinNewYork

2019-03-06 02:14:02

New knees could keep footballers kicking

ByIanSampleSPORTSstarswhosecareersarethreatenedbydamagetotheirkneesstandtobenefitfromanewtechniqueforpreservingcartilage.ResearchersinIsraelsaythiscouldleadtomoresuccessfulrepairs.Insportssuchasfootba

2019-03-06 02:08:02

Killer in hiding

ByJonathanKnightandMichaelDayHEALTHYanimalscancarryaninfectiousformofthepriondiseasescrapiewithouteverdevelopingsymptoms

2019-03-06 02:08:02

Going critical

VERYslightchangesinacell’snutrientsupplycanbecrucialincancer